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Why discipline is necessary for your success

Discipline is the art of self-control. It enables you to focus on your success, even when the tasks are less fun.



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In a previous article, I talked about why it is not absolutely necessary to spend at least 8 hours at the desk every day to be successful.

Today I’ll tell you what distinguishes every successful entrepreneur from his less successful colleagues: Iron Discipline! (The same is true for successful athletes; no discipline without success.)

Discipline ensures that you do the things that you really should do to be successful instead of just having fun or spending your time with senseless procrastination waste.

In today’s article, you will learn:

What is self-discipline?
Why do I need it
Why discipline is more important than motivation.
What behaviours help you get more self-discipline?

What is discipline?

Success is no accident. Success means having the willpower to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. No matter what that means.

Your plan didn’t work? Learn from it, try again and fail better the next time is the motto. You need discipline for that.

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” Jim Rohn

In a nutshell, discipline is the art of self-control. It enables you to focus on your success, even when the tasks are less fun.

Because with every successful business, things come up that you don’t want to do, but for whatever reason, unfortunately, you cannot give to others.

The only thing that keeps you on track is your discipline.

Why you need discipline

Let’s be honest, starting a business is fun from time to time, but it’s often tough hard work.

Few of us wake up in the morning and want to write your tax return, submit a business plan or take care of all the boring and tedious administrative tasks that form the basis of a successful business.

The most significant difficulty lies in performing these tasks conscientiously regularly and over a long period of time.

Even if you already have your goal in mind, you need discipline and willpower to get there.

Why discipline is more important than motivation

Motivation is the need to achieve a specific goal and to take the necessary steps. It is often the first drive that gets you started on a project.

The problem? You are not always motivated.

If you use motivation as your primary driver, you will experience days when you feel unmotivated and don’t feel like doing your tasks at all.

If you’re unlucky, this phase can last for days, maybe even weeks.

If you just sit there and wait for your motivation to come back, you will lose time and money, your competition will gain a head start, and it will take you much longer to reach your goals.

What really makes you instead is discipline. If you lose your motivation

But what to do if you lack discipline?

For most people, discipline is not innate, and it has to be learned.

It is no wonder that most successful managers and CEOs have a personal coach who helps them pursue these goals.

Of course, you can also approach your development independently and train your self-discipline.

Here are some tips on how to work on your discipline.

Set long-term goals and pursue them.

If you want to be successful in the long run, it’s not enough to have a vague plan for the next few years; you need a vision.

The more specific your goals are, the more likely you are to achieve them.

Long-term goals are essential to ensure that your project grows over a more extended period of time.

They make your success measurable and help you to break your success story down into smaller goals and, in turn, develop tasks out of them.

“Self-discipline equates to self-control. Your ability to control yourself and your actions, control what you say and do, and ensure that your behaviors are consistent with long-term goals and objectives is the mark of a superior person.” Brian Tracy


Your brain is too trained for short-term success and the associated reward mechanisms that it is difficult for it to follow a long-term plan.

If you can reprogram your mind to have satisfaction and success through long-term goals, you are laying the right foundation for lasting success that lasts.

Learn to enjoy the process instead of just focusing on your goal.

Break your long-term goals down into tasks and intermediate goals to better organize your time.

Develop processes that you can follow to increase your productivity.

Organize your workplace so that you can work optimally. If you start your day by having to clean up first, you are standing by your process

Get your feelings under control.

Your greatest weakness is your feelings. Boredom, joy, frustration; they all stand in the way of your long-term success.

Running a successful business is not always fun; some tasks just have to be done.


If you let yourself be guided too much by your feelings, it will be difficult for you to apply the necessary discipline to perform your tasks conscientiously in the long term.

Rational decisions will take you further and help you achieve your goals.

  • Develop gratitude and appreciation for what you have achieved so far. The ability to see the good every day will make you successful in the long run.
  • Meditate. Meditation is not only a powerful tool for practicing self-discipline, but it also helps you to understand your feelings better and to control them.
  • Develop a healthy sleep pattern. Regular times of falling asleep and getting up helps your body to be optimally productive and keep you from giving up bad habits.

Resist impulsive behaviour.

Every day we give in to impulses without even realizing how much they influence our everyday life.

Impulsive behaviour arises from the desire to satisfy a specific need immediately and here and now.

If you give in to these needs, they undermine your efforts to develop self-discipline and damage your success in the long term.

Besides, these needs are rarely suitable for you – gambling addiction, alcohol consumption, and smoking are impulsive behaviours that quickly satisfy your requirements.

But the need to check social media and get confirmation from likes and comments also has the same effect!

Getting rid of these behaviours does not work overnight and is not always easy. An online coaching course can support you if you have difficulties with the implementation.


Impulsive behaviour is the greatest enemy of your self-discipline.

Once you get it under control, it will be easier for you to focus on your goals and take the necessary steps to achieve them.

  • Reduce the amount of time you spend on social media (or delete your social media channels entirely if they distract you too much). Acknowledgment that you get through likes or comments may feel good, but it doesn’t last long and distracts you from your actual goals.
  • Steer clear of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.
  • Avoid fast food and eat a healthy diet. Sufficient exercise and a healthy diet are one of the cornerstones of a successful life.
    And now?

How do you personally work on your self-discipline?

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Strategies for Sustaining Enthusiasm Despite Naysayers’ Influences



Navigating the entrepreneurship journey often involves encountering a mix of support and skepticism. While a robust support system can fuel our motivation and propel us forward, the presence of naysayers can sometimes cast doubt on our aspirations.

Despite this, maintaining a positive mindset and unwavering focus on our goals can help us overcome any obstacles thrown our way.

Throughout my entrepreneurial journey, I’ve been fortunate to have a supportive network of friends, family, and mentors who cheered me on through successes and setbacks. Their encouragement has been invaluable in keeping my spirits high and my motivation levels soaring.

However, I’ve also encountered individuals who have doubted my ideas or tried to dissuade me from pursuing my dreams. These naysayers can be discouraging, draining, and sometimes even demoralizing.

Yet, I’ve learned that allowing their negativity to affect me only hinders my progress.

Instead, I focus on what I can control: my mindset and determination. When faced with skepticism or negativity, I remind myself of the reasons why I started this journey in the first place.

I reconnect with my passion, vision, and goals, using them as beacons of inspiration to guide me through the storm.

Moreover, I actively seek sources of positivity and encouragement to counteract the negativity. Whether surrounding myself with like-minded individuals, reading motivational books, or listening to inspiring podcasts, I consciously cultivate an environment fostering growth and resilience.

Ultimately, we hold the power to shape our destiny. We can overcome obstacles and achieve our greatest ambitions by staying true to ourselves, maintaining a positive outlook, and persevering in adversity.

So, the next time we find ourselves surrounded by naysayers, let’s remember:

“our motivation is ours to keep, and nothing can take that away.”

1. Write Down Your Aspirations and Keep Them Close at Hand

Your passion is evident in your pursuits, which is a driving force behind your actions. If you weren’t deeply passionate about what you do, you wouldn’t be doing it in the first place, right?

Given your passion, verbalizing your goals should come naturally. Once you’ve verbalized them, jotting them down is the next logical step. If you’re finding it challenging to begin, I suggest envisioning where you want to see yourself in one year, three years, five years, and even ten years from now. This visualization exercise is incredibly clarifying; it crystallizes and makes your goals tangible.

Moreover, you create benchmarks along your journey by visualizing your goals at various points in the future. These benchmarks serve as checkpoints, allowing you to track progress and celebrate small and big wins. They provide a sense of accomplishment and motivation to keep moving forward.

To solidify your commitment to your goals, please make sure to keep them written down and close by at all times. Whether it’s on your bathroom mirror, computer monitor, or even in your wallet, having your goals visible is a constant reminder of what you’re working towards. It helps you stay focused and motivated, even in the face of criticism or self-doubt.

So, embrace your passion, verbalize your goals, and jot them down. Visualize your future success, celebrate your achievements along the way, and keep your written goals close by as a source of inspiration and motivation. With this approach, you have a powerful tool to remain focused and driven on your journey toward success.

2. Build Your Circle of Supportive Influences

It can be incredibly challenging when skepticism and negativity come from those closest to us, especially if they are family members. While it’s natural to seek support and validation from our loved ones, evaluating whether their influence is ultimately beneficial or detrimental to our well-being and success is essential.

If you find that certain family members consistently undermine your goals, dreams, or self-confidence, it may be necessary to reevaluate the dynamics of those relationships. While it’s not always easy or comfortable, creating healthy boundaries and distance from toxic influences is crucial for your mental and emotional well-being.

Removing negative influences from your inner circle doesn’t necessarily mean cutting ties with family members entirely. However, it may involve limiting your exposure to their negativity and setting clear boundaries to protect your positivity and motivation.

Once you’ve taken steps to distance yourself from negative influences, it’s essential to cultivate a support system of people who uplift and encourage you. Surround yourself with individuals who believe in your potential, celebrate your successes, and provide constructive feedback when needed. These supportive relationships can be a source of strength, motivation, and inspiration as you pursue your goals.

Whether it’s friends, mentors, colleagues, or supportive community members, prioritize relationships that add value to your life and contribute positively to your growth and development. By surrounding yourself with a supportive network, you’ll create a nurturing environment where you can thrive and reach your full potential.

3. Stepping into the Media Limelight

Indeed, “Googling oneself” has become common in today’s digital age. It’s not just about vanity; seeing your name or idea in print can significantly boost self-esteem.

When your thoughts, achievements, or hard work are recognized and shared in reputable publications such as local newspapers, university journals, or respected blogs, it validates your efforts. It’s a tangible reminder that you’re making an impact and contributing meaningfully to your field or community.

This external validation can be exceptionally gratifying, especially when faced with skepticism or criticism from naysayers. Seeing your name in print is undeniable proof that you’re on the right track, that your ideas have merit, and that your hard work is paying off.

Moreover, having your work featured in respected publications can also open doors to new opportunities, whether attracting potential collaborators, gaining recognition within your industry, or expanding your audience reach.

So, the next time you find yourself grappling with self-doubt or facing negativity from naysayers, take a moment to reflect on your achievements and the recognition you’ve received. I want to remind you of your worth, capabilities, and potential to make a difference. Let this fuel your determination to keep pushing forward, knowing that you’re on the right path.

4. Embrace Your Journey: No Need for Justification

Each of us has our unique path to follow, shaped by our values, beliefs, and passions. As we are free to choose our path, so do others.

It’s important to remember that we don’t owe anyone justification for the choices we make in life. Whether it’s our career, relationships, or personal pursuits, we can chart our course based on what feels authentic and meaningful.

When faced with skepticism or criticism from naysayers, affirming our choices confidently can be empowering. Responding simply, “Because that is the path I choose,” is a powerful declaration of autonomy and self-determination.

By asserting our autonomy this way, we claim ownership over our decisions and reaffirm our commitment to living authentically. We don’t need to justify our choices to anyone else; our inner conviction and alignment with our values are all the validation we need.

This approach frees us from the burden of seeking approval from others and allows us to stay true to ourselves in the face of opposition. It’s a reminder that our journey is alone to navigate and that embracing our path with confidence and conviction is the key to living a fulfilling and authentic life.

5. Crafting an Empowering Self-Reflection message

Albert Einstein’s quote powerfully reminds us of the complementary roles that paper and our brains play in our lives. While our brains are incredibly adept at processing thoughts and ideas, paper is a tangible tool for recording and remembering important information.

“Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think.” — Albert Einstein

Consider how often we rely on writing to jot down tasks, appointments, and reminders in our daily lives. Yet, when it comes to our goals, hopes, dreams, and desires—the very essence of who we are and where we’re going—we often overlook the power of putting them down on paper.

By writing down our goals, hopes, dreams, and desires, we solidify them in our minds and give them a concrete form to revisit and reflect upon. It honors our aspirations and commits us to their pursuit with intention and clarity.

One powerful practice is to write yourself a letter that serves as a reminder of who you are, what you value, and where you’re headed in life. In this letter, you can vividly articulate your goals, dreams, and aspirations, capturing what drives you and inspires you to keep moving forward.

When faced with doubt or skepticism from naysayers, this letter becomes a powerful tool for reclaiming your motivation and confidence. Reading it reminds you of your inner strength, resilience, and determination. It’s a testament to your unwavering commitment to yourself and your dreams, and it reaffirms your belief in your ability to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

So, don’t leave your goals, hopes, dreams, and desires to chance. Please take the time to write them down and create a letter to yourself that is a constant source of inspiration and motivation. With this letter as your guide, you’ll have the strength and resilience to prove any naysayer wrong and continue toward greatness.

6. Transforming Challenges into Motivation

Turning the skepticism of naysayers into a motivational tool can be a powerful strategy for achieving your goals. By openly acknowledging their doubts and then using them as fuel for your determination, you can turn their skepticism into a source of motivation and accountability.

One way to do this is to make a friendly wager with the naysayer based on your goal. For example, if you aim to land ten new clients by a specific deadline, you could propose a bet in which the naysayer agrees to pay for a celebratory dinner if you succeed, but you agree to foot the bill if you fall short.

This wager adds an element of accountability and motivation to your goal-setting process. Knowing something tangible at stake—a dinner, a small sum of money, or even just bragging rights—can provide the extra incentive to stay focused and committed to achieving your goal.

Moreover, by openly engaging with the naysayer and inviting them to participate, you show confidence in your ability to succeed despite their doubts. It’s a bold statement that you’re willing to back up your words with action and prove them wrong through your achievements.

Ultimately, the bet is secondary to your progress towards your goal, whether you win or lose. The real victory lies in your unwavering commitment to pushing yourself to new heights and proving to yourself—and others—that you’re capable of achieving anything you set your mind to.

7. Establishing Boundaries for Conversations with Naysayers

Navigating the dynamics of skepticism or negativity from loved ones, especially parents, can be a delicate situation. Establishing boundaries and maintaining open communication is critical to preserving the relationship while protecting your well-being and motivation.

One approach to address this is to have a candid conversation with your parents and propose a mutually beneficial agreement. Consider setting aside specific times or occasions when the topic of work or your goals is off-limits. For example, during family gatherings or quality time, agree to focus the conversation on other topics such as hobbies, interests, or shared experiences.

By establishing this agreement, you create a safe space to enjoy each other’s company without the tension or pressure of discussing potentially contentious subjects. It allows you to maintain a positive and harmonious relationship with your parents while safeguarding your motivation and mental well-being.

It’s essential to approach this conversation with empathy and understanding, acknowledging your parents’ concerns while advocating for your needs and boundaries. By fostering open communication and mutual respect, you can navigate this challenging situation in a way that strengthens your relationship and preserves your motivation to pursue your goals.

8. The Truth in Data: Unveiling Objective Insights

Presenting hard, cold facts can effectively address skepticism or negativity from naysayers, whether they’re family, friends, or employees. By conducting thorough research, gathering evidence, and presenting it clearly and compellingly, you can challenge their doubts and boost your confidence in the process.

When faced with skepticism or criticism, feeling disheartened or discouraged is natural. However, by arming yourself with facts and data, you can counteract their doubts with objective evidence that supports your position or goals.

For example, if you’re pursuing a new business venture and encountering skepticism from family members, you could present market research, industry trends, or success stories from similar businesses to demonstrate the viability of your idea. Similarly, if you’re implementing changes in your workplace and facing employee resistance, you could provide data-driven insights or case studies that illustrate the potential benefits of your initiatives.

While presenting hard facts may not always change naysayers’ minds, it can be a powerful tool for bolstering your confidence and conviction in your decisions. By taking a proactive approach and backing up your assertions with evidence, you demonstrate credibility and authority, which can help validate your efforts and silence doubters.

Moreover, even if you’re unable to sway the opinions of others, presenting hard facts can serve as a valuable learning experience and an opportunity for personal growth. It reinforces the importance of being well-informed and prepared when facing skepticism or criticism and equips you with the skills and confidence to navigate similar situations in the future.

While addressing naysayers with hard facts may not always result in immediate acceptance or approval, it can empower you to stand firm in your convictions, pursue your goals with confidence, and prove your detractors wrong through your actions and achievements.

9. Embracing Solitude: Discovering Inner Peace and Clarity

Time for quiet reflection is essential, especially amid the daily hustle and bustle. These moments of solitude allow us to pause, reflect on our achievements, and plan our next steps with clarity and purpose.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activity and overlook the importance of quiet introspection. However, some of our most profound insights and breakthroughs can occur during these moments of stillness.

Dr. Seuss’s timeless words remind us of the power we hold within ourselves to chart our life course. We can shape our destiny, choose our path, and pursue our dreams with determination and resolve.

We create space for creativity, inspiration, and self-discovery to flourish by making time for quiet reflection. Whether through meditation, journaling, or simply taking a peaceful walk in nature, finding moments of solitude allows us to tap into our inner wisdom and gain clarity about our goals and aspirations.

So, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, remember to carve out time for quiet reflection. In these moments of stillness, we can reconnect with ourselves, find direction, and make the decisions that will ultimately shape our future.

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Best 13 Strategies for Enhancing Your Life



Our ability to dream big and imagine great things plays a huge role in what we can achieve. This idea was beautifully captured by Earl Nightingale when he said,

“How much we can change our results depends greatly on how we use our imagination.” Earl Nightingale.

We can see this in the incredible story of space exploration.

Back in 1960, going to outer space seemed impossible. But just ten years later, a person was walking on the moon. This fantastic journey wasn’t just about technology but about dreaming big. It all started when someone challenged scientists to put a man on the moon before the decade ended.

This challenge sparked the imagination of a whole nation. This article uses the story of space exploration as an example to explore how powerful our imagination can be in making big things happen.

With just one bold challenge, the impossible can become possible. This principle applies to space exploration and every aspect of life.

Can a person move from poverty to wealth? Absolutely! It’s all about having the desire, making plans, putting in effort, and never giving up. The real question isn’t whether the recipe for success works; it’s whether the person will commit to following it. That’s the challenge we all face.

But here’s the exciting part: We all have the potential to go from where we are now to where we want to be. No dream is too big if we have the courage to believe in it and the perseverance to pursue it.

What 13 strategies for enhancing your life can you implement immediately?

So, here’s how you can start

01. Facing your fears is the key to conquering them.

Facing your fears is crucial in enhancing your life and overcoming obstacles that may hold you back. Acknowledge their existence and impact on your well-being rather than brushing them aside. Take a moment to confront them head-on by saying, “Here’s what I’m afraid of. I wonder what I could do to change that.”

This proactive approach allows you to gain insight into your fears and explore potential solutions, ultimately empowering you to move forward with confidence and resilience. By embracing this mindset of fearlessness, you not only conquer your fears but also unlock new opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment, thus enhancing your life in profound ways.

So, don’t let fear dictate your actions—face your fears today and take control of your destiny.

02. Tap into Your Inner Strength to Navigate a Change in Direction.

If your current path hasn’t enhanced your life or yielded the benefits you seek over the past six years, it’s time to change. You can choose a new destination and embark on a different journey. You can use your willpower to start this process of transformation.

You’re not bound to repeat the same patterns of the past year; instead, seize the opportunity to clean up any errors and invest your efforts in creating a better future. You can make a significant difference in your life by taking decisive action and channeling your willpower toward positive change.

Embrace the opportunity to break free from old habits and embrace new possibilities. Your willingness to change direction and pursue a fresh path will ultimately lead to greater fulfillment and success. So, harness your willpower, set your sights on a new destination, and watch as it transforms your life for the better.

03. Acknowledge Your Mistakes.

Sometimes, it’s essential to acknowledge your mistakes, even if it means confessing them to others. One of the most potent phrases in English is “I’m sorry.” These simple words have the potential to initiate profound transformations, sparking the beginning of new relationships or leading individuals down entirely different paths. However, admitting your mistakes isn’t solely about external validation; it’s also about having an honest conversation with yourself.

You don’t need to broadcast your shortcomings to the entire neighborhood, but taking the time to introspect and confront your reality can be immensely beneficial. Please sit down with yourself and let me know where you truly stand.

Perhaps you find yourself in a situation where your financial resources are limited, as illustrated by the moment when a Girl Scout left your door, and you realized the extent of your financial struggle. Instead of avoiding the truth, have a candid conversation with yourself.

Admitting, “There’s no use kidding myself. Here’s where I really am. I’ve got pennies in my pocket and nothing in the bank,” can serve as the catalyst for change.

By confronting your mistakes and acknowledging your current circumstances, you pave the way for personal growth and transformation. This self-awareness allows you to identify areas for improvement and take proactive steps towards a brighter future.

So, embrace the courage to admit your mistakes to others and yourself, and use this awareness to drive positive change in your life. Incorporating strategies for enhancing your life can further empower you on this journey of self-discovery and improvement.

04. Hone Your Objectives.

Begin the journey by initiating the process. Take that first step towards progress and growth. As you embark on this path, consider setting higher goals for yourself. Dare to dream big and aim for objectives that surpass your previous accomplishments.

Challenge yourself to reach for a higher purpose that transcends your current limitations and pushes you to new heights of achievement. Allow yourself to envision possibilities beyond what you once believed were within your grasp.

By daring to aspire to greater heights, you open yourself up to a world of opportunities and potential. Embrace the excitement of pursuing goals that stretch your capabilities and expand your horizons. As you strive for something beyond your perceived limitations, you’ll discover newfound strength and resilience within yourself.

Each step you take toward your higher purpose brings you closer to realizing your full potential and living a life of fulfillment and meaning.

So, don’t hesitate to start the process and set your sights on higher goals. Embrace the challenge of reaching for something beyond what you thought possible, and watch as you soar to new heights of success and fulfillment.

Incorporating strategies for enhancing your life can give you the tools and guidance you need to navigate this journey confidently and purposefully.

05. Trust in Your Abilities.

Believing in yourself is the cornerstone of personal growth and achievement. It’s about embracing the endless possibilities and having faith that tomorrow can be better than today. But belief goes beyond mere optimism; it’s about trusting in your own abilities and potential.

You’ve got to believe in the possibilities that await you. No matter how daunting the challenges may seem, having unwavering confidence in yourself is the first step towards overcoming them. When you genuinely believe in yourself, you open yourself up to a world of opportunities and endless growth potential.

Believe that you can learn any skill, no matter how complex it may appear. Whether it’s mastering a new language, honing your artistic talents, or developing your leadership abilities, know that there is no limit to what you can achieve with dedication and perseverance.

Similarly, believe that you have the discipline to pursue your goals with unwavering determination. Embrace the challenges that come your way as opportunities for growth and development. You can push past your comfort zone and achieve greatness by cultivating a strong sense of self-belief.

Incorporating strategies for enhancing your life can further empower you on your journey of self-discovery and personal development. Whether it’s setting clear goals, practicing self-care, or seeking guidance from mentors, these strategies can provide you with the tools and support you need to realize your full potential.

So, believe in yourself wholeheartedly and embrace the endless possibilities that lie ahead. You can achieve anything you want with unwavering self-belief and a commitment to personal growth.

06. Seek Guidance.

Seeking wisdom is not just about finding answers; it’s about acquiring the knowledge and insight needed to confront the challenges of both today and tomorrow. It’s about recognizing that growth often comes from facing difficulties rather than avoiding them. Instead of wishing for an easier path, focus on becoming better equipped to handle whatever comes your way.

When you ask for wisdom, you’re not merely seeking a quick fix or a temporary solution. You’re seeking guidance and understanding that will empower you to navigate life’s complexities confidently and resiliently. Wisdom provides a solid foundation upon which you can build, enabling you to adapt to changing circumstances and overcome obstacles with grace and determination.

Moreover, asking for wisdom demonstrates a willingness to learn and grow, which are essential qualities for personal and professional development. It’s about acknowledging that there is always room for improvement and that every challenge presents an opportunity for growth and self-discovery.

So, instead of wishing for a more leisurely journey, wish for the strength, insight, and wisdom to become better equipped to face whatever life throws your way. Embrace the challenges as opportunities for growth, and trust that with wisdom by your side, you can navigate the ups and downs of life with confidence and grace.


07. Manage Your Time Wisely.

Motivational speaker Bill Bailey offers a thought-provoking perspective on how we perceive time. Often, we fall into the trap of believing we have plenty of years ahead of us to pursue our interests and passions. However, Bill suggests a different approach, urging us to recognize the finite nature of our opportunities.

Instead of saying, “I’ve got 20 more years,” he suggests reframing it to acknowledge that we have only 20 more chances to engage in certain activities. For instance, if you indulge in a beloved hobby like fishing once a year, you’re faced with the reality of having just 20 more occasions to enjoy that experience, not 20 years.

This shift in mindset serves as a wake-up call, prompting us to reevaluate how we prioritize our time and make the most of every opportunity.

Incorporating strategies for enhancing your life can further amplify the impact of this realization. By adopting intentional practices aimed at personal growth and fulfillment, you can maximize the quality of your experiences and make each moment count.

Whether it’s setting clear goals, cultivating meaningful relationships, or prioritizing self-care, these strategies empower you to live a more enriching and purposeful life. So, heed Bill’s advice, embrace the preciousness of time, and leverage strategies for enhancing your life to make the most of every opportunity that comes your way.

08. Reinvest Your Gains.

Embrace the wisdom of Earl Shoaff, Jim Rohn’s mentor, who imparted invaluable advice: “Profits are better than wages.” While wages sustain our livelihood, profits have the potential to build fortunes. This philosophy challenges us to consider whether we can simultaneously earn profits while earning a living. The resounding answer is yes.

By adopting a mindset of investment and entrepreneurship, we can harness our resources to generate profits beyond our standard income. Instead of solely relying on wages, we can explore avenues for generating additional revenue streams through investments, business ventures, or passive income opportunities.

Investing your profits allows you to leverage your earnings to create wealth and financial security for the future. The possibilities are endless, Whether through stocks, real estate, or starting your own business. You can build a foundation for long-term prosperity and success by strategically allocating your profits and reinvesting them wisely.

So, let Earl Shoaff’s philosophy serve as a guiding principle in your financial journey. Embrace the mindset of generating profits alongside your wages, and watch as you pave the way towards financial freedom and abundance.

09. Embrace Passion in Living.

Embrace the essence of passion in living, a philosophy encouraging you to elevate your approach to life. Rather than simply going through the motions, dare to turn up the dial and invest more of yourself in everything you do. It’s about pushing beyond your comfort zone and striving for excellence in every endeavor.

To embrace passion in living is to cultivate a mindset of relentless pursuit of excellence. It’s about becoming a little stronger and wiser with each step you take. Challenge yourself to step up your vitality contribution to unleash the full extent of your potential in every aspect of life.

Pour your heart and soul into everything you do, leaving no room for half-hearted efforts or complacency. Dare to ask for more vitality, strength, and vigor to demand more from yourself and from life itself.

By embracing passion in living, you unlock the door to boundless possibilities and extraordinary experiences. You become the architect of your destiny, crafting a life filled with purpose, meaning, and fulfillment. So, turn up the dial, embrace the fire within, and let passion guide you on your journey to greatness.

10. Discover Your Purpose.

Discovering your purpose is a transformative journey that invites you to seek out the intersection of passion and contribution in your life. Rather than simply working at a job, you can always strive to find the best place to serve. When you pour your heart and soul into your work, giving it your all and striving for excellence, you inevitably attract opportunities to occupy a better place.

The key is to commit yourself wholeheartedly to whatever task is at hand, dedicating yourself to doing the very best you can. By consistently delivering excellence in your work, you demonstrate your value to others and cultivate a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction within yourself.

Each day presents an opportunity to align your actions with your purpose and to contribute meaningfully to the world around you. Whether it’s through your profession, relationships, or personal pursuits, seek ways to make a positive impact and leave a lasting legacy.

So you can discover your purpose and commit to serving well in whatever capacity you find yourself. By embracing this mindset and striving for excellence in everything you do, you pave the way for a fulfilling and meaningful life.

11. Hold Yourself to High Standards.

Holding yourself to high standards underscores the importance of integrity and accountability in every aspect of life. Integrity, like loyalty, cannot be demanded of others; your own actions and character must exemplify it.

Strive to be the epitome of integrity, consistently adhering to moral and ethical principles in all your interactions and decisions. By upholding these high standards, you set a powerful example for others and attract like-minded individuals who share your values.

Lead by example, demonstrating unwavering integrity in every aspect of your life. Whether in your professional endeavors, personal relationships, or community involvement, hold yourself accountable to the highest ethical standards. In doing so, you inspire trust, respect, and admiration from those around you, fostering a culture of integrity and excellence.

Remember, the standard you set for yourself will ultimately shape the world around you. So, strive for nothing less than excellence, and let your integrity guide you to success and fulfillment.

12. Embrace Structured Habits.

Embrace the power of structured habits—a principle that underscores the transformative impact of disciplined routines and behaviors in shaping our lives. Disciplines, in essence, are the architects of our reality. They lay the foundation upon which we build our aspirations and achievements.

Just as disciplined individuals contribute to the creation of thriving cities, so too do well-structured habits pave the way for abundance, uniqueness, and productivity in our lives. When we commit ourselves to consistent and structured routines, we unlock the potential for growth and success.

Structured habits provide us with a framework for excellence, guiding our actions and decisions towards our goals. Whether it’s dedicating time each day to learning, exercising, or pursuing our passions, these disciplined practices cultivate a culture of productivity and achievement.

By embracing structured habits, we establish a foundation for success and fulfillment. We create a blueprint for our lives that is built upon intentionality, focus, and perseverance. So, let us embrace the power of disciplined routines, knowing they are crucial to unlocking our full potential and shaping our desired reality.

13. Stand Up for Justice.

Stand up for justice is a call to action that reminds us of the importance of fighting for what is right and just in the face of adversity. It is an extraordinary feeling to be able to look back and say, “I fought for my children, for the values I believe in, and for the well-being of my loved ones.” It’s about standing firm in the face of injustice, defending what is right, and fighting for the greater good.

In the battle between opposing forces, it is often up to individuals to take a stand and advocate for justice. Whether it’s advocating for equality, standing up against discrimination, or fighting to protect the rights of others, each of us has a role to play in the pursuit of justice.

Recognizing that achieving justice often requires courage, perseverance, and determination is essential. It means being willing to confront challenges head-on and resist the forces that seek to undermine fairness and equality.

If we desire something valuable—whether it’s justice, equality, or a better future for ourselves and our loved ones—we must be prepared to fight for it. This may involve speaking out against injustice, advocating for change, or taking a stand against oppression.

Incorporating strategies for enhancing your life can give you the tools and mindset needed to advocate for justice effectively. By prioritizing personal growth, self-awareness, and empathy, you can advocate more effectively for positive change in your community and beyond. So, let us heed the call to advocate for justice, knowing that our actions can create positive change and impact the world.

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9 Key Approaches to Boost Your Perseverance Abilities

Perseverance, also known as determination or grit, embodies the ability to persistently work towards and apply effort to achieve a long-term goal. Despite being overshadowed in a world that values instant gratification, perseverance remains a crucial quality in both career management and life in general.



As an entrepreneur, learning to deal with and overcome obstacles is crucial for success. So, what techniques can you use when facing tough times or unexpected challenges to help boost your perseverance?

Since we all encounter big and small setbacks that can affect our thoughts and feelings, even seemingly minor challenges can overwhelm us and question our goals and direction.

This article will explore practical strategies entrepreneurs can employ to navigate setbacks effectively. These approaches can strengthen entrepreneurs’ problem-solving skills, build resilience, and keep moving toward their goals, even in adversity, thus boosting your perseverance.

Let’s dive in and discover how to tackle obstacles like a pro!

How to Boost Your Perseverance: 9 Key Approaches for Success

1. Embrace Failure as a Pathway to Growth.

Perseverance is a quality that often emerges from the experience of failing and then summoning the resilience to rise again. Without encountering failure, cultivating true resilience is challenging. Therefore, changing your relationship with failure is crucial, reframing it from a setback to a valuable lesson. Embracing failure as a pathway to growth and learning can have profound implications for your life, helping to boost your perseverance.

When you shift your attitude toward failure, viewing it as a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block, you open yourself up to a wealth of insights and wisdom that boost your perseverance. Each failure provides an opportunity to reflect, analyze, and understand what went wrong and how you can improve moving forward.

This shift in perspective builds resilience and fosters a growth mindset that welcomes challenges and setbacks as essential components of the journey toward success.

Changing your attitude toward failure transforms setbacks into personal and professional development springboards, thus boosting your perseverance. You become more adaptable, willing to take calculated risks, and more confident in navigating obstacles. In essence, viewing failure as a mentor rather than an adversary empowers you to extract valuable lessons and leverage them to propel yourself closer to your goals and aspirations.


2. Embrace Daily Progress: Growing One Percent Each Day

Cultivating a growth mindset is instrumental in boosting your perseverance and motivation. It’s important to understand that these attributes, similar to any other skills, can be honed and refined incrementally—striving for a 1% improvement each day.

By embracing this mindset consistently throughout your daily activities, you can boost your perseverance and foster continuous growth and enhancement across all facets of your life.

This deliberate focus on gradual improvement fuels your determination and resilience, empowering you to overcome challenges and achieve tremendous success over time.


3. Embrace Risk-Taking

Embracing the willingness to take risks opens doors to encountering more complex and challenging situations within your business or leadership role. When navigating these difficulties, the ability to adapt and strategically determine the necessary steps to guide your company in the right direction becomes paramount.

Each experience offers valuable lessons that contribute to personal and professional growth as a leader, helping to boost your perseverance.

By actively engaging in risk-taking and learning from the outcomes, you develop resilience and agility in leadership. These skills empower you to confidently navigate uncertainties, making informed decisions that propel your organization forward and boost your perseverance.

Embracing risk as a catalyst for growth enables you to expand your leadership capabilities, strengthen your strategic understanding, and ultimately drive sustainable success for your company by boosting your perseverance.


4. Confronting Resistance: A Path to Growth

Understanding resistance is critical to building perseverance. Many individuals find it easier to persevere when they understand their resistance more deeply. For business owners grappling with resistance, reading “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield can be transformative.

This book sheds light on the forces that hinder progress and provides tools to identify and confront them, helping to boost your perseverance.

By naming and acknowledging the sources of resistance, their power diminishes, creating space for greater resilience and perseverance. Armed with insights from “The War of Art,” individuals can effectively combat internal and external barriers, ultimately fostering a mindset conducive to sustained effort and success in business and beyond, thus boosting your perseverance.


5. The Power of Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is essential for building mental resilience and developing perseverance. One effective strategy is to apply the “40% rule,” which suggests that once you surpass 40% of a task or goal, the likelihood of giving up decreases significantly. Physical training, such as lifting weights, sprinting, or engaging in endurance activities, is an excellent way to cultivate this skill.

Physical exercise strengthens your body and carries over to mental toughness and resilience. Pushing yourself physically teaches you to endure discomfort and overcome challenges, directly translating into developing more remarkable mental fortitude.

By consistently challenging yourself through physical training, you build the mindset and discipline needed to persevere through obstacles in all aspects of life.

Regular exercise benefits your physical health and empowers you to tackle challenges with tenacity and determination. By embracing the 40% rule and applying it to various aspects of your life, you can cultivate a resilient mindset that propels you toward achieving your goals and overcoming adversity.


6. Creating a Strong Support Network

Building a robust network of support is essential for developing and sustaining perseverance. By cultivating relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and peers, you create a safe and supportive environment where you can openly share your challenges and receive valuable feedback and encouragement during difficult times.

A support network provides vital emotional and practical assistance when facing setbacks or obstacles. Instead of shouldering burdens alone, you can turn to trusted individuals within your network to discuss challenges, gain different perspectives, and receive guidance on navigating difficult situations.

When something doesn’t go as planned, reaching out to your support network allows you to process your thoughts and emotions more effectively. Sharing experiences with others can provide clarity, reassurance, and motivation to persevere through adversity.

In summary, building a diverse and reliable support network fosters resilience and enhances one’s ability to navigate challenges confidently. By leveraging the strength of one’s network, one creates a solid foundation for personal growth and continuous perseverance in pursuit of one’s goals.


7. Maintaining Clarity on Your Goals

To cultivate perseverance, it’s essential to maintain a clear focus on your goals, especially in the face of mistakes or failures that may tempt you to give up. A powerful strategy is consistently keeping your goals in mind throughout your journey, which can boost your perseverance.

Start by documenting your short-term and long-term goals in a visible and accessible location, such as a journal or digital note. This tangible representation will constantly remind you of what you are working towards, thus boosting your perseverance.

When encountering obstacles or setbacks, refer back to your goal list. Reflect on the reasons behind your aspirations and use them as motivation to push through challenges, which boosts your perseverance.

By reconnecting with your goals during difficult times, you rekindle your determination and reignite your drive to keep moving forward, boosting your perseverance.

Keeping your goals at the forefront helps maintain focus and resilience in pursuing your aspirations. It is a beacon of inspiration that guides your actions and decisions, empowering you to persevere with purpose and determination, ultimately boosting your perseverance.


8. Navigating Progress with Defined Benchmarks

Setting clear benchmarks can be instrumental in maintaining motivation and perseverance as one navigates the long and challenging journey toward success. Establishing milestones and rewards along the way creates opportunities to celebrate progress and stay focused on one’s ultimate goals.

Start by defining specific and achievable benchmarks that signify significant progress or accomplishments towards your larger objectives. These benchmarks serve as checkpoints to assess your advancement and highlight your strides.

Incorporate meaningful rewards that resonate with you personally, such as treating yourself to a special meal, purchasing new clothes, or planning a weekend getaway. These rewards serve as incentives that reinforce your efforts and provide much-needed encouragement during tough times.

Reflect on your benchmarks regularly to remind yourself of your progress and the distance you’ve covered on your journey. Celebrating milestones boosts morale and reaffirms your commitment to persevering through challenges.

By integrating clear benchmarks and meaningful rewards into your pursuit of success, you create a structured framework that fosters motivation and resilience. Embracing this approach keeps you focused, energized, and determined as you navigate obstacles and strive toward achieving your aspirations.


9. Stay Anchored to Your Why

Maintaining resilience and endurance in the face of challenges requires reconnecting with your “why”—the original purpose and motivation behind your endeavors. When the journey feels demanding or overwhelming, reflecting on your reasons for embarking on this path can reignite your sense of purpose and commitment, helping to boost your perseverance.

As an old professor shared, success often hinges not solely on talent but endurance and perseverance. This underscores the importance of staying connected to one’s underlying motivations, which boosts your perseverance.

Take the time to revisit your “why.” What inspired you to pursue this journey in the first place? What meaningful goals or aspirations do you hope to achieve? By reconnecting with your purpose, you reinforce the significance of your efforts and reaffirm that the journey is worthwhile, thus boosting your perseverance.

Reflecting on your “why” is a powerful source of inspiration and motivation during challenging times. It reminds you of your pursuit’s meaningful impact and personal fulfillment, fueling your determination to persist and overcome obstacles.

Overall, leveraging these nine fundamental approaches empowers entrepreneurs to persevere through obstacles, build resilience, and maintain focus on their goals despite setbacks and challenges.


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7 Key Strategies to Attain and Maintain Motivation

In times of uncertainty, reconnecting with our sources of motivation is vital. One powerful method is revisiting our self-motivators regularly. These factors, internal and external, inspire us and remind us why we started our journey. Whether it’s a desire to make a difference or the encouragement of loved ones, these motivators light our path forward.



Staying motivated and inspired is paramount in pursuing our goals and dreams. Yet, amid life’s many demands and distractions, maintaining that sense of drive and enthusiasm can often feel like an uphill battle. During these times of uncertainty and doubt, we must turn inward and reconnect with the sources of motivation that fuel our aspirations.

One powerful way to reignite our passion and keep our excitement fired up is by regularly revisiting our self-motivators. These internal and external factors inspire us, drive us forward, and remind us why we embarked on our journey in the first place. Whether it’s a deep-seated desire to make a difference, a vision of our ideal future, or the encouragement of loved ones, our self-motivators serve as guiding lights, illuminating the path ahead.

By committing to reviewing these self-motivators regularly, we can tap into their transformative power and harness their energy to propel us forward. In this guide, we’ll delve into the importance of self-motivation, explore various self-motivators, and discuss strategies for incorporating regular self-motivator reviews into our daily lives. Let’s unlock the secrets to staying motivated and inspired and cultivating a passion, purpose, and fulfillment-filled life together.


The 7 Key Strategies to Attain and Maintain Motivation

1.  Get serious:

It’s time to make a firm decision to embark on the journey to the summit of success with unwavering determination. Until this point, the idea may have crossed your mind and lingered as a passing thought, but now is the moment to fully commit to ascending to the pinnacle of achievement. 

Decide to reach for the top, and you’ll be amazed at how your life transforms. Think of your journey to success like a shadow slowly climbing up a hill. When you wholeheartedly commit to excelling in your endeavors, it’s like stepping out of the shadows and into the bright sunlight, where endless possibilities await you.

Take this commitment seriously. Stop spending time on things that don’t matter much. Instead, focus your energy and efforts on your goals with unwavering determination and dedication. By embracing the importance of your aspirations, you pave the way for significant growth and fulfillment in your life.


2. Discover Your Limiting Factor

Recognizing your limiting factor is pivotal in your journey toward self-improvement and achievement, especially in maintaining motivation. Take a moment to delve deep into your skillset and identify the specific area or quality that may be hindering your progress. Is there a particular skill you lack or a specific aspect of your personality that could use refinement? Reflect on your experiences and setbacks to clarify where your limitations lie.

Moreover, don’t hesitate to seek input from trusted friends, mentors, or colleagues. Their perspectives can offer invaluable insights into blind spots you may have overlooked. By soliciting feedback and actively listening to their observations, you can better understand the areas in which you need to grow.

Once you’ve identified your limiting factor, it’s essential to devise a plan of action to address it. Whether it involves acquiring new skills, cultivating certain qualities, or changing specific behaviors, committing to personal development is key. Embrace a growth mindset and approach your limitations as opportunities for learning and improvement.

Remember, growth doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a gradual process that requires patience, perseverance, and dedication. Stay focused on your goals, and don’t be afraid to seek support and guidance along the way. By actively overcoming your limiting factor, you can unlock your full potential and pave the way for more tremendous success and fulfillment in all areas of your life.


3. Surround Yourself with the Right People.

Surrounding yourself with the right people is essential for personal and professional growth. But who exactly are the right people? They are the winners, the individuals who exude positivity and ambition. Seek out those with clear goals and plans, individuals who are determined to make something of their lives and have lofty aspirations. 

These are the eagles. As Zig Ziglar famously remarked,


“You can’t scratch with the turkeys if you want to fly with the eagles.” – Zig Ziglar

Surrounding yourself with such high-achieving individuals will inspire you to reach new heights and achieve your own dreams.

Conversely, it’s equally important to distance yourself from harmful and toxic influences. Avoid spending time with people who constantly complain, whine, and spread negativity. Life is too short to be weighed down by their pessimism. Instead, focus your energy on nurturing relationships with those who uplift and motivate you. 

Surrounding yourself with positivity will foster personal growth and cultivate a supportive environment conducive to success.


 4. Elevate Your Self-Care Game

Taking excellent care of your health is paramount for overall well-being and vitality, particularly in maintaining motivation. It encompasses more than occasional efforts; it’s about adopting consistent habits promoting physical and mental wellness. A crucial aspect of this is maintaining a nutritious diet filled with wholesome foods that nourish your body and support its functions. 

Additionally, regular exercise is essential for maintaining strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. Incorporating both into your daily routine gives your body the fuel and movement it needs to thrive.

Moreover, adequate rest is equally vital for optimal health. While it may seem tempting to burn the midnight oil, especially during busy workweeks, prioritizing sufficient sleep is non-negotiable. Aim to establish a consistent sleep schedule, ensuring you get the recommended seven to nine hours of restorative sleep each night. 

Just as you commit to working hard during the day, make a concerted effort to wind down early and prioritize quality sleep throughout the week.

Ultimately, taking excellent care of your health is a multifaceted endeavor that requires dedication and commitment. By making conscious choices to prioritize good nutrition, regular exercise, and ample rest, you empower yourself to lead a vibrant and fulfilling life. 

Remember, investing in your health today lays the foundation for a brighter and more resilient tomorrow.


 5. Envision Your Brilliance: View Yourself as Exceptional

Visualizing yourself as the best in whatever you do is a powerful tool for personal growth and achievement. It’s about cultivating a mindset of excellence and constantly striving to reach your highest potential. When you consistently visualize yourself succeeding, you create a mental blueprint for your goals and aspirations.

By vividly imagining yourself excelling in your endeavors, you prime your mind for success. This mental rehearsal boosts your confidence and enhances your focus and motivation. You begin to see obstacles as challenges to overcome rather than insurmountable barriers and setbacks as opportunities for growth.

Moreover, the concept of improvement beginning with an enhancement in one’s mental picture underscores the importance of mindset in shaping one’s reality. 

“Your thoughts and beliefs profoundly impact your actions and outcomes.” 

When you upgrade your mental images to align with your desired goals and outcomes, you set the stage for transformational change in your life.

Visualizing yourself as the best is about setting a high standard for yourself and consistently striving to meet and exceed it. It’s about harnessing the power of your imagination to create the life you envision and taking deliberate steps toward actualizing your dreams. 

Remember, the journey to success begins in your mind, and by continually visualizing yourself as the best, you pave the way for remarkable achievements and fulfillment in all aspects of your life.


6.  Cultivate Positive Inner Dialogue: Elevating Self-Talk for Success

Controlling your inner dialogue and practicing positive self-talk are transformative practices that can significantly impact your mindset and overall well-being, which is essential for maintaining motivation. It’s about consciously shaping your thoughts and beliefs to empower yourself and cultivate a positive outlook, which sustains motivation.

One powerful technique is regularly affirming positive statements to yourself, which is crucial for maintaining motivation. By saying phrases like “I’m the best,” “I like myself,” “I can do it,” and “I love my work,” you reinforce positive beliefs and attitudes within yourself, sustaining motivation. While it may initially feel uncomfortable, repeating these affirmations helps reprogram your subconscious mind and instill confidence and self-assurance.

Some may question whether affirming positive statements is genuine or truthful when you don’t fully believe them, which is crucial for maintaining motivation. However, it’s essential to understand that this practice is not about lying to yourself but rather about speaking truth into existence to sustain motivation.

By affirming positive statements, you set intentions for the future and align your thoughts with your desired outcomes, which is crucial for maintaining motivation. It’s about envisioning the person you aspire to be and taking proactive steps to become that person, sustaining motivation.

Moreover, it’s crucial to recognize that where you are today does not dictate where you’ll be tomorrow, a vital aspect of maintaining motivation.

“Your past experiences and current circumstances do not define your future.”

By practicing positive self-talk and envisioning the person you want to become, you are actively designing your path forward, which is crucial for maintaining motivation.

It’s about speaking to yourself in a way that reflects your aspirations and goals rather than dwelling on your present circumstances, sustaining motivation.

Controlling your inner dialogue and practicing positive self-talk are powerful tools for personal growth and transformation, essential for maintaining motivation. By consciously choosing to speak to yourself with kindness, encouragement, and optimism, you set the stage for success and fulfillment in all areas of your life, sustaining motivation.

Remember, you have the power to shape your destiny, and it all begins with how you talk to yourself, which is crucial for maintaining motivation.


7. Start Moving: Igniting Progress Toward Your Dreams

Moving fast and embracing a sense of urgency can be a game-changer in your journey towards success. It’s about recognizing that time is a precious commodity and taking decisive action to make the most of every moment. Developing a bias for action means seizing opportunities as soon as they arise and not hesitating to act on your ideas and aspirations.

When you cultivate a mindset of urgency, you set yourself apart from the crowd.

“While others may procrastinate or delay, you’re already taking steps toward your goals.”

This proactive approach not only accelerates your progress but also instills a sense of confidence and momentum.

Furthermore, the faster you move, the more you learn and grow. Each action you take provides valuable insights and experiences that contribute to your development and improvement. As you improve at what you do, you naturally feel more confident and self-assured.

This increase in self-esteem fuels your motivation and determination to continue pushing forward. With higher self-esteem comes greater self-discipline, as you recognize your own capabilities and believe in your ability to overcome challenges.

You become unstoppable as you persist in your efforts and refuse to be deterred by obstacles. Your unwavering commitment to your goals propels you forward, regardless of your challenges. Ultimately, this relentless pursuit of excellence and resilience in the face of adversity leads to unparalleled success.

In essence, embracing a sense of urgency and taking swift action is not just about achieving results—it’s about cultivating a mindset of determination, self-belief, and unstoppable perseverance. By moving fast and seizing opportunities, you unlock your full potential and pave the way for a future filled with achievement and fulfillment.



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