Does Perseverance Work? I read a great blog post this morning entitled: "I Don't Believe in Circumstances". This got me thinking about another ingredient in the achievement of success – perseverance. The dictionary defines perseverance as: to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement.
In reality, we can't be beaten – unless we give up. This applies equally to success in building a real estate career, success in helping a homeowner sell their a home, success in helping a homeowner to avoid foreclosure, and success in getting a home buyer into their perfect home.
If your first approach doesn't work, take a look at it. What worked? What didn't work? Then use that information and start another approach. Believe in your ability to uncover the perfect solution. Seeing is believing, but believing is also seeing.
Nature gives us examples. In the photo above, if you only looked at the bottom two-thirds of this tree, you would think that the tree is dead. But when you look at the top third, you clearly see new growth – all due to the trees perseverance.
You may have to adjust your strategy or change the way you do things. You may have to try something new or get out of your comfort zone. But if you persist, if you persevere, you will get there – prove it to yourself.