Be-Happier Tip: Persist With Your Goals

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   “Persistently think you can do what you want to do, and it will not be long before you find yourself actually doing that thing.” ~Raymond Holliwell, “Working with the Law”

Why is “persistence” so important? Isn’t it enough to set your goals and work at them when you can? Most of us lead busy lives, and often people have a full-time job and other commitments that take up the bulk of the day’s waking hours.

Yet, think of this, would you expect a tree to grow tall if it only grew a bit now and then when it felt like it, or wasn’t too busy doing something else? Of course not. The idea is ludicrous, isn’t it? A tree’s entire nature propels it to grow, to take nutrients from the soil, water and air, and to thrive for as long as it can. The tree in the photo was felled recently by a rainstorm in the wake of Irene. The owner cleared the road by chopping the tree into logs, and now the tree will serve another purpose.  Remember that nothing is created or destroyed, all energy just “is” now and forever, and simply changes form.

Learn to take advantage of those small blocks of time that you have each day. Even fifteen minutes a day, if used productively, can add up quickly to many hours devoted to a special goal such as studying a personal growth course, writing a book, sewing a quilt, tending a garden.  Look for ways to “persist” with what you really want to achieve in life, instead of finding excuses why there just isn’t enough time. We all have the same amount of time each day, so it’s a good idea to emulate successful people and use your time well.

Notice how Holliwell phrases that quote I included at the top of this post — CAN… WANT…DOING.   Three steps. Now go ahead and get started.

to your happiness and success,

Evelyn Brooks

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