When it comes to learning something new, no matter the starting skill level, the person who becomes the most proficient usually has put in the most time. It is this unending devotion to the basics that sets a person apart, master from novice. Persistence is the principle to achieve mastery of anything.

Take muscle testing for example, how often I hear people state that they “can’t do it”, or it “doesn’t work for them” when they have only tried minimally and gave up because it didn’t come easily. Does the gymnast quit after his first attempt at a complicated and difficult new skill? No, they work on that skill over and over and over for years.

Here is the principle observed by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.”

If you are struggling with muscle testing, muscle test a Yes and a No answer 100 times per day for two weeks. That is what it took for me to get the hang of it and it is what Dr Nelson recommends.

Ask the body, “Show me a Yes”, then muscle test with your chosen method. “Show me a No”, then test again. Keep this up for the above mentioned times and you will have it down.

If there is anything else in life you are trying to achieve, don’t give up, keep at it and you will succeed.

~ Josh Nelson