There are countless factors necessary to be successful in business. But there van be only one key. What is the key to success in business? The answer is without a doubt PERSISTENCE!
Napoleon Hill in Chapter IX in Think and Grow Rich, defines persistence as the sustained effort to induce FAITH. I quote the first paragraph of this chapter as follows:
Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the power of WILL.
When pursuing your goal to create wealth for the purposes of financing your dream, you will face huge challenges. Most people retreat when the going gets tough. Only those who have FAITH they can succeed will summon their will power to push forward.
Even when failure after failure faces them, they know that the only way to overcome failure is to be persistent to find the solutions that will lead to success.
The opposite is also true. The lack of persistence leads to failure.
8 Factors To Persistence
Napoleon Hill lays out eight factors necessary to train yourself to be persistent. These are:
- Definiteness of Purpose
- Self Reliance
- Definiteness of Plans
- Accurate Knowledge
- Will Power
Although habit may be the last factor listed above, it is in my opinion the most important factor in becoming persistent. When we do not consciously instill good work habits, bad habits fill that void. Hence, we must change our habits if we are going to achieve our goals. What do you think?
The lessons taught in Think and Grow Rich are designed to help us exchange our bad habits for good.
You Have One Million Dollars In Your Bank Account
For a moment try to imagine you have One Million Dollars in your account. If you cannot wrap our mind around $1,000,000,000.00, pick whatever number is big enough to give you that a feeling of financial freedom. For some, One Hundred Thousand Dollars maybe all it takes. Just pick a number.
If you knew a sure way to earn that money in say five years, but the road would be hard and strewn with small failures along the way, would you do it?
10 Hypothetical Reasons Why People Do Not Make The Effort
- You do not have faith that you can succeed.
- Everything you did in the past never worked out.
- You are not willing to wait that long
- You need a lot of money NOW to solve your financial problems
- You do not have the time necessary to do the work
- Too many distractions come up in your life
- No money to invest in your pursuit of wealth
- Family members and friends convince you that you’re wasting your time
- Your life is comfortable enough to remove any urgency
- It is easy to procrastinate
There may be more, but these 10 reasons seem the most common ones. Can you see yourself fit into one or more of these situations?
How does one overcome these hurdles?
By leaning how to be MORE PERSISTENT!
If Think and Grow Rich can teach you that skill, and yes it is a behavioral skill, what is stopping you from reading it and applying the lessons it teaches?
Instead of just reading this book, why not engage in a book study process? That is exactly what I did with other members of the organization that teaches entrepreneurs to become successful.
A side benefit of doing a communal book study was we created a natural Master Mind group. This series of Think and Grow Rich posts on my website provides you a golden opportunity to conduct your own book study routine by accessing these posts, chapter by chapter.
Chapter VIII – Persistence
This post is devoted to Chapter VIII, Persistence. You can check it out via the following link:
I invite you to click this link or the picture above now while you are reading this post. While there, after reading the post, check out the comments of the members below. There are lessons we all can learn from the experience of others.
If you wish to start from the beginning, the link to the first chapter in this website is shown below:
Get The Internet Knowledge You Need To Succeed
In addition to developing the right habits to succeed, there is one more thing you need. If you wish to create an online marketing business such as Affiliate Marketing, you will need the appropriate knowledge to put into action.
You may already have this knowledge and only need to develop good habits to give yourself a winning edge. If that is not the case, and you are also looking for the secrets to make the Internet work for you, can I make a suggestion?
When you click the links above, you will be entering the platform where I wrote the blog posts for the Think and Grow Rich book study. While there, you will be invited to check out this amazing platform called Wealthy Affiliate.
Everything you need to create a hugely successful affiliate marketing business website and drive traffic to it is available on the Wealthy Affiliate Platform. All you will need is your Email address to sign in. No credit card information is necessary.
After you spend time reviewing the platform, you can then decide to become a Premium member. There is no time limit for making that decision. Of course, if you decide to sign up as a starter member, I will be there to assist you if you need it.
To learn more about Weathy Affiliate click this link
Testing Your Deciveness
If you son’t mind I am going to test your decisiveness now. I am going to give you three options.
- Click this link: Persistence – Do You Have It? Without Persistence Failure Is Guaranteed!
- Leave a comment below letting me what you think of this post, and what can I do to improve it,
- Do nothing
My recommendation is to take action on 1 and 2 rather than 3.
To thank you for reading to the end of this article, I am giving you a free eBook copy of this book. Click the link below for your digital copy.
You may also find this brief video on this book intriguing. Click the book cover below for the YoyTube video.:
I wish you much success in creating your online business. May you achieve all the goals you have planned in your life.