“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
Instead of counting lengths whilst swimming I’ve been reflecting and thinking back about 2019. It’s been an exceptionally positive year for me personally and professionally. However, at certain times it didn’t feel like it would be.
I put my back “out” in April (spasm and then stuck on all fours next to kids football pitch for 30 minutes) which was a real pain in the….back. May was a glum month – physio, rest, mild exercise, pain doing anything.
However, looking back that was the turning point. Not being able to rush around meant I started to focus on the things that were important. I stopped trying to develop 101 different products for the business, decided to stick to my comfort zone and stick to a daily routine. This involved core exercises, client and prospect calls, working on the business as well as in it.
Fast forward 7 months and the back is good, my core is strong, I’m swimming 30 minutes at least 3 times a week and the business outlook is so positive. The excitement is back and my resilience levels are high.
If I look back even further I’ve come so far. And this is all down to persistence.
I still have a mountain to climb to achieve my goals but the mountain doesn’t scare me and I know I will do it. Step by step. By persisting.