Perseverance: In the Warrior’s Code, There’s NO Surrender
“In the warrior’s code, there’s no surrender; though his body says STOP, his spirit cries NEVER …” What a powerful verse from Survivor’s popular song entitled, Burning Heart!
In business and in life, there will be situations which require us to persevere. Perseverance gives us an edge. It helps us to overcome the unexpected hurdles that will surely be on our path to success. Businessmen, businesswomen, freedom fighters, inventors, the parent involved in the PTA, anyone who has tasted achievement in any arena knows all too well that perseverance and dogged determination are required to go from victory to victory. They know that sticking to their goal like glue is generally the only way to prevail. The people who get things done understand that most battles will be fought while moving and advancing uphill.
Many of us experience times when we want to give up, but deep down, we hear our spirit crying … NEVER. It’s OK to rest awhile, bandage up our wounds, and figure out a new strategy. It’s OK to be perplexed, tired and ready to throw in the towel — this is only a part of the journey. Every human being needs a jolt of inspiration daily. One of my favorite quotes from Gatorade is, “”You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.”
May we all be inspired to get back up again whenever the journey gets a little tough and knocks us down. Let us renew our commitment to ourselves, and never lose sight of our goals. Keeping this in mind, while taking action, we can be back on the road to achieving whatever we desire.
Flavia Weedn, the great writer, painter and commercial illustrator once said, “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” Remember, you CAN begin again.