Importance Of Perseverance For Your Success

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.

Choosing Is King

What’s the most important single action you can take to reach your goals? Hint: You might be surprised at the answer.

It may not be getting the right job or business, working with the right people or hiring the right person. It is choosing the right core goal for you. When successful people achieve goals and still are not satisfied it is often because they have successfully achieved the wrong goal.

Four Easy Steps

Getting to your right goal is easy once you understand and master these four steps.

  1. Choosing Is King
    Most people start with a wish list of everything they think they want making prioritizing nearly impossible. The key is to choose three major goals.

To help you get started, I will use my goals so you can see how this system worked for me.

• Freedom to work and live the way I choose
• Fully support my kids emotionally and financially
• Enjoy my daily life

  1. Define your goals and write a simple plan
    You must define each part of your goal. This is a step only you can do. For example, in the goal above “enjoy my daily life” I define that as where and how I live. That will be different for each of us. For me, it could be location and square footage of my house. For someone else, it might be custom designing, amenities, etc. Clear definitions are integral to following the rest of the steps

Crafting a simple written plan is insurance that you will use it. If the plan is a work of art, but too complicated, sooner or later you will stop looking at it. To stay on track, you need to be able to do a quick check regularly. Don’t devote more than a page to your goals, less is even better. This is for your eyes only so write in a medium that you like best and that allows your best thinking. This could be the computer, paper or even post-it notes. Whatever works best for you.

  1. Learning Mode
    Commit your resources (time and brain power) to learn only what you need to learn to reach each of your goals. Always start with available and free resources. Educating yourself will not be a chore if you pick the right goals. Don’t rely on someone to tell you the answers. You need to build your knowledge, confidence and clarity around your goals to ensure that all the small and large decisions you will make in the future move your forward toward your goals and not away from them.

I will share the formula I use that has worked well for me, feel free to adapt it to your needs or create one that makes sense to you.

Goal: Fully Support kids emotionally and financially.
• What: Define your goal and be as specific as you can. I may partially define this as kids graduate from college debt free. For me, this include defining the ages of the kids when they enter college so that I can set parameters so I know how much to save. I might choose when they graduate from high school until four years after graduation. This way I know the timeframe I have to save the money I will need to fund this goal. I will continue defining how I view graduation, public or private college, etc. Once I know exactly what my goal means to me, then I can move to the next step.
• How: How will I achieve this goal? In this case I might learn the rules to maximize aid eligibility, research the best savings vehicle, tax implications, calculate the future inflation rate, etc. to determine the amount of money that needs to be saved to reach my goal.
• Measure/Correct: My measure for this goal would be x amount of money saved for college each year. Periodically during the year, I will make sure I am saving enough to reach my annual goal. I check early and often so that I can make changes if I need to do so.

  1. Everything else comes second.
    This is a core implementation step. Your goals must win out for the majority of the decision points. This narrows down choices so that decisions are easier. For example, buying a new car might be considered only if the three main goals are funded on schedule. Remember to filter your choices through your goals. This will be easy if you have picked the right goals for you.

Quick Summary:
a) Choose goals
b) Your definition
c) Learning mode
d) Consistent application

Please feel free to take my system and adapt it to what works best for you. This system is exactly how I retired from my full time career at 52, with my children’s’ college paid for and began living a life I had enthusiastically constructed. None of this happened by luck. I used a simple system and you can too.

How to Move Forward Like You Mean It: The art of setting goals is the superhighway that leads to constructing the work and life style that will help you feel like you are always running on all cylinders.

Make setting your true goals a priority as soon as possible.

Psychology Of The Hero Soul

“There is the known, and there is the unknown, and in between is the doors.” – Jim Morrison

“Break on through to the other side…Where the day destroys the night and night divides the day…Break on through to the other side.” These were the famous haunting words sung by the American poet, rock artist, Jim Morrison of The Doors. With these words, he electrified an entire generation. And with these words, he began his own destruction. Morrison was talking about the great hero quest that he longed to take: to break on through to the other side, the dark side, the spiritual side, the unknown, and beyond. To penetrate the deepest darkness of his soul, enter on to the other side of pure light, and return with a vision to heal himself and his people. But Jim Morrison never returned from the dark side.

Jim was not prepared to enter into the dark side. He did not understand the psychology of the hero soul, and did not have the capacity to deal with the horror of his inner demons. Instead of slaying the dragon, his ego, he fed his ego with more fire and hatred. He set out to kiss the serpent, to ride the snake to the end of time and beginning of eternity, but he was swallowed by it. He was consumed by his own darkness.

The same thing happened with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. They got stuck in the dark side. By using artificial means, massive quantities of drugs and alcohol, they were able to shut the spinning wheels of their mind and receive a small glimpse of the other side. In their drug-induced trances, they caught the occasional beams of light on ‘the other side’ that penetrated their darkness with visions of poetic expression.

But they did so at a great cost to themselves and people around them. These visions may have electrified their generation, but they did not heal. They simply entertained people, and at best, during their peak, may have satisfied a small yearning inside. But their music did not elevate people to a higher level of understanding like Mozart, Beethoven, or John Lennon.

Joseph Campbell, in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, beautifully illustrates the path of the hero: “the birth, life, and death of the individual may be regarded as a descent into unconsciousness and return. The hero is the one who, while still alive, knows and represents the claims of the super consciousness which throughout creation is…unconscious. The adventure of the hero represents the moment when, while still alive, he found and opened the road to the light beyond the dark walls of our living death.”

The penultimate hero is able to enter into the unconscious realm and beyond, still awake, and bring back the boons that elevate entire civilizations and create the titan works that give birth to cultural enlightenment. He or she has the strength, will, courage, and inner capacity to defeat the dark demons of the other side. Heroes also survive the cruel impact of the world. They learn to effectively deal with the initial, furious scorn and ridicule from people that don’t understand them upon their return. They learn to shatter the ego, and return transformed, offering people the life elixir to renew and transform themselves as well. They cause the illumination of the collective soul and liberation of the mind. The highest purpose of the hero is to provide a vision that heals our tribe called humanity.

Can we all aspire to become like this in our lifetime? This is a question that I cannot answer, because I have no authority to decide what is possible and what is not. The important thing to remember is that this work is a composite of the universal hero in a state of perfection. We only need to access a small fraction of this power to experience a new life with new power and new blood.” [Excerpted from “Psychology of the Hero Soul,” by Sharif Khan, Chapter 1.]

Psychology of the Hero Soul is an inspirational book on awakening the Hero within and rekindling people ‘s passion for greatness. It is based on author, Sharif Khan ‘s ten years research in the field of human development. The Hero Soul is availble to order in most major bookstores including Borders, Barnes and Noble, Chapters, Indigo, and Coles bookstores. To order online visit:

Psychology of the Hero Soul, by Sharif Khan, ISBN 0973192208, Diamond Mind Books, 160 pages, $14.95 US, trade-paperback, Self-help/Inspirational, distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and University of Toronto Press.

Become the Hero of your Own Life

If there ‘s one thing constant in both our life ‘s , it ‘s that they are always changing.

But what are they changing to and do we REALLY like it?

You may agree with me, that as a human being, we can both be prone to resisting change. We often like to stay in our comfort zones and can be reluctant to take a risk, even when they’re needed and would improve our personal and professional lives.

In our business and our personal time, how often do we think, believe, and feel that we should undertake a change, but neglect the opportunity to do so?

Two Hours – Three Opportunities

Just this morning, in the two hours before I sat down to write this article for you, I’ve had the opportunities to continue to earn the same amount of money or make more, increase or decrease someone else ‘s abundance, and accept or decline an offer that could lead to me realizing a dream I’ve had for five years.

In truth, I probably had more opportunities than that, but these were the ones I noticed. I suspect if you paused and took note of what ‘s been happening to you today, your day has been no different to mine.

The reason why most people don’t change things is that they don’t fancy the ‘doing’ part. We analyze, study and mull it over to death. In fact we spend so much time preparing to change, that you’d actually think we prefer the preparation more than dream we have in our heads.

But that ‘s really not the case. We both know that.

How we Can Work Together

If we agreed that you’d take action on any one thing you choose, we’d both know you were on the move to creating the dream you have in your head.

Of course, the goal you have might still seem miles away. But with every action you take brings your goal closer.

When I began my business, CommunitySoul, just over two years ago, I did it because I wanted to see positive change. I felt that you, me and everyone else in the world has the potential to master any area of their life.

My belief in your capabilities hasn’t changed. I still believe in you. Is still believe you can achieve all the things your heart desires.

But sometimes we just don’t know where to start.

Say, for example, you’re having trouble with money, never getting ahead or are in debt, a good place to start your personal mastery is to read book about, getting in the flow of money.

If you’re in business and want to attract more clients. The action you could take is to go on a marketing workshop that helps you attract more clients or understand and create effective advertising.

Let ‘s Do Things Together Consistently

Once we’ve taken the first step, you have to take a second. Then it ‘s just a case of taking consistent daily steps that are in line with what you want to achieve.

No matter what you choose to change, whether it ‘s your image, you ability to use a computer or your weight you must take consistent steps. As you do, your belief in what you are doing grows.

If you feel impatient or frustrated by the fact your goal or dream just seems so far away, and you want to change the way that is, we both know you can change that.

But before you change it, there is one issue you might have to face: the ‘Am I worth it?’ issue.

You see, how many times do we see opportunities that could take us closer to our dream and then turn away saying, ‘I can’t afford that,’ or ‘That seems too much.’

I know people feel like this because I see it everyday. A person calls us and says, ‘You do coaching?’ Then they say, ‘How much do you charge?’

Immediately we hear these words we know the caller is really saying ‘Are my dreams worth the cost?’ or ‘If I pay you this much, will I have to be committed to myself?’

We’ve played with how much we charge for coaching, and we’ve done it deliberately. And I’ve come to the conclusion that the price doesn’t really matter.

What matters is, how worthy a person feels.

You see, I know – and I suspect you know this too – that neither you, nor I, can put a price on your dream.

And when we receive a call from someone saying, ‘I have a dream I’d like you to help me achieve,’ we know we can help them. How do we know?

We know we can help them because they are coming from the right place. That place is not a place of ‘lack’ or limitation. It is not a place of not being good enough, or not having the money. It comes from a place of ‘I WANT THIS. I AM WORTHY. I AM COMMITTED TO ME.’

We’re all moved by stories of people who have nothing but go onto greatness. We love the hero ‘s journey. Books and movies are made of this stuff.

The hero at some point always has to face his enemy. Sometimes that enemy is the face that stares back at him from the mirror. But every time, the hero says, ‘Can we do this?’

And every time the answer has to be yes.

But rather than escaping into a story, why not become the story? Why not become the hero?

My challenge to you is to become the hero of your own life. Learn to accept the opportunities before you and master the things that challenge you.

7 Secrets Tips of Effective Goal Setting

These are the 7 secret tips to guide you in your goal setting toward success.

Secret Tip Number 1: Write it down specifically.
Write down your goals as detailed as possible. The more precise you set your goals the easier you get to measure your achievements. For example, if you write “save lots of money in my savings account”, you’ll soon have problems deciding if you have achieved that goal. How much is “lots” and when is the dateline? This will then lead you to discouragement in your quest to success. Instead, you should write down “save $1,000,000 in my savings account from online business profits by 31 December 2015”.

Secret Tip Number 2 : Set realistic goals.
To set a realistic goal means to set a goal that you can achieve in a reasonable amount of time. It’s unrealistic to “be a profesional athlete and run 100 metres in 9 seconds flat a year from today” if you’re now 50 years old. Plus, assuming that you don’t have the basic skills in athletics, you’ll almost never run that fast in one year.

Secret Tip Number 3 : Be sure they’re really your goals.
You must make sure that you’re thinking of what you really want. It’s hard to be successful when you try to achieve goals that other people want for you. Is is also very important that your goals are consistent with your values as this will ensure balance in your life and it will keep you motivated. No one knows you better than yourself.

Secret Tip Number 4 : Set priorities.
Prioritize your goals. This will help you focus on the important ones first. It will also help you to avoid from feeling overwhelmed by too many goals.

Secret Tip Number 5 : Do not set goals that contradicts another.
If one of your goal is to have an income of $100,000 per year, you can’t set another goal which is ” buy a $4 million mansion in 5 years”.Be realistic.

Bonus Tip : Share your goals with others/Keep your goals to yourself
This is all up to you. If the people surrounding you are positive and supportive people, it is always a good idea to share your goals with them. Some of them might even be able to help you in your quest. But beware, there are also people who will discourage you and drag away from success. Choose wisely who you share your goals with.

10 Easy Steps To Achieve Any Goal If You Really Want To

Are You a Victor or Victim of Your Circumstances? If you are intent on being a victor in your own life, these 10 easy steps will guarantee you success in all you do and in all that you hope and want to achieve.

This Coaching Tool will ensure that you reach any goal you want and attain your desires and dreams. You can help your clients, employees or family members apply these steps too and set them up for success. It works if you work it!
Achieving You Goal

  1. Write down and list what you really want to achieve in your life right now or in a few years time.
  2. Of the list, which one do you most want at this moment?
  3. Write it down
  4. List ALL the steps from A to Z that you would need to do in order to achieve this goal
  5. Next to Step 1, write down WHEN you will do this. Write down the date and time
  6. Start! Do it!
  7. Do not give up until you achieve it
  8. If you are met with obstacles along the way, find ways to get around them
  9. You don’t get to NOT KNOW – ask whomever you need to OR do all the research you can to get an answer or find a solution
  10. Email me when you have reached your goal 🙂

If you have secrets desires go ahead and turn them into attainable goals by following the 10 steps above. Just by doing this you will already be setting yourself up for a much greater chance of success. Success comes from planning, moving and taking action! As you begin the 10 steps you will see your goal take shape and once you experience positive results and outcomes with each step you take, you will be more and more motivated to persevere until what you want is what you have. If you are waiting for your dreams to become reality d o something now!

What wishes, hopes or dreams can you turn around right now into an achievable and workable goal?

Real Mind Power!

Real Mind Power! Real mind power. Over time, this concept has been seen and heard in mass media. And regarded as fact. So, what’s wrong with it? Most people can accept that there is such a thing as mind power but are probably clueless about its true character, which is its being commonly misunderstood for what it truly is.

Some psychologists tend to associate mind with the human brain. Others disagree claiming that the human mind is non-physical and is not synonymous with the human being’s gray matter or tissue which is the physical organ called brain. As a matter of fact, researchers into this field of expertise have come to think that mind is not exclusively located in the brain but in all parts of the human body and even outside of it!

This idea of the mind occurring and existing outside of the human body is a startling revelation and can confuse a lot of people. But this might help explain the findings made by doctors, physiologists and professionals including philosophers and mystics that the endocrine glands in the human body may have something to do with the mind. At this point we have a declaration of the mind’s independence from the brain..

There are writers who say that one of these glands, called the pineal which is lodged in the head just behind and between the eyeballs, is really the focal point, the drop zone, if you like, or rendezvouz area between the body and the spirit. It is this gland which supposedly acts as coupling for the two aspects of human existence. It is here where mind and matter meet…

With this statement, it may no longer be difficult it seems to think that mind power can be used to influence the environment which is therefore outside of the human body, and also the people who may be interacting with the person using mind power.

By influencing people as well as the environment, I do not mean to say that changes in people’s lives or situation and those in the environment are materially altered or affected using physical intervention as a result of planning or decision-making for an intended action (which therefore originates in thought). I do mean that changes are actually caused in their original state or condition using the power of thought alone to bring forth these changes without the assistance of physical means, and in real time.

I also do not wish to refer to the “sleight-of-handers” the amazing stage and street magicians who are so skilled in turning a burning scarf into a rose on a stem, for example. In this definition I do not like to include the stage magicians who are more inclined to use mechanical props to perfect their illusion, although I deeply respect them for the time and patience they have devoted to their craft. And this is not to say of the mind power they use to complement their physical performance which now brings us to ask: where exactly does the mechanical or physical factor of the performance end, and the mind power element of the entire process actually begin? Is it any wonder then that the term warlock should be correctly applied to denote the magician?

What is suggested in this discussion of mind power and what it really boils down to, is none other than the reality of mind over matter. That’s right. The mind can control physical things and takes precedence over matter. This statement apparently takes on an esoteric or occult twist so far as it says something about mind over matter which translates into the invisible over the visible, the intangible over the tangible. I’m saying this because people may really find a lot of usefulness in mind over matter, apart from what the magicians do, which is primarily to entertain us.

Taking a step further, mind over matter, or mind power can be removed from the mysterious or the occult and enlisted to assist us in our day-to-day experience with life. We can use mind power to control events such as having a favorable stock market report, winning a lover back, predicting correct lottery numbers, persuading a teenager who’s gone a little off-tangent to take advice, warding off disgusting people in the workplace without appearing to do it.

And yes, you may have guessed right. You can apply mind over matter on yourself (surprise!) and teach yourself to get rid of unwanted habits and thus promote self-improvement. You may also do a variety of other things you may have a mind to. It’s your mind, see?

And then there’s everyone’s favorite: Using mind power to create and generate wealth. If this is you, then you may want to visit my website. You may find it in the resource box.