“The fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.”
I’ve been struggling recently with finding that zest for trying new things, hiding in my comfort zone and lacking energy for being brave then, at the weekend, Roger Federer at the age of 35 won a record 8th Wimbledon without losing a single set. I started thinking…..
Billie Jean King did a huge amount to championed women in sport and level the playing field. In 1973 at the Houston Astrodome, King defeated one-time Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs in straight sets. This match was known at the “Battle of the Sexes”.
This is only a very small amount of some of the incredible achievements in sport. But they all had the same thing in common. Persistence. That fight. That sheer determination to overcome the biggest opposition.
Next time I feel lost, I’ll remind myself of what I could possibly achieve, if, I have a little more persistence.