Oct 16 2011

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill is ultra sexy inspiration.

He is one of the godfathers of much of the successes that have occured in this century, and the second half of the last century.

His book, Think and Grow Rich, has touched the lives of just so many of the successful entrepreneurs of our age.

It is also one of the highest selling books of it’s kind of all time.

Some of you may feel that you have heard enough of Napoleon Hill, perhaps read his book once or twice.

Let me remind you of a quote by the late great Earl Nightingale, to whom I will devote another post.

“You become what you think about, most of the time”

That being said, here is a nice video of Mr. Hill himself, talking about his success principles, encapsulated in his book, Think and Grow Rich.

I find it helpful to write this down, so I am including a text of his general essence contained within this video.

I heard a lecture, I will never forget, changed my entire life and paved the way for my changing the lives of millions of people, some not eveen born.

Let me call ur attention to a great power which is under your control, it is a power that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all of your superstitions and fears combined.

It is the power to take possession of your own mind, and direct it to whatever ends you desire.

This profound power is the gift of the creator, and it must have been considered the greatest of all his gifts to man, because it is the only thing over which man has the complete and unchallengeable right of control and direction.

when you speak of your poverty and lack of education, you are simply directing your mind power to attract these undesireable circumstances, because it is true that whatever the mind feeds upon, the mind attracts to you

now you see why it is important for you to recognize that all success begins with definitenes of purpose, with a clear picture in your mind of exactly what you want from life

This had such an impact on my mind that I started to give myself a new outlook on life and I set a goal so far above my previous achievements that it shocked my friends and family

everyone comes to the earth plane blessed with the privilege of controlling his mind power and directing to whatever ends he may choose

but, everyone brings over with him at birth the equivalent of 2 sealed envelopes

One of which is clearly labelled, ‘the riches you may enjoy if you take possession of your own mind and direct it to
ends of your own choice’

and the other is labeled ‘the penalties you must pay if you fail to take possession of your own mind and direct it ‘

Now let me reveal to you the contents of those 2 sealed envelopes

in the one labelled riches is this list of blessings

1. sound health
2. peace of mind
3. a labor of love of your own choice
4. freedom from fear and worry
5. a positive mental attitude
6. material riches of your own choice and quantity

In the sealed envelope labelled penalties, is this list of the prices one must pay for neglecting to take possession of his own mind
1. ill health
2. fear and worry
3. indecision and doubt
4. frustration and discouragement throughout life
5. poverty and want
6. and a whole flock of evils consisting of envy, greed, jealousy, anger, hatred and superstition

I ask not, oh divine providence, for more riches, but more wisdom with which to accept and use wisely the riches I received at birth, in the form of the power to control and direct my mind, to whatever ends I desire

my mission is to help you and everyone who needs my help to open up the contents of the sealed envelope labelled riches

And the starting point from which you must take off if you wish to write your own ticket from here on out for the remainder of your life, i will describe for you in these simple instructions

1.procure a neat and pocket sized notebook, on page one, write down a clear description of your major desire in life, the one circumstance, or posotion, or thing, which you would be willing to accept as your idea of success

And remember before you begin writing, that your only limitations are those that you set up in your own mind, or permit others to set up for you

2.On page 2 of your notebook, write down a clear description on precisely what you intend to give for that which you desire from life

and then start in right where you stand now to begin giving

3. memorize them and repeat at least 12 times daily and end your statements with this expression of gratitude for the blessings which you received at birth

I ask not, oh divine providence, for more riches, but more wisdom with which to accept and use wisely the riches I received at birth, in the form of the power to control and direct my mind, to whatever ends I desire