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5 Keys to being persistent

How do we stay on task and on the path of achieving our goal.  Our own commitment to the goal is very important but these 5 resources will help us continue – be persistent – on this path. Support – also known as cooperation of others.  Having others in our circle of influence who know what our goal is and who have similar goals can be a big support to us achieving our goal.   They can spark our imagination and encourage us in times when we are lacking motivation. Passion – also known as desire.  The strength of our desire

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4 attacks from inside that keep us from persisting

The difference between persistence and perseverance is generally speaking persistence calls for strength and endurance from those things that attack us from within ourselves while perseverance calls for strength and endurance from attacks that come from outside ourselves.  What gets in the way of our persistence?  We will name 4 internal things that get in the way of our reaching our goals that happen to everyone – it is how we deal with it that makes the difference. The number one hindrance to persistence – FEAR.  Fear of failing, not being smart enough, success and the responsibilities that would bring,

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Persistence – Annoying or Positive Quality

My first look at persistence was not a positive one.  As a parent I remember persistence only in an annoying way.  I can only remember being asked for something or to do something until I could not stand it anymore.  If you have children now – you know what I am talking about.  Can I…, I want this… it just goes on and on from our kids.  It doesn’t get easier when they get older.  As a young teen they want to go here and there and do things – some of which just do not work for us parents

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Persistence vs. Perseverance

When I first looked at the word for this month, Persistence, I wondered to myself – ‘what is the difference between persistence and perseverance?’   Both seem to be about reaching a goal and the goal not coming easy.  Both require discipline, focus and determination.  I thought about it for hours, trying to determine how to deal with this subject with our students. The first requirement for successfully reaching a goal is to have a goal, a purpose / mission that we are committed to and have a strong desire to reach. Once we have a goal or chief aim in

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Life Skills: Persistence – The Definition

Each month we will discuss a life skill with all of our students. This month the word is Persistence.  This word will be defined in the following ways for our students. Young students: Persistence means: “No matter how tough, I won’t give up! Older students: Persistence means:  The determination to keep going even when faced with challenges or initial failure. Each age group has a worksheet that parents can use to continue the discussion at home with their children, and one for adults to allow them to think more deeply about the skill and how it applies to them. Would you

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