There are many indigenous tribes around the world that practice various forms of rainmaking, which is a weather modification ritual that attempts to invoke rain. Among the best known examples of weather modification rituals are African rain dances, historically performed by northern tribes (Sahara and north-ward) in Africa.
What is not surprising about the rainmaking rituals most of these tribes perform is that when they dance, it usually does not rain. But there is one particular tribe where every time they dance, it rains. Why did the rain dances favor this one tribe, and not the others? When anthropologists went to study this tribe to learn their secret, they learned that this tribe danced until it rained. That was their secret.
In my life, I have missed many opportunities to do amazing things because I did not understand the value of sticktoitiveness and persistence. Why is it that most people never achieve their goals, aims and ambitions? Is it the lack of economic resources? Is it the lack of knowledge or access to information? Is it the lack of family support? Is it the lack of talent and skill?
While those factors certainly play a role relating to the success outcomes a person might experience, those variables are hardly the reasons why most people fail to become the best version of themselves. Most people do not experience the success they desire because they give up too soon—they simply quit.
Here is the application. It is not enough to have a dream and to desire success. You must hold on to that dream and idea long enough in order for that idea to materialize into your reality. Believe in yourself and decide on what you want, and once you have locked onto what you want, go ALL in—and Dance Until It Rains!
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