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Perpetually Persistent
By Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone
Published March 25, 2011

There is thin line between being a pest and being Persistence. And learning how to walk this line is imperative to obtaining success in any area of life weather it be relationships, financial, emotional, spiritual etc. I try hard to be persistent in using all the tools in my mental toolbox to enlighten and disseminate progressive thoughts and ideas to you. In this article, I only come to you as the bearer of knowledge and not the author of it. As I present to you some very important information by way of Famed Philosopher, Writer author and businessman the late great Napoleon Hill. Mr. Hill stated in his best selling book Think and grow rich. “There may be no heroic connotation to the word “persistence”, but the quality is to the character of man, what carbon is to steel. The starting point of all achievement is desire keep this constantly in mind. Week 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 remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.

You can train yourself to be persistent. Persistence is a state of mind, therefore it can be cultivated. Like all states of mind, persistence is based upon definite cause, among them these:

(A) Definiteness of purpose. Knowing what one wants is the first and, perhaps, the most important step toward the development of persistence. A strong motive forces one to surmount many difficulties.

(B) Desire it is comparatively easy to acquire and to maintain persistence in pursuing the subject of intense desire.

(C) Self-reliance belief in one’s ability to carry out a plan encourages one to follow the plan through with persistence.

(D) Definiteness of Plans. Organized plan, even though they may be weak and entirely impractical, encourage persistence.

(E) Accurate knowledge. Knowing that one’s plans are sound based upon experience or observation encourages persistence; guessing instead of knowing destroys persistence.

(F) Cooperation. Sympathy, understanding, and harmonious cooperation with others tend to develop persistence.

(G) Will-power. The habit of concentrating one’s thoughts upon the building of plans for the attainment of a definite purpose leads to persistence.

(H) Habit. Persistence is the direct result of habit. The mind absorbs and becomes a part of the daily experience upon which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repletion of acts of courage. Everyone has been active service in wars knows this. The lack of persistence is one of the major causes of failure. Those who have cultivated the habit of persistence seems to enjoy insurance against failure. If one does not possess persistence, one does not achieve note worthy success in any calling. Will you become consistent at being persistent?

Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone is the author of the book, “To Bang or Not To Bang-A Book Of Questions” now available at Borders and Mr. Pitts can be reached at


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