Generous persistence

“Generous persistence”

Isn’t this a great phrase? It sums up the kind of person I want to be and suspect the world around me needs.

It caught my attention on replaying Seth Godin’s Akimbo podcast for last week – Fooled by Spectrum.

But I also know that when stretched my tendency is to let go of the ‘generous’ bit, at least internally. I so easily shift into scarcity mode and hoard my time, attention and emotion for fear of it drying up.

Perhaps you’re not like that. Or perhaps it’s your persistence that seeps away when the going gets tough.

Either way, naming it is half the battle.

So I want to exercise generous persistence. Choosing to tone down my scarcity dial. It certainly might make me easier to live with… ask Steve…

Finding your voice: find your tone