Thoughts Taken From
Think and Grow Rich
There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence.
They call for no great intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but little time or effort.
- A definite purpose 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.
The preceeding four steps are essential for success in all walks of life.
The entire purpose of the thirteen principles of this philosophy is to enable one to take these steps as a matter of habit.
They are the steps by which one may control one's economic destiny.
They are the steps that lead to freedom and independence of thought.
They are the steps that lead to riches, in small or great quantities.
They are the steps that lead the way of power, fame and worldly recognition.
They are the four steps that guarantee favorable "breaks".
They are the steps that lead 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 one's ticket, and making life yield whatever price is asked.
You can ask yourselves what does it really take to achieve your goals, or what does it take to take your life to another level?
For me, after a burning desire persistence is the power that can transform your life to any level you can imagine.
Because of persistence the world was illuminated..
Because of persistence man can fly..
Because of persistence we can communicate with people all over the world..
You cannot fail if you persevere to the end.