Persistence is the key to Success - Nauman Khan Azeemi

Imagine running a marathon with great zeal and stopping just before the finishing line because your limbs can not take it anymore. That is exactly the case of majority people while facing their life struggles while only exceptional few refrain from it. American billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot describes this struggle in this way,

“Most people give up just when they are about to achieve success. They quit on one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from the winning touchdown.”

Persistence is a valuable trait many people lack and is a single most common quality of high achievers. They preserve even in the face of adversaries and misfortunes and swim against the tide of life. These are the people who achieve milestones in life and their success speaks volumes about their struggle which they battled with. B.C Forbes, the Founder of Forbes Magazine aptly puts it,

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”

The Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times, get up eight times” rightly paints the picture of real life struggles in which you face defeat countless times but what enables you to fight back is only unrelenting persistence. Indeed the positive attitude of not giving up and rising above your problems is the best thing you can do to silence your enemies.

Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Mary Kay Ash gives a great insight about failures in life and how to bounce back from them. He says,

“For every failure, there is an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”

Brian Adams, a renowned music sensation gave an insightful yet empowering opinion about life’s struggles,

“Difficulties are opportunities to better things, they are stepping stones to greater experiences. When one door closes, another always opens; as a natural law it has to balance.”