24 Aug


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"You must persist in order to resist the temptation to desist" – Franco Cianflone

The purpose of these daily posts is to encourage you to navigate through these unprecedented times with emotional intelligence.

There are many people that do not have this opportunity so if you are able to help someone in need, please pay forward the information. 

Goal setting is an intellectual exercise but goal achieving is a lawful exercise.

Those that persist in spite of present circumstances always rise to the top.


They clearly understand that resisting the temptation to desist guarantees their success.

Joseph P. Kennedy said,  “When the going gets tough the tough get going.”

Robert H. Schuller also said, “Tough times never last but tough people do.”

These are obviously great words and great quotes for these unprecedented times that require unprecedented thinking.

“But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” – Psalm 37:11 KJV

These people are tough but not in a physical way.

These people are mentally tough and are able to withstand the ferocious bite of unprecedented times such as a pandemic.

They are not impervious to these threats but have developed an acute sense of persistence that withstands this onslaught.

Their armor consists of thinking in a very different way that employs the intellectual faculties; will, imagination, memory, perception, intuition, and reason.

They are only words until we really understand how to use them effectively.

Understanding these faculties creates an awareness that as an individual, you are acutely in tune with your environment most of the time.

Living in this manner provides you with the opportunity to experience your entire world life experience more fully and with greater understanding.


The will is the part of your personality that gives you the ability to hold one picture on the screen of the mind, to the exclusion of all outside distractions that are begging for your conscious attention through your senses.


The imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force that the world has ever known. Your picture creates your reality.


No one has a bad memory. This is an intellectual faculty that can be honed by association.


Perception determines how you see things. Perception is impacted by thoughts, feelings, altitude of view etc.


This is the part of your personality that enables you to pick up feelings from another person. You are able to feel the energy that is emitted from that individual.


You are able to choose. You can accept or reject any information. You can originate any idea.

Equipped with this arsenal of valuable knowledge, you are now able to better understand the meaning behind the biblical verse above.

Present circumstances no longer have a stronghold on your thinking and more peace is the offspring of this new thought process.

It takes time and it takes discipline however the dividends will far outweigh the latter. 

The physical senses, see, hear, smell, taste and touch are invaluable but the intellectual faculties provide us with another plane of existence.

Are you ready?

Persist in order to resist the temptation to desist.

Carpe Momentum

Franco Cianflone


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