When the world says, Give up, Hope whispers, Try it one more time. – Author Unknown

What is perseverance? According to the dictionary, it’s steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

Throughout our lives we will face numerous challenges.  Some of them seem so difficult that you would think you will never get to the end result. If you have been faced with adversity, here are some tips to help you remain focused so that you can attain your goal.

Tip 1: Accept Adversity

Whenever dealing with a difficult task, you are bound to have some adversity. It is all a part of life and it is a part of growth. Growth is about change. Change that allows you face adversity head on. Adversity is what can make or break us. Accept the fact that this is a process that will help you grow and become better.

Setting goals will help you to have a clear focus and keep you stay on the path to achieve what you want in life.

Tip 2: Be Determined

Another important component to have is determination. Determination keeps us focused. Without determination we will fall for anything. Determination allows you to the possibilities in the impossible. With determination and pride there is no stopping you from achieving your goals.

Tip 3: Perseverance

The next component is perseverance. Perseverance requires that you never give up. Perseverance means that you focus on the end result and not on the pitfalls that will come. Perseverance is difficult in itself. It is the one thing that will keep you closer to achieving your goal. So many people never reach their goals because they give up right before the finish line. Remember that Thomas Edison tested thousands of plants before finding the formula to create plastic. This could be summed up with one of his famous quote: Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Tip 4: Know Your Purpose

The last component that will put you closer to your goals is purpose. Purpose makes your goals more attainable. With purpose you don’t look at the difficulty of the goal, you look at the success you will feel upon completing the goal.

Perseverance plays a very important role to achieving success in your life. Without it, goal-setting is useless as you do not have what it takes to get you through the finish line. A typical example would be the new year resolutions that many people have at the beginning of each year. Practice perseverance and you will realize success is just around the corner!