Encouragement fortifies our resolve and sustains the journey towards our most ambitious goals. With our heads buried in countless details, we slog from one unfinished task to a completed assignment. Reaching the ultimate destination sometimes seems impossible. Consumed by endless lists of to-dos, the goal fades. It helps to take a break and see how far I have journeyed. Then I realized the road still disappears beyond the horizon’s edge and my work is nowhere near finished.
I adjust my plan and restructure my daily markers, setting them to help me push forward, striding ahead, inching closer to my definition of success. I am free to forget about the endgame and the big picture. I can focus on my performance, concentrating on the job before me.
When the going gets tough when my tasks are never-ending, when I would rather binge-watch reruns, I persevere. When I fear I am not smart enough, or possess sufficient talented, or lack strength, I endure. Day follows day, and I continue, knowing I will arrive.
How will you persist today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer