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It doesn’t really matter what you want to do, what matters is how much it matters to you. You may encounter dubiousness, disbelief, or resistance, but if what you want to do matters enough to you, you will persevere. There is nothing that takes no effort at all; even lying down to take a nap requires a plan and motivation to accomplish. Larger plans and goals require more effort to complete, though sometimes it is the smaller things that turn out to need the most dogged effort to achieve. It may be that you didn’t realize how much a given task was going to demand of you or that obstacles are thrown in your path; yet still we persevere, even beyond what is healthy or even when we know we’re going to fail. You may be perceived as being stubborn when engaged upon an effortful task, but there is a difference between stubbornness and persevering; being stubborn is blind determination, perseverance is thoughtful determination. When you persist in being stubborn and do not pause to evaluate the stumbling blocks in front of you, you run the risk of getting hurt in more ways than failing at your task; you may also hurt yourself physically or mentally, then have only yourself to blame. That is a very undesirable situation and one to be avoided at all costs. Persevering in your efforts is much more evenhanded and is thought out beforehand rather than improvised along the way or as situations arise. Once you’ve decided on a course of action you’d like to take and/or upon a goal to achieve, make a plan to complete that course of action or achieve that goal, and take known and possible obstacles into consideration. After planning is the time to begin your attempt. Then it is the time to forge ahead, with contingencies in mind, and strive to the best of your abilities. Then is the time to persevere. Wouldn’t you rather start striving with a good chance at success than be faced with uncertainty throughout your venture?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

6 thoughts on “Perseverance

  1. Wonderful! Nice to have endless kindness to support diligence.

  2. Well that’s the big question.
    I know for sure that I would like to try anything having at least some knowledge, not because I’m afraid to loose but i would like to see some accomplished.

  3. thank you for stopping by…
    trying something new is always good..expanding our experiences, adding new interests/capabilities but…if it truly matters, we will persevere & succeed to the best of our capabilities…don’t you think?

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