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Stick-to-it-iveness and you was triggered after reading my friend Bob Swetz’s post on Facebook.
But what is stick-to-it-iveness, a word I love to use.
Really it is persistence. The kind that says you are not giving up, and even when you walk away whatever it is stays with you. You keep thinking of ways to adjust, fix, solve and overcome the challenges. You stick to it no matter what!
“Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall”
-William Shakespeare –
You may have always heard that you should accept the things you cannot change. Do you really believe that there are things in your life you cannot change? If you settle for that line, if you accept that so many things could fall into that category “accepting the things I cannot change” Instead, why not change the things you cannot accept and move away from the norm.
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change.
I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
– Angela Y. Davis –
In these days of improved technology, broadened and enlightened thinking in personal development, I believe that a lot that fell into the category depends on whether in your situation it is accepted by you.
Do you for example believe that there are things in your life that you cannot change like an abusive partner that leaves you feeling that you need them, must depend on them because you cannot do better? See where I am going with this? Do you feel a helplessness in your situation? The question is: Do you accept this? If you do not, then your role is to begin to change the things you cannot accept and stick to it.
Begin to think first of the challenges facing you. List them if you will then one by one address them and seek ways to fix each one with no fuss but quietly persevere applying some stick-to-it-iveness. Never giving up regardless of the obstacles that you may be facing. There will be obstacles! And no one said it was going to be easy. It is very likely that not only will your perspective change, but it will be noticed and possibly confuse a dominant partner or friend. But you will be in control of you and not be controlled.
As a child my dad used to say to me maintain your own counsel. What that meant to me was: listen, learn, hold your tongue, be observant and when you make your decision accept the responsibility for your actions.
So what will you do today? Will you apply some stick-to-it-iveness?
To your success