Tuesday April 22, 2014 #620
“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”
There are two modes of thought that must be employed intentionally and at the right moment to achieve success and worthy goals: enthusiasm and perseverance. To make a good decision and/or determine what you want to achieve, you need ideas – lots of them. Ideas come from brainstorming, reading, observing, and asking questions. You must approach these activities with enthusiasm in order to generate the ideas you need to decide on what you want to achieve and a viable course of action to get you there. Without enthusiasm, you will likely miss out on generating the ideas you need.
Now it is time to do the hard, serious work necessary to achieve you goals. Enthusiasm will help, but it alone will not get you there. The tool you need now is perseverance. Perseverance gives you the strength to push through fear and the inevitable failures and obstacles you will find between you and any worthy goal.
Enthusiasm + Perseverance = likely success.