CHAPTER 9 PERSISTENCE: THE SUSTAINED EFFORT NECESSARY TO INDUCE FAITH
“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
samelaws. POVERTY CONSCIOUSNESS WILL VOLUNTARILY SEIZE
THE MIND WHICH IS NOT OCCUPIED WITH THE MONEY CONSCIOUSNESS.
Apoverty 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.”
One of my Jimmy Stewart’s movies was “The Flight of the Phoenix”.
The story is about a plane crash in the Sahara. After the plane
crash, one of the survivors says he an airplane designer and
theycan make a flyable plane from the wreckage. Not only did
they have to deal with the harsh conditions, limits of water
and supplies,additionally they faced doubts, fears, suspicion
and total weariness. But with a desire to live, a plan of
action, a definiteness of purpose and persistence they built
the plane and escaped the desert.
Persistence is a state of mind, therefore it can be cultivated.
Likeall states of mind, persistence is based upon definite
causes, amongthem these:—
DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE-knowing what one wants.
DESIRE-the persistence in pursuing the object of intense
SELF-RELIANCE-having a solid belief in one’s ability DEFINITENESS OF PLANS-having an organized plan and working
the plan ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE-Knowing that one’s plans are sound CO-OPERATION-with others building relationships and trust WILL-POWER- the habit of concentrating on a definite purpose HABIT- set the mind, let it become a part of the daily
Here, Mentoring For Free, I have found my purpose, a desire
to changenot only my life, but be a changing force for others.
I know now withouta doubt that I’m 10 feet tall and bulletproof.
I have been given the tools, a system and all I must do is put
action to the plan, making those actions a habit. I now daily
made posts or blogs. I support others ofmastermind group in
liking and commenting of their post. I reach out to touch someone
new every day. I follow up with those who connect with me to
start the relationships I need to succeed. I am choosing to follow
the state of mind call Persistence.
We have been given a tremendous gift in Mentoring For Free and
Think and Grow Rich Lessons. Like any gift it is up to us to
accept it, open it use it or lose it.
My thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy, their belief in the system
and the sharing of the system and belief is a true gift. Thank
you Bob Shoaf your encouragement and persistence is appreciated.
To you who are part of thismastermind you wisdom is limitless.
To everyone who download Success in10 Steps and let join you on