Earlier this week I talked about an important 'p', preparation. Today I would like to talk about another 'p', persistence. First of all I would like to quote a popular singer from the 1970's and 1980's. I'm doing this from memory so if I make the odd mistake don't pounce on me. Anyway, here we go:
"You've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, know when to run." Most of you now are probably humming that great song from 1978. Kenny Rogers' The Gambler.
So what has this got to do with persistence? In every situation you get yourself in you have to know when to hold them, basically persist. In every situation you get yourself in you have to know when to fold them, basically look to do something else. In every situation you get yourself in you have to know when to walk away, basically say thanks but no thanks. In every situation you get yourself in you have to know when to run, basically get your butt out of that s**t as quickly as possible.
If you believe in the cards that you have been dealt then keep on persisting. Keep on pursuing because you have made that decision that it is important to you and you can make it a success and if you do give up then you might regret it and a wise man once told me that you should never regret anything because at the time you made the decision it was the correct decision for you at the time.
However if you see that there is literally no light at the end of that tunnel then get out of it as quickly as possible so that you can devote your time and energy onto something else that if you persist in that you might get the results that you need.
Remember, if the payoff is good then it is a great idea to persist. Don't die wondering unless you know that it is heading in the wrong direction.