The Power of Persistence

Knowing full well that patience is a virtue as I can attest to its powers especially when learning about people and why and how they do what they do.

I have a new understanding of how we should attach persistence to our desire to enable the power of patience in our lives.

Patiencethe quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, or any continued irritation, etc.

Persistencethe continuance of an effect after its cause is removed – to last or endure tenaciously.

persistenceSo the combination of the two philosophical directives or virtues might then read –

“after the annoyance or irritation has been dealt with (for the moment at least) we continue on with our beliefs and our energies with our quest to learn and grow or to assist others with tenacity.”

“Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ~ Maya Angelou

A personal opinion of this practice reflects on my understand and belief in the importance of our virtue, as I am now and will always continue to strive for honor and integrity. Trust and reputation is far more important for me than I have ever experienced before having had some mud slung my way that was unfounded and hurtful.

To be persistant and patient in my quest for how I am perceived and received by others is not the mainstay of my continued growth as a man, yet it is important to me to been looked upon as someone who is inherently goo – not nice mind you – but genuinely a good person with other’s best interests in mind.

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” ~ D. H. Lawrence

Being genuine and true to your word, impeccable in your word as it has been said by don Miguel Ruiz in the Four Agreements, is an attribute that I am drawn to strongly and which is held within the self talk I actively practice daily. The process of becoming passionate about your goals and plans, your directive if you will has the power to draw you into live experiences and hopeful aspects of real life opportunities.

So we must understand the need of patience and being persistent with our goal to assist, to give and to care. The additional application of your keeping true and honest and compassionate with your self and those that are close and important to you will lead to not only to helping others, it will indeed help you to have a better understanding of you as well.

“One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

With the Holidays in full swing, take the time to connect in deeper ways with those who you will be spending time with. Show your passionate side, involve others in your path and new direction. Be persistent with your goals and be patience if not everyone sees or agrees with where you are headed.

It is all up to you…

“A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever.” ~ Eckhart Tolle


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