Black Belt Principle #5: Perseverance
Being steadfast in doing something, despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
A powerful principle that every BLACK BELT does possess is the principle of PERSEVERANCE. Perseverance is the ability to see things through to the finish line. It’s about developing the habit of completion and keeping yourself focused on the goal while overcoming all obstacles that you may encounter.
Sometimes referred to as “STICK-TO-IT-IVENESS”, PERSEVERANCE is a powerful ingredient of all successful and worthwhile achievements. It is learning to be able to set your sights on a specific target, then aiming your energy and efforts in the direction of your dreams. To develop and improve your perseverance you should constantly train your brain to develop the mindset of a winner. Stick to it… until you do it!
The next time you encounter an obstacle and feel a little down or become discouraged, think like a BLACK BELT. Think and act like one and you will become one. Is it going to be easy? Is it going to happen quickly? No, however anything worthwhile is going to require some sacrifice, some effort and plenty of persistence.
Setting your sights on becoming a BLACK BELT is a powerful, impacting and challenging goal. It’s also a goal that will have a positive impact on every aspect of your life. Always try to support your goal with at least 3 reasons WHY it is important to you and constantly remind yourself of those reasons. They will give you great strength at the time you may need it the most. Do this, and you will strengthen your ability to persevere.