You are what you think.

What one trait would you say practically guarantees success in any endeavor? Talent? Education? Leadership?  Knowledge? Higher Thought pioneer and author Napoleon Hill believed it is persistence. In one of the best-selling books of all time, Think and Grow Rich, Hill devoted an entire chapter to the quality of persistence. “There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the character is to the quality of man what carbon is to steel.” Achieving lifelong health—to live with abundant energy, maintain your ideal weight, manage your stress, build your relationships and remain fulfilled—starts with a persistent belief in your goals and your ability to achieve them. Keep a journal and pen nearby to track your thoughts—especially the negative ones. Writing them down is a form of release. When your mind is clear of negativity, gossip and fear, it’s open to peace and positivity.

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