Alfred Franklin , ,
I am not sure if I can post but its being my first post I will take liberty to express the partial understanding I received reading this chapter a few pages.
1: The quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people
2 : The state of occurring or existing beyond the usual, expected, or normal time .
Persistence is path of victory over defeat.
Persistence to a person like carbon to the steel (Carbon brings strength to the Steel)
Persistence is rewarded by victory, success and knowledge & accumulation of wealth.
Lack of persistence is weakness and can be overcome just like small fire produces small heat and big fire produces big heat.
Some have persistence in their character and some develop by exercising over and over again like developing a muscle.
Persistence is state of mind and can be cultivated. It may be different to every individual according to commitment of desire. Self -discipline, courage, self -reliance, will power and habit and organized plan.
There is no substitute to persistence.
The lack of persistence is a major cause of failure. For example just like Broadway the front yard is beautiful and attractive but also has graveyard in the back.
Persistence , quality is not impossible or limited to certain group of people but anyone can add this to their character with dicipline , will power and making it a habit.