Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Power P's of Enduring Success - Revisited and Expanded - Preview Part 2

Continuing our look at the expanded list of Power P's of Enduring Success from my upcoming e-book.

In Part one we looked at;

Purpose - Having a clarity of vision
Passion - Maintaining a burning desire
Promise - Keeping faith that you will succeed

Today we'll look at the next three in the series of

Power P's for Enduring Success

Plan - Do you have a plan? Few people do.  Organize yourself and plot out how your going to accomplish your goals.  Don't worry if it's the best plan.  Any plan is better than no plan.  Worse case is you'll learn what not to do, and move in the other direction more confidently.  Movement is always better than procrastination.

"A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future." - General George Patton Jr

Once you have a plan, occasionally ask, 'is it working?' If not refine it, or go to plan B. Then C. Then D.  One definition of craziness is to continually do the same thing, while expecting a different result.  The plan is there to serve you, not the other way around.  Don't be a slave to one way of doing things.

Things rarely happen the way we plan them, but plans keep us focused and give us comfort in structure. Keep your plans flexible but the Purpose resolute.

Positivity - A optimistic attitude is a choice and a habit.  Most people are born and bred into 'realistic' or downright negative thinking.   Listen to people talk.  They talk about what is wrong with this and how that person is doing wrong.  Why this is unfair and how it's not realistic for them to have to do that.  Negativity breeds inaction. Positive attitudes, even if they are 'unrealistic' encourage positive action.  Positive action will always yield better results than the half-hearted attempts. 

An amazing percentage of people quit after one failed attempt but they are the 'brave' ones because most people allow the mere thought of failure to discourage them from even trying to achieve their dreams.  Accept that failure will happen.  It's a part of life.  But it's not the end, it's merely a stepping stone to success.   'Successful' people don't just have more successes than you do, they have a lot more failures to.

Those that can find the good, no matter how small, in every situation, are the ones who get ahead. Every adversity, every setback, every heartache provides the seed for an equal or greater opportunity. A seed not planted is wasted potential. Always find the positive. Everything in life is there to serve you.

Persistence - More important to success than skill, talent or education. How many singers are on the radio that really aren't that great a singer?  They aren't the most talented people.   They are the most persistent.  They kept going after everyone else quit. God's delays are not God's denials - hold onto your Promise. 

The more you persist the finer you hone your skills and the more in a state of readiness you are when an openning does come along.  Don't focus on the visible reality, breakthroughs usually happen when you least expect in a way you totally didn't expect!

Those who persist are the ones who are ready to jump when opportunity presents itself. The rest are not only not ready, they usually don't even recognize opportunity for what it is.  Make your own luck. 

"The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too." Goethe

Preston Squire is an author providing free positive thinking, inspirational, motivational and success materials. You can find more articles by Preston Squire at

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