My kid is very persistent. At age 7 he decided he wanted to learn the art of blacksmithing. For the last four years, he saved nearly every dollar he earned or was gifted for a blacksmithing forge and tools. On the other hand, he will ask me 20 more times after I say no to video games even though the answer will always be no.
While some of his persistence is a bit infuriating I can’t get too mad, because my dad tells me I was exactly the same when I was his age. Today I credit every earned success I’ve had to persistence. Namely, persistence to learn and keep trying (not the nagging type of persistence, although even as an adult that type of persistence can produce results in certain situations too).
When we do the emotional work of writing engaging emails or trying to find new event types our members like or connecting members with each other (just to name a few of the activities we do that require emotional work) it’s easy to get discouraged when things do not go perfectly. See if you can let your persistence override any desire to get smaller, lean out, do less, or quit.
- What will you do with your association of the future?
- Are you disillusioned about change at your association
- The world of work can be inhumane, but associations can be the opposite