Persist, Persist, Persist

Each morning, I start the day off by reading this little excerpt from The Traveler’s Gift to myself:

Today, I choose to persist without exception. I hold fast to my dreams. I stay the course. I keep going.

It’s a great reminder to continue to act toward my dreams, instead of giving up or taking too many breaks.

You can have the best ideas and intentions in the world, but if you don’t constantly and consistently persist in making them a reality, they never become more than thought.

Thoughts are powerful, because thoughts color our perceptions and inspire action, but there’s a whole lot of persisting needed to go from thought, to action, to desired result.

Sure, things don’t always go your way. You might have to find ways to reach your goal that you hadn’t envisioned when you set out.

But when a roadblock, detour, or divergent path appears, make sure you persist anyway.

(Without exception.)