Essay

PERSEVERANCE: A CHARACTER TO PURSUE SUCCESS IN LIFE

Today, many people want to be successful without experiencing the hardships that will make them to succeed. Probably, they have forgotten that success is not easily achieved? Many goals, dreams, desires have been murdered because of lack of perseverance. The road to success is rough! We have to pass through potholes, bumps, hurdles before we can get to our desired destination.

In life, there is no way you can be a successful person if you are not willing to persevere. It is only those who are ready to tolerate and tackle the challenges life thrust at them that can crack and unlock the door of greatness in life. Dale Carnegie says, “The most important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” The journey to greatness is not exciting. It is tough, challenging and so demanding! But no matter what come may: even if it seems you have reached the edge of the bridge, if it looks like you may drown into water, do not standstill. Move on and reach for that which has been hidden from you ever since.

Success is missed by most people because of loss of hope. They back off when they discover the process is getting torrid. Thomas Edison was an inventor, he made 9,999 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 9,999 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 9,999 times. I have just found 9,999 ways that won’t work.” Edison succeeded inventing the light bulb at the last round, 10,000. What would have happened if he had given up after the 9,999th times? Never allow today’s challenges to press you that you will abort the success coming your way.

Every goal, dream we set for yourself, either big or small, requires perseverance and tenacity to achieve the success lining under. Every great men you see out there, every achievements men has made, there was a price paid before attaining it. You want to become somebody great in life: a writer, lawyer, pilot or an engineer? Name it, anything you call it! If you are not ready to persevere, something will make itself available to interfere. Perseverance is a character you need to succeed, you must possess it! The level of your commitment and perseverance determines how gigantic or small your success will be. Therefore if you want to be successful, you have to be as tenacious as you can that no matter how often obstacle or failure depresses and presses you down, you have no alternatives other than to keep your hope alive and focus till you get the end result.

©Fagbohun Joel

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