How To Conquer All Things In Five Ways October 12 2015, 0 Comments
"Energy and persistence conquer all things..." ~ Benjamin Franklin
Persistence. It's the course you must take in spite of opposition in order to be successful in anything you want to do. Anything worth while will not only take effort, but prolonged effort.
While you might know this intellectually, the truth is that many give up before what they really wanted to come to pass shows up. They turn away right at the point of the breakthrough. It was that one other thing they were going to do; that one other conversation; that one more try.
We know the stories of many by now of those that have gone before us that failed their way to success: Einstein, Edison, Ford, and Disney just to name a few. Somehow we forget what they had to go through and just remember what they achieved.
So today I will reveal to you the secrets to conquer all things by motivating yourself to be persistent.
#1: See the end from the beginning
What we remember about Einstein, Edison, Ford and Disney were mostly their successes, not their failures. When history looks back on what you have accomplished the focus will be on what you contributed, not on what you failed to do. In order to push through the hard times that come, because they will come, you must be able to see your end from the beginning.
It is said that we are sum parts of the five people we hang around with the most. If you are the smartest person in your group, you need to be part of another group of people that will be able to exchange ideas with you and help pull out your potential. If you are the most ambitious in your group, you need to be in a new group that is already accomplishing what you want or is at another higher level than you are. If you are the only one in the group that takes care of yourself... you see where I am going with this.
I am in way suggesting that you leave people behind, but this does go back to what I previously stated: what are you willing to pay to get what you say you want?
Below is a video from my 15 Second Coach series I do on Instagram, providing further insight on the relationships we have. Click on the image below to start the 15 second video (click it again to stop the loop from Instagram).
#5 Be singularly minded
Others are not going to understand in part or even completely your vision, what you want to accomplish. That's okay. It's not there's anyway. It's your vision for you to accomplish with the help from other people. Who those others are will present themselves as you keep going.
In other words, become obsessive. A bit more on that subject in the below 15 second coaching video:
There will be times that in order for you to stay on your persistent path you will need encouragement.
But that's for next week's post.