One of the ways we can sustain persistence is by using positive language, both when speaking and when thinking. Negatives tend to wear us down and erode our persistence; whereas, positive language keeps us in a healthy state of mind—something necessary for pursing goals until they are realized.
Become aware of negative language. Whether you are listening to negative comments or speaking/thinking them yourself, tune them out or mentally replace negatives with positives. It may seem like an insignificant step, but it is one with a huge impact.
When the going gets tough, don’t tell yourself the path is too difficult. Tell yourself you can overcome difficulties and setbacks. Believe you can. You may have to adjust your goals and the steps you take to reach them, but positive thoughts and speech can help you make those revisions and persist in reaching the goals.
Become committed to all things positive. Instead of saying, “I give up,” say, “I’ll do it another way." Instead of “I might try…” say, “I will.” Instead of saying, “Probably…”, say, “Yes,” or “Definitely.”
A little tweak of your language may make a big difference in your ability to stick with something until you have accomplished your goals and dreams.