Don’t quit! Tap into the Power of Persistence

Posted by Jamie | Posted on 03-24-2014

Do you keep thinking about those dreams you’ve had in the past that never materialized?  No problem. The road to making them a reality just has to be paved with the Topaz Power of Persistence. Does that mean drudgery? No, not if you’re following the path that is right for you.

Stop a minute. When you think about your unmet goals and dreams, do you:

  • Notice a wave of heaviness and depression wash over you?
  • Lack enough confidence to try again?
  • Still deal with the fallout of having been so inconsistent that people don’t really trust you any more?
  • Believe that you’re just irresponsible and unpredictable?
  • Settle for less because you don’t want to just slog through all the boring parts of creating the life you thought you wanted?

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If you answered “yes” to any or all of these, know this:

It is possible to chase your dream,
put the work in day after day,
enjoy the journey,
AND reach your destination.

Jamie here….

The first time I watched Chaya dive was in a video of her at about 10 years old. She would do a dive, swim to the side, get out of the pool, do another dive, swim, get out, dive, swim get out. Over and over – perpetual motion. And the whole time, she glowed with joy.

I said, “So how many dives did you do in your career?” She looked baffled for a moment, because she’d never considered adding them all up.

She started mumbling the math out loud, and scribbling on a piece of paper. “Let’s see…21 years, 50 weeks per year, 6 days a week, 2 workouts a day for 10 of those years…..”

An Olympian’s journey begins with a vision, but without The Power of Persistence it turns to ashes.

250,000 times my wife climbed a ladder to a diving board or a platform in pursuit of her dream. Many of you know she won a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympics. But what most people don’t know is that after the Olympics, she went back to the pool, trained more, and won the World Cup the following year, defeating the Olympic Gold Medalist along the way.

As Calvin Coolidge said, “NOTHING takes the place of persistence.”

Whether you’re going after your Big Visions or just trying to lose 10 pounds, it’s one foot in front of the other, steadily and consistently showing up and putting the work in. So make sure it’s work you enjoy!

Don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t been consistent and reliable in the past…


The Power of Persistence is within you –
 it may just need to be strengthened, like a muscle.

When you access the Power of Topaz….

  • Your dreams can become a reality. They don’t create themselves. You help create them by your perseverance.
  • You are more effective, more productive, and more responsible. From your relationships to your health to your career, a whole new world of success will open up to you!
  • People will trust, rely on, and look up to you in ways they never could before. You can count on yourself, and others can count on you.


“Slow and steady wins the race,” said the Turtle.
 Clearly, he was connected to The Power of Persistence.

Even if you don’t have this Power in your Vibrancy Signature, it can still help you show up every day to bring about what you want in your life!

  • Do what’s necessary to get you where you want to go.
  • Let your “iron will” sustain you through the most challenging of times, giving you confidence in yourself and faith in the outcome.
  • Enjoy yourself and let your successes become the new “now.” Keep showing up and doing what needs to be done to have what you want to have.

2 Tips to engage your Power of Persistence:
#1: Are you tired of laying around on the couch commiserating about how things in your life aren’t the way you want? This affirmation might put an end to the complaining:

“I am consistent and reliable!”

 Every time you notice that you are about to give up, sing it 7 times out loud or to yourself. Then get ready to stand up, put one foot in front of the other, and commit to one of those Violet Crystal visions you reminded yourself of last week.

#2: Keep the Persistence Vibrancy Essence on your shelf for those times when you are getting bored or discouraged, and are thinking about quitting. Take 14 drops under your tongue daily or whenever you need some help in staying the course.


Grab hold and don’t let go until you succeed
 (or until it is obvious that you are barking up the wrong tree).

“Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

Bill Bradley


Through rain, sleet, snow, and hail, we know you’ll make it!

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