Daily Archives: August 31, 2009


The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.

~Henry Ward Beecher

In running a small business I am finding perseverance to be key.  It is difficult at times to stay focused and committed…especially when you are trying to run that business from home.  I am resolved to continue no matter how big the obstacle.  (Or how small–sometimes a 7 year old daughter can put the brakes on for me faster than just about anything else!)


The best tip I have found lately is to keep a list.  In the morning I take a few minutes to gather my thoughts and make a list.  Then I stick to it with a vengeance.  It helps keep the detours to a minimum and I am achieving more of my goals now that I am actively setting them.


Share your tips with me.  What do you recommend?  How do you Persevere?

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.  ~Albert Einstein