“Genius is perseverance in disguise.”
Mike Newlin, (1942-), American basketball player in the NBA known for his fiestiness and persistence
Well, I think we will all have to settle in for a little perseverance. Developing perseverance can help you and your team to get ahead of the organizational changes and roadblocks and focus on the future…which will be here before we know it. So what can you do now to demonstrate your and your team’s genius?
– Self: Here are some ideas you can use to continue to develop your perserverance:
1. Organize and use time wisely
2. Work hard—reap what you sow
3. Refine leadership skills and people skills
4. Learn something new, or take a subject you know and view it from a different lens
5. Flex your focus muscle – this is a great time to practice, practice, practice
– Team: Here are some ways you can work with your team to build their perseverance further. Bring them back to challenge they overcame when learning to ride a bike.
Don’t leave in the midst of a challenge or be disillusioned. Your company, team, and peers need you. Remember that all successful people have had their share of ‘failures’ before they experienced success. Setbacks will appear along the way. Treat them as stepping stones, and learn from them. With each new lesson learned, you will gain momentum and reach your goals faster.