How to Develop Persistence

Persistence is a very important topic for me, for the fact that I can be pretty impatient and move on way too soon. Hence, not always being the most persistent person in the world. However, after reading the chapter on persistence, I understood the actual meaning of it.

Napoleon Hill uses the story of Mohammed, the prophet, as an example of persistence. He also details four steps to develop persistence. Here they are as described in the book:

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 suggestion of 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"

The book describe these as easy steps but number three can be really hard especially for people whose family and friends constantly feel the need to give opinions and/or advice. Overall, I believe this is a great list and the little synopses on Mohammed's life got me to understand the importance of sticking to your goals and plans.