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Achieving personal goals: patient and disciplined
Be patient. Think long term and stop seeking immediate gratification or shortcuts. Small changes add up to big changes over time. Strive for progress, not perfection.
What you want MOST is often far more important than what you want NOW — especially after the moment of desire passes. Repeatedly exercising your control over the urges or bad habits that are working against you helps provide you with a certain mental toughness. Over time, things you used to think were difficult become much easier.
Achieving personal goals series:
- Take action
- Do it for YOU
- Visualize your results
- Make a commitment to yourself
- Take personal responsibility
- Focus on what you CAN do
- No excuses!
- Work for results
- Focus on the positive
- Comparison is the thief of joy
- Be patient and disciplined
- The most successful people in the world
- The persistent drip
- Offsite: Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.