Are you being persistent in your personal life and business life? Persistence is the eighth step in going for wealth.
Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent; the basis of persistence is will-power. Will-power and desire combined together makes an irresistible pair. The men and women who have accumulated great fortunes have had the will-power mix with persistence and place back of their desire to insure the attainment of the objectives to get wealth.
Ninety to ninety-five percent of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes in the air at the first sign of opposition or misfortunes when trying to reach their goals. Only a few people will continue to move along despite all opposition and misfortunes to reach their goals.
The first test of your persistence will begin when you start to follow the six steps described in a previous post. The starting point for all achievement is DESIRE. Desire will help you start focus and on the right track. If you have a weak desire, you will have weak results and it’s nowhere around it. If you have a strong desire, you will have strong results and you will reach your goals.
Fortunes gravitate to men whose minds have been prepared to “attract” them, just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean.
The subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake and while you are sleeping.
Poverty is attracted to people whose mind is favorable to it, as money attract to those whose mind is attracted to it. A poverty consciousness develops without conscious application of habits favorable to it.
WITH PERSISTENCE WILL COME SUCCESS
There is no substitute or alternative for persistence. You will have to grind daily to gain success, even when you do not want to. Things will start off slow and difficult but as time progresses things will become easier.
Persistence is based on definite causes listed below:
- Definiteness of Purpose
- Definiteness of Plans
- Accurate Knowledge
Lack of Persistence Symptoms:
- Failure to Recognize and to Clearly Define Exactly What One Wants
- Procrastination, with or without cause
- Lack of Interest in Acquiring Specialized Knowledge
- Indecision, the habit of “passing the buck” on all occasions, instead of facing issues squarely
- The habit of relying upon alibis instead of creating definite plans for the solution of problems.
- The habit of blaming others for one’s mistakes, and accepting unfavorable circumstances as being unavoidable.
- Weakness of desire, due to neglect in the choice of motives that impel action
- Willingness, even eagerness, to quit at the first sign of defeat.
- Lack of organized plans, placed in writing where they may be analyzed.
- The habit of neglecting to move on ideas, or to grasp opportunity when it presents itself.
- Wishing instead of Willing
- The habit of compromising with poverty instead of aiming at riches. General absence of ambition to be, to do, and to own.
- Searching for all the short-cuts to riches, trying to GET without GIVING a fair equivalent, usually reflected in the habit of gambling, endeavoring to drive sharp bargains.
- Fear of criticism, failure to create plans and to put them into action, because of what other people will think, do, or say.
People refusing to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail. The fear of criticism is stronger than the desire for success in some cases. Many people are scared and refused to set high goals for themselves because they fear criticism from relatives and friends who will doubt them.
You can develop persistence by doing four things:
- A definite plan backed by burning desire for its fulfillment.
- A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
- A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
- A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.
You can use all four of these steps in all walks of life, not just business. These steps could lead to freedom and independence of thought; lead to small or big riches. They lead the way to power, fame, and worldly riches. But, these steps can also lead to mastery of fear, discouragement, and indifference.