Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich once said, “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Sounds exhausting, doesn’t it? How do you keep going when it seems like an endless cycle?
Some days you go through the motions of your daily routine, wondering why you bother going to the same old job doing the same old things. Or you can’t remember why it’s important to prepare meals and wash dishes and laundry day after day.
So what’s the answer to why you do it? The answer is investment. Every good thing you do for your family, friends, career, church is an investment in the lives of others – even the daily routine tasks.
Investing in the people you influence as you persevere through the long days at work. Investing in maintaining your home and ensuring the well-being of your spouse and children helps to grow a healthy family. You and the people you affect each day will make a difference – for good or bad – so your investment of a healthy example is powerful.
When you reap the benefits of a good reputation at work or the blessing of kids who love to bring their friends home, you’ll realize it was all worth it!
Live, Work and Relate Well!
Dr. Todd is a licensed psychologist, executive coach, published author, and national conference and seminar speaker. He has been a featured expert on national and local radio talk shows and television news programs.