How Long Do You Keep Trying?

by Doreen Rainey

One of the questions I often get is "how long do I keep trying"?

If they are pursuing their own business: "How long do I try?"

If they are working to improve a relationship: "How long do I try?"

If they are hoping to excel at their current employer: "How long do I try?"

Have you ever felt that way?

Have you felt like you've been working, trying, pushing, committed, focused and in hot pursuit of something you really want - something you really believe in - and it's just not happening.

Maybe you have already given so much. Your time, resources, effort, blood, sweat, tears and your heart and soul. And still....it's not coming together.

Jim Rohn has said: How long should you try? Until.

Not only do I believe this quote, but when I speak and coach, I often say that you should never give up. That when you are faced with the choice to stop or to keep going - you should always choose to keep going. However, let me clarify exactly what I mean.

When I say never stop...to never give up. I'm talking about the ultimate goal: To live a life where you are joyful, fulfilled, and connected - having a sense of purpose and accomplishment that is truly individually defined by you. That when you wake up - you are fully energized and excited about what opportunities are before you, yet also grateful and reflective of all that you already have and have already accomplished.

And it's on THAT goal that I say "never stop" and "keep going."

Now, in the quest to achieve that ultimate goal, you may start some things, stop some things, change directions, reevaluate, realign your resources, adjust your efforts or alter your circle of influence.

You may choose to let some ideas go, let some people go, seek out other options or continue on the current path. You may need to leave a job, apply for a new job, start a business, close down a business, seek out new relationships or continue to foster the ones you have. You may need to move across the country or down the street or make the decision to sell everything and travel the world.

While life is a journey, we should absolutely be clear on our destination - it's not a certain position in our company, a certain revenue goal in our business, a list of letters behind our name, a certain weight or size, or a particular number in our bank account.

It's about living full out. Doing, being, giving and having on a level that gives you deep meaning and an all consuming feeling of contentment. It's about the quest for inner peace, fulfillment and making a contribution.

And on THAT goal - we never stop trying.


"RADICAL Success Coach Doreen Rainey helps her clients Get RADICAL - by defining success for themselves and getting the guts to go after it. Get her FREE RADICAL Success Starter Kit at www.doreenrainey.com."

© 2012 Doreen Rainey

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