The Power of Perseverance
May 4th, 2012
Identify and Obliterate Six Obstacles to Success:
Patrick House, a recent winner on the national television show “The Biggest Loser,” lost 200 pounds in the midst of intense competition for the annual award. He is a young man with enormous resolve. When asked, “What is the single most important factor in reaching our goals?” without hesitation he replied, “Number one is perseverance. Too many people give up too quickly. Gym membership sales in the month of January go through the roof, and the show-up factor falls like a rock in February!”’
Why do most people give up so easily? What are the differences between those of us who do and those of us who don’t?
Motivation is a key issue. Henry David Thoreau defined motivation as “the pull of anticipation and the push of discipline.” Both anticipation (the goals, visions, and objectives you set) and discipline (your work ethic and determination to follow through), properly handled, can take you to new heights.
Here are six barriers that keep our goals from becoming a reality:
1. Lack of Clarity
2. Lack of Commitment
3. Lack of Belief
4. Lack of Passion
5. Lack of Congruence
6. Lack of Focus
Your success does not depend on who your parents are or where you went to school or how old you are. Freedom to excel is your individual birth-right.
When you stop setting goals, you essentially direct your subconscious mind to go ahead and start preparing for death. Don’t fall into that trap. If you can articulate what it is you really want, put it in writing, and fine tune it, then you are on your way to achievement!