In order to survive and prosper in a recession, you definitely need effective methods, because without them you don’t have much of a chance.
But you also need to possess certain unseen, or “invisible”, qualities if you want to be able to guide your business towards success in a recession.
My next blog series will focus on what I’m calling “The 7 Invisible Qualities You Need To See Your Business Succeed In A Recession.”
Today, we’ll look at the first invisible quality you need to possess to succeed in a recession.
In a Reader’s Digest issue, Jacob Riis hinted at this first invisible quality when he said…
“I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. I know it was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”
Persistence is the first invisible quality you need to possess if you want to see your business succeed in a recession.
You need persistence to enable you to push through during these hard times. You need it in order to see that “breakthrough” that only comes from the 101st hit.
Paul Harvey said that if there is one common denominator of men whom the world calls successful it is this: They get up when they fall down.
They don’t give up! They keep on, keeping on! They push on and push through.
Do you have this quality?
It’s not the same as stubbornness or denseness. There’s no need pressing on when you’ve come to a dead end.
You definitely need to know when is the right time to quit.
But, most people quit way too soon. Many people give up at the first sign of trouble or resistance.
If you want to conquer resistance you must use persistence!
Do you have it? Are you willing to push on in a tough situation?
Success and greatness are discovered by those who possess the invisible quality of persistence.
George Bernard Shaw alluded to this need for persistence when he said, “Grain by grain – a loaf; stone upon stone – a palace.”
It is only persistent, consistent forward-moving steps that allow us to reach any worthwhile goal or end result.
This is the 1st invisible quality you need to possess in order to succeed during this crazy economic time. We’ll look at the second quality tomorrow.
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