Re: Perservence pays off!
Posted by Scot on 03/27/2012 14:43:23
In reply to Perservence posted by john the younger on 03/27/2012 06:45:36
Just like your grandson, I play a musical instrument. My personal
choice is drumset and seperate from the different levels of
satisfaction that I've experienced through participating in music
during my life (less participation now that I'm older) I've noticed
that success of any kind is positively reinforcing and builds on it's
I've also noticed through experience that the critical point of this
side of my being is to be awake enough to recognize the patterns of
the successes and to understand them as 'proof-positive' that
persistence and "perseverence" pays off. Hanging in there and finding
a sense of meaning and purpose in doing the things I love has helped
take the process of self-actualization out from the realm of
abstraction and into the solid reality of my everyday life.
I've noticed patterns within my failures and those difficult
interpersonal relationships with that unpleasant dynamic of the "third
degree". But it seems that being awake and capable of this recognition
even when falling in the 'dunk tank' may be even more important for
creating opportunities for growth or survival than the awareness found
within the realization of success.
We had a tour of some new management personnel at my workplace today.
The stress was palpable in the environment but I felt good about
keeping up the mood and not making things important during the visit.
I've also realized just how grateful I am to have a job in these hard
economic times. Thanks very much for the recent helpful dialogue.
This are a few good points for the success side! :-)