Some goals to consider when forging ahead in 2012 is doing everything with the understanding in mind- the difference between “talented” and someone who has “tenacity.” Talented people are the many individuals that might be better, more creative, more skilled in the area of the talent of your choice.
Someone who has tenacity is someone who may not be perfect, they may have to climb some hills and have to deal with numerous obstacles. They may not come from money. They may not be able to achieve their goal in the time frame that their peers do, but their tenacity makes them strong and it is those with thick skin, those that can go the long distance that are the prize.
In the year 2012, what ever goal you may have in your life for this year that you want to achieve. Think upon your goals and remember this about achievement. Not everyone catches breaks and yes, there are many more people out their more successful, more talented, more creative, more intelligent, they come from an advantaged background.
It is just as important to have tenacity as it does to have the talent, skills, and intelligence. It is just as important to not get discouraged during hardships and setbacks. Every set back makes you stronger. Surround yourself this year with people that believe in you and avoid negativity.
It takes baby steps to reach a mile and with each step forward, you can reach the finish line. It is a marathon, but with enough persistence, you can reach your goal. Tenacity above perfection- to me that is the key to success because there are millions of talented people who never reached the finish line. You can, even if you may not be perfect.
Perfection is not as important as heart.
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."