Step 7 - Achieving
Goals: The Remaining 90% - Sheer Persistence
goals requires persistence. Here's the proof:
In 1915 Ty Cobb set up an amazing baseball record
of stealing 96 bases. Seven years later Max Carey set the second-best
record with 51 stolen bases.
Was Cobb twice as good as Carey?
Consider this: Cobb made 134 attempts. Carey made
So Carey's average was much better.
Cobb however made 81 more tries and was rewarded
with 44 more stolen bases.
Frank Bettger makes this strong point on page 238
of his fascinating classic:
I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling
you get behind the big success stories in any given field, you often
find the most successful have made more
attempts and spent longer
hours at the given task than anyone else.
other words, they give the law of averages a chance to work in their
favor! They just keep on striking
out, often against all odds.
With achieving goals, this sterling quality of persistence
and its bed-fellow perseverance,
is absolutely essential.
Yes the previous six steps are also essential and
crucial BUT, if you do not persist, your wonderful plan can go down
the drain. Your vivid mental images can just evaporate into thin
air. Achieving goals simply becomes wishful thinking.
Achieving goals requires that you keep at it
day in day out.
Then you are GUARANTEED results - eventually!
To maintain this kind of momentum you have to develop
be mentally tough means you minimize the effects of discouragement
and you turn negatives into positives.
Jack Black, in his illuminating book "MindStore",
uses a computer expression to combat negativity - "Delete
Whenever a negative thought comes into your mind
or when others make negative comments, say to yourself, "Delete
that Programme" and replace it with a positive thought.
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For example, when you catch yourself thinking, "This
is just not working, this is useless and a waste of time",
trigger mental toughness by saying "DELETE THAT PROGRAMME".
Instead think: "What do I need to do to
make this work!"
Admittedly, negative mental habits are hard to break.
takes time and persistence
but oh, the rewards when you
Do we understand then why the title of this final
"Achieving Goals: The Remaining 90% - Sheer
It really does come down to that.
Just keep on going, persist, persist, persist,
and let the good old law of averages work for you.
Achieving goals WILL become your reality!
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