Perseverance is a blinding force. Its necessity cannot be debated when attempting to launch a venture, win a woman’s heart, or succeed at any number of life’s races. It is innate in all of us, from children begging for a new toy to adults demanding a raise in pay. Perseverance is what helps us ride the more trying waves of life as well as achieve and attemptedly satisfy our exhaustive list of personal goals.
Perseverance mode is such a powerful setting that it can blind even the most aware individuals. Take, for example, the man trying to win a woman’s love. In this scenario, a well adjusted man’s perseverance has a short life span, with the all too possible outcome of quickly turning from cute to serious to restraining order. Or take the entrepreneur. To him, his business is a flawless money making enterprise, yet the market refuses to buy into his vision. Draining himself of his energies and cash, he is left with an idea and nothing more.
The successful employment of perseverance boils down to one finite principle: objectivity. We must successfully nurse perseverance, advantaging the emotion and fire that it provides, all while keeping an outsider’s perspective on our progress, or lack thereof.
Perseverance is no different than a performance enhancing drug. It can even the field or help crush the competition. Take too much of it and your (mental) testicles will shrink to the size of raisins, leaving you defeated and (mentally) shrunken.