Perseverance is a trait that must be acknowledged as being particularly useful and leads almost inevitably to greater levels of fruitfulness and success. Some people appear to benefit from a natural tendency to persevere, whilst others may appear to clock up four faults when faced with their very first hurdle.
Some people relish challenges, but not everyone accords with this attitude of optimistic perseverance. Unfortunately there are many things in life that present us with such a degree of challenge that hearty perseverance is a required response in anyone who wishes to succeed.
Even things that you might expect to be fairly straightforward can throw you a curve ball. Witness this example that I came across in an article the other day: “Machine knitting takes perseverance and a stubborn constitution not to quit”. I play a lot of golf and many would apply the same sentiments to that particular game!
Different things pose varying degrees of challenge to each individual. We are each unique, possession our own unique combination of genetic inheritance combined with the sum of our experiences and observations to date. Perseverance is a trait, like all others, that relies in part upon genetic programming and then temperance through experience.
If perseverance does not come naturally to you it is still possible to “pick it up” and increase your ability to persevere through desire and experience. There are in fact many ways in which you can act to improve your ability to persevere.
Perseverance is both an attitude and a feeling. First things first. If you think of yourself as a quitter, it is time to take a step back and view things from a different angle. You badly need a new internal label with which to call yourself. In fact, this is the first step required by anyone who wishes to feel more optimistic, successful and perseverant.
Inevitably logic and emotions are intertwined in whatever triggers your persevering attitude or lack of it. When you step back from something you simultaneously detach your logical mind from the emotional experience and so you can see everything more clearly. Hypnosis is an ideal tool to use to enable this type of stepping back.
Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation that simultaneously provides access to your subconscious mind. This is the part of your mind where instinctive and automatic patterns of thought and behavior are stored. As you step back with hypnosis you see things clearly and can identify the triggers for your perseverance or lack of it.
You may find that fear lies at the root of a lack of perseverance. A lack of self-belief is almost always associated with low levels of perseverance and so suggestions can be made using hypnosis to embed greater feelings of confidence into your automated thought processes.
You might also discover that simply by focusing more on “loving” what you do will in itself lead to a grater ability to persevere. When you focus upon and enjoy the process of something, the results will in turn look after themselves. Again hypnosis can be used to embed suggestions to assist you in enjoying what you do a whole lot more than before.
A further way in which you can build up your store of perseverance is to make a habit of vividly imagining the feeling of succeeding. Being able to see the end result clearly in your mind eye will lead you to find a way to achieve it. Whatever you imagine you can create. Once again, hypnosis is an ideal tool to assist as it unleashes your creative mind and allows you to visualize more clearly and more easily.
Once you start to think about it, there are in fact many ways in which you can temper your natural disposition and find your own way to become more persevering. Perseverance is indeed something that you can improve with a little bit of thought and effort.
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