A single achievement is some power gained if used right, but to never quit is the ultimate power. This is the seemingly common and pedestrian acim free resources of persistence. Without this minor miracle, nothing is achieved. With this minor miracle power, everything is achieved. But why do I call it a minor miracle, because too many people take the importance of this power for granted. Sure, achievement in our lives, is that not what we are all after in some or all ways. But persistence and never quitting is a miracle, and with the way it consistently works as a principle, we should never forget it. Especially, the fact that it is a viable principle that works all of the time.
To quit is to lose, but to change approaches and keep the same intact definite major aim or goal is the minor miracle of persistence. Without adjustment in approach, goals become stagnant and nothing really does get achieved. I wanted to mention that factor because the real loss is to be too rigid. For example, say Henry Ford had not advanced past the Model “T” for another thirty or forty years like he was going to do at first. Innovation would have genuinely passed him by and he would not be the name he is today. Sure he would still have made history, but not as much innovation. I know, that fact is important because the ultimate loss is overt rigidity when achieving and proceeding with any goal. This is yet another aspect of that seemingly common miracle of persistence, genuine and productive flexibility.
Being comfortable can be the worst thing in existence, especially when considering flexibility and genuine persistence. If you cannot keep up and “go along with the get along”, there is not any permanent success. Permanent success only comes when you are flexible enough, realistic enough and genuinely persistent enough without hitting “the stubbornness barrier”. “The stubbornness barrier” can sometimes look like persistence, but it is unproductive rigidity when fully uncovered. With persistence combined with flexibility, things can not only be achieved, but surpassed. Without it, sure some success may be gained, but it is temporary. Genuine failure only happens when you do the opposite of the principles I have just named. The opposite of those principles, are quitting when it looks like the end, unproductive rigidity or stubbornness and never growing or changing when needed and (yes) genuinely wanted. Do life right, and it will do you right also.
My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.