According to Dictionary.com Perseverance is:
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2. Theology . continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
I guess in a nutshell this means moving forward no matter what! In our move towards reinvention, we will come upon situations that at least momentarily stop us in our tracks. The other day I wrote about inertia and how we literally become stuck and unable to move. There are times when the decisions we are confronted with are astoundingly difficult. No matter where we turn we don’t see a solution.
I have found that the best path to take is the one moving forward. Recently I had a conversation with a co-worker who like me has had some financial/career challenges in the past few years. She said to me that I appeared so calm and wanted to know my secret. “Well” I replied ” there is no secret”. I came to realize that there many things in life that are out of my control and that I had to practice the faith I said that I had and just put one foot in front of the other.
You’ll be surprised how hard it is to stay where you are when you are constantly moving forward! Let’s get to steppin!