Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Adam Rizk Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Posted: 2017-03-08

                                                                    PERSISTENCE

 

Every Prophet of God had PERSISTENCE in SPADES! And every one of them had an interactive relationship with him or  Angels such as Gabriel & Michael. Adam, our ancestral father and Eve our ancestral mother were the chosen vicegerents of God's great plan to have human beings the controlling entity of Earth, & were told that God forgave them for their disobedience towards the tree of life, so if they remained persistent in faith in the oneness of God and repent wholly against their future indiscretions they will be back in Heaven. Persistence is amazing when someone is committed to doing a good deed, such as building a home with Habit For Humanity, or for science like Thomas Edison was for the incandescent light bulb. Persistence is afoul when used for evil, such as when Kane killed Abel because Abel's persistence to supply an alm of sacrifice to God with the best of intentions and his was accepted and Kane's rejected because he was the opposite; and another point is the Manhattan Project creating the atomic bombs that were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan killing mllions.

Henry Ford, the world's first creator and manufacturer of cars, was so intent on keeping the Model T against the advice of his stakeholders, and then it had nearly 20 years of manufacturing and sales success! Next was Model A, but Model A started in 1903, but was scrapped a year later; so does this mean that Mr Ford was looking ahead and saw no opportunity for a car that suffered from many problems common to vehicles of the era, including overheating and slipping transmission bands? It was a success for the year, then was made into Model AC; Model C would begin and do well before the decade concluded, and problems of the era were corrected for the A's resurgence in 1927.  

Thomas Edison's 10,000 failures before finding the right filament to conduct electricity inside the bulb safely was his success by persisting to find out copper was needed. He has more to his story: At 16 he briefly worked as a Telegraph Operator for the Grand Trunk Railway in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Then him and 4 associates moved on to exclusively sell newspapers on the roads of Stratford, and their paper was known as the Grand Trunk Herald. He started noticing his business and scientific acumen before he turned 18 because of his continuous science studies and experiments, plus, his risk taking persistance to be entrepreneurial led him to found 14 companies, 1093 patents, and GE is still present today.

"HOW TO DEVELOP PERSISTENCE
There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of PERSISTENCE. They call for no great amount of intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but little time or effort. The necessary steps are:—
1. A DEFINITE PURPOSE BACKED BY BURNING DESIRE FOR ITS FULFILLMENT.
2. A DEFINITE PLAN, EXPRESSED IN CONTINUOUS ACTION.
3. A MIND CLOSED TIGHTLY AGAINST ALL NEGATIVE AND DISCOURAGING INFLUENCES, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
4. A FRIENDLY ALLIANCE WITH ONE OR MORE PERSONS WHO WILL ENCOURAGE ONE TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH BOTH PLAN AND PURPOSE". 

Let us all engaged in this master mind group - Mentoring For Free continue to break from our old moulds to create a happier, healthier, prosperous new selves!!!

 

Adam Rizk