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The Art of Persistence: The Simple Secrets to Long-Term Success (Inspirational Books Series) | [R.L. Adams]

The Art of Persistence: The Simple Secrets to Long-Term Success (Inspirational Books Series)

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. 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.
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Publisher's 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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    Let's Read Charles United States 04-12-14
    Let's Read Charles United States 04-12-14
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Gagnon Toronto, ON 04-09-14
    Michael Gagnon Toronto, ON 04-09-14

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    "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.


    Any additional comments?

    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Burns 04-09-14
    Lisa Burns 04-09-14
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    "Deeply inspiring book"
    Would you listen to The Art of Persistence again? Why?

    The book is really encouraging. This will help you get on point and stay there so you can make your objectives an actuality. It is well composed and walk you through every step of the way so you can become a successful person. The advice and expertise given inside this book will absolutely make you craving to carry on with your life with no limits. I recommend for anybody needing to seek after their purpose in life.


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    Tahj 04-08-14
    Tahj 04-08-14
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    "Interesting book."

    This book is a great wake up call. It inspires you to go after your dreams and goals. It motivates you and provide interesting concepts that surrounds the art of persistence. This audio books is good to listen to and just meditate about was is being thought and the lesson that is being given in the book. I enjoyed it.

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    L. Clifford 04-10-14
    L. Clifford 04-10-14
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    "An Inspiring Read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Art of Persistence the most enjoyable?

    This is the type of book that sparks a desire in you to change your life, to grasp what you want and to begin reshaping your future to meets those goals. It is inspiring, from the actual written words of the author to the deeply emotion laced tone of the narrator; making for an enjoyable read that leaves you bursting with motivation to get moving and changing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Persistence?

    Each chapter begins with quotes that really allow the chapter to spring off of the subject matter, bringing new life to the words and capturing the voice of inspiration, motivation, courage and strength.


    Have you listened to any of Smokey Rivers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think that Smokey Rivers brings just the right amount of practical forethought, inspiration and passion to the narration... capturing the author words in a wonderful way. This was a worthy narration that added a great deal to an already spectacularly inspiring book.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cat Jones 04-08-14
    Cat Jones 04-08-14
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    "Inspiring and motivational"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The narration is wonderful and easy to listen to. This is perfect for listening to while walking or running. Great reinforcement about the value of being persistent in order to achieve our goals. Sometimes it is hard to keep pushing through when things don't pan out like I'd hoped, but being able to listen to this important message on a daily basis really keeps me focused and on the right track.


    Have you listened to any of Smokey Rivers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first one I've heard and I was very impressed.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful motivational book with a lovely narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diana L Midwest, USA 04-06-14
    Diana L Midwest, USA 04-06-14
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    "Learn how you can create your own long tem success"
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    I enjoyed the audio version immensely and found it to be very motivational. The narration was excellent and easy to listen to.
    The author shows us that yes, one can be successful - we just need to have a strategy and apply the simple steps outlined.
    I'll definitely listen to this program again and highly recommend it.

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    John Allan 04-02-14
    John Allan 04-02-14
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    "Inspirational"
    Would you listen to The Art of Persistence again? Why?

    Yes. It really is a wonderful guide to self-improvement that lasts, and I intend to look at it again and again over the course of my life.


    What other book might you compare The Art of Persistence to and why?

    A much more positive-minded Myth of Sisyphus.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    You need to move past failure and defeat and continue to work towards your goals in order to suceed and be happy in life.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T. Coker 03-30-14
    T. Coker 03-30-14
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    "A Practical Guide to a Successful Life"
    If you could sum up The Art of Persistence in three words, what would they be?

    Practical. Inspiring. Well-written.

    This is a guide that explores the "Art of Persistence" in a wonderful way, inviting the reader to become immersed in a life of success and personal growth the likes that few will ever truly accomplish. It's a smart, insightful and practical book that provides a solid foundation of advice, techniques and tips that make it possible to take your like by the reigns and truly aspire to be more. R.L. Adams does a wonderful job of making you want to succeed, want to reach farther and achieve more in life. It's the kind of book that inspires you to keep reaching and stay determined, no matter the ups and downs that come.

    The narration provided by Smokey Rivers really set an inviting and strong tone, pulling you into the guide in a straightforward and concise way. The narration was vivid, illuminating and overall made this book come to life in intricate ways, both big and small.

    Overall, I found the guide to be well worth the read with countless insights into the secrets of life that help you to achieve success. It is definitely a book that I would recommend to other readers.


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    Janja Litija, Slovenia 03-28-14
    Janja Litija, Slovenia 03-28-14
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    "Great, inspirational and enlightening!"
    If you could sum up The Art of Persistence in three words, what would they be?

    inspirational, enlightening, encouraging


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Persistence?

    I loved all the encouraging thoughts, inspirational storytelling and great quotes at the beginning of each chapter.


    What does Smokey Rivers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The experience was very enlightening, it has changed the way I look at my life, but absolutely in a good way! It will encouraged me to think wider.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The most important idea for me is that every man is a product of his own thoughts, what he thinks - he becomes. So, we have to think positive to achieve happiness, love, health and prosperity in our lives.


    Any additional comments?

    I love good spiritual and inspirational books, but sometimes I don’t have enough time to read everything I would love to read – and this is where audio books are perfect solution.
    I really enjoyed listening this great inspirational audio book with many interesting, insightful concepts about persistence, the importance and power of our thoughts, the strength of our believes, the law of attraction, focused action, goal setting and much, much more.

    I highly recommend it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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