As someone who is still relatively new in their position at work, the word “perseverance” has had a lot of meaning to me this year. Even though I do my best to keep a positive attitude, there are days when being positive and reminding myself to keep pushing forward become a little harder, especially when I’ve failed or something hasn’t gone the way I planned.
I understand that success will not come without hard work, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that even the most successful individuals faced adversity and had to persevere to get where they are today. Below are some great quotes about perseverance to help inspire you on days when you need it most.
“Set a small goal, achieve it, then another slightly faster or further, but enjoy the challenge” – Richard Surman
It feels good when you meet your goals, right? But at times staring at the big, lofty goal you’ve set for yourself can be intimidating and a little discouraging. Setting smaller goals that you can reach on the road to your overall goal can give you the satisfaction and motivation you need to persevere through the difficult times, until your large goal is met.
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney
Walt Disney has one of the best stories about perseverance. He was actually fired from his first job because they didn’t believe he was “creative” enough. What?! Everyone experiences failure but the most successful people understand that they have to get back up and keep persevering until they achieve success. Had Walt not been fired from that job we may not have been able to enjoy the empire he’s built!
“Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries” – Randy Johnson
Patience and perseverance are two words that, in my mind, go hand-in-hand. To persevere you need to have patience to realize that good things come to those who wait…no matter how hard or long the waiting period might be.
“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th” – Julie Andrews
I love this quote by Julie Andrews. There are going to be a lot of missteps along any journey and no one is immune to that. There is no magical formula to determine when success will be met. If you don’t persevere to make that next call, take that next run, or ask that final question, you may be losing out on the thing that is going to take you to that next level.
No matter what your goal is or what difficult time you’re currently going through, always persevere. And when the going gets tough, think back to these quotes and be inspired to keep pushing.
Casey has been with Aureus Group since November of 2016 and currently serves as an Account Manager for the accounting and finance team, working the Kansas City market. She has two years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, and holds a bachelor’s of science in speech communication. She recently relocated to the Omaha area and is enjoying life with her new husband and their two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys working on their new home, attending concerts, and exploring her new city.