Keep Exerting Effort Toward YOUR Goal!

“Some men (and women) give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.”  ~ Polybius

We all have days when we have less drive and energy.  There are times when we think, “Maybe I should do something different.”  But if you are pursuing your passion and your reason for being, why do something different?  Keep striving until you thrive.  You may find your strife feels like insanity, where you keep working toward the same goal and not getting a different outcome.  Don’t stop.

Your passion is worth the effort and strife.  Consider these thoughts to continue efforts toward your goal:
•  Visualize your end goal.  Keep this visualization in your mind as a motivator.  “Neuro-Scientists  have  discovered  that visualization establishes neural pathways in the brain which act as a blueprint to be followed in the actual performance.”  (Batchu, 2013)
•  Take time to plan the next 3-5 steps you will take to your goal.  Then ACT!
•  Speak with your mentor or accountability coach about the following steps you plan to make.

Experiment with these thoughts on keeping focused efforts on your goal.  Remember do not be influenced by others that tend to bring you down, and enjoy the journey.  As Jim Rohn said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.  And guess what they have planned for you?  Not much.”  

Go for your Goal!

Please build on this post as you experience success.  An interactive audience enables learning for us all.



Adams, A. J. (2009, Dec 9). Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Visualization. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Batchu, B. K. (2013, Dec 3).  Research Paper: Neuro-Science Behind Visualization. Retrieved from


1 thought on “Keep Exerting Effort Toward YOUR Goal!”

  1. I like the visualization tip, as well as the point about not being influenced by others. In fact, in regards to that latter point, I would say one should build up a group of people they view as supporters of their passion and vision. Having people in your camp that are not negative is ok, having people in your camp that actual support, nudge, supply constructive feedback and more is great.

    Thanks Jen!


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