Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2018-01-15

Chapter 9-Persistence-Sustained effort

necessary  to induce Faith

 

Persistence is an effort that is sustained meaning repeated over and over.  It becomes a habit.  All thirteen factors that Mr. Hill is talking  about in this book must be applied. Lack of persistence may be conquered by having  an intense desire.You must make persistence a habit  until the subconscious mind has a clear mental picture of what you desire. 

 

  We must keep in mind that when we start  making an effort that is sustained and 

 we have Failure, EVERY FAILURE BRINGS WITH IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT ADVANTAGE.  We don’t Quit.

 

Also when we have will power which is the habit of concentrating one’s thoughts upon the building of plans for the attainment of a definite purpose, it leads to persistence.  Persistence is the direct result of habit.

 

Mr. Hill gives us four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence. They are:

 

. A definite purpose backed by burning desire for its fulfillment 

. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action

. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.

. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.  

 

These four steps should be taken as four steps to a  habit.  

 

Thank you for letting me share.

 

Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, Arizona