This certainly is an interesting thread.
What is particularly interesting is how close some people are to the REAL, underlying driving force, but not quite close enough.
Tenacity. Determination. Persistence. Are all fine things to have. There is no denying that. And those attributes have been touted by the "gurus" for ages.
But even they miss the real driving force. They fail to look one level deeper.
What makes someone tenacious? What makes someone determined? What makes someone persist?
Fine to say to persist, or to be determined, or to be tenacious. But these aren't things that can be switched on like a light. - Not unless you know the force which drives those things.
It's not written about in "Unlimited Power" or "Think And Grow Rich" or "Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude" or "The Greatest Salesman In The World" or "The Richest Man In Babylon" or "The Magic of Thinking Big" or "The Success System That Never Fails" or "Riches Within Your Reach" or "The Lazy Man's Way To Riches" or whatever other book on success you can name.
There is no chapter, or book, by these gurus that deals with the underlying driving force explicitly.
It may be in their books... buried deep somewhere and only someone who knows what it is will actually spot it. For instance, it is on page 83 of The Lazy Man's Way To Riches but it is never stated. It is hidden. And I don't think hidden on purpose. Hidden only because it happened to be part of what Karbo was writing about. Because if he knew what it was, he would surely have mentioned it. In fact, if any of the gurus knew it, they would mention it in their books.
They would cease telling everyone to have a positive mental attitude, and belief, and affirmations and so on, because those things aren't necessary when you know the real driving force.
You have even used it. It's in your story posted on the front page of Sowpub (http://www.sowpub.com/story-startingwithlittle.shtml) but you never explicitly mention it.
I use it. Dien uses it. The results are here to see. What it is exactly, though, is not mentioned, and has not yet been mentioned in this thread. And as I said earlier, I am not going to mention it either because it's in The Success Report and if you want to know the underlying force that actually powers it all... the thing that makes you persist, be determined and be tenacious, then invest a few bucks and get it.
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