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Importance OfPerseverance For Your Success

Nov 11, 2007
People who have succeeded in their lives have kept on trying even when there seemed to be no hope at all, which is one of the most important aspects in life in order to accomplish personal goals. It is not wrong to say that perseverance is one of the most valuable traits for a person to achieve success in any field. And the best thing about perseverance is that there is no need to obtain a university degree to make use of this tool. Only thing required is self determination to achieve success using perseverance. In fact perseverance is something one was born with like learning to talk, to write and to walk which requires perseverance. And at last the result is success. The main key in developing perseverance means taking small steps in the beginning, which results in small achievements and ultimately result in success with personal goals. It is like solving a jigsaw puzzle; one piece is added at a time and ultimately it finishes.

Testing Your Perseverance Quotient

In order to test your perseverance a person must rate himself on a scale of one to three. One being high and other being low on certain aspects as below:-
To believe in himself
To have a clear career objectives
To address personal limitations
To bounce back from disappointment
To accept and adopt changes
To have the stamina to persist
To gain support from friends and family in searching objectives
To focus and complete projects
To consider personal goals to be consistent with values and purposes
To take unpopular actions when you believe your right

By doing so just add the total scores and higher the score the more perseverant you are.

Tips for Persevering

To clarify your goals- Bottom it on all your passions, abilities and requirements. Understand why you need these goals and how will you benefit with it. Confirm your goals in the present and write desired outcomes about what you want to accomplish.

Aim to achieve your goals- Outline your strategies and goals and know all the resources which can help you achieve your goal. Break the goal into small steps and work backwards to form your desired outcome and achievement dates.

To Develop Support systems -Try meeting regularly several encouraging persons who support your goals and celebrate your achievements.

To select between productive behaviors and attitudes- Do not worry about the past instead think about what might happen. Reinforce the positives in yourself and expect good things. Try to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Acknowledge your accomplishments and also judge your accomplishments against personal standards of self-improvements.

To develop the will to risk -Try to research your goals in order to reduce negative outcomes. Live in the present and stop worrying about what might happen.

To maintain a healthy lifestyle -try carrying your mind, spirit, emotions and body. Practice stress relievers and schedule a quiet time to think and reassess.

To practice imagery-Try to imagine yourself living in your goals. Hold your desired outcome firmly in your mind and sense, hear and touch aspects of your goal.

To focus on personal goals daily-With every no you are closer to a yes of success. Success can be gained from every setback. Try to believe what you will attain in your goals. When your emotions and activities focus on your goals you can achieve the extraordinary.
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell (Master NLP Practitioner) has published more information on using Perseverance as a Goal Setting tool at
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