We live in a microwave society where people want things here and now. Because of this, they give up just before success. The only way you are going to succeed is by holding on. Too many people quit right before they get to become successful.
I call this failure at the edge of a breakthrough or success. They are people who give up just a little too soon. In both life and business, I have discovered that a lot of people start well but only a few people end well. Does this reflect your life? Are you in a current position that you need encouragement? Or just maybe you know someone who is at the edge of giving up? No matter your position or condition, this article is written to help you.
When a seed is sown, it usually takes time to harvest. This is life’s principle and principles don’t change no matter the season or the time and you need to understand that, it takes time to harvest. Good things don’t come quickly, it comes over time and just as it is wisely said, all is well that ends well. What matters most is in life and even in business not how you start but in how you finish.
To succeed, you need a tenacious spirit.
To succeed, you need a tenacious spirit. One that doesn’t let go or give up. The kind of spirit that keep pushing and pushing until something happen. It is being consistent and always having faith. It is having the determination to succeed at all cost.
A story of a widow in the Bible who needed help from an unjust judge is a great example of having the spirit of tenacity. It is recorded that, this widow came to this judge who neither feared God or man to help her get justice against her adversaries.
At first, he would not but when the woman kept on coming and bothering him, he changed his mind to help her get what she was looking for so that she would stop bothering her. Luke 18:1-8 (emphasis added). This poor widow is a great example of tenaciousness.
It was Mia Hamm, a gold medallist in the women’s football team who said, “I am building a fire and every day I train, add more fuel. At the right time, I light the match.” Such is another great example of tenaciousness.
It takes a tenacious spirit to continue in the sight of sceptics and bulldoze your way through a mountain of doubt into a testimony of victory.
Sometimes along the road, we know that we need to be where we need to be. However, we encounter test and trial when we are stopped by a huge mountain in the way. Options are that you turn back and choose a route that goes somewhere other than the original intention or you blast a hole in the mountain and make a way that takes you there.
It takes a tenacious spirit to continue in the sight of sceptics and bulldoze your way through a mountain of doubt into a testimony of victory. Always remember this, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.
This is the mindset of tenacious people.
Have a tenacious spirit.