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Summary

Many people in life talk about wanting to achieve something. So many people have lofty goals, dreams, and aspirations, but not many people follow through with realizing them. And, in fact, many people move further and further away from them with each passing day.

Why is that?

Life can be convoluted at times. Sometimes, we're merely in reactionary mode and we lose sight of what we're aiming for. We're so busy responding to external stimuli, that we forget about the goals that are important to us, and we slip back into our negative patterns of behavior.

By understanding our underlying beliefs, habits, and the reasons why we really want the things that we do, we can renew a start of pushing towards the life of our dreams.

Learn to Live an Extraordinary Life

There are a lot of resources out there touting to be the answer to our desires. From get-rich-quick schemes to fad weight-loss diets, we see them everywhere we turn. And, this seemingly ceaseless cycle of bombardment has us chasing our tails from left to right. It's time to exit the perpetual cycle of defeat and failure, and start living an extraordinary life.

The Art of Persistence is about learning to reboot your life and assess what really matters to you. It's about how you can leverage some of the simple secrets to long-term success to move you closer and closer to your dreams each and every single passing day.

From a foundational psychological understanding of why we do the things we do, to a formulaic approach to achieving anything in life, this book sheds light on the subject of goal setting in a whole new way.

Moving Past Failure

The most difficult part about achieving our goals in life, is coming up against failure. We've all failed many times, but how many of us have been able to use those failures as building blocks? How many people have been able to leverage their failures as stepping-stones to really succeeding in life?

Most of the time, we're in the midst of a fear that grips us, forcing us to hold back our dreams for success in life. When fear takes over, the mind shuts down, retreating from the potential for pain. Learn how to leverage the pain and pleasure paradigm to fuel you, and build an awareness to what it is you really want in life.

©2013 R.L. Adams (P)2014 R.L. Adams

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This book has shown me what I already new but it's taught me how to apply it it really does give you a big insight on how the mind works and how with your determination you will achieve I've recommended this book to a lot of people but I know they haven't read it you see you have to want to change your life I did and didn't know what to do an like the book says one night I went to bed and cried about my life an was really upset and I just said to myself what can I do to change my life and because I was so tired I fell straight to sleep on waking up the next morning I got up started think about what I went through the night before and all of a sudden I just went on a book site and typed in why can't I achieve nothing and after a few clicks I came across this book and I just bought it wow the change that came over me was to say the least orgasmic that feeling compelled me to read I did and have read it several time but each time you do youl find out something else about your old ways I can't stress enough how this book helps if you had a drive before and lost it then this book will get it back for you if you've never had drive before and you sort this book then you to will get drive and you won't be able to stop it it's truly magical please read Dave Johnson

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  • Let's Read Charles
  • 12-04-14

Amazing and Needed Inspiration

The Art of Persistence is hands-down one of the only audio books that you can take seriously. It reads in a way that allows you to keep pace and easily relate to what you're hearing. It communicates those self-thoughts and emotions that we know we experience in our own psyches on a daily basis. At some points I felt that the narrator was describing the very way I felt. The Art of Persistence helped me with my ability to harness my mind and focus my efforts on goals that I had set for myself over my lifetime. For me it was not difficult to determine my goals, I just needed to take responsibility and push forward without making excuses any longer.

Listening to The Art of Persistence has changed my life in a dramatic way, and I would encourage people struggling with similar issues to give it a try. The mind is such a powerful aspect of self - often underestimated. Simply listening and taking heart to what is said in this audio book will amaze you.

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  • Michael Gagnon
  • 09-04-14

The Truth About Success

Would you listen to The Art of Persistence again? Why?

Yes I do intend to listen again as this book is a very valuable resource for self-motivation and inspiration.

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"We need to fail to become the decent, successful human beings that we want to be. That’s the most important lesson you will learn from R.L. Adams The Art of Persistence. In this audio book, Adams doesn’t just relate his own experiences, but also the true life facts of famous figures such as; Sylvester Stallone, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney and many more. What do all these people and many of the most successful people in the world have in common? They were all spectacular failures, multiple times over, but they also all had the determination to persist. As a professional writer myself, this book struck a chord with me. I can say from my own personal experienced that the author is absolutely correct about the struggles and hardships that we all face to realize our dreams. If you seek happiness and fulfillment in your life you will be faced with challenges and at times you will fail. What sets you apart is whether you give in and stop fighting, deciding to just accept the status quo, or if you keep fighting, ignore the naysayers, and persist until you live your dreams. Adams does a great job of emphasizing how important it is to try and fail and keep persisting, and how to change your life to achieve the success you want by sticking to your goals." Mike Gagnon - Author & Illustrator - mikegagnon.ca

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  • Jim Anderson
  • 15-10-20

Put into action immediately

This was one of the best book I have ever listen on this subject with solid advice that you can put into action immediately. If you are going through non easy times or know someone who is get this book and listen it. No, listen it over and over again!

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  • james
  • 14-10-20

So awesome to have found it

This book is one of those that if you allow it can and will change your life; it's up to you. So awesome to have found it. I think of it as guide to not only understanding ones self but asking the why's and how to do things differently if you choose to.

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  • Mike Dassount
  • 13-10-20

This is exactly what I needed to hear

This is exactly what I needed to hear at this point in life. I will definitely be listening to it again . There's so much info, it deserves a second listen, R.L. Adams always does a great job at making simple ideas inspiring and thoughtful. His stories are relatable and actionable, now this audiobook is one of the most valuable additions to my audiobooks collection.

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  • Mike
  • 05-10-20

Helpful tips

This audio book had helpful tips for persistence, and was nicely organized, and was also nicely explained, The narration of this audio book was nice and appropriate to the topic.

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  • Sam
  • 05-10-20

simple explanations

This audio book had some helpful assessments and simple explanations that provide a nice, clear guidance for being more persistent.

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  • Natty
  • 05-10-20

Enjoyed it

This audio book could be nice for beginners, easy instructions and basic information on how to be more persistent, this was a easy and clear book with a lot of good points and suggestions, enjoyed it.

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  • Rollins
  • 05-10-20

Easy layout

The narration of this audio book was nice and appropriate to the topic, the narrator was able to narrate the book properly, this audio book had easy layout to make it easy to learn for the audio book listeners who want to know more about how to be persistent.

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  • Mike
  • 05-10-20

Well written and narrated

An easy to understand audio book that is well written and narrated, the language used by narrator is simple to understand follow, the narration is done nicely by Smokey Rivers. It covers essential information to start but also a range of other useful information and tips, it was also well narrated and easy to follow.

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