The Sustained Effort Necessary To Induce Faith The Eighth Step Towards Riches PERSISTENCE is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting DESIRE into its monetary equivalent... The basis of persistence is the POWER OF WILL plus Intensity of Desire is a formidable defense against all odds… There is no substitute for PERSISTENCE… I choose to call my hidden Guide, my “God Nudges”, to me they are really “Divine Guidance” or “Divine Inspiration”… PERSISTENCE is defined by: Definiteness of Purpose, Desire, Self-Reliance, Definiteness of Plans, Accurate Knowledge, Co-operation, Will-Power & the daily practice of these form Good Habits… I used to be afraid of criticism until I learned that if I give in to that fear my life wouldn’t be of my own making… I conquered that one real quick… I no longer have patience for anything that will affect my life negatively… There are four steps that lead to the Habit of PERSISTENCE:
1. A DEFINITE PURPOSE BACKED BY BURNING DESIRE FOR ITS FULFILLMENT.
2. A DEFINITE PLAN, EXPRESSED IN CONTINUOUS ACTION.
3. A MIND CLOSED TIGHTLY AGAINST ALL NEGATIVE AND DISCOURAGING INFLUENCES, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
4. A FRIENDLY ALLIANCE WITH ONE OR MORE PERSONS WHO WILL ENCOURAGE ONE TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH BOTH PLAN AND PURPOSE. The mastery of these four steps will be rewarded by all that is good & desirable in life… Stray from them, the habit is broken & the desire becomes broken also… My lack of schooling was always something that made me feel inferior, even though I believed I could educate myself, which I did because I knew I would never accomplish anything without it… I have a friend of mine who has a college degree, but wound up homeless through a divorce, he lost everything… When I told him about my 10th grade education, he explained to me about his circumstances, that even with his education he pointed out to me that I’m able to support myself & live in a nice apartment… I’m grateful he told me that because after I thought it over, my lack of proper schooling no longer matters to me… One more thing I’ve overcome… I am self taught & I’m pretty proud of that… I’ve finally reached the one thing I cherish most, being able to practice, “Extraordinary Happyness” on my own terms, independent, with the freedom to make my own choices because I’m PERSISTENT…