Christine Lewis-anderson Bronx, NY, USA
In Chapter 9, Napoleon Hill reminds us what it means to be "Persistent". He says thet is has to do with "Desire". You must want it badly enough to do what it takes to get it. He says that you must not let "Fear" discourage you. Fear can happen when friends and family ridicule you or convince you that you are "Crazy". They impress upon you that with the failure rate being so high, you will not be succesful, either.
When I was a teenager, I attended a Music & Art High School. Although it was not as prestigious as the High School of Science that my brother and younger sister attended, I loved it. I felt those were the best days of my life. I was most creative, in those days. Although I started baking at 8 years old; I started sewing in Junior High School; I learned to play the Oboe and Cello, in high school. They did not teach piano there; which was my first instrument; So I found the "happy medium". I also took singing class in junior high school. In high school, we had a "Gospel Choir". I sang on the church choir in those days. At school, I advanced to Orchestra 7.
A few years ago, I started to take Modelling, Acting, Singing and Dance lessons; I can honestly, say that, although, I learned to read music as a child, I did not really learn to sing until now. I think that this is where persistence has brought me.
Thank you Michael & Linda Dlouhy!