Persist. This one word determines the quality of our future.
Because it’s inevitable that we’re going to face challenges and experience failure throughout our careers.
This fact can either hurt or help us.
It hurts if we let failures beat us down. If we let them create doubt and insecurity about our abilities.
Yet, it helps us when we make the decision to persist until we succeed.
Persist until we succeed… While simple in theory it’s a mentality that only a select group of people live by.
The reason being that it takes courage and heart to put ourselves in a position of vulnerability; to face whatever it is that we fear and then overcome it.
Regardless of how uncomfortable this may be though, it’s something we must do day in and day out.
We must persist until we succeed.
Not only because winning is a lot more fun than losing but because of the type of person we’ll become in the process.
We become the type of person that defies the odds and sets a new standard in our respective industries. Just as importantly we become the type of person that others can always count on to get the job done.
The Ascent is a series where I document the experience of building YPE. It’s written from the following perspective: Advice I give to myself based on the lessons learned every day.