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Approved 19 September, 2022 @ 6:41pm by Jan Viljoen (version: 8)

Aspiration-Performance Cycle

The Aspiration1)-Performanceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigThe action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task or function. Cycle represents the confidence and manner in which we tend to approach and deal with the many challenges that we are confronted with on a daily basis. This cycle mainly sourcing from our self-image, draw strength from our conative, steered by our locus of control, directed by our temperament and culminates as our GRIT in life.

There are plenty of reasons2) and many justifications why we choose to either increase our efforts to achieve our ambitions and aspirations [+] or why we decide to apply the same effort and energy to lower our aspiration to the same level of our current achieved performances [-].

Frequently the lowering of our ambitions and aspirations are strongly influenced, limited or curbed by “answering to” or “act in accordance with” a mental platform that we have created and established ourselves, often originating from an unhealthy perspective and belief regarding specific events, certain situations and/or particular circumstances encountered.

How high will you go? Or, how low will you linger?


  1. Will you raise or lower your performance bar in your personal and/or professional life?
  2. What is your idea of success?
  3. How do you see excellence?
  4. Why and When do you choke when trying to raise your level of performance?
  5. How productively do you manage your self-doubtplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDoubt

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    There are two-sides to the coin... self- & idea-, the one side - by default - often is toxic, the other side - when handled correctly - is nourishing.


    * self-doubt is BAD * idea-doubt is GOOD

    it is imperative to obtain balance in this regard to restore a healthy


Aspiration is “a cherished desire” (i.e. our ambition) and lies at the very foundation of our dreams that enhance, propel and influence our future expectations, aims, goals, hopes and vision in life.
The reasons we give as justifications for our actions are primarily directed and managed by how we see, regard and accept our own personal merit in life.
cycles/aspirecycle.txt · Last modified: 19 September, 2022 @ 6:41pm by Jan Viljoen