Think and Grow Rich Principle 8 – Persistence – PERSISTENCE: THE SUSTAINED EFFORT NECESSARY TO INDUCE FAITH

If you have experienced a nightmare, you will realise the value of Persistence. You are lying in bed, half awake, with a feeling you are about to smother. You are unable to turn over, or move a muscle. You realise that you must begin to regain control over your muscles. Through persistent effort of will power, you finally mange to move the fingers of one hand. By continuing to move your fingers, you extend your control to the muscles of one arm, until you can lift it. Then you gain control of the other arm in the same manner. You finally gain control over the muscles of one leg, then extend it to the other leg. THEN WITH ONE SUPREME EFFORT OF WILL you gain control over your muscular system, and “snap” out of your nightmare. The trick has been turned step by step. You may find it necessary to snap out of your mental inertia, through a similar procedure, moving slowly at first, then increasing your speed, until you gain complete control over your will. Be PERSISTENT no matter how slowly you may, at first, have to move.

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