Sometimes the secret to success is simple: just keep trying. Of course, this won’t always be the case and often thinking smart is just as important as working hard. More than you realize though, you can succeed doing a lot of things simply by continuously trying and being more persistent than the competition.
Say you’re interested in becoming a successful mobile app developer. In this case, you might learn how to build apps, then spend time and money developing one to release to the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store. However, if this doesn’t turn out to be successful, you might feel disheartened and consider giving up entirely.
This is one of the big reasons why many people aren’t as successful as they want to be.
If you’re persistent and keep trying to release mobile apps, you greatly increase the chances of success. Let’s say there’s a 1 in 100 chance of releasing a hit app. However, if you release 50, then you’ve greatly improved the odds in your favour.
What’s more important though, being persistent means, you learn as you go. Each time you try to release a new app, it will be better than the previous one and your chances of success increase exponentially.
If you’re trying to get a pay raise and asking your boss for a raise doesn’t yield results right away, asking more often can only yield positive results. The only cost of failure is staying as you are, so there’s really no downside to asking. If you catch them when they’re in a good mood or when they realize they have a bit more room in their budget, you might find that your persistence pays off. At the very least, you’ll demonstrate just how serious you really are.
In countless different scenarios, persistence is a great asset. It’s the best way to:
1. Increase the odds in your favour,
2. Incrementally wear down opposition, and
3. Grow and develop as a person.
So, instead of giving up at the first sign of a challenge, pick yourself up and try again!
Donna S. Vieira is a certified Gentle Trauma Release Practitioner and Astro-Empowerment Coach who uses her knowledge of Astrology in sessions with her clients. She’s also a published freelance travel and lifestyle writer, blogger, and editor who has traveled the globe. You can read about some of her travels at FromMyTravelBag.com. She and her chef husband, Fernando, own Globetrotters Bed & Breakfast/Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, where they have been welcoming guests from around the world since 2002.