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Is It Hard For You to Be Persistent?

A Bloodhound is a dog!  More specifically, it is a breed of dog known for being able to pick up a scent and find whoever or whatever is being tracked.  Per Wikipedia, “Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct … it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children, and lost pets.”

One time a friend made a joke about me by calling me a bloodhound.  Were he not a friend, the remark could have been interpreted as an insult.  But he meant it as a compliment. He compared my persistence in completing a task or project to that of a bloodhound who had picked up a scent and would not stop until he had found what he was tracking.

  • Perhaps it’s a personality trait and I was born that way.
  • Perhaps it is how I was raised and it’s a characteristic nurtured and developed by my parents.
  • Perhaps it’s my life experiences that have taught me to be this way.
  • Perhaps it’s all of the above and more!

But evidently, it’s not that way for everyone.

Some people lack persistence.  They may set out to accomplish a task but if takes too long or proves to be difficult or arduous, or they get bored or distracted … THEY DO NOT PERSIST.

Ask them why and they have all kinds of excuses or reasons why but the truth is they run out of steam and don’t complete the project.

What’s more?  They have no determination or drive to carry on or see a matter through to the end.  THEY QUIT!

Not sure why but:

It has always been easy for me to be persistent.

Some people persist but it is not easy. It does not come naturally.  They really have to push themselves.

If you’re being honest with yourself about yourself, when you approach a task, how would you and/or observers describe your attitude, behavior or mindset.  Choose Yes or No below.

  • I am persistent and patient; and won’t stop until the job is done.

    • Yes
    • No
  • I am a procrastinator, but will eventually start the project and finish it!

    • Yes
    • No
  • Hate to say it but if the job is too hard, I’m a QUITTER!

    • Yes
    • No
  • I can’t possibly answer any of these questions without taking a personality assessment test.

    • Just kidding.

What do you think?

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