Webster defines the verb persist in this way:
- To continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, or course of action in spite of opposition.
- To last or endure tenaciously, to be insistent in a statement, question etc.
Yes we all want to succeed in achieving our goals. We want to be tenacious and endure, in spite of opposition.
For many of us this means that we put a laser-like focus on our actions making sure we complete our daily or weekly to-do list.
However persistence in action will only take us so far.
We need to be even more persistent in watching our words and our thoughts making sure that we always speak from a positive perspective, especially when it comes to ourselves.
If we take positive actions, but they are in-congruent with the polarity of our thoughts and words, eventually our actions will begin to align with those not so affirming thoughts and words. And then it will simply be a matter of time before we find ourselves heading in the opposite direction away from where want to go.
So today make a commitment to watch your words. Keep an ear out for your word choices and notice when you catch yourself talking about the difficulty of a task, how stupid you feel, or how hard it is, etc.
It may take some time to retrain your brain but it can be done.
Below is a list of 6 words you can begin to weave into your dialogues to get you started:
- P – erfect
- E – xceptional
- R – ewarding
- S – pectaular
- I – deal
- S – imple
- T – rust
Try it for the rest of the week and see what happens … trust me … I’m sure you will do exceptionally well … probably be spectacular on your first try … and I promise it will be simply … rewarding!
For a spectacular list of other positive words by Bob Hitching’ go to: Positive Words