“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” –Louis Pasteur

Tenacity, perseverance, resilience, stubbornness… whatever you call it, revel in it! Life is so full of life changing moments and most of them just blow past us because we are so busy focusing on the things that prevent us from succeeding or from being who we were meant to be. Some of us don’t even see our ability to fight for our goals, our dreams, our hope… others of us know we have the tenacity to battle for the win but at the same time we have let life bury us under excuses, drained and exhausted but still more than capable. So how to we overcome whatever barrier is in our path? Choice. Choose to take one step towards that goal, choose to live and breathe hope, choose to be stubborn and refuse to give up. Choose. And each time you choose it gets a little bit easier and the next thing you know it you are full of tenacity, fierce courage and an inability to quit.

Be stubborn. Be tenacious. Choose.

Sarah Deats

Sarah Deats is the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer. Her goals are to make a connection with everyone that she can while building community, spreading hope, and sparking change. She believes that while life may not be easy, it is never lived alone.