Mega Billionaire John D. Rockefeller once said: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”

The only way to win in this life, and especially in business, is to persevere everyday on the road to success.

Perseverance is one of the key traits (or habits) billionaires and other highly successful people have. And practice everyday.

Self-made billionaires often preserve for YEARS through failures, rejection and misfortune. Yet with the courage and determination to persevere, snatch success from the jaws of defeat.

Perseverance is the foundation of all action.

Perseverance is what holds you firm to the path even when the whole world seems to be against you, and your friends and family are calling you “crazy”.

Perseverance is what drives an entrepreneur long after others have given up on them.

Without perseverance Sara Blakely would never have designed her now famous Spanx leggings and shapewear for women. Never could she have taken the rejection after rejection as she transformed her vision into reality.

And never could she have walked the path of the true entrepreneur. Hustling to get her newly invented women’s wear onto the legs and butts of the buyers who need them.

Lucky for her she did possess the necessary perseverance to see her vision through and turn Spanx into the global brand it is today. While accumulating a personal fortune of over $1 billion dollars in the process.

So how can we develop this Powerful Perseverance?

It all starts with a BURNING DESIRE. Without a desire so strong that you will gladly sacrifice everything to see it fulfilled, you will not have the perseverance to see if through.

It is the HABIT that turns everyday people into Billionaires. And it’s been at it for a long, long time.

When you have a definite purpose in life, a desire that is so strong that it consumes your time and attention… then you will begin generating the perseverance required for success.

And with Organized Planning you will begin to take your ideas out of the realm of dreams and fantasy, building them into reality.

The trick with perseverance?

There is no trick at all. You have to persevere. Keep on going. Day in, day out. Then you will see the success you want come into your life.

From Rockefeller to Henry Ford, from Einstein to Nikola Tesla… Perseverance has been there every single time.

Perseverance is at the back of every great success in life and is a HABIT, more than it is a trait.

While true some are born or grow up with more perseverance than others. Perseverance can be build through practice.

It comes down — as everything does in life — to your choices.

Every time you choose to get back up after a defeat…

Every time you turn your back on criticism and others trying to drag you down…

And every time you keep on keeping on toward your vision and Never Give Up…

You cultivate the winning attitude, the habit of perseverance. With a mind filled with perseverance you will never quit, never stop, until your vision is a reality in your life.

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran has seen many would-be entrepreneurs comes and go. And she tells us:

“So many people are good at starts but are not good at finishing.”

Perseverance is about pushing past the finish line. To keep on keeping on no matter what.

If it doesn’t come naturally to you that’s okay.

Because perseverance is something you can make more of in your life.

Every time you persevere and keep on keeping on, even when the whole world is against you. You build perseverance.

Every time you push to make the idea in your mind, the vision for your business, a waking reality. You generate more perseverance in your life.

Persevering become a HABIT in your life. This is when great things can happen for you.

Because success is often found on the far side of failure. And if you don’t have impervious perseverance, GRIT. Firmness of character; indomitable spirit…

You won’t make it past the first hurdle in this game.

Every time you choose to focus on building your vision, instead of wasting time and money, you build perseverance.

Perseverance is what takes any entrepreneur out of the “research phase” and into the action taking. Perseverance is the antidote to rejection, fear and doubt along the path to riches and success.

“Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance.” — Satya Nadella

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