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

Posted: 2017-10-04

Chapter 9-Persistence-The Sustained Effort 

Necessary to Induce Faith


Persistence is what we must  have in order to attain our goal.  Persistence is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.  We must apply all rules until they become a habit.  When one is persistent they receive something infinitely more important than material compensation. they receive the knowledge that 



Mr. Hill says there are four steps to the development of Persistence. They are:


            1. A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment .

             2. A definite plan expressed in continuous action.

             3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences.

             4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage you to  follow through with both plan and purpose.


The best way to make these four steps into a habit is to start with one task and make it a habit . Then add another task until you have all tasks made into a habit.  


Persistence requires action to our definite purpose and definite plans. We must associate with one or more persons who will encourage us to follow through with our plans and purposes. until they become a habit.

Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, AZ