Have you accomplished your goals?
We’re in September now. The end of the year is rapidly approaching. How are you doing with your 2012 goals? You can still accomplish all of them. All you have to do is be tenacious. Tenacious people take personal responsibility for their life and career success. They know that success is up to them. They do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.
Most important, tenacious people know that stuff happens as they go through life. You’re going to run into some problems and setbacks this year. That’s life. Be tenacious if you want to succeed. Choose to react positively to the negative stuff that happens and move forward toward your goals.
I live in Denver; the weather here is very changeable. Last December 21st, the first day of winter, we had 60-degree weather. That night the weather announcer on TV reminded us that we had snow on the last day of summer.
This got me thinking about the unpredictability of life. Stuff happens as you go through life – good stuff, bad stuff, happy stuff, sad stuff, encouraging stuff, frustrating stuff. However, it’s not the stuff that happens that’s important, it’s how you react to it.
You cannot control the people and events in your life. You can control how you react to the people and events in your life. You can tenaciously pursue your goals.
Right now, I’m going crazy because someone hacked my website and installed some malware. When my subscribers get my daily success quotes, they also get a message from Google saying “time suspicious content was found on this site.” That’s not a good thing.
Since I choose to react positively to the people and events in my life – especially the bad and frustrating stuff – I let myself be angry for about five minutes and then set about getting the malware removed. I’m tenaciously dealing with a problem that I didn’t cause, but need to fix. I urge you to commit to doing the same in for the rest of this year and in 2013 and beyond.
I know this isn’t always easy to react to problems in a proactive manner. In fact, it’s seldom easy. But the harder you find it to react positively to negative people and events, the more important it is to do so. Don’t blame people or circumstances when things go wrong.
Instead, choose to be tenacious and learn the lesson behind every less than successful relationship or event in your life. When you look for the lesson behind problems, setbacks and failures you are being tenacious; you are taking responsibility for yourself, and you’re on the way to creating the life and career success you want and deserve.. Find the lessons in the bad stuff that happens to you and then do something to put those lessons to work.
Commit to taking responsibility for yourself, your life and your career success. Put yourself in the driver’s seat. Don’t let events and people stop you from achieving your goals. Be persistent. Be tenacious.
I’m a big Ralph Waldo Emerson fan. I love what he has to say about tenacity. “Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” Pursue your goals tenaciously this year — and the next and the next. You are the only one who can make you a success. Keep going, especially in the face of difficulties and problems. Commit to taking personal responsibility for your life and career success. Be persistent. Be tenacious. Keep at it, and make 2012 your best year ever.