Can Persistence Be Learned?

Jan 02, 2022

Yes! Persistence is an acquired skill. Experts refer to these as soft skills like communication and problem-solving. It can be taught to help you manage interpersonal relationships with others. When you have the right amount of grit, you can succeed both in and out of the workplace.

Knowing that persistence can be learned is the easy part. The hard part is practicing it every single day until you’ve fine-tuned and perfected it.

Thomas Edison is credited with thousands of inventions and discoveries. Yet, he’s the first to point out that he failed more times than he can remember. He’s proud of his failures and calls them his “just as valuable to me as the positive results.”

He went on to say, “Most of life’s failures are people who didn’t realize how close they were to success before they gave up.”

This means they either didn’t have a purpose or they had no stamina. Because, without an aim to strive for, persistence is of no use, and the opposite is also true.

You have to admit, though, that even with a purpose, staying strong can be hard! But, the flip side is that all major successes in your life will taste that much sweeter when you’ve put in the effort.

Bill Bradley says, “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

So, what are you waiting for?

Get out there and find yourself a means of transportation that’ll help you persevere and keep going!

Keep meditating every day!

I see you in my next blog.

Make it Shine and Be Your Best.