Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 9 - Persistence
Hill writes "The ease with which lack of persistence may be conquered
will depend entirely upon the INTENSITY OF ONE’S DESIRE."
Intensity in the dictionary means "the magnitude of a quantity (such as force or energy)".
So it is the magnitude of our desire that will get us where we want to go.
Compare our desire with a pebble and measure it by its weight. That measurement is
very small and can be moved out of place very easily. But if we take a huge rock,
that meaurement is very big and will not be moved very easily.
So it is with our desire. If it is a pebble anything that comes along can divert
us from our purpose. But if our desire is like the huge rock it will be immoveable.
If our desire is immoveable we will work on it every day, little by little.
As Dennis Waitley stated "Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.
The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning."
One small part of a song by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers states,
"Don't lose your confidence if you slip,
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again."
It doesn't matter how many times we fall and we know we will fall along the way, but
as long as we keep picking ourselves up over and over again we will arrive where we want to go.