Once, there was an older man, who was barely able to make ends meet. He was living off of $99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decides things had to change.  His friends drooled over his chicken recipe. He decided that this was his best shot at making a change.

He left Kentucky and traveled to different states to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he will share his chicken recipe in exchange for a small percentage of the items sold.

Unfortunately, most restaurant owners rejected this idea.  Even after all of those rejections, he didn’t give up. He believed his chicken recipe was something special. He got rejected 1009 times before he heard his first yes.

With that one success, Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.

Perseverance is the key to success. Perseverance is nothing but persistence is the persistence to remain on the course of action despite obstacles. They have a knack for moving around obstacles even when the going is tough. Potential low team morale may derail a team’s advancement. One must identify the underlying cause of low team morale. A great leader will assess the situation, find the potential solution and implement solutions. Thus, perseverance is a vital trait for all leaders.

The trait of perseverance doesn’t always come naturally but can be developed. Here are a few traits of ‘persevering leaders’

  1. Definiteness of Purpose: Have you ever asked yourself a question regarding why you want to do a certain task? We only persevere when our purpose is strong enough. Your purpose is your North Star, guiding through all the ups and downs.
  2. Self-Belief: You must believe that you possess the skills and competencies to achieve the desired outcome. Limiting belief will often restrict your ability to persevere and evolve.
  3. Planning is the key: Goal setting is extremely crucial. Break down a project into numerous smaller tasks which will provide you a sense of accomplishment. Even when your plans aren’t perfect, you should have something that you are loosely aiming for, it provides the focus and accountability needed for completing a task
  4. Accuracy: Your perseverance should be based on a firm foundation of knowledge. After all, why persevere with a business if you haven’t done your market research, understood the sector, created a business plan, and worked out if it’s is financially viable? It’s crucial to get some expert advice and support to ensure that your objectives are met

Am hoping these traits are well received by you and many might even be able to add their personal flavour basis to their resonance of staying perseverant. Leadership traits keep evolving as so do various colours to our traits. The more we exchange these experiences, the more we will grow and co-exist together.

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