Persistence and Perseverance – Reaching your Goals

The hardest part of any goal, often isn’t even the hard work that you put in to achieve it.

Its sometimes not the sleepless nights, the blood sweat and tears, or countless hours.

Sometimes the hardest part of reaching your goal is having the patience to see it through.

Work can become mundane. When you’re working towards something, you can find yourself settling into a routine and building a rhythm. You start building a consistent routine, and sometimes can find yourself getting complacent. Your actions start to repeat, day in and day out as you start doing the same things over and over, working towards the one common goal that you set for yourself.

Sometimes this repetitive nature can cause you to lose sight of what you’re really after and what you’re really trying to achieve.

But when you have the patience and persistence to see it through, that’s when you really get to start to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Working through the mundane and sticking it out is often harder than one would think. 

It isn’t until we start seeing how we progress, and especially how we’ve changed and grown through the entire process that we really start to appreciate the hard work that we’ve been putting forth.

In some cases it is hard to measure how much you’ve achieved until you actually reach the goal itself.

Goals like this, really rely on a lot of persistence and perseverance to see you through to the end. It can be difficult to keep showing up every day if the work doesn’t have a clear cut way of proving your hard work and efforts along the way. But that doesn’t make these goals any less challenging or any less work than any of the others.

We can always try to find benchmarks to measure our progress in an attempt to find some sort of measurement system in the progression of our goals.

Sometimes it’s a matter of getting so far through a pile or paperwork to prove to yourself that you really are doing it. Other times it’s keeping stock of the lessons learned along the way and the knowledge and insight you’ve gained by staying on task.

At the end of the day, when it comes to obtaining your goal – nothing else matters but the fact you made it. It doesn’t matter how you got there or how long it took you – only that you reached it. 

In this year 2020 and during a pandemic no less, goals can be sometimes hard to come by let alone reached. For that we need to embrace these moments and fight for them. We need to not only strive to reach our goals but find ways to help others reach their’s.

Sometimes if it feels like we’re losing sight of our own plan, helping someone with their‘s is a great way to get us back on track after taking a break and switching gears. In doing so, we can often come back refreshed and can take a look at things from a perspective that we may never have tried before.

With all of that said, at Sentinel we are big believers of goals, and even bigger believers of seeing them through.

2020 may have sent everyone, at least momentarily into a tailspin, but it’s what you make of these moments that define you. 

We are taking our goals and our dreams and seeing them through to reality.

2020 may have been a difficult year for us, and if it defines us in anyway – we can only be proud of what we have set forth to achieve and what we have accomplished, even when at times it felt like the odds were against us.

So dream big.

Set goals.

See them through.





Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management.  She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security.  Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details.  These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.  She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.  Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.