“When someone tells me "no,"
it doesn't mean I can't do it,
it simply means I can't do it with them.”
- Victor Standish
"Stay the course" is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle
meaning to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism.
The modern usage of this term was popularized by United States presidents
George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan.
Staying the course in pursuit of whatever dream possesses us is not easy.
If it were easy, it would not be the right dream.
HOW TO STAY THE COURSE?
Renew your vision of what you are working to accomplish regularly.
Do something every single day to move in the direction of your desired achievement or goal.
If you find yourself drifting away from your course, analyze what is going on.
When you fail, as we all do, place yourself back on the path with no self-recriminations.
(That first step after a fall is the most important.)
"The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
How Do You Stay On Course Yourself?