I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.- John Rockefeller
I attended Landmark Forum about 2 weeks ago here in Austin. What a whirlwind of a weekend. This was the 1st time in a while that I was seriously forced outside of my comfort zone and shift my paradigm of thought. I was amazed at how my mind can take events that have happened to me and interpret them in a negative hence leading into a vicious, self-defeating cycle if I allow it.
A concept that truly hit home for me was the following: Looking good and Avoid looking bad. To some this may not seem like that big of deal, but to me it was/is an area that has caused me to miss out on such amazing aspects of life. Relationships. Growth in Leadership roles. Competing in events. Taking steps of faith and trusting the outcome.
This week I have been tested in multiple areas of my life. It is easy to take the road of Looking good and Avoid looking bad; however, I refuse to continue live a life where I do no get to experience joy, intimacy, love, and freedom simply because I am too proud. My desire is living life powerfully and living a life I love. The quote above by Rockefeller summed it up for me today. PERSEVERE.