Peter had toiled all night and caught nothing. Then in the morning, Jesus moved into His boat and said to him, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch," essentially telling him to repeat what he had done the previous night – Luke 5:1-7. “Do it again,” Jesus said.
Understand: Success in any endeavour is often the result of your ability to repeat a failed action. The fact that an action failed in the night, does not mean it will fail in the morning. Actions are like seeds. Sometimes, a seed fails to germinate and bear fruit, not because it’s not viable, but because of hostile environments – soil, climate, and all other atmospheric factors. This is the same way with actions. Sometimes, your actions fail at a certain time because of hostile circumstances. If, however, you repeat the same actions under a different set of circumstances, you are stunned by the result. This is why you must learn to persist.
Extend your actions beyond immediate time frames, into multiple and varied time frames and circumstances. Solomon says it like this, “Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.” ~ Ecclesiastes 11:6
It’s all about persistence, tenacity, endurance, consistency.
Do it again, then do it again, then do it again… and again, and again, and again.
Have you ever had an experience where you repeated a failed action only to encounter surprising success?
Beneath the dazzling brilliance of talent and phenomenal success, lies the dull and tenacious monotony of persistence, patience, and endurance.