MKE Week 20 – Persistence, Worth Its Weight In Gold

Read More Posts by Leonard Diana 

Category:  Week Twenty


minutes remaining

This week’s virtue is Persistence.

Its definition is:
1. The act of persisting.
2. The state or quality of being persistent; persistency.
3. Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed.

Again, being intentional is key. Taking notice when you are being persistent and observing when others are being persistent.

My thoughts on this is that persistence can be considered as habitual/forming habits/consistency and perseverance. The following are examples, primarily from this week’s happenings-

a. Habitual, forming habits, consistency: since taking part of the MKE Mastermind group, I/we have developed good and positive habits. I/we are persistent in doing our readings; reciting of our DMPs, BPB, 7 Laws of the Mind, The Guy/Gal in the Mirror, etc.; shapes and looking for the shapes and colors throughout our day, adding to and flashing through our gratefulness and accomplishments index cards, sitting and meditating, exercises, being intentional, and being an observer.

At work, I find the same thing. I am persistent in my work habits- bringing the product forward, facing it, price tags to the left. It makes for a great presentation. Being persistent and consistent.

b. Perseverance- consistent in applying a course of action to achieve a goal (closely related, but differing from above). A few weeks ago, I officiated at a collegiate dance competition. The software program that they were using, I haven’t used in a decade, so I wanted to practice a bit beforehand. Come to find out, the program has a new owner, and many changes and updates were made over the last few years.

I asked for instructions to update the system on my laptop and I was sent a long document of technological gobbledygook. I did the best that I could, as I am far from understanding programming and computers. I didn’t get to practice, however, I was able to get in to look around and make a few changes.

The morning of the competition, I wasn’t able to download the competition into my system/laptop, even with over the phone instructions, so I ended up manually tabulated all of the scores, as I did 20 yeas ago. Once I got home, I contacted the new owner of the program, who I used to work with at the Perdue University competition.

It took us several hours and multiple zoom calls (screen sharing and giving him control), text messages, and emails to where I was finally able to download the program and competition into my laptop.

I was persistent and persevered to reaching out to him for his time availability and asking questions in between our calls, because I needed to enter in the scores (of which I am currently doing) and for future work with the amateur and collegiate groups.

I’m ending this post with a consistency- what do you do that you are persistent and consistent? What habits are you persistent? What circumstance have you been in to persevere through difficulties to reach the end goal?

See you next week where I entertain you with my next virtue…

Meet Leonard Diana

Leonard is from Hartford, CT, a Reiki Master Teacher/Holistic Practitioner, helping people feel and get better physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  His second passion is dance and officiating at ballroom dance competitions.  As a Heart-Centered Yellow/Blue, he loves spending time with family, friends, and colleagues, and  is enjoying the Master Keys Experience.

Enjoyed this post? 

You can find more great content here:

  • Love how you’re sharing these tidbits of personal experience each week as you observe your Franklin Makeover word!

  • Len, thank you for this! I just loved seeing persistence and perseverance through YOUR eyes. You did SUCH a great job of helping us see and feel both.

  • Hello Len, You have been a wonderful example of perseverance. Loved ” Perseverance- consistent in applying a course of action to achieve a goal ” You are a gift to us all. I enjoyed your post.

  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

    A Special Gift for You!

    Uncover the ONE secret for Less Stress and More Happiness in your life!

    I'm amazed at the impact this easy-to-use guide has had on every aspect of my life! By remaining open to the possibilities, I embraced the steps and simply watched the changes unfold, within me... before me... and, literally, all around me!  Best diet ever. Take the challenge..."   - Deb Waldron

    Enter your name and email to download your FREE copy...

    By signing up, I agree to the website Privacy Policy