I don't know about you but some days I feel like I'm walking in cement. Winston Churchill said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." If you study his life, he exemplified persistence and fortitude.
When you decide to pursue any goal, you will inevitably face problems and resistance. Most people become discouraged and frustrated as a result. However, the process you go through is what matters more than the result. Shift your focus to how the struggle shapes you into who you need to become to acquire what you wish to attain.
Who you become, not what you achieve
The late Dr. Wayne Dyer said, "You attract what you are." You need to become the kind of person to attract what you desire. The average person is so focused on the object they long for they pay little attention to developing themselves to become the person who can obtain and sustain their longing.
Look at all the individuals who have won the lottery or numerous professional athletes who end up broke a short time after coming into large sums of money. Their mentality is not that of a wealthy person, so they eventually attract a lack of wealth.
As you pursue your goals, identify ways to fuel your persistence and determination, such as reading biographies of great individuals. This has been one of my favorite ways to reignite my inspiration. Moreover, discover means to sustain your enthusiasm as Churchill admonishes. But also use the journey to evolve you into the person you need to become to acquire what you desire.
Finally, if your goal is connected to something meaningful and purposeful, keep going, you'll get there.
John Hawkins Jr., M.S., L.M.H.C.
John has helped thousands of clients overcome the hidden internal blocks which had kept them from achieving their maximum potential. Furthermore, he has assisted them in gaining clarity of their true life purpose, identifying their gifts and talents, and developing lives of greater meaning and significance.