One of the keys to being successful in anything you do is persistence.
Once you have determined exactly what it is you want to accomplish, you
must take massive action on a consistent, persistent basis in order to
succeed. Think of it like building a muscle. If you have never weight
trained before, the first time you walk into a gym, chances are you will
not be able to bench press 250 lbs. However, if you are persistent, and
you consistently go back to the gym, you will find yourself getting
stronger and closer to your goal with each and every visit.
One of the things you'll notice on your journey towards your goal, are
roadblocks. That is, you will encounter obstacles that seem to jump out
of nowhere in an attempt to halt your progress. Count on these obstacles.
They are a part of life. Everyone would have every success they ever
wanted if there were no obstacles. Your job is to be persistent and work
through those obstacles. If you find little or no obstacles along the
way, chances are you are not really challenging yourself. And when you do
reach your goal, you won't experience the feeling of 'sweet success'.
Make your goal a challenging one!
If you take the time to study any successful person, you will learn that
the vast majority of them have had more 'failures' than they have had
'successes'. This is because successful people are persistent; the more
they stumble and fall, the more they get right back up and get going
again. On the other hand, people that don't get back up and try again,
never reach success. For example, Walt Disney was turned down 302 times
before he got financing for his dream of creating the "Happiest Place on
Earth". Today, due to his persistence, millions of people have shared
'the joy of Disney'. Colonel Sanders spent two years driving across the
United States looking for restaurants to buy his chicken recipe. He was
turned down 1,009 times! How successful is Kentucky Fried Chicken today?
Having said this, keep in mind that you must constantly reevaluate your
circumstances and the approach you are using to reach your goal. There is
no sense in being persistent at something that you are doing incorrectly!
Sometimes you have to modify your approach along the way. Every time you
do something you learn from it, and therefore find a better way to do it
the next time.
Today is the day to begin your journey, using consistency and persistency,
towards tomorrow's successes!