“Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened for you, seek and you shall find.” These words of Jesus on the subject of prayer are a reminder that whenever we seek help from God, we need to be persistent.
Prayer is not the only area of life where persistent leads to results. As a leader, there are very few traits you can possess more valuable than persistence. Coaches love kids that refuse to cower under pressure. While talent is a major factor, persistence is often times the key factor in victory. Leadership is no different from athletics in that regard.
Where do you need to be persistent right now in your leadership? Is there a project that needs one last push to put it over-the-top? Is there a request to make to a potential client, in a more courageous way? Do you need to refocus on a fitness goal that seems to be floundering?
If the answer to any of those questions is yes, go back to work recognizing the power of persistence.
Ask, seek, knock, and you just find what you’re looking for.
When have you seen the power of persistence lead to something good?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.