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Keep on keeping on

by | Nov 19, 2012 | Uncategorised

With us being so close to the end of the year and with so many people in the throes of exams, I am hearing lots of comments about being tired, irritable and some even considering not writing their exams. So, I thought it was a good time to remind ourselves to keep going! Many of the historical ‘greats’ had to persevere through major stresses and strains to reach their dreams. So can you! Let’s take a trip through the history books and take Key Steps to…

Keep on, keeping on!

Your Key Steps Coaching for the week ahead:

1. Be inspired. Colonel Sanders went to more than 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken recipe before he found an interested buyer. Today, Kentucky Fried Chicken attests to his perseverance paying off. Thomas Edison tried almost 10,000 times before he succeeded in creating the electric light. The original business plan for what was to become Federal Express was given a failing grade on Fred Smith’s college exam! Sylvester Stallone had been turned down 1,000 times by agents and was down to his last $600 before he found a company that would produce Rocky. The rest is history!

2. Commit and persist. To truly succeed requires a total commitment to your goal. Too many people make the mistake of quitting just short of success. So, keep going no matter what. If you really believe in what you are doing, give it all you’ve got and don’t give up. You can succeed. There is no such thing as failure. Every action produces an outcome. It may not always be the outcome you are looking for, but it is an outcome nonetheless. If you monitor the results of your actions and keep correcting what is not working, you will eventually produce the outcome you are looking for. As Bob Proctor says, “Be like a postage stamp and stick to it until you get there!”. You can…

“be the difference that makes the difference

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Namaste,

 

NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’

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