Persistence may be elusive, but it is not really a complex thing to nurture and to develop. Napoleon Hill has given us four simple steps to undertake in order to develop the habit and lifestyle of persistence, which in turn will lead the way to success in wealth creation, and in fact in all life’s endeavours.
How To Develop Persistence
There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence. They call for no great amount of intelligence, no particular amount of education, and only little time or effort. The necessary steps are:
1. A definite purpose backed by burning desire for its fulfillment.
2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions from relatives, friends, and acquaintances.
4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.
These four steps are essential for success in all walks of life. The entire purpose of the thirteen principles of this philosophy is to enable a person to take these four steps as a matter of habit.
Steps Toward The Future
These are the steps by which a person may control his or her economic destiny.
They are the steps that lead to freedom and independent thinking.
They are the steps that lead to wealth, great or small.
They lead the way to power, fame, and worldly recognition.
They are the four steps which guarantee favorable “breaks.”
They are the steps that convert dreams into physical realities.
They lead, also, to the mastery of fear, discouragement, and indifference.
There is a magnificent reward for all who learn to take these four steps. It is the privilege of writing your own ticket, and of making Life yield whatever price you asked.
Setting The Price Standard
Napoleon Hill certainly has a way of simplifying that which we have come to complicate over time. His four steps for developing persistence are a perfect example. These are steps that you will easily be able to commit to memory, and easily be able to cultivate if you just devote a few minutes each day to remind yourself of the how, the what, and the why of it. I suggest even printing these steps off and placing them in a convenient spot where you can refer to them each day until you know them by heart, and until they become a part of your regular routine…a routine of success and fulfillment! …And one that I’m sure will leave you feeling much more content and confident with yourself. Not a bad price to exact for a few minutes of effort!
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