Persistence Pays Off… Right?

Self-control, perseverance, and grit are the most important predictors of success – even more than IQ or socioeconomic background. Thankfully, persistence is a quality that can be cultivated. It’s a decision that we make to stick with what we’re doing, no matter what.

Our ability to recover from setbacks is governed by our ability to engage with people who are different, control our actions, ask curious questions, and think positively. Completing goals fast is satisfying, but the sweetest victories are those we’ve worked hard to achieve and defined ourselves in the process.

Let the promise of the future motivate your success

The promise of the future is a powerful motivator for success. Focus on your “purpose” and your “mission statement” for strength. Emotions threaten to stop us dead in our tracks or deter us off the rails onto a different course. Sticking to principles and stated objectives will help you stay on your path.

The most persistent people have all-consuming visions of their future success. If you really want something, nothing can stand in the way of your powerful desires. Sometimes you may need to take a break to rebuild energy and strength, but never lose sight of that grand hope.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

No matter how much you want something, staying continually motivated is difficult, especially when progress is slow. Developing habits is the best way to hack your way to the finish line. Certain habits help to motivate you for completing any task you set out to achieve.

Getting up early and going through a morning gratitude ritual gets your days off on the right foot. Putting in time doing at least one task related to your goal – even if it’s for less than an hour – keeps you constantly progressing. Surround yourself with motivators. Set up rewards when you hit milestones along the way to keep your enthusiasm up.

View challenges as opportunities to increase knowledge and skills

Learning from past mistakes is a way to remain positive and steadfast, despite obstacles. Reading stories of how others overcame challenges to succeed in the end can be a great source of inspiration and a helpful reminder that no life is perfect. Humans are highly adaptable.

You may need to alter your approach or wait a little longer for the payoff, but know that success is always within your grasp. The most persistent people know that life is a journey of dead-ends and detours. They know when to let go of ego and admit that something is not working. They are quick to incorporate new information and adapt to a better way.


Empowering questions:

  1. What is the connection between success and perseverance?
  2. How does my spirituality help me?
  3. What do I miss out on when I quit?



Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.


Your Initial Plan For A Rewarding Career



Career goal setting is your initial plan and very first step for a rewarding and successful life. Rewarding, though subjective; depends on your definition on what rewarding may look and feel like. You may have initially thought of a goal at the start of your career and have a well-defined dream of where you’re going to precisely land.

Or, possibly, you’re already in the middle of your career, and you feel that you’re not making forward movement, or you doubt if you have selected the right career with the right organization.

Are any of these scenarios sounding recognizable to you? If so, this is a clear indication that setting a career goal with a strategic plan is in order. However before you start, be sure to outline what you want to materialize in your career. Therefore it’s critical to list all of your goals and dreams, and sketch a chart to see whether you are near or far from any of your objectives.

For some, setting career goals is no more than socially chatting about it with a few friends, for others setting career goals may look like sitting silently contemplating it, or perhaps feeling depressed and disappointed with an adult beverage. Nonetheless, the best way of creating your career goal is during your most productive hours of the day and this may differ for everyone. After all, what you are about to create is a career goal that will either outline pending catastrophe, or one that will produce endless rewards for your life.



Here are some suggestions on how you should get started.  

  1. Be clear on what you want to be, do and have:

There’s nothing more annoying than a person trying to tell you something, yet you can’t understand what they’re talking about. The same goes for your inner-self. Being indecisive is both challenging and confusing therefore; feeding this habit will only be futile to your journey of searching for career goal answers.

The more detailed you are with your plans, the better. Instead of writing down “Own a nicer car in two years”, you will find that writing “Buy a Black Tesla Model S by September 2018” is more helpful. Do this in all aspects of defining your goals and dreams. Additionally, fire the negative committee that meets in your head before criticism of your goals becomes apparent. Just proceed to write your goals down.

  1. Articulate your plan:

The more you discuss your plan, the more self-motivation becomes your friend. If you want to chat about it with friends, do so. They will be able to help you make a decision or share ideas that may help propel you forward. Just remember, that it is ultimately your decision because it is YOUR life. Don’t let others decide for you.

  1. Come up with options:

You’ve got to have an alternative route for reaching your career goal. Sometimes, the road that you’ve decided to embark on is simply impassable at this time. But this should not deter you. Instead, try to look for every possible angle to promote your next move on your career path.

The most important thing you have to consider is that the process of attaining your career goal is a journey. When you are on a journey, you are open to almost everything, every stimulus, every possibility. Finally, don’t be connected to the outcome, for the result you desire may look a bit different then what you originally envisioned.

These suggestions will positively impact and enrich your experience! You can use all the information and life lessons you experience along the way to assess and re-assess your career goals. Remember, missteps will happen however; there is something additional that would help you more in your setting a career goal; learn to love and be patient with yourself. Remember, you’ve got greatness within YOU!

Published by: Lisa Morgan Mosley

I am a collaborative, solution-focused Business/Corporate Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.
  • Served as a Landmark Education “Self Expression and Leadership” Coach
  • Masters Degree: MAOM (Organizational Management)
  • Sales/Marketing Leader in multi-industries: Consumer Goods, Logistics, Technology, Telecom, Wireless
  • Personal Empowerment Expert
  • Professional Development Expert
  • Career Transition Expert