Persistence for success
In the end it’s all about persistence for your success.
Welcome and it is my great pleasure to introduce you to our guest author today. Uwe Wagner – Oldenburg, Germany
Uwe really gives us a brilliant overview on persistence. He also allows you to analyze whether you lack persistence or not?
Take the test on persistence and learn how to improve your score.
Okay, we have defined our definite purpose, backed it with a burning desire, created a definite plan and made the decision to follow it.
But what’s the best plan without executing it?
Just a wish.
To transmute our desire into its monetary equivalent it takes continuous efforts of working the plan, we need persistence.
Having persistence isn’t a given, but the good new is it can be created and cultivated based on these definite causes:
- definiteness of purpose – to know exactly what we want
- desire – looking for it more than for anything else
- self-reliance – remember to be the captain on our ship called fate
and take over control
- definiteness of plans – to have done the organized planning
- accurate knowledge – going for facts, knowing instead of guessing
- co-operation – to be in harmony with others
- will-power – concentrating our thoughts on what we intend to acquire
- habit – to just repeat our actions consistently without questioning
Furthermore Hill provides a checklist so we can determine how we are doing with the cultivation of our persistence. Nobody said it would be easy to face ourselves squarely when asking how we are doing with these enemies of persistence:
1. Failure to recognize and to clearly define exactly what one wants.
2. Procrastination, with or without cause. (Usually backed up with a formidable array of alibis and excuses).
3. Lack of interest in acquiring specialized knowledge.
4. Indecision, the habit of “passing the buck” on all occasions, instead of facing issues squarely. (Also backed by alibis).
5. The habit of relying upon alibis instead of creating definite plans for the solution of problems.
6. Self-satisfaction. There is but little remedy for this affliction, and no hope for those who suffer from it.
7. Indifference, usually reflected in one’s readiness to compromise on all occasions, rather than meet opposition and fight it.
8.The habit of blaming others for one’s mistakes, and accepting unfavorable circumstances as being unavoidable.
9. WEAKNESS OF DESIRE, due to neglect in the choice of MOTIVES that impel action.
10. Willingness, even eagerness, to quit at the first sign of defeat. (Based upon one or more of the 6 basic fears).
11. Lack of ORGANIZED PLANS, placed in writing where they may be analyzed.
12. The habit of neglecting to move on ideas, or to grasp opportunity when it presents itself.
13.WISHING instead of WILLING.
14. The habit of compromising with POVERTY instead of aiming at riches. General absence of ambition to be, to do, and to own.
15. Searching for all the shortcuts to riches, trying to GET without GIVING a fair equivalent, usually reflected in the habit of gambling, endeavoring to drive “sharp” bargains.
16. FEAR OF CRITICISM, failure to create plans and to put them into action, because of what other people will think, do, or say. This enemy belongs at the head of the list, because it generally exists in one’s subconscious mind, where its presence is not recognized.
Well, I have to admit my score is way below the 100%. When my desire isn’t strong enough I am ending in wishing instead of willing, then looking for the shortcuts to riches, secretly, because of my fear of criticism.
Yes it hurts, but I have to face it, I have to be at least honest to myself.
After all it’s the first step to take whenever I want to change it.
And there is hope, because Hill provides us with four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence.
1. A DEFINITE PURPOSE BACKED BY BURNING DESIRE FOR ITS FULFILLMENT.
2. A DEFINITE PLAN, EXPRESSED IN CONTINUOUS ACTION.
3. A MIND CLOSED TIGHTLY AGAINST ALL NEGATIVE AND DISCOURAGING INFLUENCES, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
4. A FRIENDLY ALLIANCE WITH ONE OR MORE PERSONS WHO WILL ENCOURAGE ONE TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH BOTH PLAN AND PURPOSE.
How I am doing with these four steps?
1. Yes, it’s freedom I desire, the freedom to do what I want, with whom I want and at what time I want, without asking anyone for permission.
2. My plan is building my business by following the instructions of mentoring for free and providing support for all who are looking for it.
3. It’s wise to not tell anybody, neither friends nor relatives about our plans. When it’s done they’ll notice and their puking won’t affect us anymore
4. This referral to the master mind and the previous step are like the perfect recipe for the mental cleanse and I am really enjoying it. This I do so much more since I am noticing a certain development in leaving my programming behind and the feeling of loss whenever I am inhibited by my bondage called J.O.B.
Thank you Michael for providing such an opportunity of growth.
thank you Uwe your insights will help many people to develop their persistence.
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