What is perseverance? The steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
But what does it mean to me?
1. I must have moxie. What is Moxie? It’s Maine’s signature soda, a mainstay with my Libby-Keith family, but something for which I never acquired a taste. Or shall we say it’s the courage to proceed even when failure is looming.
2. I also need a bit of backbone. Beyond my skeletal spine, I must have the will to stand up to confront the obstacles. Failure is not an option.
3. To risk another cliché, I must be like a dog with a bone and not let go of my goal. Write that book. Done. Publish it with fortitude. Done. Achieve marketing success. A WIP (work in progress).
a. Fish where the fish are. Trying to do that in social media. Facebook. LinkedIn. What else?
b. Let my core audience lead me to my adjacent audience. Trying to figure that one out. Any suggestions? (continued at c. below.)
From http://www.amazon.com Sally Ande says re: Beware the Sleeping Dog by K.A. Libby: “I enjoyed the subject matter very much, as psychological abuse is not addressed very often. The author is very good at describing her surroundings and soon you are knee deep in suspense and intrigue. I would certainly recommend you read her book!”
c. Become a mastermind of SEO (Search Engine Maximization). This week’s goal is to rework my ADP tags for my book. When I figure that one out, I’ll share.
4. Exercise sedulity. Now there’s a word. I must be diligent. I must work hard. And I must remember that the only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.