Learning to Persevere

A while ago I wrote about how perserverance and motivation are interdependent. To depend on one without the other will be ineffective to success.

Now, I have a confession. I’m the kind of person who solely relies on motivation. Motivation, meaning being mindful of the task’s purpose. Once I lose focus on that purpose, I tend to give up. It is only when I lack the option to give up, that I endure and persist on.

Therefore, knowing the only way I’d persevere is to remove the option of giving up, I made it a point to announce my goals for the holidays. I had hoped by putting my reputation on the line (reputation of being true to my word), I’d finally take action. However, I’ve hit a snag. I still lazed off and lost focus.

Anyway, I’ll take this opportunity to train myself to persevere and always be mindful of my task’s purpose. And watch fewer episodes of Naruto Shippuden each day. Hehe.