Beginning this week we select a virtue and look for it all week. When I was growing up with five siblings the road trips were frequent and long. They were always an hour to days traveling and one way to pass the time without fighting was playing games that kept us occupied. Someone would begin asking everyone to look for a white horse for instance. The first one to see the white horse was the person who selected the next item.
This is the advanced version of the game. It goes all week and this week I am looking for persistence. I started seeing it as soon as I selected it. Everyone is persistent in some ways. What we focus on is what grows and where the energy flows, they say. The persistent view of a glass half-empty and a persistent noticing what is wrong or missing fills conversations, Facebook, Twitter and the list is endless.
Persistence, tenacity and continuing effort all seem to align. They may look much like pestering, a version of insanity when it is merely repetition doing the same thing repeatedly. Persisting with a goal, using the gap between now, and it achieved as a gage may be a different way to persist. This will be an interesting week looking for persistence.