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Personal growth: The paradox of persistence and failure March 27, 2017

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Goal Setting and Realization, Uncategorized.
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By Dennis Mellersh

In our efforts to realize the goals in our personal development programs we can achieve either success or failure through the character attribute of persistence.

We can persist in working and fruitlessly spending energy and time on a goal when all logic and analysis indicates that doing so is a doomed effort.

Or we can continually establish new goals to replace those goals which are clearly not working.

Author Napoleon hill puts it this way:

[Most people] “meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.”

It’s hard to let go of a failing effort to achieve goals we consider important unless we have equally important goals that can replace them.