Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

white-flag-surrender-2Beginnings are exhilarating. Possibilities, novelty, the unknown makes one’s blood race. The promise of change and ultimately victory is intoxicating.

Sadly, many begin great but fail to finish. Why? Perseverance is not in their wheelhouse.

Never learning to persevere. They throw up their hands in defeat when

  • the emotional high disappears. All that remains is never ending difficult, tedious, unrewarding work.
  • financial and relational security are fading memories
  • others doubt, ridicule or refuse to support you.
  • breakthrough appears distant and unattainable.

Want an inexhaustible reserve of perseverance?


Struggle and perseverance are doorways to pleasure, not drudgery and pain.

Daily accomplish something of significance.

Set a long-term goal. Then break this long-term goal into manageable short-term goals.

Celebrate your achievements along the way. Pat yourself on the back.

Become a life-long learner.

Accept failures as learning experiences. Learning something you could not have learned otherwise.

Quit being a people pleaser.

Surround yourself with people and activities that are encouraging and motivating.

Live a healthy lifestyle. Energy and stamina are musts for perseverance.

Seek advice from winners in the game of life, not the whiners and complainers.

Be responsible. It is your life! Stop blaming others and circumstances.

Identify counterproductive thoughts and habits and purge them.

Take risks.

Perseverance is not easy or painless! Or in the words of Teddy Roosevelt:

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.

Be a VOICE in the deafening sound of sameness!


Be a VOICE shouting in the silence. Lets love others!

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