We all have dreams, goals and plans for our lives. The problem is that it takes persistence to achieve even the simplest goals. Learning how to achieve your goals will demand that you become a consistent and persistent individual.
Quite often in life the difference between those who are constantly achieving personal goals and those who do not will hinge on those two qualities. It is often not ones ability or knowledge level but the ability to stick to a task in a consistent and persistent manner. To realize any type of success in life, you have to consistently set goals and persistently work at them to completion.
There comes a time in life that we all feel the need for a fresh jolt of something in our motivation. We are striving, setting and achieving goals and then all of a sudden, you got nothing. You hit a brick wall, draw a blank and generally cannot see what the next step is or how to take it.
You can give yourself that much need jump-start by first of all being resistant to the urge to give in and give up. Consistence, persistence and resistance are the three concepts that will see you through the rough patches on your way to achieving goals for the rest of your life.
Let’s look at how we can incorporate those concepts into our business plans to make a new beginning everyday. Some people can mistake consistent behavior with being in a rut. Doing the same things over and over and getting the same or less result can be seen as being stuck.
It is not how quickly you get to the end just that you do. It is only by making consistent efforts, in a timely manner that you will eventually get the results you are looking for. Never forget the story of the tortoise and the hare.
Now that you understand that being consistent is one of the keys to achieving goals in the long term, you are ready for the next piece of the puzzle. This is being persistent. The only way to achieve a goal is to never stop pursuing it. if you get blocked at one turn try a different avenue. A winner is not always the one who crosses the finish line first but sometimes it is the guy who fell down and got back into the race. He may come in dead last but he finished the race, that is the important aspect of the exercise.
You have to thicken your skin and resist listening to those who say that you will fail. Look at how many times Alexander Graham Bell failed before succeeding with the telephone. There are many others who despite of the odds against them went on to find great success.
If you follow through on all of the things you start, you will be one of them.
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