Mary Mirembe TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
CHAPTER 9 - PERSISTENCE - THE SUSTAINED EFFORT NECESSARY TO INDUCE FAITH
The Eighth Step toward Riches
Persistence is the ability to continue moving forward regardless of your feelings. I consider persistence to be a combination of will power and strong desire. With persistence, you push on performing even when you feel like quitting.
Hill writes "Will power and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. Men who accumulate great fortunes are generally known as cold-blooded and sometimes ruthless. Often they are misunderstood. What they have is will-power, which they mix with persistence, and place back of their desires to insure the attainment of their objectives".
Most people are ready and willing to give up at the first sign of adversity and opposition. Few go on until they attain their goals.
The value of persistence comes from your vision of the future. It does not come from clinging to the past. You must have a burning desire to achieve your goal that you will give almost anything to make it possible.
When you stay focused on your goal and continue to take action, continue to practice, then you will certainly arrive at your desired objective. You must believe in your potential and keep on improving until it becomes a habit. When you get stuck at the same level and the going gets tough, don't give up. Stay focused and consistent. You will eventually succeed. Hill.."A quitter never wins and a winner never quits".
"Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm"; Winston Churchill.
If you want an insurance policy against failure, there is one at no cost. It is within you. It is called PERSISTENCE!