I was recently re-reading Vic Johnson's "Day By Day With James Allen", which is a collection of e-meditations on some of James Allen's quotes and teachings from As A Man Thinketh.
A part that really blew my hair back(the third time I read it) was about persistence. Johnson mentions a story he heard about a tribe in Africa "that confounded all of the anthropologists. It seems that this tribe has for centuries enjoyed a 100% success rate with its rain dance. In comparing this tribe to other tribes who did rain dances but who didn't always experience success, the experts couldn't find anything that differentiated the one tribe. They performed the same rituals, praying the same incantations to the same gods, in the same costumes. Like all the tribes, they sometimes danced for days, even weeks on end. Finally an astute observer noticed something very telling. The successful tribe did one thing - and only one thing -different than the other tribes. It ALWAYS danced UNTIL it rained!"
So, the real question becomes, can you really fail if you never quit?
The answer for my life would be that persistence, accompanied by a belief in what I'm doing, inevitably leads to success.
I see a lot of people quit as soon as they hit the first bump on the road, which is really no way to go about building a business or income.
Your thoughts on this?