Episode 26: Wanna Get Rich? Be Persistent

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“The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition, until they attain their goal. There may be no heroic connotation to the word “persistence,” but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.” ~ Napoleon Hill from Think and Grow Rich

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Wanna Get Rich? Be Persistent

“The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition, until they attain their goal. There may be no heroic connotation to the word “persistence,” but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.” ~ Napoleon Hill from Think and Grow Rich

Now, I’m not a steel authority, but last time I checked, if you removed carbon from steel, well, you wouldn’t have the steel. Same with persistence. You remove persistence from your character and you’ve lost ANY and all hope of living with material, spiritual, emotional riches. Period.

And, know this, according to Hill: “The ease with which lack of persistence may be conquered will depend entirely upon the intensity of one’s desire.”

You may want to re-read that. Lacking persistence? That’s ENTIRELY b/c your DESIRE is weak. You want to increase the persistence, START by getting a BURNING DESIRE.

Hill continues: “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be removed by building a stronger fire under your desires.”


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