Even though staying power is so crucial to controlling your mind power, the vast majority of people are generally ready to throw in the towel at the first sign of difficulty they encounter. Unfortunately, only at a few few carry on until their mind power is under their control. To change your life for the better according to your wishes, QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION! Your focus and your efforts must continually be in the direction of your most cherished desires, your burning desires as Napoleon Hill states it.
Here is a quick and simple test you can take to determine if your desires are burning or not. Sit quietly for a while and calm your mind as much as you can. Bring one of your desires onto the screen of your mind. See yourself in your mind as already having possession of and thoroughly enjoying your desire. Focus on with all of your will. Now notice the positive emotions you begin to feel (These emotions must be positive, in other words, feel good). Using your will once again, intensify the emotions you are experiencing as much as you can. For there to be a burning desire, that feeling (or those feelings) must be stronger than any fear you can imagine related to experiencing your desire.
Sporadic hit and miss efforts will not do any more good for you than making an occasional fire that will keep you warm through a freezing winter season. I am not suggesting that your efforts must begin at full speed as if you were running a sprint. Starting slowly is not a sin. In fact starting slowly might well be a blessing for you. Sustainability is what you should seek. Sustain focus and effort toward mastering your mind power is paramount.
You might as well know here and now that one or more of the myriad of fears lurking in your subconscious mind is going to surface the moment you begin your journey. The first fear that most people seem to have to face is the fear of criticism, the fear of what people might think or say. When your environment and the conditions around you scream to you that you should stop fooling yourself, that all of your efforts are yielding no visible results, etc., quickly turn your attention away from such thoughts and bringing your focus to your wishes, your goals , your intentions.
Always take another step. Make another attempt, then another, and another. Never allow yourself to have the title of "quitter" attached to your name. Repeat your affirmation one more time. Think one more positive thought about your desires that evokes good feelings. It has not been given to you know how many steps are necessary, how many attempts you must make, how many times you must repeat an affirmation to experience your desires. If you persist, however, you will succeed.
Be like the ant that devours an elephant, the stream that sculpted the Grand Canyon, or the raindrop that washes away a mountain. Purge your mind of such words as quit, can not, failure and impossible. If they should continue to appear, grab a thesaurus, find antonyms for each of those words that does appear and make them your new companions instead.
This I know for sure. You can claim or re-claim control of your own mind power and bringing more of your desires into your experience. You are the most miraculous of all living creatures on earth. You are the owner of a mind that is so stupendous, that as you really begin controlling your mind power and consciously using it, there is no dream that you can dream that you can not achieve … so long as you do not quit.