Simon Ekin

Harnessing the Power of Persistence

In the realm of personal growth and achieving our goals, persistence often stands out as a key ingredient for success. We’ve all heard the adage, ‘If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again,’ emphasising the importance of perseverance in overcoming obstacles and reaching our desired outcomes. 

This concept is beautifully illustrated by the childhood experience of using a magnifying glass to start a fire. The initial attempts may be frustrating, yielding little to no result, but with persistence, that ‘poof’ moment arrives – the moment when our efforts ignite the spark of success.

This same principle applies to various aspects of our lives. Whether it’s pursuing a new career path, reach sales targets, building a dream family, or simply seeking out new connections and opportunities, persistence plays a crucial role in paving the way for fulfilment.

I encourage you to adopt the practice of making ‘two unreasonable requests a day.’ This simple yet powerful habit involves stepping outside your comfort zone and actively seeking out opportunities to ask for something you desire, whether it’s a business deal, a date, or simply a coffee chat.

Remember, persistence is not about relentless pursuit without regard to strategy or direction. It’s about combining unwavering determination with a willingness to learn, adapt, and refine your approach as you move forward. Embrace the power of persistence, make those two unreasonable requests a day, and watch as amazing things unfold in your life.

‘Mojestically yours’,


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