Perseverance Pledge

When you stumble, fall down, fail, or get fired, just remember…

“The Perseverance Pledge” by Craig Ballantyne:

“Dear Self,

I know things are going rough, so here’s what I pledge to do to get back on track:

I make a plan to get back in the game.
I stick to my vision.
I study the masters.
I read So Good They Can’t Ignore You.
I implement those strategies.
I apprentice with a Mentor.
I hone my craft.
I work hard.
I work harder.
I earn it.
I look back on my past and see what worked and do more of what did and less of what didn’t.
I remember the people that supported me this far and promise to never let them down by quitting, for there are no failures, only quitters.
I remember what you have going for me, and I’m grateful for it.
I never forget how much I’ve been blessed to pursue my dreams.
I add value.
I learn to add more value.
I give and I give and I give and I give.
I go to bat for others.
I work for the intrinsic rewards, not just for money.
I get up early, tackle the most important priority on my to-do list, and work until I hit my deadlines.
I don’t mess around.
I don’t make excuses.
I don’t blame others.
I take personal responsibility.
I don’t whine.
I don’t feel sorry for myself.
I know I still have it better than 90% (or more) of the world.
I find a way.
I just do it.
I never, ever, ever give up on what is important to me.
I persevere.”

Keep on pushing,

Craig Ballantyne

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

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  • Daniel Razowsky

    Thank you for reminding me how great of a book So Good They Can’t Ignore You. It was my first start to debating whether I should go the passion route or work hard to grow a passion into my work.

    As much as I want to do something I’m passionate about, it’s really tough to start out of college like that. I’m working to get into Real Estate. After a couple of years I believe I’ll start growing a passion for it because I’ll start understanding it a lot more.

    I just need to know when to call it the day and still be able to do my hobbies and hopefully even start an online business one day. Waking up early is key.

    Have a great week everyone.

    • Craig Ballantyne

      Great work, Daniel!