Most people don’t reach their goals because they don’t really know what they want. They try for awhile and if don’t meet with success soon enough, they stop pursuing it. The difference between people who accomplish their goals and those who don’t is persistence!
Persistence is the underling key to success, but you can’t just be persistent and automatically succeed. Without these four things you will just be spinning your wheels. The four habits of persistence you need to develop are a goal, a plan to get there, a positive mental attitude and a mastermind alliance to encourage you to follow through with your vision.
If you keep at these four habits and approach each new day as a fresh opportunity to unlock the door that holds your dreams, you will become successful. The path to get there may change so you may have to be flexible, trust the universe to guide you.
You will have challenges, reaching any goal entails overcoming obstacles. Keep in mind that every goal, no matter how daunting, is attainable if you just keep at it. You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it happen.
Persistently hold on to your vision and keep taking continuous action in the direction of your goals even if you’re only taking baby steps. Those same baby steps will transform into large advancements when added together. So never lose faith and keep making progress on your dreams. If you can just do that, you will succeed.
In the intro to week 10 Haanel writes
…the man who understands that there is no effect without an
adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences. He is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead. He sees the issue clear to the end, and he meets the requirements fully and fairly, and the result is that the world gives him all that it has to give, in friendship, honor, love and approval.
Instead of making excuses to cover our weakness or failures and expecting sympathy, we should take personal responsibility to improve ourselves. We need to think impersonally by utilizing our intellect rather than getting emotional when things don’t go well.
If we are to be free of judgment, then this includes judging ourselves and not worrying about the opinions of others. In order to truly change we need to recognize our weaknesses as well as our strengths.
A good friend or coach can see our potential and also point out areas of opportunity. We should be able to take in constructive criticism and always work at improving.
Create a Great Day!