How to maintain your self improvement course Once you have decided on a self improvement course, you will face moments along your journey where it seems that you are not making progress toward your goal. It is but natural. Staying in the course when the results do not seem to be coming can be challenging. But then, you must not give up when you are pursuing a dream. Stay on your self improvement course. Do not jump overboard. If you believe in your dream and is willing to see it through, you will surely enjoy the sweet reward of success when you arrive at your destination. Below are four tips for staying the self improvement course. 1. Stay positive. Your mental attitude toward your situation is very important. If you think possibilities, you will be better able to focus on the opportunities that are present in setbacks or delays. Try to become your own dictator when you surrender your will to negative thoughts. Keep a positive attitude. You know that you have what it takes to succeed. Tell yourself to think thoughts that will lift your spirit and renew that desire to succeed. 2. Pull versus Push. It is not possible to push a rope. Neither can you make any progress by pushing and forcing it to move to your liking. Experts will tell you that you need to make yourself "attractive" so that you can effortlessly draw to yourself what you want in life. This will also move you away from seducing or pushing in order to produce the outcome that you desire. What have you been attracting to your life? Are you the one doing the pushing or the pulling? 3. Be persistent. Continue on taking action daily toward your dreams and goals. Patience and persistence are the crowning qualities of self-confident champions. Think of the gardener who plants a seed and then waits for it to sprout and grow. He waters and nourishes the seed even when he does not see immediate results, having faith that the seed will develop into a beautiful plant. Like the gardener, do not think of what you see and what is going on today. Look ahead in the future and what your actions now will result to. What can you do today to achieve your future plans? 4. Have a success partner. Having a success partner to encourage and support you especially when you are down or frustrated can make the difference in achieving a goal. Sometimes our vision is blurred by distraction or discouragement. Having a supportive partner who wants big things for you and believes in you can help you stay the self improvement course. You can do it on your own, but you do not have to do it alone. You have a choice. Why not have a success partner who will stick with you not only through the good times but also through the bad times? Elbert Hubbard "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal." Nobody told you that the self improvement course you have chosen to trek is easy. But with enough willpower and the perseverance to go on, you will finally reach that long awaited destination which is success.