Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Louise Bannerman Detroit, MI, USA

Posted: 2019-07-10

Persistence: The Sustained Effort Necessary to Induce Faith

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” - Calvin Coolidge



There will come a time in your life that you will decide that enough is enough. And when that day comes you will get into making new habits and keep trying to do EVERYTHING with such persistence that even the world will cry, Bravo! This is the path that I am on right now, regardless of all my disappointments, lay-off, and discouragement I know that this is a TEST, and I love to pass my test. All I know is, “If one does not possess PERSISTENCE, one does not achieve noteworthy success in any calling.” - Napoleon Hill.

If persistence is the sustained effort necessary to induce faith, then my persistence will continue effortlessly, because my faith is taking me SOMEWHERE straight to the top. Therefore, I will not be defeated.

With the four simple steps that Napoleon Hill stated about persistence, let me say having a definite purpose, I am so ready for putting in the time and effort to make this my new habit. The rewards are great, and one reward is I can write my own ticket, and make life yield whatever price I ask. But I will say the greatest reward is having love, faith, service and persistence.

I see everything you’re doing for me. Impressive! The love and the faith, the service and persistence. Yes, very impressive! You get better at it every day.” - Rev 2:29. (The Message) I want God to say that I am getting better at my persistence every day, that is one of my achievements.

On that note, “As one makes an impartial study of the prophets, philosophers, “miracle” men, and religious leaders of the past, one is drawn to the inevitable conclusion that PERSISTENCE, concentration of effort, and DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE, were the major sources of their achievements. - Napoleon Hill