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In Luke chapter 11: Jesus shares a story of a man knocking on the door of his friend’s house asking for 3 loaves of bread to feed a guest at his house. His friend yelled through the door. Go away we are retired for the night. But Jesus teaches that if the man kept knocking his friend will eventually get up and give him the bread because of his, shameless persistence, and so Jesus said I tell you, keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for, keep seeking and you will find. Keep knocking and the door will be opened to you.
So today in this life coaching session with coach Myrna I want to encourage you to be, shamelessly persistent. I remember way back my pastor called me tenacious. I was not sure if that was a compliment but it was, it meant that I was, shamelessly persistent, in getting what I want.
In the journey of life, obstacles and closed doors are inevitable. Whether you’re pursuing a personal goal, a career aspiration, or seeking to overcome challenges, the key to success often lies in, unrelenting persistence. It’s about refusing to let setbacks and closed doors define your path.
Here are 5 areas in you life to be shamelesly persistent.
**Dealing with Rejection:**
Rejection can be disheartening, but it’s also a stepping stone towards success. Embracing, shameless persistence, means that you don’t let a “No” deter you. You keep knocking on doors, sending out applications, or pursuing your dreams until you hear a “Yes.”
**Learning and Adaptation:**
Being, shameless persistent, isn’t about mindlessly repeating the same actions. It’s about learning from each attempt and adapting your approach. This continuous improvement leads to increased chances of success.
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Each knock on a closed door takes courage. Over time, these actions build your confidence and resilience. You learn that you can handle rejection and setbacks, making you even more determined to succeed.
Your unwavering persistence can inspire those around you. When people see your determination, they may offer support, guidance, or opportunities you wouldn’t have received otherwise.
Some doors are heavy, and it takes multiple knocks to open them. However, if you stop knocking, you’ll never know what was behind that door. Persistence often leads to breakthroughs and the achievement of your goals.
Examples of success after being shamelessly persistent :
- **Famous Authors:** Many renowned authors faced numerous rejections before their works were published. J.K. Rowling, for example, received multiple rejection letters for “Harry Potter” before finding a publisher who saw its potential. J.K was, shamelessly persistent, and it paid off.
- **Entrepreneurs:** Steve Jobs was fired from Apple, the company he co-founded. Instead of giving up, he started other ventures and eventually returned to Apple, transforming it into one of the most successful tech companies in history.
- **Inventors:** Thomas Edison famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” when working on the light bulb. His, shameless persistence, led to one of the most transformative inventions in history.
Being, shamelessly persistent, means embracing rejection, learning from it, and using it as fuel to knock on more doors. It’s about recognizing that closed doors are not the end of the road but opportunities waiting to be unlocked. So, whatever your goals, dreams, or challenges may be, remember this mantra: Keep knocking until the door is opened. Your persistence might just be the key to your success.