Perseverance by Michael Mamas | Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Personal Growth | 7 comments “Perseverance is the Hard Work You Do AFTER You Get Tired of Working Hard” Another nice quote from the fitness community. © Michael Mamas. All rights reserved. Share this blog...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 7 Comments Mark P on June 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm I like this quote. It reminds me that merely working hard isn’t it. It is that next level deeper, reaching down into my deeper energy reservoir and pulling up those reserves. Forward, forward, always forward! Joy Anna on June 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm oh man, perfect timing. dang. Anonymous on June 11, 2014 at 12:25 am Sigh, true…but this quote makes my back ache… 🙂 michael brandon on June 11, 2014 at 1:29 am I like this one as well. My mother taught me at a very young age that if I wanted respect in this life..I needed to learn how to work hard. That lesson has served me well however I truly realized the art of working hard when I opened my own business. I haven’t always enjoyed working hard however I can honestly say that working hard has never been so sweet than it was when I was given an opportunity to work hard at Mt.Soma. I know the most important perseverance concerns one’s personal evolution and that is something I am dedicated to. The physical kind is also important so thanks guys..it was fun:) maharshi on June 11, 2014 at 7:14 am There key here is to do what you believe in. Finding that is not so easy for many, which is why I wrote “The Dharma Sutras” to help with that. Finding and doing what you really, really believe in makes hard work fulfilling. Otherwise, it is just plain drudgery. Joy Anna on June 12, 2014 at 9:52 am I’m thinking about my “relationship with” hard work… Often it feels healthy and I enjoy that. Other times I seem to give the work to be done a desperate urgency which seems out of balance. My relationship with hard work can sometimes be taken over by my relationship with “should,” which grips my dynamic… as well as the various “rationales” behind each “should.” It’s ironic, the cosmic joke I guess, that what we’re good at is also often where we get stuck. On the flip side, it’s cool that what holds us back can eventually transform into what moves us forward… Maybe a big difference is in HOW I keep working when tired (in all the ways this is an analogy for)… instead of forcing my way forward, I have to remember to breathe, exhale, take stock, and continue. Thanks for offering us a program that “works” us inside and out… Or really, it is a program in which the work of life–the path of evolving–is incredibly supported, enhanced, and sped along. So in that way, you are making our work easier and more powerful. You are our greatest coach and our greatest cheerleader! 🙂 Jai Guru Dev maharshi on June 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm Joy Anna, I like what say here. When working hard, it is quite understandable to just try to ‘get through it.’ At the same time, it can be good to once in a while remind yourself to enjoy the process… be in the moment. Starting your day with a list, or maybe even just one thing, that you want to accomplish that day can be useful. There is a feeling of accomplishment at the end of a day when the list is completed. It is fun to be ‘on a mission.’ When that mission is in context with your life’s purpose, it is all the more gratifying. Such tasks are not always profound. Yet the symphony such a life creates is profound, exquisite, and a life well lived.