Perseverance Pays Off with Pride

Last Update: February 09, 2022


Why would I start my post off about Perseverance you might ask? Simple, I have been at Wealthy Affiliate for 4 1/2 years almost to the day. I have finally completed the OEC training. Some of you may say, well that's no big deal. For me, it is huge!!! I have started, stopped, started again, stopped again all for various reasons. I made a promise to myself on Black Friday that by the middle of February I would have finished OEC. I have finally did it.

Stay the Course

I would like to tell everyone that has not finished the OEC training to finish it. It does not matter how long you have been here or if you are just starting out. The pride you will feel from completing the course is exhilarating to say the least.

Finishing the course will tell you more about yourself than any amount of success you may have. Your websites will do better, your ranking will do better and finally your pride in having completed a comprehensive class designed to help you become successful.

I am not saying it will be easy, quite the opposite. It will be hard and there will come times when it makes no sense and you want to quit. Don't quit. Take a minute or two, take a deep breath and start again. You may find that going over some of the classes will make things clearer for you. If that doesn't help then talk to your mentor. If you don't have a mentor then try to find one. You must understand they are busy with their own businesses as well, it may take a little time for them to answer your questions.

Some of you don't know me and some of you have followed my journey. I will give you some background on why this is so exciting to me.

Almost three years ago, I had to have emergency heart surgery. My aortic valve was almost completely dead and had to be replaced. The surgery went well and one week after the surgery I was released from the hospital. Sounds great! It felt great as well!!!

Six weeks after I was discharged from the hospital I contracted Gillian Burre Syndrome. This is both a neurological disease and an autoimmune disease. I was in the hospital again. This time for only a week. The neurologist told me when I was first admitted that I would be in the hospital for one year. Yes, I said one year. I walked out eight days later on a walker. I would not allow myself to become discouraged.

It took me one and one-half years to relearn how to walk again, to feed myself again, or to bathe myself. This was reason enough for me to just say I QUIT but I wouldn't. If you believe in something strong enough you will find a way or ways to overcome the obstacle.

The Future Belongs to Me

I have learned so much from this community and am still learning. I try to give back as much as I can but I have not reached the point where I can do more than answer questions for people or give the occasional reply on a blog. I am here each day to learn.

I have retaken some of the classes for the training and am currently taking some of the other classes. This is so I can have a better business and to help others when it is needed.

Here is the screenshot from the email:

Never Stop Believing in Yourself
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FKelso Premium Plus
Your story is a good one, and an inspiring one. Perseverance is such a great skill that we should all develop. You never know what you can do until you try, and then don't quit -- keep trying until you succeed. You can make the world yours -- and I do think that if you believe in yourself, that's half the battle.
JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
I have started the new year with a new attitude. I will reach my goals because I am successful and have decided to make my goals a reality.
FKelso Premium Plus
Good for you, Jerry -- A great attitude. It's called commitment.
CordeliaN Premium
Jerry, I am sitting eating my breakfast and found I became quite emotional when reading your journey.

You are such a positive ray of sunshine, and on this bleak February day in southern England, you really touched my heart and I feel really moved and inspired.

It never ceases to amaze me how many inspirational and brilliantly wonderful people there are on this platform, not all are making £1000’s but so many members have life skills, empathy and drive. You Jerry are a driven man with some passion thrown into the mix.

Thank you for sharing

JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
I have been through so much that I have no choice but to be thankful and grateful for the gift I have been given. I have been blessed to literally have another chance at life. I will be successful and part of that success will be shared with others. I believe that since I was given this opportunity, I must help others find their way to success as well. It does not matter where you start but where you finish.
LDSewell Premium
Jerry, Congrats and that is a huge accomplishment!

In spite of all of your challenges - you did it!

Did you know that most people never finish the books they buy.

They never finish the courses they purchase.

They never take ACTION consistently on the things they do manage to learn.

That's life. It is reality - and it is a CHOICE...

You made the choice to FINISH what you started - no matter what - no matter how long it took you - no matter how many times you needed to do it again in part. That puts you in the very small percentage of people who do what they set out to do.

Your mindset (as you already know!) is the MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THIS WORLD to your success.

And you have a great mindset, my friend.

Best regards,

L.D. Sewell
JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
Thanks. I am on a mission now to use the training. My goal for the next three months is to grow my business and to help others learn to grow theirs.
wozzy Premium
Thank you for sharing Jerry and all the best moving forward.

JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
Thanks Mick,
It has been a long journey but one that will be well worth it.
taclark07 Premium
This is such a great message for so many of us. I am just starting out, only through level 3 and I too have a heart condition that has limited my ability to do my job. The owner of the business that I have built here in my home town is like family and he only wants what is best for me so I have been able to stay on doing admin things. I have now thrown myself into making this business my success. Scary as that may be. I commend your efforts and I wish you all the best with your business and your health.
Thank you so much for sharing, this is just another push for me to keep at it.
JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
Continue with the training the way it is setup, it is a roadmap to reaching success. There may be times that you want to quit, I did, keep going through the classes. It is worth it. Each time you have problems with training is actually a way to gain deeper understanding about the material. If you should ever feel bogged down with the training reach out to the community for help. We love to help others become Successful.