When you stumble, fall down, fail, or get fired, just remember…

“The Perseverance Pledge” by Craig Ballantyne:

“Dear Self,

I know things are going rough, so here’s what I pledge to do to get back on track:

I make a plan to get back in the game.
I stick to my vision.
I study the masters.
I read So Good They Can’t Ignore You.
I implement those strategies.
I apprentice with a Mentor.
I hone my craft.
I work hard.
I work harder.
I earn it.
I look back on my past and see what worked and do more of what did and less of what didn’t.
I remember the people that supported me this far and promise to never let them down by quitting, for there are no failures, only quitters.
I remember what you have going for me, and I’m grateful for it.
I never forget how much I’ve been blessed to pursue my dreams.
I add value.
I learn to add more value.
I give and I give and I give and I give.
I go to bat for others.
I work for the intrinsic rewards, not just for money.
I get up early, tackle the most important priority on my to-do list, and work until I hit my deadlines.
I don’t mess around.
I don’t make excuses.
I don’t blame others.
I take personal responsibility.
I don’t whine.
I don’t feel sorry for myself.
I know I still have it better than 90% (or more) of the world.
I find a way.
I just do it.
I never, ever, ever give up on what is important to me.
I persevere.”

Keep on pushing,

Craig Ballantyne

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men’s Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he’ll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com