Do you remember what it was like to ride your bike when you were a kid? Do you recall riding your bike for the first time? It was probably one of the most exciting experiences of your life. As you put on the helmet, the elbow pads, and the knee pads, you were ready to set out on your first journey on wheels. You trusted your mom or dad to hold onto you as you took off, holding the handle bars tightly.
As you rode you peddled faster, and suddenly, your parents let go. You were fine until you noticed that they let go, and down you went. You scraped your knee and then you realized you fell because someone let you go. You loved your new bike so much that you wanted to try again until you got it right. This is persistence! Learn more: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3051273/bio
Bob Reina teaches a great lesson in a recent article he wrote regarding persistence and what happens when you give up. As a child, your excitement is always high, and you keep going regardless of whether you fall or not. Nothing could stop you no matter what. As you get older things change. Most importantly your level of persistence goes down, and you begin to see life differently. Reina believes that those who will survive are those who do not quit and remain pesistent.
Reina discusses marriage, and how the rate of divorce is at an all time high. The idea that when you tire of someone or things get tough, you just walk away is heinous. He says that “millions of adults wave the white flag on their marriages, their jobs, their diets, and their commitments”. This is where the rubber meets the road and adults either make it or they don’t.
What does survival of the fittest really mean? It means that commitment is where it’s at, and if not set in the very beginning it can all go very wrong. The idea that you have worked hard and achieved something, and now you deserve a break is another break down in commitment. This is where quitting begins. Those who don’t quit keep going no matter what, rather than taking a break or giving themselves a reward for their hard work.
Bob Reina is the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion. Reina has always been focused on helping people go from ordinary to extraordinary. His vision to help others is the core of why he has remained so successful.