Larry Griffin Shererville, IN, US
One of the first things I picked up from this chapter is you don't have to be the smartest , most talented, the best educated, to be successful however you must develope the habit of persistence.
Desire is the starting point as I understand it, we must know what it is we want to attain, Mr Hill states 98 out of 100 don't know what it is they truly want. It stands to reason that if you don't know what you want you are sure to get exactly that nothing.
I've read that many pepole believe that they were born to be wealthy or rich and successful, the question then becomes why aren't most people living that type of life style? Hmmm, is it because they never tried or is it because they did not persist in their efforts? Anyone with desire, will power and persistence and a well difined goal can achieve their hearts desire.
I have failed many times in my life mostly because of lack of persistence, the direction was good but at the first sign of defeat I would change the goal and not the plan, BIG mistake. However to this day I persist through personal developement to replace the bad habits with the correct habits that will take me to that desired goal.
Mr. Hill states, that with a purpose, a plan, and the removal of all negitivity along with a mastermind group to help, you can achieve whatever it is you desire, we must or I must add the habit of persistence, No turning around, no looking back, only moving forward with persistence.
My favorite author James Allen writes in his book The Silent Power of Thought, faith and purpose constitute the motive-power of life. There is nothing that a strong faith and an unflinching purpose can not accomplish. By the daily exercise of silent faith, the thought- forces are gathered together, and by the daily strengthening of silent purpose, those forces are directed toward the object of accomplishment.
I will persist until I succeed.