Perseverance – Holding Strong in Tough Situations


During the course of the last few years I have looked at many young people starting their careers and new entrepreneurs launching their businesses and I have notice a definite pattern.  The success stories come from those who have continued to persevere through the difficult times.

Many young people come out of school with this great expectation of embarking on this grand new career. They have already spent their first week’s pay prior to getting the interview. They have furnished their new apartment, bought their first expensive car, and the new clothes to suit that career, in their imagination.

Then reality occurs and although they have a plan and have done all the right things, the interviews and job offers are low paying and in many cases not in the field they even studied. In other instances, the job offers are distant and far away from home and this leads to the feeling of solitude and loneliness. They don’t have that support system we all need.

New entrepreneurs have invested much of their own funds and have taken loans to sustain their launch and business endeavours. They have invested in websites, marketing, networking events, chambers, and have sacrificed important family time to launch business with passion.

Then this reality hits and the economy is not co-operating, the business contacts are not connecting fast enough, the loans are due, and the desperation starts to overwhelm them.

Through all of this some choose to fold and others choose to fight! It is the strong in mind, passion and belief of self that succeed.  The young people who will take that first job no matter where it is or how low the pay and make it into a career.  Their perseverance is finally paying off! Once we allow ourselves to be open to a different route (not the only we planned unfortunately), we open ourselves up to new methods, opportunities and adventures.

Our wonderful entrepreneurs have to allow the brainstorming sessions with those they trust and rely on to find diverse methods of becoming more known.  There are many inexpensive methods to advertise and through a great network of colleagues they can guide you through.  The perseverance in your passion takes great sacrifice and trust.

Believe in yourself and allow the universe to expand your belief to others.

Anna Ottaviani is a Board Certified NLP Master Practitioner & Master Coach, Board Certified Master Hypnotherapist,Creating Your Future® , Time Line® Therapist Practitioner and Reiki Master. Her methods are unique and tailored to each individual client. She can be reached at or by phone at 289-221-5772. You can follow her on Facebook at

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