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persistence
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Top 5 Ways To Build Persistence
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Top 5 Ways to Build Persistence

When you think about it, pretty much nothing ever gets accomplished without persistence. So I thought I might share what I believe are the top 5 ways to build Persistence. When applied, the potential to realise your goals and dreams can get so much stronger.

So here we go;

1. Get your priorities straight

Sit down and write out everything that you value and believe to be of utmost importance in your life. This can provide so much clarity around relationships and situations. When I did this exercise I found that the daily chatter inside my head became a lot more aligned, instead of one big chaotic conversation.

2. Know your big Why

Without having a total and complete emotionally charged reason for doing something, chances are we just aren’t gonna do it. So always have the end in mind with your project, dream or goal! This will keep you on track because it’s inextricably linked to your core being and maybe even your life purpose.

3. Laser Focus

Clear away as many of your distractions as possible; both in your life and in your immediate surrounds. Ask the question “Can I delegate this?” or “What is the worst outcome if I don’t attend to X?” It’s the little distractions in our lives that can eat up time and before we know it we have lost focus and feel a big guilty cloud hanging around. Having focus keeps alive persistence.

4. Imagination

Imagination is the wonderful tool that everyone has access too. Better still…..everyone has their own beautiful unique versions of it. As we walk our paths in life, imagination allows us to keep us in touch with what the next best steps are to take and helps to create circumstances for realising those steps. I use my imagination to build for me what the perfect day looks like; complete with sounds, feelings and smells. Once I am in that state I can almost feel my persistence kick up a gear.

5. Strong sense of personal Responsibility

Nothing quite takes the place of responsibility. Without it society would not function or evolve. If everyone chose to be less than who they can be, life would deteriorate rapidly indeed.

I have found that when it comes to work there are 2 types of people in this world; those who get things done and those who talk about getting it done. What I have described above helps me to be the former person more often than not.

Finally, it is an unavoidable fact that ‘life happens’. There are going to be times when situations, events or people just pop up and may temporarily affect your will or ability to persist. Just remember to incorporate these 5 things as you deal with those times. Write them on post-it notes around the house if you have too.

Your stories, comments and feedback always welcome.


Street Talk

Thanks, C, for the great tips. I'm gonna refer to this often to keep me on target.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Dr Becky Spacke, I keep referring to them too :)

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  about 7 years ago
Ai Hoon  

C4men, you're right and thanks so much for the timely article. I really needed this kick-my-behind article to help me be focused and keep persisting on doing the things which I need to do to get the life I''ve always dreamt of. My dream life would be waking up when I want to and working when I feel like :) Thank you for sharing these great simple tips that anyone even a noob like me can follow!

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  about 7 years ago
  

You're more than welcome Ai. No doubt you're on the right track, just keep going :)

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  about 7 years ago

C4men, this article is fantastic! You have hit the nail squarely on the head with every point! Reminded me a lot of the first training I ever did and it was so enlightening to me. I'm sure this article will be helpful to everyone who reads it.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Heather, its amazing how much little pieces of info can help others. Its the beauty of sharing I guess.

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  about 7 years ago

Well C4rmen, if you were reflecting on your own advice all the way through writing the article that makes it good enough for me. So many articles are written for others to take the advice, and not that they necessarily follow the advice they are advocating others should follow. So this has to be a great article, one I copy to a remember file, that I go through often, when I go blank. They just help me get my head back on track. Thank you

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  about 7 years ago
  

Hey great idea Rob, a remember file sounds perfect for me. Glad you liked the article.

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  about 7 years ago

Great article. Have to stay focused. Set that goal and work towards it the best way you can.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Daniel, I was reflecting on my own advice the whole way through writing :)

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  about 7 years ago
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