Diligent Hard-working Determined Resolute Ambitious Purposeful PERSISTENT
Fatigue Difficulty Opposition Uncertainty What is it? PERSISTENCE The commitment to keep going regardless… Knowing what you want and going after it Overcoming internal and external obstacles Disappointment Possible Failure
What is it? PERSISTENCE DETERMINATION mental toughness + HARD WORK mental toughness in action From homeless to Harvard the story of Liz Murray Completing a 4-year program in only 77 years--the oldest college graduate ever
How do I communicate it? PERSISTENCE Know what you want Speak or write your goals Be direct, articulate, assertive, confident Develop a plan Consult with others But do not cave to negativity Work your plan Adjust, modify, even scrap it But don’t quit!
PERSONAL You know you tried your best PROFESSIONAL Recognition, raises, promotions SOCIAL Admiration and inspiration What is the result? PERSISTENCE
PERSONAL Regret, under-achievement PROFESSIONAL Unremarkable, below average SOCIAL Unattractive to the successful What is the result? PERSISTENCE What if you LACK diligence and persistence?
How do I cultivate it? PERSISTENCE Believe in yourself Celebrate your successes, and learn from your failures. When you get up after a fall, which direction do you face? Decide what you want …and go for it! Don’t stop till you’ve reached your full potential.