My mum always used to say, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.’ It is one of her mottos that has always been  ngrained in me, and something I think of often. The well-used phrase, ‘Never, never, never, never give up’ is very similar.

Persistence is a great word and often the difference between success and failure. Most things in life that you truly want to work on do not easily fall into place, or onto your lap. Most things of great value need to be worked on, strived for, and constantly focused on to get over the line. This is the thrill of the chase, the motivation to carry on, and the will to keep going.

To be persistent and consistent is crucial to most pinnacles of success and to realise most goals and dreams. If goals were easy to attain, everyone would always win or succeed. Most prizes are worth fighting for and working on each and every day.

Persistence is a strong character trait that will often help you push through and reap the rewards. Don’t run away at the first hurdle. Don’t give up at the first obstacle, challenge, or setback. Never, never, never, never give up! Again, if it’s worth  achieving, it’s worth fighting for, working on, and pouring all of your energy into in order to it make come to fruition. The
end goal is the focal point and the pinnacle but the actual journey is often a huge and exciting part of the ride, so enjoy all aspects striving to reach the end.

Writing down your steps and working on bite size pieces can often help if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Break down your journey into manageable steps and celebrate each milestone as you achieve it.

Ignore the naysayers, and they’ll always be plenty of those. Dig deep and push on when the going gets tough. Be persistent! Follow through and follow up, keep going forwards and you’ll get there in the end. If you can dream it, you can achieve it, you just need to work hard, stay focused, and be persistent.