Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2021-04-08

Chapter 9- Persistence: The Sustained
Effort Necessary to Induce Faith

“There may be no heroic connotation to the word “persistence,”
but the quality is to the character of man (and woman) what
carbon is to steel. The building of a fortune, generally,
involves the application of the entire thirteen factors of
this philosophy. These principles must be understood, they
must be applied with persistence by all who accumulate money.”

“Poverty is attracted to the one whose mind is favorable to it,
as money is attracted to him whose mind has been deliberately
prepared to attract it, and through the same laws. Poverty
consciousness will overtly voluntarily seize the mind which is
not occupied with money consciousness.
A poverty consciousness
develops without conscious application of habits favorable to
it. The money consciousness must be created to order unless one
is born with such a consciousness.

Catch the full significance of the statements in the preceding
paragraph, and you will understand the importance of persistence
in the accumulation of a fortune. Without persistence, you will
be defeated, even before you start. With persistence, you will
win”. Napoleon Hill

“Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence
through failure.” Aisha Tyler

Knowing that like all states of mind, I have chosen to apply persistence
by following the set of rules or precepts: Determinations (Know what
I want), an intense desire, self-trust (where being 10-foot tall is
achieved), systematic plans, having and using a harmonious mastermind,
self-control(I am committed to following a system), and I am making
action a habit.

I have discovered for me to achieve what I want in any area of my
life, it is vital that I be persistent. There is absolutely no
substitute for persistence. If I desire to have more connections,
contacts, clients, and customers I have to practice the persistence
of attracting, not push marketing. The building of rapport and
the know, like, trust factor.

If I want to be a good mentor, I must develop the persistent skills
of be a good listener, pointer, and servant leader. The persistence
to want others to know how to think and allow them to think. I choose
to be persistent to put the limelight on others, not me, and be a
giver, not a taker.

Many thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for being a living example
of being persistent in everything you do. Reminding me that “How
you do anything is how you do everything!” My gratitude to everyone
who participates in Mentoring for Free and the weekly calls for
your gifts of friendship, support, and encouragement.

Nathan

PS: “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what
seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” Elbert Hubbard