Persistence is more than just pushing through – Norton Knows

By January 19, 2022Norton Knows

So, we stopped doing what we needed to stop doing. And we started new and better activities and positively rewarding habits with an understanding of how important it is to build and maintain momentum in order to achieve success, exceeding our goals and dreams.

And then we hit the wall. What happens when we hit the wall? A dominant and driven attitude would have us think that we can just push through the obstacle, get it out of the way, just break through that wall when we hit it. Speaking from personal experience, I have tried this approach, and far too often I found myself bouncing off the wall and staring up at the ceiling.

The variable in this is the wall. What kind of wall are we talking about? Is it a very tall wall that cannot be scaled? Is it a steel-enforced wall, the kind that hospitals build around radiology departments? Is it a cinder-block wall, the kind of wall we see in schools or military bases? Is it a Sheetrock wall?

And if we want to run through it, we just have to choose our spot carefully, so we miss running into the beams. Or is it an imaginary wall, a wall we have created in our mind, a self-imposed barrier to success.

Persistence is absolutely a key factor when we think about achieving success. Those things we want most are those that usually take time or are achieved over time. Quick wins are great and fuel the fire and passion to continue, but those medium-size goals and big dreams take time. And over time we will run into obstacles — or at least speed bumps along the way. And staying with it in the face of adversity makes all the difference…

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Written by Michael “Go-To” Norton, XINNIX President, former CEO and Founder at Tramazing, former President of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, and former Executive Vice President of Sandler Corporate Training, Michael Norton has helped companies accelerate their growth by elevating their talent through learning and development programs.

Michael has had the pleasure of working with world-class companies such as Siemens Healthcare, WebMD, 7-Up, Cardinal Health, Cemex, Boral, HPE, Indeed, Lonza, KONE, Evonik, Quest Software, Dell, Anixter, and many more. for 30+ years he has developed, written, delivered, reinforced, and sold sales and sales management training programs that deliver real ROI while fitting into a company’s culture, processes, daily sales workflow, and budget.

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