Motivational Monday: Perseverance is Your Key to Success

perseverance key to success #motivationalmonday

Over the weekend I got a little lesson in perseverance. I found myself a little discouraged and frustrated over my blogger and entrepreneurial journey. Part of the frustration was coming to the realization that I haven’t really been an entrepreneur as I haven’t really made any money.

Someone on Periscope said that if you’re not making any money, it’s not a business, it’s a hobby. And as much as I want to argue against it because I know, I KNOW that I’m an entrepreneur, it was a little disheartening to hear.

So one of my goals this year is to actually make money blogging. It’s happening! Point, blank, period! And I’ve been trying to figure out exactly HOW this is going to happen. As Christians, I think we sit back and expect God to open doors without us moving an inch. He’ll open doors alright, but we have to play our part. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I thought people of influence would be drawn to my blog and doors would simply open up. Especially as I not long into my journey was approached by Huffington Post LIVE and was part of their Monica interview.


perseverance hard work key to success


I was like “Yaaassss! God’s got me, this is all gonna be a cakewalk.” Lol. The truth is, unless you’re sharing your content, people will likely not find it. There’s SO much content out there, you have to couple your faith with intention.

While wallowing in my feelings God led me to a video on Facebook about breakthroughs and perseverance from a writer’s perspective. It genuinely blessed me as it was such a timely word, and I want to encourage you, that regardless of where you are in your journey, KEEP GOING!

God will open those doors and He will bless you indeed (1 Chron 4:10). You just have to persevere.

Stay blessed!

You Might Also Like


  • Christine @MomsNCharge
    April 4, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Yaaasssssss Violette!!! Girl, this is all Shoot, I needed to hear this again myself because it can get challenging to persevere and to keep putting yourself out there when the ROI does not sometimes add up to the time, effort, sweat and money you put into it. But like they say: if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Keep on doing what you’re doing because I have no doubt we’ll be look back on this post and say….”remember when….” 🙂

    • Violette Willis
      April 4, 2016 at 3:52 PM

      Aww, you’re the best!! Boy that day can’t come soon enough, lol. But I’m happy to know it IS coming 🙂 <3

  • Milveen
    April 7, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Such a timely message for me. I’ve just started on the blogging journey and entrepreneurship and have to admit that these early days are the hardest! Great post, I feel motivated to keep pushing through. I have buckets of faith but you’re right, perseverance is key! Thanks for the boost, good to hear that feelings of frustration are normal but can be overcome 🙂

    • Violette Willis
      April 7, 2016 at 12:59 PM

      Aww, you’re so welcome!! Honestly, I’m not sure those moments ever go away as each chapter and phase of our journey has its own set of issues. Key thing to note though is that they are “moments,” they don’t last 🙂

      Welcome to the blogging world though!!! Checked out your site and it looks AWESOME!! Love the clean layout and the dope pictures. Judging by your “.ca” I’m also guessing you’re a fellow Canadian 🙂 I’m in Toronto girl, so if you ever wanna get together and rant about blogging, let’s do it 😉

      Stay blessed hun, and keep up the awesome work!

    • Christine St.Vil
      April 10, 2016 at 1:24 PM

      Congrats on joining the blogging world Milveen! You are definitely off to a great start, just checked out your site and love your content. Violette hit the nail on the head with this one. You are definitely not alone with feelings of frustrations but just keep going and the rewards will definitely pay off 🙂

      • Milveen
        April 11, 2016 at 12:11 PM

        Thanks for the positive feedback and encouragement ladies! I’m going to keep at it, there’ll definitely be lots of great things to come. And yes Violette, I’m also in Toronto. I may pick your brain a time or two during this blogging journey 🙂
        Milveen would like you to check out…Do These 3 Things To Get Your Day Started RightMy Profile

    Leave a Reply