That’s right! If you are not working every single day to achieve your goals, you are not doing enough. Staying persistent through the tough times is what separates the people who achieve their goals from the ones who do not. It is a very simple formula. Work hard and it will pay off.

Now, is this true in every single circumstance? Absolutely not. But, for the people that persistently work through all the hurdles that their goal places in front of them, it makes a difference. No one is going to succeed at everything they put their mind too. The key is to not let the bad times define the good times.

Taking the beating of failing is hard. No one wants to be called a failure. Now, whether this goal is returning to school or even starting a business, you are going to have failures. Not everything is going to pan out exactly how you had planned or hoped. And knowing this fact ahead of time and embracing it, will help avoid a whole bunch of useless heartache in the future.

When I look at the future of my goals, I think about things like Murphy’s law. The law states that whatever can go wrong will go wrong. Having this mindset might seem pessimistic to some. However, this is just good planning. How can you have contingencies in place for a catastrophe that you haven’t even thought of yet?

Planning for the future is not always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes it’s glum and rainy. But, thinking of things in realistic terms will set you way ahead of everyone else. Because, when those bad things come your way, and they will, you will be ready with a plan to attack them.

Every path toward a goal will have its ups and downs. How you deal with these ups and downs can really make a difference when it comes to achieving your goals. So, visualize all the bad things that you can think of that may derail you off the path to goal completion. Have a plan in place to deal with these potential calamities and it will be easy to stay persistent even when things get tough. And remember, fortune favors the persistent!

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Written by jasonalvernaz

Junior Software Developer focusing on web technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and C# within the .NET Core framework.

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