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:

  1. Definiteness of Purpose
  2. Desire
  3. Self Reliance
  4. Definiteness of Plans
  5. Accurate Knowledge
  6. Cooperation
  7. Will Power
  8. Habit

Habit

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

One Million Dollars

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

FailureI’d like to list 10 reasons why you may not make the effort and see if you agree with me.

  1. You do not have faith that you can succeed.
  2. Everything you did in the past never worked out.
  3. You are not willing to wait that long
  4. You need a lot of money NOW to solve your financial problems
  5. You do not have the time necessary to do the work
  6. Too many distractions come up in your life
  7. No money to invest in your pursuit of wealth
  8. Family members and friends convince you that you’re wasting your time
  9. Your life is comfortable enough to remove any urgency
  10. 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?

Book Study

Book Study

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:

Persistence – Do You Have It? Without Persistence Failure Is Guaranteed!

Persistence

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:

How To Change Your Thoughts To Change Your Life!

Get The Internet Knowledge You Need To Succeed

Internet KnowledgeIn 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.

  1. Click this link: Persistence – Do You Have It? Without Persistence Failure Is Guaranteed!
  2. Leave a comment below letting me what you think of this post, and what can I do to improve it,
  3. 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.

Think and Grow Rich free eBook

You may also find this brief video on this book intriguing. Click the book cover below for the YoyTube video.:

Think and Grow Rich
Link To Brief YouTube Video On Think and Grow Rich

I wish you much success in creating your online business. May you achieve all the goals you have planned in your life.

Cheers.

Edwin

 

3 thoughts on “What Is The Key To Success In Business? – It Is One Simple Word!

  1. Jay Reply

    This is a real key and a very big tip to becoming successful in life. 

    One thing that I very much strongly hold on to in what you have written here is that one needs to have a strong will power because this is one thing that can help a person attain success in life. 

    The reasons you also gave why people don’t put an effort is correct. Your post is worth reading by many and I will make sure they get it 

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Jay,

      So glad you found my post helpful and want to share it with others. Many thanks for doing that.

      I wish you much success in your online business.

      Cheers.

      Edwin

  2. charsleethan1 Reply

    Hello Dear, 

    Thanks a lot for sharing such an amazing content with us all, 

    I was actually doing some research online when i saw your post. I believe this is exactly what i need to take my business to the next level, i will say affiliate marketing is the best scheme you can find now that is well built, and i know with the points you have given attaining success in affiliate business is assured.

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