suc·cess: (n.) The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted

+ Persistence =

"Never, never, never give up; never give up, never!." - Winston Churchill

This is the total, famous commencement speech he made to a university graduating class; his last public words; sound advice for all who aspire to achieve their dreams.

Most people have, and know that they have, lots of promise. Before it is realized, however, they accept compromise. They want more but they settle for less. They have big dreams but have relegated those dreams to be mere passing fancies. They desist instead of persist.

More than 3 years year ago, I conceived of seLFTech. We launched it after one year of planning and implementation. Now, 2 years later, we are re-launching it. The official launch will take place later this month, once we have worked out any final bugs in the system.

It has been a path full of frustration; 3 years of obstacles; 3 years of roadblocks; 3 years of barriers, blockage, impediments and obstructions. But we persevered and we have succeeded in creating what was conceived so long ago. A dream come true.

And now, because Sandra and I persisted despite the almost endless list of impediments, we will now go on to create more prosperity for ourselves and many, many other people. We will continue to persist. Our purpose is defined; our passion is intense; the resulting success is just beginning.

Repeated on the bottom of every single page of my Prosperity Paradigm eZine is the success formula? purpose + passion + persistence = prosperity.

Define your purpose; ignite your passion; persist, persist and you will achieve your goal; you will prosper.

I have watched so many people quit just as they were within inches of achieving their dreams. I have watched many others keep on keepin' on despite all obstacles and achieve the realization of their dreams. The difference between success and failure is often one last little step past one last little barrier.

If you want, truly want, to achieve success in life, the formula is plain and simple. Plain and simple to describe, but it takes strength of character to implement, to never, never, ever give up.

Once you have created the ideal and set your purpose, write it down. Fire yourself up with desire and passion and then just keep on moving toward your intended destination, one step at a time, flowing past, through or over obstacles like a stream passes over all to flow to the sea. That is how to really go with the flow.

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." -Calvin Coolidge

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." -Henry Ford

© Leslie Fieger. All rights reserved worldwide.

Leslie is the author of The DELFIN Knowledge System Trilogy: The Initiation, The Journey and The Quest plus many more success publications. He also the co-author of The End of the World with Hugh Jeffries and Alexandra's DragonFire with his daughter Ashley. Subscribe to his free and ad-free eZine at or

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