The best way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Winston Churchill said it best – Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. The journey to success is not an easy one, it takes courage and determination.

There are many reasons why you may not be reaching your goals like, giving up too soon, or not having a strong enough action plan in place but one of the most common sneaky reasons is that we abandon what we truly desire.

You may question your abilities or feel foolish. You tell yourself things like I’m actually happy already I don’t need this added pressure. Self-doubt leaks into your heart and soul and despair sets in.

Imagine Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs saying, I’ve tried for too long and it’s still not working out so I’m throwing in the towel! Don’t give up on your dreams just because you haven’t figured it out just yet.



Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.―Thomas Edison

Why do we work so hard at failing?

It takes a lot of energy, time and resources to achieve business or personal goals.

For many, myself included it took me many years to understand that failure indicates that energy has been poured into the wrong channels. It takes a lot energy to fail.

Failure can come by devoting precious hours to time-killing pursuits, here are but a few;
• Complaining as a hobby
• Feeling too much self-importance about your goal
• Telling yourself “I don’t know what to do”
• Doing the same thing over and over
• Trying to do it all yourself – isolation
• Explaining yourself to others too often – seeking approval
• Not having a proper a plan of action
• Not following through on your plan

There is a simple, practical procedure which will start you in the right direction.

S.M.A.R.T is a goal setting tool that has been used for decades.

Specific – what is your specific goal or area for improvement

Measurable – have a way of measuring your progress

Assignable – can you do the steps or actions in evolved or do you need help from others

Realistic – what results can you realistically achieve, given the resources available to you

Time related – assign a time line on each task as to when you want it done by

Achieving goals requires many elements but there are some basic truths that have stood the test of time.

Have a plan, follow the plan, ask for help, model those who have succeeded and pray for Divine Inspiration.

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Gina Rizzo

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Swami Sivananda





Accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble actions.

When your goal is too large and the feeling of accomplishment is a heavy burden, create small steps.

Make each small step a goal in it self. Celebrate the completed small steps and check it off your list with a feeling of victory. Then move to the next step and so on. Until your page is filled with check marks. You may say that this is too simple and your goal is too large for such thinking but its not.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with your goals start now and reduce them each into smaller manageable tasks and goals.



Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Anthony Robbins