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The Qualities
Of Leadership

Being Persistent

Question-Week ending Sunday 10/26/03:
Which age group do you believe individuals are "most persistent" about getting what they want? Please read our Poll Commentary before taking this poll.

Pre-Poll Commentary:

Being persistent in life is probably the most important quality necessary to achieve success. As a biography buff, I thoroughly enjoy reading about the lives of people who faced adversity and challenges beyond our imagination - yet succeeded by being persistent. We all know some famous individuals like Oprah Winfrey, Lech Walesa, Sam Walton and Thomas Edison who never quit and finally realized their dreams. This quality can definitely help achieve our goals each and every day of our lives.

Our persistence is directly linked to our desire. Our degree of desire will determine how persistent we will be. If we want or need something bad enough, we will develop the mindset and energy level to persevere all the obstacles and disappointments put before us. Did you ever witness a small child that does not understand the word "NO". Or perhaps witness a senior citizen that was diagnosed with a terminal illness, who beats all the odds and predictions of every doctor and lives on due to persistence.

Leaders must be positive and persistent as they face all the obstacles before them. They must set an example and be a role model, so their followers won't quit when the going gets tough.

Throughout each stage of our lives, our quality of persistence may change, due to our knowledge, circumstances, needs, and people we associate with. In this week's poll, we'll try to identify the age group that individuals seem to demonstrate the "Most Persistence" to get exactly what they want. Let us know what you think in this week's poll. This poll will end on Sunday 10/26/03, when the results will be displayed.

Our polls and commentaries are enjoyed by hundreds of individuals weekly, with previous polls featured in the top ten of search engines like Google and Yahoo.

  • 38% of voters chose Under 7 yr old's as the age group MOST PERSISTENT about getting what they want.
  • 21% of voters chose 31 to 50 yr old's as the age group MOST PERSISTENT about getting what they want.
  • 16% of voters chose Above 51 yr old's as the age group MOST PERSISTENT about getting what they want.
  • 10% of voters chose 21 to 30 yr old's as the age group MOST PERSISTENT about getting what they want.
  • 09% of voters chose 8 to 14 yr old's as the age group MOST PERSISTENT about getting what they want.
  • 06% of voters chose 15 to 20 yr old's as the age group MOST PERSISTENT about getting what they want.
Post-Poll Commentary:
Our poll this week indicates that our respondents strongly believe kids under 7 are "most persistent" to get what they want. I don't think anyone who has been around this age group will be surprised to learn this. Little babies know what they want and usually get it. They will give you as many signs and signals necessary, to insure you succumb to their wishes. As babies age, they begin to hear and learn that awful word "NO," more than any other word spoken to them. Their parents, teachers, coaches, employers and virtually everyone they come in contact with, bombard them with "No's!" Often they are not even given reasons why they can't or shouldn't do something.

The more persistent amongst us, sort through the obstacles and naysayers and practice persistence as they execute their well thought out plans and objectives. This quality of persistence grows stronger as one recognizes that it really helps you "Get Exactly Where You Want To Go!"

Master Archives of Polls

Dozen Daily Discipline Poll Topics
Dozen Daily Disciplines Introduction
1-Eating Healthy | 2-Daily Vitamin Supplements | 3-Working Effectively
4-Focused Time with Loved One | 5-Focused Time with Family | 6-Daily Exercise
7-Daily Reading For Education | 8-Daily Audio Learning | 9-Daily Financial Management
10-Sharing With Others | 11-Time for Spirituality | 12-Healthy Sleep Habits

Goal Planning System Topics
Goal Planning System Introduction
Step 1-Belief, Desire | Step 2-Writing Down Goals | Step 3-Benefits & Analysis Step 4-Listing Obstacles | Step 5-Listing Resources | Step 6-Write out a Detailed Plan
Step 7-Execute Passionately & Keep Score

Time Management Series Topics
Strategy and Benefits | TM Benefit 1 Peace of Mind
TM Benefit 2 Self Knowledge | TM Benefit 3 Health & Energy
TM Benefit 4 Loving Relationships | TM Benefit 5 Financial Rewards
TM Benefit 6 Achieving Worthy Goals | TM Benefit 7 Total Personal Fulfillment

Personal Development Opportunities Topics
PDO's Introduction
PDO's Ages 7 to 12 | PDO's Ages 13 to 19 | PDO's Ages 20 to 29
PDO's Ages 30 to 39 | PDO's Ages 40 to 49 | PDO's Ages 50 to 59
PDO's Ages 60 - Over, Plus Summary

Personal Value In The Marketplace (PVIM) Topics
PVIM Introduction
PVIM Evaluation | PVIM Increasing Your Value | PVIM Preparing And Planing Early
PVIM Start Improving Your Market Value Today!

The Qualities Of Leadership Topics
Honesty | Energy & Passion | Great Listeners | Being Decisive
Being Realistic | Great Communicator | Being Patient | Being Persistent
Being Flexible | Being Persuasive | Being Competent | Being Responsible
Sense of Humor | Great Role Model | Being Creative | Being Compassionate
Being Resourceful | Being Diplomatic | Forgiving | Willing To Take Risks

Positive Moods And Emotions Topics
Acceptance | Affection | Ambition | Anticipation | Attentive | Calmness
Caring | Confidence | Courage | Curiosity | Desire | Determination | Eagerness
Empathy | Enthusiasm | Excitement | Generosity | Gratitude | Happiness
Independence | Joy | Kindness | Love | Loyalty | Patience | Pride | Relaxation
Respect | Satisfaction | Trust

Other Poll Topics Discussed
Poll Index
Aerobic Exercise | Audio Learning | Beaches | Concerts | Cruise Ships
Financial Management | Football Passion | Internet Time | Magazine Reading
Movie Rentals | Music Listening | Nurturing Relationships | Pet Ownership
Photography | Pro Sports | Restaurants | Strength Exercise | Stretching Routine
Theatre | TV Time | Weekend Away


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