The One Way to Guarantee You Won’t Succeed [Podcast S04E01]

6 Tricks for Training Yourself to Persist When You Want to Quit

We’re back! Welcome to Season 4, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this first episode of our brand new season, Stu McLaren (who’s filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt) and I discuss the one way to guarantee you won’t succeed.

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Persistence is critical to success. But sometimes when things get tough we really want to bail, don’t we? The good news is that we can get through those moments and stay on course. I’ve got six tricks for training yourself to persist when you want to quit.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The four big temptations to quit and how you can beat them.
  • What eating an elephant can teach you about persisting through difficult circumstances.
  • The power of staying connected to your why.
  • How envisioning the future you want can get you through the present you don’t.
  • Why it’s crucial to rest and recharge if you want to keep going for the long haul.
  • How to use your yes and no to stay focused.
  • The role our self-image plays in our stick-to-itiveness.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: Have you ever stuck something out when you really felt like quitting? What happened and how did it make you feel? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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