Francis de Sales on Sticking To It


Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.”

– St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622)
French bishop and writer

What are the most common “drag you down, get in the way of success” thoughts?

  • Defeatist (accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat)
  • Cynical (contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives)
  • Vindictive (seeking revenge)
  • Blame/ Fault
  • Wishful (do what you can to influence the deal and keep moving)
  • Self-pity