Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Definition of PERSEVERANCE
: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering.
We often use words so casually and while we know the meaning of them, may not really take time to ponder them or feel the full force of all that stands behind them. I looked up perseverance and the words used to define it are so powerful. "CONTINUED EFFFORT to DO or ACHIEVE...DESPITE difficulties, failure, or opposition." Are we truly PERSEVERING?
I love how Jillian always says "Don't phone it in." We need to give it a real effort if we want real results. No pretending, no excuses, no maybes, no letting life, trials, or struggles get in the way, but pushing through and making LIFE a priority! The LIFE we want to have, the LIFE we deserve to have. We have to give it our all if we have any hope of getting all we dream of. Dreams ARE attainable! It is up to us, no one can do it for us.
I can do so much now I never thought was possible, simply because I got tired of wishing I could and got up and tried. It doesn't come overnight, and it doesn't come easy. It is HARD work and we can only make it if we don't give up. I will continue my effort to achieve, despite difficulties, failure, or opposition! I WILL PERSEVERE! You can too! I promise!