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Coach Yourself to Success – Final Step, Be Persistent!

      “The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” 

James Whitcomb Riley  

When you meet an obstacle, do you give up? Do you see it as a sign that you’re not meant to continue, so you stop?

If this is the case, then it’s worth remembering success stories from the past – such as Colonel Sanders, who created Kentucky Fried Chicken. He didn’t fulfill his dream until he was 65 years old. It’s said that when he tried to sell his chicken recipe to restaurants, he was denied 1,009 times before he heard his first yes.

And what about Walt Disney? He was turned down 302 times before he got financing for his dream of creating “the happiest place on earth.” The success stories are endless and there are more in the making.

In Cameroon we revere people like Fotso Victor, kadji Joseph, Cheif Mukete, Cardinal Tumi, Professor Bole Butake, Bernard Fonlon, Roland Kwemain for the success they achieved in their respective fields.  Trust me I saw some of these people walk through “the dip” and because of their persistence achieved this success. 

So, if you hit obstacles and doubt whether you should continue or not, decide if your goal is worth having. If it is, then be persistent. If it isn’t, go back to Step 1.

Key Points:

For complex career or personal issues, there’s no substitute for working with a qualified, experienced coach. But for smaller issues, if you understand the approach that coaches use when working with their clients, you can often go a long way toward working through problems and challenges on your own.

First of all, you need to make sure you’re clear about what you want – and turn that into a goal. Then you must identify the actions you need to take to make that goal happen. And you need to be passionate and persistent about working on it.

Good luck coaching yourself to success!

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