Alena Henry Columbus, Ohio, USA
Chapter 9 - Persistence
Like millions other people I have read the “Think and grow rich” book more than once but I never gave the chapter on persistence much attention. I think I never before truly understood the impact of persistence on everything in my life. Now, of course I knew all this time that repetition is the mother of perfection, but it feels like I never was truly aware of it.
I feel that persistence today is like an exotic animal that is in great danger. The speed of our lives today is in such rush that if we are not getting results almost immediately with very little effort then the plan, product or whatever it is immediately going in to the trash and right away we are looking for a new plan or a new product. A very sad fact that I am one of those people who looks for fast results with great persistence.
This chapter is full of discoveries but my biggest one is that persistence is one of our habits and can be developed. In this case the game can actually be turned around and become a win. In one of the books, Tony Robbins is saying that persistence and never ending improvement makes a difference between an excellent game and game excellence. We all can have an excellent game once in a while but to be able to perform constant excellence at every game this where persistence in goals, persistence in action, and constant improvement making all magic.
“Without PERSISTENCE, you will be defeated, even before you start. With PERSISTENCE you will win.” Napoleon Hill