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Blog posts tagged with "persistence"

Launch Time: Your going to do this for the rest of your life?

By Patrick Donohue   |  September 10, 2018
Launch Time:  Your going to do this for the rest of your life?
A lot of the coaching I do comes down to people wanting to build positive habits or eliminate negative habits. Everyone understands that positive habits are great, but they also seem elusive. We get started and we are excited and then we blow it 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months into the process.  Now that we have blown it, might as well just chuck the whole thing and have 3 pieces of chocolate cake?  Am I wrong here?  

Launch Time: My 24 month journey as a runner

By Patrick Donohue   |  July 28, 2018
Launch Time:  My 24 month journey as a runner
I have never thought of myself as a runner. An athlete yes, I played three sports in high school and played college baseball. A runner? No, running was the thing you did at the end of practice that you dreaded. In the last 24 months, I have developed the habit of running 100 miles a month.

One Minute Coach: Habit #3 Arrange Your World for Success

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 7, 2018
When we make the things we want to do slightly easier and the things we want to avoid slightly harder, we arrange our world for success and give ourselves a good chance to develop positive habits.

One Minute Coach: Habit #2 Monitor Your Progress

By Patrick Donohue   |  September 6, 2017
Once we set a goal it is critical that we have ways to keep us accountable. We can monitor our progress through apps, spreadsheets, check-in and a variety of other methods.

One Minute Coach: Failing vs Being a Failure

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 18, 2017
When we fail at something, it is an event. Being a failure is an identity, they are not even close to the same thing.

One Minute Coach: 90 vs 100

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 6, 2016
For perfectionists, the key question to ask, "Is this a 90% thing or 100% thing?"

Launch Time: When You Hit a Bump Part II: Anger

By Patrick Donohue   |  April 6, 2016
Anger can provide short term gains, but it is a poor long-term counselor.

Launch Time: When You Hit a Bump Part I: Denial

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 27, 2016
The path to success is rarely a rocket ship straight up. It normally involves ups and downs along the way. The ups and downs are what we call bumps. How we consistently respond to bumps will determine our long-term success.

Creating Gritty Kids

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 17, 2013
Creating Gritty Kids
We are want our children to be able to persevere and persist towards larger goals. In the research by Angela Duckworth this is known as "grit". Read this interesting article to learn how to develop grit in your children.

One Minute Coach Episode #9: Knowing When to Quit

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 5, 2012
One Minute Coach Episode #9:  Knowing When to Quit
Knowing when and how to quit things is key to success

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