"While there are qualities that may assist one to succeed more quickly - discipline, confidence, self-belief, flexibility, being lucky, a thick hide, the ability to focus, the knack of learning to listen and learning from listening, an early inclination to delegate and to motivate those around you - nothing can compete with tenacity. Tenacity will eventually trump all other qualities, whether inherited, acquired, or mimicked." - Felix Dennis
Tenacity is defined as: the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.
Tenacious people are in possession of 3 main characteristics:
One: Tenacious people don’t shirk responsibility, they assume responsibility. They take responsibility for their life and their career. They are ready to personally do whatever it takes to succeed.
Two: Tenacious people are goal setters - lofty goals. They do whatever it takes to reach those aspirations.
Three: Tenacious people look at life’s experiences in a positive light. Life is unpredictable and there will be highs and lows, good and bad. When tenacious people encounter setbacks they move forward positively and continue to do whatever it takes to be successful.
These are times that call for tenacity! Look for the lesson behind today’s experiences. Find the lesson in the bad stuff that happens and then put those lessons to work to achieve greater success. While many people feel powerless in the current economic environment the tenacious person is in the driver’s seat. Events and people don’t stop them from achieving their life and family goals.
Tenacious people are today’s winners. Congratulations!
While I can’t say I am a big fan of Destiny’s Child this song (especially the chorus) definitely celebrates the tenacious spirit.
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain