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The Power of Perseverance

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.”

–Maya Angelou

Sergio Garcia’s journey to victory began in 1999, when he first captivated golf fans at the PGA Championship. For eighteen years, however, he encountered one disappointment after another, coming close to a win but never realizing the dream of a win.

He didn’t give up.

On April 9, 2017, his 74th attempt at a major golf title, Sergio Garcia won the Masters.

Perseverance is steadfastly pursuing a goal, dream, or journey–regardless of difficulties, distractions, discouragement, or even previous failures.

Garcia persevered. Through hardship and frustration, loss and disappointment, failed attempts and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, he never gave up.

Sergio Garcia is a true champion–not because he won the Masters, but because he never stopped trying to achieve his dream. That’s perseverance.

Are you living the professional or personal life you want to live? If not, take a moment to ask yourself why? What’s the thing that’s holding you back? Odds are it may come down to perseverance. The good news for all of us is that perseverance can be learned.

Watch this video as I explain the significance of game-changing perseverance.

And, check out my book “The Power of Perseverance” to learn how to unlock the skills you need to harness the power of perseverance––and even measure and optimize it.

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