Written by Terry Sidford professional & certified life coach
How often do you become impatient or even give up on your dreams and goals? Most of us have a threshold for when we determine it is time to give up and move on to something else.
What makes the difference in the people who have the same education, skills and mindset that succeed vs. those that don’t? Is it timing, money, health, support, or something else? What makes the difference is pure tenacity, patience, courage, and believing in yourself and your dreams.
Let’s break this down into usable concepts. What would being more patient give you? As human beings, we like to control our lives and circumstances. Sometimes what we think should happen or how it should happen, isn’t what is meant to be. When you are not patient enough to sit in the unknown, you might miss the opportunity waiting for you.
“To have your dreams become reality, requires pure tenacity,
patience, courage, believing in yourself & your dreams.”
It takes being present and looking for the answers that will present themselves. For example, you want to travel to a destination and can’t find a flight or hotel. You decide to be patient and wait for a solution. You come up with another location that is easy to book and ends up being much better and less expensive than your original destination.
Life happens when you are doing something else. We miss opportunities by being stuck on a particular outcome.
The next step to creating your dreams and goals is tenacity. It requires the belief that you have every capability to reach your objectives. There is no doubt in your mind. You are determined to find a way or a solution. You do not give up, regardless of the roadblocks that get in the way. You look at them as a temporary bump in the road on the way to your destination.
Another key element to fulfilling your potential and reaching your destination is courage. Courage allows you to use all your abilities to be patient, not give up, believe, and have tenacity. These are the things you have control over when everything else feels out of control.
Use these tools and you will be amazed at the opportunities that will present themselves and that will lead you to your ideal life, work and dreams.
Here are four tools to use to achieve clarity on decisions and new opportunities:
1. Notice when you become impatient with life or a particular outcome. Breathe and tell yourself, ‘A solution will present itself’. Let go and wait for the next step.
2. Ask yourself if you genuinely believe in what you want to achieve. Wait and listen for the answer.
3. Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 on how determined you are to reach your goals. The number you give yourself will tell you how much tenacity you have for this goal.
4. Write down all the times in your life that you overcame adversity or were resilient and pushed past your fears. These are moments of courage. Build on the courage you have already demonstrated to reach your dreams and goals.
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Living with more patience and tenacity will allow you to gain clarity on decisions and new opportunities. When you quiet your mind, stay calm and in the present moment, you act with more awareness and see more options. When you make a decision based on fear or stress about what might not happen or that it is too challenging, you will not see the myriad of options and paths available to you. Quieting your mind, being present, staying committed, pushing past fears, and believing in yourself will allow you to gain patience and tenacity and to achieve things you never thought possible.
Author of this article:
Terry Sidford has been a certified life coach in the United States for the past 20 years and has assisted scores of people in achieving their dreams. More information is available on Terry’s website.
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One Hundred Hearts
by Terry Sidford
In the everyday lives of women, challenges such as relationships, money, health, and family often keep us from becoming all we imagine. One Hundred Hearts shares the deeply introspective responses to questions answered by one hundred women.
You’ve probably faced adversity that made you question your ability to go on.
But you did go on, and since then:
· How would you define courage?
· Was there a defining moment that made you who you are today?
· What do you want other women to know?
Through their answers, these women and their extraordinary courage come to life. The women you meet in this book display incredible courage and will inspire you to demonstrate courage in your own life on a daily basis.
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