Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2016-08-10

Chapter 9-Persistence-One of the Major sources of achievement.

I feel that Persistence is one of the attributes that I have.  The problem with the persistence that I have had though is it has been a persistence in the wrong area of 

my life.  What follows in the description of persistence by Mr. HIll is one must have concentration of effort and a definiteness of purpose.  This is where I need some work. 

My concentration  has been scattered because of circumstances in my life lately but if I look at it as this hidden guide whose duty is to test men throught all sorts of discouraging takes on new meaning.  It takes concentration to get rid of this guide.  I have decided to treat it as a bug who wants to bite me and if I concentrate on what I need to accomplish during the day this bug will go away.  I must have a definiteness of purpose as well.  The definiteness of purpose can discourage this bug especially if I use a weapon to bring about his death.

 I know that I can achieve if I have a positive attitude about any failure that comes along because there has to be an advantage that will show up that this failure has made possible.  

Thank you for all the input from this mastermind. We will achieve our goals.

Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, Arizona