Tenacity in Pursuit of Goals
Webcast Q&A: 8 January 2012, Question 1
I answered a question on tenacity in pursuit of goals on 8 January 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
How can I become more tenacious in pursuit of my goals? I find that I give up too easily on some of my goals, particularly when success is far away and much effort is required now. What can I do to make myself more tenacious?
My Answer, In Brief: Tenacity is an important quality of character to cultivate, but it must be used selectively. If tenacity is a problem for you, don't wallow in guilt: find creative ways to motivate yourself.
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