Persistence

Persistence

March 20, 2024

 

We’ve noticed something that sets our most successful customers apart from those who are not getting the results they want.

They’re not born with some magical success gene. They haven’t won the lottery. They haven’t magically avoided every possible barrier and pitfall that could stand in the way of their success.

So, what’s the secret?

It’s their mindset.

When we start the coaching process, it doesn’t take very long before resistance raises its head. That’s natural…it’s part of the change process. It’s what you do when resistance arises that makes all the difference.

People with a persistence or growth mindset see resistance as a signal to keep moving, while people with a resistance or fixed mindset view resistance as a stop sign, leaving them stuck short of their goal.

Albert Einstein once said, “It’s not that I am so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

It’s easy to see that kind of persistence as Spring bursts into bloom. The baby chicks are pecking their way out of their shells and the blooms are beginning to peek out of the tight buds that they have been locked in through the winter.

So, what does a growth mindset look like? Here are six things that separate the persisters from the resisters.

  • A clear and compelling vision – A vision that is clear and specific is much easier to commit to than one that is murky or vague. People with a growth mindset have a specific picture of their end goal and they focus their vision on that target, rather than on the things that get in the way.
  • A fiery passion – People who persist have a “fire in the belly” that keeps them going past false starts, dead ends, and short-term failures.
  • Belief in themselves – Successful people trust themselves and have faith in their ultimate success. They pay closer attention to their own internal dialogue than to the noise around them.
  • Adaptability – Persistence requires flexibility and a willingness to make changes if the first attempt falls short. Persistent people are more invested in the goal than in the path.
  • Curiosity and continuous learning – Approaching events with curiosity and a willingness to keep learning helps to expand the range of tools and skills available to move you toward the goal.
  • A habit of self-discipline and self-improvement – Almost all successful people have a daily routine of consistent habits that support them in maintaining the physical, emotional, and spiritual practices that contribute to their success.

It’s easy to be in a growth mindset at the beginning of a new project or when things are going well. What sets the truly persistent apart is that they maintain that positive mindset when things get tough and no matter how long it takes.

Are you ready for more growth in your business? Adopt a persistence mindset and get ready for success!

Blessings,

Chris Ann Williams
CEO