Michael Gagnon

Toronto, ON
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  • The Art of Persistence

  • The Simple Secrets to Long-Term Success (Inspirational Books Series)
  • By: R.L. Adams
  • Narrated by: Smokey Rivers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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  • Story
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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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Reviewed: 04-09-14

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 -

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