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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Determination creates consistent, persistent action... every day!

determination Determination : a firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end.

Is there a time you can recall when you had a special kind of drive and determination? "Nothing is going to stop me and nothing will stand in my way"?  I mean, seriously:  Have you ever been on a mission when nothing could stop you?  Most people have.  If you think HARD enough, you'll remember that time. What was it that got you to that point? Was it an external event, something on the inside, or a combination of both?  My guess is that it was probably some sort of threshold you'd reached.

Anyway, I think that determination is great for achieving short term goals - something that you can attain in a short period of time. However, when you try and keep that drive going for a long time-frame, the drive will tend to wain a bit.

That's why daily and weekly goals are what I like: a short time frame that gives me the ability to shoot for, with whatever I’m trying to accomplish.  I love arranging my days like that.  Set a goal, start the day's clock and get after it!  So much more can be accomplished in a shorter period of time, and you'll see that you're DOING something. Try it for yourself.   Besides, you need to reward yourself with short-term gains when pursuing a long-term plan.  That's psychologically critical.

Here's a way you can do it.  It's called the Jerry Seinfeld strategy.  (True story, this is what drove him for years!)  Get one of those this big, wall calendars that shows every month of the year.  Every day that you DO something toward your definite major purpose (such as losing weight, building your business, learning to dance or whatever), put a red X on that date.  Once you have several red X's in a row, you have formed a visual 'chain'.  The idea is to not break the chain!  In Seinfeld's case, it was writing.  He didn't want to go one day without writing something, and so that unbroken chain was both a motivator and evidence of progress.  It was both a conscious and sub-conscious reminder of his DETERMINATION to succeed.

Setting reasonable goals on short time frames really puts the pressure on you and can help with the determination to accomplish anything. If you haven’t done this before, remember: old habits are hard to break, but they can be broken and replaced with something positive. Good luck to you and let me know how you do!  

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” -Zig Ziglar


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