In the confrontation between the rock and the stream, the stream wins – not through strength but through perseverance

People who persevere give their absolute best to push through challenges regardless of how they feel. They don’t take defeat lying down. This is an admirable personal quality – especially for employers.

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. The person who starts off with gusto can easily be demoralised when progress slows. Remember, ‘It’s not how you start but how you finish that matters’.

Just like the stream that finds a way over, under or around a rock, the smart way to approach life is with intelligent perseverance. Sometimes in the pushing there is a time to ask for help. So, know when to persevere and when to stop to find out if there is a better way.



This is Yvonne Godfrey author of ‘Making it on My Own’ 52 Smart Ways to Smash it in the Real World.