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And that's exactly what I did.
I FOLLOWED UP MY COMMITMENT WITH ACTIONS
Day in and day out I swam. I took a job in summer with my coach at a local country club so I could work out under his guidance *before* my actual work day began.
I decided to swim when I felt good. I decided to swim when my gut hurt. I decided to swim -- period.
AND I LOST!
Yep, I lost. I didn't get first in state. I lost to same guy by a tenth of a second two years running.
I didn't like second place medal at time. I have to be honest about that. But I also realized something: I *was* in top three!
Because of persistence. There is great value in being persistent.
Remember three "forces" of persistence.
1. A strong desire. 2. A firm commitment. 3. A series of decisions to act.
GIVE IT A TRY!
Don't kill yourself trying. I call that nuts!! But do try!
*Focus on what you value. What you want. *Make a commitment. *Decide to act.
Take one or more simple steps of action toward that goal which is SO important to you!
Lee is a Seminary administrator, has a part-time business at home, and writes his own motivational mailing entitled "A Moment In Time." You may contact him at email@example.com or by visiting http://www.retirequickly.com/89863. Permission is given to distribute article. This entire paragraph must be included.