Objective: Nothing has more power in achieving success than persistence. It’s obvious, isn’t it? If you don’t persist, you quit. And if you quit, you don’t finish = you don’t succeed.
The good news is that persistence is actually a skill that you can learn and train. The ability to bounce back from failure, and to power through obstacles can be strengthened through use. Persistence is intimately linked to motivation.
This month will be all about making ourselves more aware about the concept of persistence.
The Persistence Exercises
- Make a list of 10 times you’ve persevered and been successful.
- Make a list of 10 situations where you didn’t have the successful outcome you hoped for.
- Analyze the two lists you have created. Find 5 takeaway points (lessons learned) from your experience and list them.
- Go back to your blueprint from month one and review your goals list. Write down any potential problems and how can “persist” through them.
Your workbook will have a complete description of each exercise. Go there to record your answers.