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Persistence Gives You the Edge … Test Yourself

With persistence, you can achieve anything in life. When you are persistent you will put everything in to move yourself forward toward your goals even when you have no guarantee of success.

What is your goal? One of my biggest driving forces is to create a location independent lifestyle. When I set out on this journey to reach that point, I knew there were no certainties in life, no guarantees that I would make it. What I did know was there have been many people before me who have achieved this very goal, starting from nothing. I know what others have accomplished, so could I.

What would you dare to attempt if you had no limitations at all? If you were absolutely guaranteed success in any one great thing, what one big goal would you set for yourself ?

The only question you need to answer is this: how badly do you want your goal? Once you decide exactly what you want, you then have to move confidently in the direction of your goals, and never give up.

You must be able to clearly define your goal for yourself, then you must write it down, and make a plan for its accomplishment. Your ability to describe what you really want means that you have the ability to attain it, as long as you want it badly enough and you are willing to work hard enough. The only real limit is the intensity of your desire.

The more confidently you act and the more positively you move in the direction of your goals, the more your mental powers will work for you. An amazing thing happens, you attract into your life the people and resources you need to achieve your goals.

Never let fear hold you back. This is one of our greatest enemies, and the reason so many people fail to live up to their potential. You have to break through the barriers of fear and doubt that could hold you back.

You have to acts in spite of your fears.  Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” You must confront your fears whenever they arise. When you confront something that is making you afraid, and you move toward that fear, the fear diminishes and loses its hold over you. But if you back away from the fear, the fear grows until it dominates your whole life.

When you can use the power of persistence, you can dare to dream big, because this one attribute can make sure you don’t fail? It’s your magic wand and can change everything about your life. You can create your own future, almost without limitation. You can bring about dramatic changes, and often the only limitations on your abilities are the ones that exist in your own mind. Remember Napoleon Hill’s famous words, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Winston Churchill said, “The best way to develop any quality is to assume that you already have it, and act accordingly.” Aristotle said that the best way to develop the quality of courage was to practice courage in every situation where it was required until it became a habit.

By the Law of Attraction, you get more of whatever you think and talk about most of the time.  You must be careful to think about, talk about, and imagine only the things that you want. You must refuse to dwell upon the things that you don’t want. You must do everything possible to assure that this law is working for you and not against you. This is essential for creating your own future.

Think about your success and all the rewards and benefits that you will enjoy as the result of achieving your goals. Write them down. Think about them continually. The more reasons you have for wanting to achieve your goals, the more motivated you will be. The more rewards you can think about enjoying when you overcome the obstacles in your path, the more power and energy you will have.

Keep moving forward, put in 100% of your energy and attention into what you are doing. Focusing 100% of your energies forward gives you that critical edge. It can be the difference between success and failure. Believe in yourself, and know nothing can hold you back.  You will become unstoppable in your pursuit of your goals.

Perseverance, persistence, and determination are the essential qualities that will enable you to triumph. The primary reason that people fail is not because of lack of ability or opportunities. They fail because they lack the inner strength to persist in the face of obstacles and difficulties.

No matter how many knock backs you face, don’t let them stop you from progressing towards your goals. You can fail over and over again, but all it takes is one big success to wipe out all your previous failures.  Think about Thomas Edison who experimented and failed hundreds of times before his success.  But he held within his mind the knowledge that finding the solution was only a matter of time. Success was inevitable. Failure was not an option. All he had to do was eliminate all the ways that didn’t work until all there was left was the one way that did work.

Begin every pursuit you undertake with the assumption that your ultimate success is guaranteed. Whatever setbacks or difficulties you have, resolve to learn every possible thing you can from them.

Persistence is the magical formula of success. You can only move ahead in your life and your career as you develop huge levels of persistence.  Most people achieve their greatest successes one step beyond where anyone else would have quit. But because they persisted, they finally break through. So continually remind yourself that you could be only one step away from success.

Persistence is the quality of persevering toward a clear goal in the face of the obstacles and difficulties that inevitably arise. Persistence requires that you remain flexible regarding the means of attaining the goal. You always keep your eye on the ball. You always know where you are going. But you are willing to turn and change and try a variety of different ways to get there. You never give up.

Believe in yourself with such resolve and confidence that you know nothing can ever stop you or hold you back. The more you persist, the more you will come to believe in yourself, and the more you believe in yourself, the more you persist.

Become unstoppable in life and following your dreams by determining that you will never stop until you have achieved your goal. Always be bold and persistent, and  inspire yourself to push forward, no matter what happens.

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
  1. Debbie says:

    Persistence is definitely something I don’t lack… I am very persistence and goal minded person… Firm believer in setting goals and achieving them..

    Great article Larry

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Food for thought..that you always do Larry..u have given me some serious soul searching and thinking to do…Thank u for sharing something so thought provoking.

  3. Roy Durham says:

    patients + persistence = prize. do the math.
    great post and good advice. thank you and god bless

    • LarryLewis says:

      Roy, isn’t it sad how so few people can do simply maths when it comes to themselves. When life can be such a simple formula, why do they make it into a complex one. Thank you for the comment

  4. Tremendous advice, Larry! I liked the idea of writing down goals and focusing only on what you truly want.

  5. iris says:

    this is my first time here, and it’s really productive reading your notes! thanks for sharing and radiating positive thinking!

    • LarryLewis says:

      Thank you for visiting Iris, i hope you return and i promise you i feel an obligation to help my readers get in touch with the positive things in ligfe and ill never stop!

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