Today is the only day I have to work on my dreams.  If I don’t work on them every day, they will never happen.

Each day is a new chance to be all that I can be and do all that I can do.  What I do today is important, because I am trading a day of my life for it.  Time is my most important non-renewable resource, and when time passes, it’s gone forever.

When I waste my time, I waste my life.  My seconds, minutes, and hours are the measure of my existence.  The scales of life are always in balance.  I always get back exactly what I give.  If I work for only one hour on my goals, life gives me back one hour of dreams and nothing more.  Whatever bargain I strike with life, it willingly pays.

When my time is gone, my life is over.  Today is the only day, and now is the only time that I can make my dreams come true.  There is no reason to wait.  Today my life will count for something good.


If I wait until everything is perfect, and I know exactly what I'm doing, I will never live my dreams.

I can think of dozens of reasons why now isn't a good time to spread my wings and fly.

I need more experience before I get started.  I need to be older and more mature before I launch out.  I need to be stronger to have the ability to endure and persevere.  I need to get permission from my parents, my boss, the government, and God.  I need to wait until tomorrow or next week when I am better prepared.  I need to wait until conditions are more favorable before I spread my wings and fly.

All of those things may be true, but if I accept them as reality, I may as well say good-bye to my dreams.  They will not happen.

But I'm not going to listen to the voice of limitation and fear.

I've already spread my wings, and I'm soaring on the updrafts of God's love.  I'm not waiting until I'm older;  I've given myself permission to live my dreams now, and I'll get the experience I need along the way. 

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Nov. 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Perseverance In Life- How To Develop It

Perseverance in life is an essential quality if one is to realize their goals and achieve success.

In a nutshell, perseverance is the act of persisting to do something in spite of challenges, obstacles and disappointments.

Whatever endeavors you pursue, when armed with the virtue of perseverance your success is almost guaranteed.

Unfortunately, many people rob themselves of any success because they do not have the perseverance to see their goals through.

However developing perseverance is not difficult to do if you're prepared to put in some effort.


In your efforts to developing perseverance in everyday life you, a faith and belief that you can actually succeed and meet your goals is crucial.

An unwavering faith and a strong belief will ensure you have the motivation to continually strive towards your goal regardless of what obstacles you come up against.

Conversely, if you don't have the belief that you can accomplish a particular goal then the likely hood is that you'll quit, meaning you won't ever succeed, which in turn reinforces and substantiates your theory that you couldn't succeed anyway.

Unfortunately, this kind of mindset can quickly develop into a habit, which sabotages any chances of you savoring success.

Possessing a deep inner belief that you can succeed simply means that you will never give up on your dreams. You will be equipped with the mentality that your success is just round the corner. Yes, you may encounter major challenges or possibly defeats along the way, but because you have a belief that you will eventually succeed, you will revise your game-plan, tweak your strategies, keep moving forward and therefore dramatically improve your chances of success.

So I hope you agree, your ability to persevere is at the heart of your every success.

But what things can you do to develop perseverance in life?

1. Firstly, you must establish what it is you truly desire. What goal do you really want to achieve.

2. Have a clear step-by-step plan of how you're going to achieve your goal. Your plan is your roadmap to your desired destination. Simply without one you'll get lost.

3. Before you start your pursuit of a goal, make a commitment to yourself that you will work toward it for a specific period of time and won't give up before that time arrives. Make this period as long or as short as you want but the important thing is not to quit before the allotted time.

When the deadline arrives, you can then decide whether to continue with the strategy you're currently following or make some changes to it.

Revising your strategies is fine but quitting is fatal. Quitting will only strengthen and accentuate your inability to persevere and see things through.

4. Identify potential obstacles you could face along the way. This will not only prepare you mentally for when you do come across them, but it will also help you in the process of devising alternative strategies and contingency plans.

5. Seek out help and moral support from family, friends or mentors. They will help keep you focused and motivated on following through until you achieve your goal.

6. Self-control is a must when developing perseverance in daily life. Exercising self-control ensures you remain focused on the task or tasks in hand, and not get side-tracked and distracted.

7. Establish consistent daily habits. Take small steps of progress consistently everyday will mean that your efforts will compound and success will be inevitable.

The importance of perseverance in life cannot be stressed enough. To achieve any notable goal or success then you must have the stamina to stay the distance.

If perseverance is something you lack then by following the tips above and applying a minimal amount of effort you will soon realize that nothing is beyond your reach.

The key to unlocking the door to success is that of perseverence. The power to persevere has been the cornerstone to the success of many of the world's highest achievers. Develop perseverence in life and a never give up attitude and success will be virtually guaranteed.

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