It’s the time when many of us make New Year resolutions. And shortly most of these will have been broken and forgotten. I know I’ve looked back and wondered how I came to forget my resolutions. That’s why I don’t make any these days.
I do have aims and ambitions, but these are part of a bigger plan I have: my life. They are no easier to achieve though and need effort, determination and persistence to continue through to completion.
I believe many people find it easier to make the effort and find the determination, but persistence often seems to be the elusive quality. When we start working towards a goal, it can be a while before we see any sign of change and it’s tempting to give up. If we persist, eventually we are likely to see those signs, which are an important encouragement. Often things start to snowball as they build momentum and we roll on to success. I don’t think this happens without persistence.
That’s why I started the Persistence community on Google+: to help me persist in achieving my goals and, I hope, to help you too. You are welcome to join and use the community to support your own activities and to support those of members.
Goals can be personal, business or anything that you want to share publicly. It can be good to state an aim publicly as it can help to motivate us. If you have a more personal goal that you don’t want to shout about, I hope you will find members you can trust who will give you more discreet support.
So if you want to join a community providing support, I look forward to welcoming you to the Persistence community.
Whatever you want to achieve in 2013, please persist!