I Will Persist Until I Succeed….It’s actually pretty powerful just to type those words. Say it out-loud..“I Will Persist Until I Succeed”.
My inner drive is very high right now as I type this for a number of reasons. The consistent daily audio feed of this CD Program over and over is “re-programming” my thinking patterns. What they talk about is visualization training and altering the language being used.
Let’s be real…my previous sloth type behavior, eating late at night for no reason and avoiding things that need to be done is still trying to hang on…so bad, although it’s not doing well. My positive self talk, the sharing with others about my new path/mission, this blog and the goals I’ve written and taken action on are flooding over my old patterns. What I mean is that I am saying and thinking these “thoughts” so much now that I am starting to believe them…and “belief” causes action.
This seems to be working each day. In less than 21 days I have re-programmed my thinking in many areas and it has already started to flow to some people in my circle. We’re not talking miracles yet… but the old “positive attitude muscles” are coming back. They… (Determination and Persistence) were in serious hibernation and seem more than happy to come out and play this game.
Wayne Dyer used to say “Banish the Doubt” The doubt of what we are truly capable of. Most of us never realize the power that we have access to if we are open to it. I have had this story that “balancing family, relationships, business, weight and more is tough” Is it? Really? How hard have I really tried and how much dedication have I put into each of these areas? Have I read all the books I can on each subject? Taken courses? Sought help and coaching in every area? WHY NOT. It is all available if I want to… isn’t it? Doubt and Fear are present for sure…but so is “Greatness” I have a choice. Is that not what I should be teaching my children? Then surely I can try!
I remember reading a book my father gave me by Og Mandino called “The Greatest Secret In The World”. There are 10 scrolls inside the book that are to be read for 30 days each, 3 times per day. The words chosen in these scrolls are so powerful to read. Here are a couple of my favourite parts from the scroll marked III
I will persist until I succeed.
I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.”
Imagine reading this in the morning when you wake up, then another blast after lunch and finally reading it out loud before you fall asleep?
I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.
I will persist until I succeed.”
I am definitely going to be revisiting my audio version of these scrolls for sure. The power of programming habits with these scrolls is hardcore and can turn someone’s life around if they “go for it” . I will also be coming back to other scrolls as their “theme” applies to my actions, missions and goals on this journey.
Today was a great day. I helped someone, did a 25 minute bike ride, ate good foods and I am about to write some goals in BIG FORMAT in my office before I go to bed. Tomorrow is Day 2 on my 100 Push Ups Challenge.
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