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The author is checking you up at this point, because lack of persistence is one of
the major causes of failure. Moreover, experience with thousands of people has
proved that lack of persistence is a weakness common to the majority of men. It is
a weakness which maybe overcome by effort. The ease with which lack of persist-
ence maybe conquered will depend entirely upon the


The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind.
Weak 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 maybe
remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.

Continue to read through to the end, then go back to Chapter two, and start im-
mediately to carry out the instructions given in connection with the six steps.
The eagerness with which you follow these instructions will indicate clearly, how
much, or how little you really DESIRE to accumulate money. If you find that you
are indifferent, you may be sure that you have not yet acquired the "money con-
sciousness" which you must possess, before you can be sure of accumulating a

Fortunes gravitate to men whose minds have been prepared to "attract" them,
just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean. In this book may be found all the
stimuli necessary to "attune" any normal mind to the vibrations which will attract
the object of one's desires.

If you find you are weak in PERSISTENCE, center your attention upon the in-
structions contained in the chapter on "Power"; surround yourself with a "MAS-
TER MIND" group, and through the cooperative efforts of the members of this
group, you can develop persistence. You will find additional instructions for the
development of persistence in the chapters on auto-suggestion, and the subcon-
scious mind. Follow the instructions outlined in these chapters until your habit
nature hands over to your subconscious mind, a clear picture of the object of your
DESIRE. From that point on, you will not be handicapped by lack of persistence.

Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you
are asleep. Spasmodic, or occasional effort to apply the rules will be of no value
to you. To get RESULTS, you must apply all of the rules until their application
becomes a fixed habit with you. In no other way can you develop the necessary
"money consciousness."

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