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MentorBox Podcast


Mar 23, 2018

"We persist or we don't persist relative to the standards we're willing to live down or up to."

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We’re told to never give up.

That our goals can be achieved through relentless willpower. Bu is that actually how successful people accomplish their goals? Is that what the definition of persistence is? Never giving up? When you start to peel back the layers of the complicated onion called persistence, you see that it’s much more complicated than a refusal to quit.

That’s why on today’s episode of The MentorBox Podcast, we are discussing persistence. It is arguably the most important trait that successful people share, yet many of us don’t have an accurate definition of what it means. Today, we shed light on the mechanics of persistence: what stakes and standards do you have attached to your habits and goals? When you focus on these factors instead of sheer willpower, you start to form a more nuanced and thus, more productive definition of persistence. Tune in to apply this to your daily practice!

“Your life is a series of demands you make upon yourself. Your instinct is to resist this idea because it’s easier to blame everyone else.”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Persistence is just a fancy word that means setting standards for yourself
  • Don’t think about persistence as “not giving up,” that’s too unspecific
  • Understand your life is a series of demands you make upon yourself
    • Your instinct is to resist this idea because it’s easier to blame everyone else
  • Figure out how everything is your fault because your life is a standard you set for yourself
  • Your persistence is relative to the standards you’re willing to live down or up to
  • Examine your reasons for being okay not persisting