Why You Need Perseverance to Succeed in Business
There are many qualities you must possess to be a successful entrepreneur, perseverance is one of them. Building a business from the ground up isn’t as simple as you might think, it takes perseverance. Sure you can get by in the beginning operating on sheer excitement and adrenaline.
But, there comes a point in your business where you are going to have to draw on that burning desire deep inside of you. You’ll have to determine for yourself if the reward is worth the journey. Your perseverance will be tested to the max.
You will need perseverance to make it to your goal. (tweet this)
- Perseverance by definition is: “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success”
Story about perseverance
This past weekend my business partner and I traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Elite Academy. LifeVantage, my network marketing company offers leadership training that is vital for long term success. The anticipation to travel to a city we hadn’t been to before made the trip all that much more exciting.
Our trip began at 2 o’clock AM as we packed the car with laptop, suitcases and our notepads. The two hour trip to the airport flew by as we chatted about our business goals. We talked about the team-mates we would be reconnecting with from around the country that are more like family than business associates.
The first flight out of Sacramento was at 6 o’clock AM. Since we fly stand-by seats are not guaranteed. Instead, we wait to see if there are any paying passengers that are late, don’t show or cancel. Unfortunately, everyone arrived on time and the first flight out left for Phoenix, Arizona and their connecting flights. Our perseverance was about to be tested early.
I’ll not bore you with our entire day spent in Sacramento. Just know that for the next 14 ½ hours we worked on our computers and iPhones waiting. Tired and anxious we waited at the gate for the final flight of the day.
Finally, our names were called and we boarded the plane, headed for Phoenix. Walking down the jet bridge perseverance quotes like this one came to mind.
“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” ~ Unknown
Much to our dismay we soon learned after landing that there were no connecting flights to St. Louis until morning. We were disappointed but our perseverance didn’t allow for us to turn around and go home.
Instead we found a quiet terminal and settled in trying to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever slept in an international airport? Let’s just say I’ll never complain about a hotel bed again!
My friend and I got about four hours of sleep. (if you call lying down with one eye open, one foot on your computer and your head on your purse sleeping…okay we slept) ha ha! Now that is perseverance at it’s finest.
I was inspired when I woke to record the video below just for you. This is what a leader does, they persevere. When your why is big enough you won’t quit. You will continue persevering, doing something despite difficulties or delays in achieving success.
Real life example of perseverance
We made the first flight out to St. Louis the next morning. Both of us were excited at the prospect of making the first day of training on time. There is more to the story but I’ll leave that for another article.
Just know that to be a successful leader you will have to dig deep; your perseverance will be tested time and again. You will need to know that your reward is worth all the perseverance you endure along your journey to your goal.
Now it’s your turn. If you are ready to start a business but don’t know what your first step is contact me. Let’s talk to see if what I do gets you excited.
Share this with others. Let’s help people regain the hope they have lost. Together we can all achieve our dreams again if our perseverance continues to the goal.
Carla Gardiner is known as "THE Fiery Grandma" because she found renewed energy, focused purpose and new direction for her business online. Her passion and purpose lies with women who are redefining success after 50. Having built a traditional business in a predominately male world only to have regulations take it away, she knows how to get back up and do it again. If you are ready to find out how to redefine your success join her for renewed energy, fun and profits.