The Only Way To Get Where You're Going Is To Keep Going!
So how's that for profound? I know you're thinking that I borrowed that deep and insightful phrase from a motivational poster. I can picture it now. It has an aerial shot of a horse running on the beach as the sun sets in the background. And that phrase is scrawled in the sand in large letters. Or maybe it could say, "The only way to get to the top is to keep climbing." And for some reason the poster has a soaring eagle with majestic mountains and a rainbow and some snow. It's the kind of large poster that might sit framed behind a certain kind of boss' desk (not mine, btw!). Anyway, you get the idea. But amazingly, I made up that phrase all by myself, just now. Why? Because this week I'm thinking about perseverance and the role it plays in our success.
As corny and obvious as it sounds — almost as corny as a poster with an eagle and a horse and scrawled-in-the-sand writing thrown in for good measure — these phrases about not quitting are true. You can only win the race if you keep running. See, there's another one! There's no denying that running your own business is hard... and tedious, and frustrating and exhausting. But it's also so rewarding, especially when you achieve the kind of success that motivated you to get started in the first place. Sometimes that success comes a little at a time, but that's enough to keep you going. So perseverance is key! It's the trait that can keep you in the race. Or climbing the mountain.
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
This week, I'm sharing some quotes about perseverance. Maybe you'll find a way to work some of them into a conversation. It's not often you get to reference Bruce Lee in a relevant way — so you're welcome for that! I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Perseverance – Tip #1:
"Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75." – Benjamin Franklin
Perseverance – Tip #2:
"Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been." – John Greenleaf Whittier
Perseverance – Tip #3:
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." – Bruce Lee
Perseverance – Tip #4:
"Don't let schooling interfere with your education." – Mark Twain
Perseverance – Tip #5:
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." – John F. Kennedy
Let's talk! I'd love to hear if you have any quotes about perseverance that you'd like to share!
Do you have any favorite perseverance quotes? Or cheesy motivational posters? What advice would you share with your fellow business owners? Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! And, if you want more business tips, get my book, But Are You Making Any Money? or contact me to really take your business to the next level!
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