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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Favourite: What Is Your Staying Power?




What is your staying power? Just how dogged are you when you want something? Wait a minute, what did you think I was talking about? Get your mind out of the gutter already, lols.

When a child is learning how to walk & falls down repeatedly,they never think to themselves,maybe this isn't for me. As adults we can learn an essential life skill from that child & that skill is persistence. Persistence is defined as continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Persistence in the pursuit of your goals especially in unfamiliar terrain. Just  how persistent are you? What is your staying power? So you have tried What? five(5) times? a hundred(100) times? Is it now time to throw in the trowel?

Imagine if some of the people you celebrate had given up. What if Thomas Edison had given up in his various attempts at the incandescent bulb?Imagine if Abraham Lincoln didn't persevere over the decades in achieving his dreams?

Sure you may be exhausted & feeling discouraged. Perhaps things are not working out like you expected, it might just be time to take a breather, rest & re-strategize.  

But to give up? Since when do you do that? 






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16 comments:

  1. Hi thelma, i have a question, you dont reply my mails so i decided to write it here....
    my boyfriend reads my blog and there is an issue i wanted to discuss on my blog, and he will even be the first to see it... idk if he will feel bad that i am usig our issue as a blogpost.

    pls i need ur advice.

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    1. Hi Alexandra, I haven't received any mails from you, I just checked again. Please don't turn personal details of your relationship into blog posts. If you must discuss your boo, whether with friends or on your blog, please keep the negatives to yourself and share only the positives. The only time it's ok to share anything negative is if you're talking about your own mess-ups, then that's entirely your prerogative. The easiest way to do this is to put yourself in his shoes and ask yourself how you'd feel if he turned your issues into fodder for public consumption and put you out there for strangers to come and judge your matter. You can send me another mail so we can talk better. Please make sure you're sending to themathinks@gmail.com

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    2. thank you so much, would Mail you again

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    3. I think it should be thelmathinks@gmail.com. Chrisyinks

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  2. Nne,sometimes giving up isn't a crime.

    You need to shut some doors (give up) in order to explore the opportunities that lie beyond that window.

    Just know when to give up and when to persevere.

    Life isn't black and white and even if it was,it still has its grey areas. Explore them too..

    Shalom..

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    1. I totally agree with you Sasha bone.

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    2. Thanks Sasha for the fresh perspective on this.

      On Staying power,sure there are times that staying is the last thing one should do but i'll like to think we all have this internal timer that lets you know when you have to persist

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  3. Errrrm......per the first paragraph, I kinda like my mind in the gutter.

    Since we've cleared what perspective you are approaching 'staying power' from, I'd remark that mine rests a lot in finding what I'm interested in (like visiting Thelma's blog), or the derivable benefits from undertaking a not-to-enjoyable course of action - a familiar rationale for many. Chrisyinks

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  4. All Ill say is:

    You've gat to know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away
    And know when to run

    Peace

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  5. You're the one that has a dirty mind 😂😂
    I was even confused sef. Loool.

    Concise and apt. 😊 I think you and Chrisyinks should get together 😂 So you can help his epistle ministry 😂

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    1. lol. Chrisyinks

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    2. 😅😅😅 How can you shade Chrisyinks like that Kabuoy?

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    3. 😅😅😅 How can you shade Chrisyinks like that Kabuoy?

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    4. Kabuoy the Kabuoy....the way you throw subs ehn.....damn.....girl,lols and my mind is snow-white ookay?

      And yeah Chris & I should get together

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  6. This is wonderful advice. The last paragraph is icing on the cake

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