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Persevere despite obstacles

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In today’s global environment, perseverance is essential. This book will show you how to overcome obstacles to develop the persistence and motivation you need to become resilient and reach your goals.
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Whether it is a personal setback or global change, everyone experiences challenges in life. Perseverance is the ability to move toward your goals in the face of obstacles. This book outlines strategies and techniques to help you strive towards your goals in the midst of uncertainty. Some of these groundbreaking strategies and techniques include exploring the Purpose and Perseverance Process, developing a growth mindset, and finding a role model. You can learn to become resilient by using your ego strength and inner grit so you can persevere.

About the Authors

Dr. Michelle J. Scallon earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Seattle Pacific University. She has many years of experience providing psychotherapy in correctional and outpatient settings. Her dissertation was titled “The Impact of Social Support and Humor on Levels of Hope in Individuals Who Are Coping with HIV/AIDS.” She is passionate about helping people capitalize on their strengths. Dr. John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written nine books for Bookboon.

  • About the Authors
  • Preface
  1. People who Persevere
    1. Introduction
    2. The Importance of Perseverance
    3. Perseverance Self-Assessment
    4. Grit and Perseverance
    5. The Perseverance Process
  2. Goals + Perseverance = Motivation
    1. Introduction
    2. What is Goal Setting?
    3. Get Ready
    4. Set Goals
    5. Overcome Obstacles
    6. Persevere
  3. Finding Your “Why”
    1. Introduction
    2. Purpose and Perseverance Process
    3. Mentoring Your “Why” To Become Your Own Hero
    4. Strategies for Persevering
  4. A Growth Mindset
    1. Introduction
    2. Differences Between Mindsets
    3. Growth-Mindset Checklist
    4. Shifting From Fixed to Growth Mindsets
  5. Be Like Planets and Keep Moving
    1. Introduction
    2. Lean into your Feelings and Act
    3. Follow the Planets, Move, and Be a Star
    4. Stay Active and Keep Going
    5. To Have Perseverance, you Must Have Balance
    6. Have Perseverance and Never Give Up
  6. Persevere With Resilience
    1. Introduction
    2. Reset Yourself With Resilience
    3. Have Roots Like the Bonsai Tree
    4. Actual and Perceived Support
    5. Going Forward With Goals
    6. Self-Support
    7. Hardiness
  7. References
About the Authors

Dr. Michelle Scallon


Dr. John Liptak