Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Thomas Krag Belleville, Illinois, United States

Posted: 2018-05-03

Thomas Krag Belleville, Illinois, USA

Chapter 9 PERSISTENCE: THE SUSTAINED EFFORT NECESSARY TO INDUCE FAITH

This is my first lesson. I was inspired to start writing by this quote from this weeks Chapter”

“You may find it necessary to “snap” out of your mental inertia, through a similar procedure, moving slowly at first, then increasing your speed, until you gain complete control over your will. Be PERSISTENT no matter how slowly you may, at first, have to move.”

I was overwhelmed by the number of ideas presented in this chapter! If I were to highlight them all, I don’t think would be many words not in highlights!

A quick story on persistence:

When I was in the military, one of my troops was caught at the base with a marijuana cigarette under the passenger seat of her car. Her boyfriend had visited and broken up with her. I guess the cigarette was a parting “gift”. She was dealt with by the legal system on base.

I spoke with her and believed her story; she was a great troop. At the time, I was an acting First Sergeant. At the weekly meeting, of course every one of the other 1stSgts were aware of what was happening. I was ridiculed and told to let it go and “throw her under the bus” I refused (persistence). As it turned out, the incident was removed from her record and she went on too many more highly productive years of service.Of course,a was touched upon in the reading, then I was congratulated and was a "hero" for standing up my troop.

It pays to be persistent.

Thomas Krag

P.S. Thank you Bob Shoaf for believing in me all of these years!