The Value of Perseverance

Step to goal attainment 1. Know what you want. 2. Determine your sacrifice. 3. Develop perseverance!! Notice is say “develop.” Which means to work hard to keep on going no matter the obstacle. Sometimes you will falter, but in the end you wil succeed because you persevere!
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The Life and Times of Ben Weinberg

“The road to the top is paved with obstacles but the view is worth the struggle.”

Perseverance: Noun. Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. (Source: Webster Dictionary)

One of my favorite words in the English language recently is the one I just listed above along with the definition. Perseverance. The innate will to finish what you started, and to become successful despite all of the obstacles thrown at you. Life can be pretty difficult to deal with sometimes and it’s hard to remain committed to your goals, hopes, and dreams. I’m writing you to tell you, dear reader, that despite the long odds, and struggles that you may encounter in your life, you have to push on each and every day to make it one step closer to becoming successful and making those dreams come true. It won’t happen overnight and there will be setbacks…

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What is Success?

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Unknown-4I appreciate this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson; I’m not sure if anyone could say it better: Success is…..

“To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty. To find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived……This is to have succeeded.”

images-6Typically when we aren’t feeling successful its because we forgot to include an understanding that the journey to success will be a wild and bumpy ride.

Often times, when our plan bumps up against reality, we give up.  We tell ourselves: It’s too hard! This wasn’t supposed to have happened! This must be life telling me I’m wrong!  In other…

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How to Develop a Can-Do Attitude

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I found this great article to walk you step-by-step in how to develop a can-do attitude.  I hope everyone keeps in mind that this attitude can be developed if you work on changing your thinking.  Remember, change your mind, change your life!

Just Do It!

Are you a procrastinator? Give this post a read.

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Are you a procrastinator?  I know I am and it drives me nuts.  Procrastination is no fun, it keeps you from doing things you really want to.  You get this great idea, actually you have been wanting to do this thing for forever, in my case, write a book.  You want to pursue it, you really, really do.  And then, the time comes for action and bam, I feel overwhelmed, tired, don’t know where to begin, and all action comes to a grinding halt.  I feel so frustrated and angry with myself after these bouts of inactivity.  I know I can’t be the only one out there experiencing this, so I thought I would write this handy dandy blog post about how I kick procrastination’s big ol’ butt to the curb!

So are you following me?  You get a great idea, something you really want to do.  Something you are…

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Week 47: Can do attitude

Not everyone has a natural instinct to overcome and conquer the world. But, the ‘can do’ attitude can be developed.


Building confidence has a lot to do with dependency. If you are too dependent on someone, it’s like saying you need them to ‘complete’ you. This goes for friendships and relationships alike, when in fact you complete yourself, there is no-one else who can be your magic missing jigsaw piece. You are your own puzzle to solve.

The problem lies in the fact that many of us don’t solve our own puzzle and we rely on others to do it for us. How about if we switched on our can do attitude and decided we could depend on ourselves to work it out?

As I’ve said before, we are way more capable than we give ourselves credit for, we just don’t always test the boundaries.

Learn to look out for yourself more, at the end of the day, we are all living individual lives, so make the most of it…

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“Well, what if you can’t?”

A great post about having the mindset of “what if I can.” Some people see obstacles, while others see opportunities.


“Well, what if you can’t?”

This is a question I have heard many times before. As I hear the question in a sneering and a negative tone, I cannot help myself but think of the worse. What if I can’t? What if I can’t graduate, due to either money issues or other outside factors? What are my plans then? I have a whole life at college that I surely do not want to lose. I don’t want to lose the friends I have made, the connections I have gained and earned, or the lessons I have obtained or could even possibly learn. What if I can’t return? Not only do I think I will be heart broken and defeated, I do not even think I could go back to school right away. I would be too heartbroken and simply defeated.

What if I can’t get a job? I know many…

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When all you see are stop signs.

This post is so honest and real. I love the acronym ICANT..I Certainly Am Not Trying. We all must focus on what we can do and less on what we cannot do.

Mama Is Only Human

these are on my dining room wall. These sayings adorn my dining room wall. I do believe the sea is a great way to be free.

As I mentioned in my first post I am running a half marathon in October in Myrtle Beach. I am beyond nervous about this endeavor as it will be my first. I am not an athletic  person. I try hard, but every time I make any progress, there is always a stop sign.

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Throat infection

too busy

Lyme disease

boys activities

school work

lesson plans

papers to write

There is always an excuse to stop pushing forward. So, Like a good driver, I obey the rules of the road, and I stop. Well this morning we woke early to prepare for a busy day, and…

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6 Steps to Develop a Can Do Attitude

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This is a great article.  I know most of you do not read these articles, but the first step here is very important.  When I competed in golf the most valuable tool was positive self-speak.  Talking to yourself in the same manner that you would coach your child; with patience and understanding.