The Key To Success: Persistence

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Have you ever been through a time in your life when things were going amazingly well and then suddenly they changed?

I had just started my business. Things seemed to be going well when suddenly the very dream and excitement I had were taken away. The business shut down and so did my life. I fell into the deepest depression I had ever experienced. I quarantined myself to my bed for a long period of time.

The depression caused me to lose my vision, which led to me becoming unmotivated. There is a quote that says, “Without vision people perish.” I truly believe that because every time I’ve lost motivation, it was because I had lost vision.

"The process was not easy, but every step of the way, I knew I was going to" be stronger"

I really had to think about my future and what I wanted to do. I knew deep down that I was called to be an entrepreneur and to impact lives, but my depression was stopping me from fulfilling my purpose. I started to think and regain my vision. Once I regained my vision, I wrote it down. That was the start of my breakthrough in getting out of depression. I actually began to feel a little excitement for the future.

My next step was to take action. I came up with different business ideas. I have always had a huge heart for children, so I spoke to my husband about starting a daycare. Since entrepreneurship is his passion, he was on board. He was excited for me because I was getting out of bed and gaining motivation to live my life.

Throughout this process, I had to constantly remind myself to never give up. No matter what came my way, no matter who did not believe in me, or the thoughts I battled, I knew I could not give up. Being persistent was the key to my success. Persistence is what led to me seeing my vision come true.

I created my vision by closing my eyes and seeing what I wanted. Seeing my vision so clearly gave me the motivation to take action.

A clear vision is crucial to success. Once you have your vision, you must be persistent to turn it into your reality.


Angela Dela Cruz

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Angela, the co-founder of Stegela Corporation, is the wife of Stephen Dela Cruz and is an extremely influential woman. She oversees a lot of the details in all of the corporations and is always working to grow their empire.

Angela, an ordained minister, has a passion to inspire women to become confident, courageous, and compassionate entrepreneurs. She pours her energy into building up people around the world and supports many nonprofits that help 3rd world countries, like India, to become prosperous.

Angela is a powerful public speaker who is changing and shaping the world!