Consistently having the persistence to do what you need to do is a key to success. But if you’re consistently and persistently taking the same actions, and they aren’t producing the desired result it’s time to reevaluate. You can’t expect different results from something you’ve proven doesn’t work. It doesn’t matter if the actions that don’t work for you work for 10,000 other people. If they don’t work for you, you have to adapt or change what you’re doing until you find a way that does work for you.

Persistently striving to find the right actions is also a key to success. When the actions you’re taking aren’t working for you they’re the wrong actions for you, and you need to stop doing what you’re doing in the way you’re doing it. Right actions for you are actions that build on what you’re naturally good at, and that you feel comfortable doing at least with a little practice.

There is some value in the actions you’re taking now. Look at the actions you’re taking now and identify what parts of those actions work for you. How could you take the parts of the actions you’re taking that work, and make those parts work even better? How could you change or adapt the parts that aren’t working, and make them work based on what you’re really good at?

What actions aren’t you taking that if you began to take them would produce success? If you’re confident those actions would lead to success why aren’t you taking them now? Is it fear? Perhaps you know what you’re supposed to do, but you don’t know how to do. If there is a gap between what you’re doing now and what you know you need to do to get success, what are the actions you could take to close that gap? For example, if you know what you’re supposed to do but you just can’t bring yourself to do it because you don’t know how; could your most important action be learning how to do what you need to do?

Consistently do what you know is working, and persistently strive to learn how to make that better. Your greatest success will come from doing what you’re already good at and getting even better at that. The things that you’re good at are easy for you, so it’s easy for you to get even better. Only focus on the things that aren’t working if those things are deal breakers. When that’s the case figure out how to turn those deal breakers into deal makers by adapting them to your strengths.

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