Thursday, November 5th, 2015

When Fighting The Battle You Must Persevere

I love to read famous quotations. There are so many on line and I have two books full of them. I find them thought-provoking, entertaining, sometimes sad and often motivating.

Here’s one I recently came upon from Margaret Thatcher:  “You may have to fight the battle more than once to win it.”

I immediately thought about life in an accounting firm. I see this quote come to life often in my consulting practice and I experienced it first-hand during my many years working inside a CPA firm.

My response to fighting various battles was perseverance.

Here’s the definition: Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Maybe you are not the managing partner or an old-line partner. Maybe you are not even a partner. When you see things that need changing, when you have new ideas or a “better way,” I urge you to persevere.

Definition of persevere: Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.

After all, a little trickle of water persevered to form the Grand Canyon.

  • "I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.""
  • Steve Jobs

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