Today lets talk about persistence. Keep going. There’s no need to stop, unless you are stopping to rest
Conrad Hilton said success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit
How do you feel about quitting? Sometimes when we are pursuing a goal or a dream or even the beginning a big plan, we might make of false start and things don’t work out immediately, so we might think, it wasn’t meant to be. This is not my fate. This is harder than I thought it would be. This project is just getting too big, getting out of hand. I don’t know what to do
What you need to do is to keep going. It’s better to make a mistake and find a better way, than not to try at all.
There will be ups and downs on any path. You might make a false turn. Evaluate it, alter your plan, don’t just give up.
It’s ok to do things wrong out of ignorance. But you learn, you grow out at the ignorance and then you adapt, and you move forward once again.
The thing is you don’t have to know how to do everything that you need to do to work your plan. You can learn as you go. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, to do research, to improve your knowledge, your plan.
Things don’t have to be perfectly thought out before you start. You can start with the basics and go from there. If you make a mistake, it doesn’t mean that you are stupid or incompetent or reaching too far above yourself. It means you made a mistake. You’ve got to just keep moving. Taking some kind of constructive action to keep moving ahead. Don’t stop and gather dust. Don’t stop and give up. Don’t think you’re too old. You’re too poor. You’re too weak. Adapt. Keep moving forward.
You can take a break for a while if it gets too much. But don’t give up the dream the plan entirely. Take a rest. Do some research how to fill the hole in your plan.
Successful people keep moving. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people make mistakes but they don’t quit.
The other problem that may happen is overplanning. Being too meticulous. Wanting to get everything perfect, before we even start.
Sure we’ve got to know what doing where we want to go, but the path is sometimes a curvy one. With lots of ups and downs, starts and stops. So don’t feel that we have to be perfect. That we have to start on the same step as someone admire, who’s been doing thing that we want to do for years.
They might have had false beginnings as well. They might have had many lessons to learn before they got on the right path. But they didn’t stop.
It’s a good idea if you can, to talk with someone who’s doing the thing that you want to be doing. If you don’t know anyone personally, perhaps you can go to talks and hear experts talk about your field of expertise. Perhaps you can get books, look at YouTube for lessons, watch TED talks for inspiration. These kind of things, these kind of actions can keep us going.
We’ve got to take action, we’ve got to do something, we’ve got to silence the voices that say we can’t do it so just stop.
Affirmations are very helpful to keep us strong. Just repeating energising inspiring words over and over again, as we take appropriate actions.
Here are a few samples of positive affirmations to help us keep going:
I am way stronger than think I am
I can do this thing
I am guided to right actions
The people I need to help me come into my life now
The people that I can help into my life now
I am open to success
I do what I have to do
I have plenty of time to reach my goal I start on it now
Time is money
It’s time for fresh opportunities to come to me now
I listen to my intuition for guidance
I am open to all sources knowledge to help me achieve my goal
I am grateful for my health
I am grateful I have the energy to keep moving forward on this goal
I am grateful that I can bounce back quickly from discouragement
It’s ok to make a mistake, it’s ok to make lots of mistakes
I analyse and learn from my mistakes
I am a winner
I approve of myself
I do my best, and I get better with each attempt
I am a success
I am a successful person
I am persistent
I am a positive thinking person
I am a winner!
All is well in my world!
Here’s an audio podcast version of this blog and the affirmations 😊