The ticking clock terrifies a lot of people; it terrifies them into submission.
I myself, am seldom satisfied with how much I achieve everyday. This is a bad habit.
When it comes to the creative process, sometimes there is just no point rushing. The value of an idea is not measured in how many hours were invested into its conception, the value of an idea is simply in the idea itself.
It’s possible to earn a million dollars in just one moment of genius AND conversely it possible to go broke with 10,000 hours of fruitless work.
Age is no barrier to following your dreams; it doesn’t matter whether you are 7 or 89, it really is just a number in your head.
In fact the very things that we feel may disqualify us; our age, our color, our lack of education, are often the very things that make us different, that cause us to stand out, that propel us forward.
Is there anything more inspirational that an 89 year-old doing something for the very first time?
Your bravery at overcoming “apparent obstacles” invokes passion in other people and it causes them to open doors and believe with you on your journey. And we need this support and belief of others BECAUSE it is impossible to do anything significant on our own.
We are often tempted to use our obstacles as excuses to opt out of the journey. But to opt out is to give up and the world desperately needs you and your dream.
What critical qualities define any sort of achievement?
It doesn’t matter whether achievement is winning an oscar, learning to sing, starting a business or raising a child; nothing good ever happens without overcoming multiple obstacles.
It is impossible to achieve anything without attaining the personal qualities of both persistence and determination. When obstacles come and pressure builds, these two qualities enable a person to continue to seek progress, to ask the right questions, to find their way around or through their road block.
Can you build courage, can you learn persistence, can you become increasingly determined?
When obstacles appear, do not panic or flee, simply remain, stare down your foe and wait for courage to come.
2013 Copyright Seven Sentences – Persistence And Determination