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18 Quotes On Perseverance To Overcome Any Obstacle

18 Quotes On Perseverance To Overcome Any Obstacle

Sometimes things don’t go exactly the way we expected, but we shouldn’t let failure and mistakes discourage us. And we should never lose confidence. In fact, the biggest mistake one can make is giving up on something after having worked hard on it, just because it seems too difficult or too time consuming to achieve. The secret is to keep going without wondering too much about how we will get to the end. This makes things easier, and helps save time and useless efforts.

I have a good example of someone who didn’t let anything stop or discourage him. His name is Nick Vujicic. Have you ever heard of him? Nick Vujicic is one of the most famous motivational speaker in the world, he’s an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming. He also graduated from Griffith University when he was 21 with a Bachelor of Commerce, with a double major in accountancy and financial planning. He is a brilliant, inspiring and successful individual, not only for his fame and all his qualities, but for having achieved everything without arms and legs, without giving up.

Can you imagine the strength and the tenacity of someone who accomplished all this without limbs? This shows you that you can do a lot in your life, you can achieve whatever you want if you strongly commit to it, whatever adversity you face. Don’t be scared if it takes time to reach your goals, and don’t be scared if it seems difficult. If you work on it slowly, step by step, believing in it, you will do a great job.

How many times do we wonder why many people succeed, while we just lead our normal lives, and never stand out of the crowd? The answer is that perseverance is what makes the difference, and Nick Vujicic is the best example of it. We should observe this exceptional person, and we should follow in his footsteps. For this reason, I have collected the 18 best motivational quotes ever about perseverance and determination, to inspire you, and help you have the strength to overcome any obstacle you may encounter.

1. “I type 40 words per minute on a normal computer with my left foot. And with two cups of coffee, I can do 53 words per minute.”
-Nick Vujicic

2. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”
-Samuel Johnson

3. “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”
-Victor Hugo

4. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.”
-Marilyn Monroe

5. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.”
-Confucius

6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
-Nelson Mandela

7. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
-Abraham Lincoln

8. “Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”
-Marilyn Monroe

9. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
-A. A. Milne

10. “Trees that are slow to grow, bear the best fruit.”
-Molière

11. “If you are going through hell, keep going.”
-Winston Churchill

12. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”
-Julie Andrews

13. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”
-Dale Carnegie

14. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill

15. “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.
It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
-John D. Rockefeller

16. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”
-Napoleon Hill

17. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
-Elbert Hubbard

18. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
-John Quincy Adams

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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