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Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the power of will.
Willpower and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. People who accumulate great fortunes are generally known as cold-blooded and sometimes ruthless. Often they are misunderstood. What they have is willpower, which they mix with persistence and use as the basis of their desires to ensure the attainment of their objectives.
In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill illustrates what it takes to be persistent.
Without persistence, you will be defeated, even before you start.
Definiteness Of Purpose
Knowing what you want is the first and, perhaps, the most important step toward the development of persistence. A strong motive forces you to surmount many difficulties.
It is comparatively easy to acquire and maintain persistence in pursuing the object of intense desire.
Belief in your ability to carry out a plan encourages you to follow the plan through with persistence.
Definiteness Of Plans
Organized plans, even though they may be weak and entirely impractical, encourage persistence.
Knowing that your plans are sound, based upon experience or observation, encourages persistence; "guessing" instead of "knowing" destroys persistence.
Sympathy, understanding, and harmonious cooperation with others tend to develop persistence.
The habit of concentrating your thoughts upon the building of plans for the attainment of a definite purpose leads to persistence.
Persistence is the direct result. The mind which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage.
Take an inventory of yourself. Determine in what particular, if any, you are lacking in this essential quality. Measure yourself courageously, point by point, and see how many of the eight factors of persistence you lack. The analysis may lead to discoveries that will give you a new grip on yourself.
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