Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM, USA

Posted: 2017-10-01

CHAPTER 9 PERSISTENCE: THE SUSTAINED EFFORT NECESSARY TO INDUCE FAITH

The Eighth Step toward Riches

Here again Napoleon Hill refers us back to Chapter 2, DESIRE. It's the First
Step toward riches and is the most important of the thirteen steps. Hill has
referred back to Chapter 2 in several chapters, so it must be quite important.

He says, Chapter 2 is the starting point of all achievement. He suggests reading
the answers to the first five twice daily.

Completing the steps in Chapter 2 and 3 and saying one's self-talk effectively
will build the faith REQUIRED to be PERSISTENT.

Hill says, "Without PERSISTENCE, you will be defeated, even before you start.
With PERSISTENCE you will win."

Those six steps in Chapter 2, DESIRE are:  

1. Find the exact amount of money You desire
2. Determine exactly what You will give in return
3. Set a definite date to possess that money
4. Create a plan to carry out your desire
5. Write a concise statement of the first four steps
6.Read that plan twice daily

Hill gives eight states of mind in this chapter that PERSISTENCE is based upon;
and sixteen symptoms of lack of PERSISTENCE. We MUST master all sixteen
weaknesses by facing them head on and overcoming them.

Michael Dlouhy says, "Be here a year from now." This is a MUST if one expects to
begin developing PERSISTENCE.

I'm grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for their PERSISTENCE in developing
Mentoring For Free to where it is now. Stay tuned, Mentoring For Free is still
in its infancy. Thank You, thank You, thank You, Linda and Michael Dlouhy.

I'm grateful to those who make up each mastermind group, our 8 weekly calls. As
Hill found, mastermind groups are required. Thank You, thank You thank You to
each one of You who speak up and share Your brilliance.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am also very grateful to those few who have chosen to be COACHABLE by
speaking up on calls, posting lessons and sharing their journey with me. We are
helping each other accomplish our DESIRES. Thank You, thank You, thank You to
each one of You.