by Glen Hopkins
One of the keys to being successful
in anything you do is persistence. Once you have determined exactly what it is you want to
accomplish, you must take massive action on a consistent, persistent basis in order to
succeed. Think of it like building a muscle. If you have never weight trained before, the
first time you walk into a gym, chances are you will not be able to bench press 250 lbs.
However, if you are persistent, and you consistently go back to the gym, you will find
yourself getting stronger and closer to your goal with each and every visit.
One of the things you'll notice on your journey towards your goal, are roadblocks. That
is, you will encounter obstacles that seem to jump out of nowhere in an attempt to halt
your progress. Count on these obstacles. They are a part of life. Everyone would have
they ever wanted if there were no obstacles. Your job is to be persistent and work through
those obstacles. If you find little or no obstacles along the way, chances are you are not
really challenging yourself. And when you do reach your goal, you won't experience the
feeling of 'sweet success'.
Make your goal a challenging one!
If you take the time to study any successful person, you will learn that the vast majority
of them have had more 'failures' than they have had 'successes'. This is because
successful people are persistent; the more they stumble and fall, the more they get right
back up and get going again. On the other hand, people that don't get back up and try
again, never reach success. For example, Walt Disney was turned down 302 times before he
got financing for his dream of creating the "Happiest Place on Earth". Today,
due to his persistence, millions of people have shared 'the joy of Disney'. Colonel
Sanders spent two years driving across the United States looking for restaurants to buy
his chicken recipe. He was turned down 1,009 times! How successful is Kentucky Fried
Having said this, keep in mind that you must constantly reevaluate your circumstances and
the approach you are using to reach your goal. There is no sense in being persistent at
something that you are doing incorrectly! Sometimes you have to modify your approach along
the way. Every time you do something you learn from it, and therefore find a better way to
do it the next time.
Today is the day to begin your journey, using consistency and persistency, towards
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