Trunks is a pretty smart guy. The embodiment of perseverance, in my humble opinion.
His life is very busy. So busy, in fact, that survival is his number one priority.
He doesn’t brag about his accomplishments, nor does he do what he does for glory. He does things solely for the purpose of living to see another day. Food, water, shelter, family and friends are all he longs for, and he does everything he can to have them 24 hours at a time.
Trunks knows food is in the kitchen. So when mom and dad are there, he knows he has a chance to get something. Even though he’s never eaten most of the foods, he knows that food = life. He takes every chance he gets to go to the kitchen and beg.
Does he always succeed? Of course not! Mom and dad turn him away more times than not. But every once in a while, he gets his hands on a delicious treat. All of his failures suddenly become valuable as soon as his parents give him something to eat. So he continues this behavior every. single. day. Hoping to catch them at the right moment.
Now, you might be thinking, “This doesn’t sound like Trunks at all!”
But you would be wrong. Plot twist: I’m not talking about Dragonball. I’m talking about my 6 month old Boston Terrier ^^
Trunks has managed to teach me a lot about being an entrepreneur in the short time we’ve been together. Most importantly, though, he’s taught me that the key to success is perseverance.
Like Trunks and his treats, entrepreneurial success is usually defined as being in the right place at the right time. But what that phrase doesn’t mention is all the effort and failed attempts that accompany finding that right place and right time.
Rejection is a major reason people either give up or don’t start at all. Yet, Trunks & all his 6 months of wisdom never lets rejection deter him from trying. He’s there every day – whether we’re cooking, cleaning, or walking to the laundry room – looking cute, jumping up and down, letting us know he’s there. He perseveres. More times than not, he fails. But he keeps at it because he knows that with the right timing, he’ll get what he wants.
We should all be more like Trunks.