Do you always finish what you start? Are you engaged with your most current quest all the way through to the end? Can you be counted on to complete the task you started? If not, what is holding you back or preventing you from reaching the end of your journey? Or do you intend on completing the task at hand, but are easily sidetracked?

Over the years, I have learned and grown to appreciate that people who are persistent are often successful and the success is realized by many people. For instance, while I was deeply engulfed in my education journey and while I was very persistent in my approach to completing this journey the reality is that those around me benefited just as much because I made every attempt to pass on my learning, knowledge and experiences along to them.  

Without persistence, I would not be where I am today and realizing the many successes to this point in both my personal and professional life. Not to say that I immediately recognized the benefits associated with being persistent, I am now a firm believer in remaining committed, focused, disciplined and persistent. This past week I received news that again reaffirmed that remaining persistent while attempting to reach my goals assisted me in achieving my objectives.

Much like the setbacks many of you may have experienced in your lifetime I have also experienced the same type of setbacks. For instance, a little over two years ago I was disappointed by the outcome of a goal that I set for myself and after some reflection and regrouping I continued to push forward anticipating that the opportunity would present itself again. I was correct, the opportunity did present itself and I was more prepared than ever.

The point I am trying to make is that I remained persistent in my approach and the result was successful completion of my goal.

Keep doing what you are doing!

Dr. Joseph E. Hamlett

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