Tenacity and persistence.
Two words many mistakenly believe to be synonymous.
I’ll agree they’re similar in meaning. Both tenacious and persistent persons possess a will that refuses to submit. However, it’s the manner in which they refuse that’s entirely different, with one being decidedly more effective at achieving success.
A persistent person will try something again and again in the hopes that it will eventually work. Regardless of how flawed the method, they never amend or vary their approach. They’re content to think that if they continue to try, sooner or later things will pay off.
Persistence is admirable in its unrelenting approach and often signifies a hard worker. But at the same time, it’s the hallmark of a freelancer who chooses to work harder, not smarter. Continue Reading