I see I haven’t been writing in this blog for quite a long time. The last couple of months was too heavy for me. I had a lot of work to do but it is not what made me so tired. I am not afraid of work especially when I do it with passion. I started to do something I believed was useful and I had the qualities to make it so that gave me the strength to cope with the tasks I set to myself.
But at that same moment my faith was put to a test. Too many people appeared in the internet who started spitting on me and writing rubbish about me. I got so much hatred on myself so I started thinking whether the things I do make any sense. Why do people who you try to help throw stones upon you?
Recently I found a new inspiration in one of the great Seth Godin’s posts, which started to clear up my mind:
Persistence isn’t using the same tactics over and over. That’s just annoying.
Persistence is having the same goal over and over.
If the goal I set to myself is important to me, if I believe strongly in it, I have to pursue it steadily. If I chose an impassable way I may choose another one. What is important is never to forget where I am heading for and why.
Maybe this is the right way of thinking. Maybe I have chosen a wrong way and now I just have to find another one. Giving up before the obstacles is the easiest thing to do – I’ve done it many times. Finding your path towards a chosen goal and following it with persistence and strong will is much more difficult. And that’s what I have to do now.
I hope in the mean time not to lose my faith and my belief that what I do is right and makes sense because the faith is the only food for the persistence.
If I lose my faith I lose everything.
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Nice to see your post again, Mike.
Keep the faith! Everything we do does make a difference. And it is important to keep believing that.
Thank you Krish!
People like you give me strength to go on.
Hi Mike – I too had seen Seth’s post and thought the quote was perfection. It’s nice that you found inspiration from it so you can keep on writing great posts!
An inspiring blog, Mike – thank you. I really like the quote.
Persistence is certainly vital for success. Many people we call geniuses make heaps of errors before they succeed – just think of Edison and his thousands of dud lightbulbs. He kept going and got there. We can too.