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“If were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable/predictable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Ann Landers


“The possibilities of what life can be if a person has a goal in mind, then puts his or her heart, soul, and mind into meeting the goal.” “Decide what you want out of life; look on the positive side; and never give up until you achieve it.” Bill Porter


“I feel all these setbacks were tools for me to learn from. I used them as stepping-stones and didn’t see them as failures. A failure is when you stop trying, and I never did that.” Tom Monaghan


“Nothing comes easy, you have to work hard for everything. And no matter how small your voice is, I believe you can make a difference.” Laura-Beth Moore


“I knew instinctively/unconsciously that my unyielding/firm drive was my most important asset. Perseverance will always be just as important – important as talent. Never stop believing! Never give up! Never quit! Never.” Joan Rivers


“I persevered against the odds/probability and against the rules because I believed in my dreams. It would have been more difficult for me to live with that unfulfilled passion than it was to fight to make it happen.”  Shirley Muldowney


Your Personal Action Plan: Perseverance Rewards Your Efforts


“Never…Never… Never quit”


Step 1: Focus on Your Goal

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It’s happened to everyone who has a goal. You decide what you want, develop a plan, take the first step, and then the unexpected happens.


“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan


“What saved us over and over was our willingness to recognize what wasn’t working and quickly identify a new way of looking at it. By remaining flexible and open to creative solutions, the results have been miraculous.” Anita Roddick


“I don’t let obstacle get me down. I focus on how to overcome them. You can work around any obstacle by going under it if it’s too high, going over it if it’s too low. There’s always a way!” James Rocky Robinson


“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher


“All of this was possible because I didn’t stop at the first or 100th no I received. If one approach didn’t work, I’d try another one, and I never gave up.” John Mautner


“The truth is that the average ‘bottom-of-the-ladder’ person is potentially as creative as the top executive who sits in the big office. The problem is that the person on the bottom of the ladder doesn’t trust his own brilliance and doesn’t therefore, believe in his own ideas.” Dr. Robert H. Schuller


“We weren’t promised a bed of roses,”  “and the sun always shines after the rain.”


“Things don’t just happen. You have to make them happen and you can count on nothing working out exactly as planned. By working hard and creatively looking for solutions, you will find your way around all of life’s obstacles.” Eula Hall


Ask ourselves the following question: “What can I do, with what I have, to get what I want?”


Your Personal Action Plan: Tapping Your Creativity


Pursuing a goal is a constantly evolving process. No one who has ever followed a dream has taken a direct, unobstructed path and arrived at his or her destination effortlessly and on time. Following a dream is not a direct highway but a bumpy road full of twists and turns and occasional roadblocks. The journey requires modifications and adjustments in both thought and action, not just once, but over and over. And that means you must be flexible and creative.


Step 1: Develop Your Inborn Creativity

Creativity is a Muscle

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You don’t have to do it alone and you shouldn’t. The stronger your team, the more unstoppable you are.


“You can make it, but it’s easier if you don’t have to do it alone.” Betty Ford


“Will you help me? Those are the only words you need to say, and someone will help you.” Tom Harken


“You can’t do it all yourself, Don’t be afraid to rely on others to help you accomplish your goals.” Oprah Winfrey


“It’s  easier to be ignorant and say I don’t know about the problem. But once you know, once you’ve seen it in their eyes, then you have a responsibility to do something. There s strength in numbers, and if we all work together as a team, we can be unstoppable.” Craig K.


“The young do not know enough to be prudent/careful, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.” Pearl S. Buck


“If you don’t know something, don’t be afraid to ask for help.” Gertrude Boyle


“The most important thing about establishing goals is to make sure they are important to other people in addition to you” Billy Payne

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The average individual has no real plan for his or her future. He or she may have fantasies and even hopes, but not plans.


“There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere. There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid toward your goals.” Ben Stein


“I’ve always had a vision to do bigger and better things. Not just for myself, but for my family and community. I know you don’t do it all at once. It takes planning and preparation to get big things done, and I was willing to spend fifteen years preparing myself for the challenge. Lee Dunham


“I learned that confidence comes only after a measure of success, and success comes after a whole lot of practice and preparation.” Maury Wills


“I hated every minute of the training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” Muhammad Ali


“I believe that all of us have the potential to rise above our weaknesses, and even to use those weaknesses as foundations for our success. If we are willing to diligently practice and develop the skills, we can be successful in whatever field we choose.” Jackie Torrence


Your Personal Action Plan : Preparing for Your Future


Most people have no plan for their lives. Many have an idea that they’ll work a certain number of years, then retire. Some may have fantasies and hopes, but they do not have plans. Instead, they respond to what life brings according to the needs of the day. People may have innovative ideas but then might scrutinize them over and over until they find all the reasons why their ideas will not work.


The following steps will help you prepare your personal plan of action.

Step 1: Identify the Desired Result

The first step in designing a plan is to look ahead at the end result you envision. By developing clear vision of what you ultimately want to achieve, it will be easier to identify the steps to get there.


Action: Write a clear and concise/brief statement of specifically what you want to accomplish and by what date. Make sure the statement is consistent with your purpose and passion.


Step 2:  Determine the Skills You’ll Need

Unstoppable people are willing to become students. They exert the energy and make the sacrifices necessary to educate themselves and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their dreams.  Many people take training or pursue new job to broaden their experience and knowledge. Without exception, you must have an unwavering/firm commitment to do whatever is necessary to become fully prepared for the tasks ahead.

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