Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Tell me, did you make a 2015 New Year’s resolution as over 40% of the population did? Are you on track to keep your commitment or are you part of the 92% who have already broken their promise? Then perhaps, it is time to build up your mental “stick-to-it muscle.”
Perseverance is a far more relevant topic than simply a New Year’s resolution slip up. Why? Continuing to strive in the face of adversity, challenges, and setbacks in an effort to finish what you started will have you showing up as a proactive, high-potential executive in today’s marketplace. It is an essential leadership quality.
What is a balanced Perseverance focus?
Your work is to discover your work, and then
with all of your heart to give yourself to it.
How do you typically approach your workday? Is it with great anticipation, vitality and excitement for what lies ahead? Or do you tend as many people do, to approach your workday tired, overwhelmed, drained and close to burning out? Would you be surprised to realize that these two approaches invariably determine how engaged you are and ultimately, lead to higher levels of achievement on the job.
It is almost as though right now you are standing in front of a crossroad; one sign reads: To life satisfaction and engagement, and the other sign indicates: To life discontentment and disengagement. We all know which road we’d take! Clearly, there aren’t any overt signs indicating your way; nevertheless the decision is there for you to make every day. Are you satisfied with your choice?
If you found yourself relating to the first choice, you’ll probably discover that Zest is one of your core strengths. You will still want to keep reading the tips offered so you can preserve this strength in the midst of challenges. If, however, you relate to the second choice, don’t despair. The tips offered will boost your Zest quotient enabling you to enjoy life more and experience higher levels of well-being and productivity at work.
What is a “just right” Zest focus?