Sunday, 29 April 2018

Are you waiting for success

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Courtesy of Napoleon Hill

Are you waiting for success or are you going out to find it?


If you are waiting for success to seek you out, you are headed for a big disappointment. Success is rarely forced upon anyone, and it will never overtake you unexpectedly. You must prepare for it and actively seek it out if you ever plan to achieve any measure of success in your life. Constantly be alert to changes in your business or profession. Subscribe to trade magazines and professional journals, join industry associations or professional societies, and get to know the experts in the field in order to keep abreast of new developments. 

If you want friends, be a friend

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Courtesy of Napoleon Hill

If you call on your friends only when you need something, you will soon find yourself without friends.


There is a great deal of wisdom in the old saw, “If you want friends, be a friend.” Friendship means giving without expecting anything in return. Busy, successful people are not searching for new friends. If you want to be their friend, you must make the effort to befriend them. Let them know that you are interested in them as people, not in what they can do for you, and you may find that you have made a true and loyal friend. 

Wise persons are those who think twice before speaking once.

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Courtesy of Napoleon Hill

Perhaps the greatest quality in a leader and the most valuable skill in building relationships is the ability to think before you speak. If you have a tendency to speak hastily in anger and regret your actions at leisure, the childhood admonition to count to ten before speaking will still serve you well. When you pause — if only for a moment — to consider the consequences, you may think better of what you were about to say. And if you must speak strongly, it’s a good idea to sugarcoat the words — just in case you have to eat them later. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

10 thoughts for Today..........

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1. Just for Today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life-problem at once. I can do some things for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt I had to keep them up for a lifetime.
2. Just for Today, I will be Happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that “most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from Within; it is not a matter of Externals.
3. Just for Today, I will Adjust myself to what Is, and not try to Adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come, and fit myself to them.
4. Just for Today, I will take care of my Body. I will exercise it, care for it, and nourish it, and not abuse it nor neglect it; so that it will be a perfect machine for my will.
5. Just for Today, I will try to strengthen my mind, I will study. I will learn something useful, I will not be a mental loafer all day. I will read something that requires effort, though and concentration.
6. Just for Today, I will exercise my Soul. In three ways, to wit:
(a) I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. If anybody knows of it, it will not count.
(b) I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, as William James suggests just for exercise.
(c) I will not show any one that my feelings are hurt. They may be hurt, but Today I will not show it.
7. Just for To-day, I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with flattery, criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything, and not try to regulate nor improve anybody.
8. Just for Today, I will have a Programme. I will write down just what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I’ll have it. It will save me from the two pests Hurry and Indecision.
9. Just for Today, I will have a quiet half hour, all by myself, and relax. During this half hour, some time, I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective to my life.
10. Just for Today, I will be Unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to be Happy, to enjoy what is Beautiful, to love and to believe that those I love love me.
(Copyright, 1921 by Frank Crane)

Monday, 23 April 2018

Your Unused Riches by Napoleon Hill

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“Do the thing,” said Emerson, “and you shall have the power.”
Your greatest asset is one which you may not have properly evaluated.
It is the one asset with which you may lift yourself into whatever position or circumstance you desire, and it is one you can never lose through the perfidy of others, nor can it be taken from you or stolen.
It is appropriately called your “greatest asset” because it is the one thing over which you have complete, unchallengeable power of control, and it must have been so regarded by your Creator because it is the only thing over which you were given the exclusive usage.
Your greatest asset is your privilege of taking possession of your own mind and directing it to the attainment of purposes of your own choice.
This exclusive privilege carries with it profound riches as a reward for your using it wisely, and unmerciful penalties for your failure to embrace and use it wisely.
Among the riches with which you will be regarded for controlling and directing your own mind are financial security–sound health–peace of mind–the affection of friends and loved ones–and a station in life of your own choice.
Among the penalties, you may have to pay for failure to take possession of your own mind are poverty–ill health–fear and worry–loss of friends–and unanswered prayers.
Your mind was given to you to be used for all your needs in the business of negotiating your way through life in a style of your own choice. Like any organ or muscle of your body, the brain in which your mind functions will atrophy and wither away through disuse.
The highest and the noblest use you can make of your mind is by the development of a sixth sense through which you may communicate with the source of all wisdom when you pray.
And the more you depend upon prayer for guidance in all of your acts, the stronger will your mindpower become, until there will come a time when you may communicate with Infinite Intelligence instantaneously at will.
The late Charles P. Steinmetz once expressed the belief that the time would come when the act of prayer would be as scientific and as definite as the rules of mathematics or the laws of physics. Other great thinkers have expressed a similar belief.
Source: Success Unlimited

TRUE WEALTH

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TRUE WEALTH CONSISTS of ideas, not money. Money is only the material medium that is exchanged for ideas. Paper money in itself—yen, euros, or another currency—is worth nothing; it is the ideas behind it that give it value.
The whole point is that you should not go outside to seek wealth. Wealth lies within you. Use your mind to think in a constructive manner.
Thinking does not mean idly wasting time. You need to think with a purpose in mind and an end in view: trying to solve a problem. In The Master Mind, Theron Q. Dumont says that thinking is forced upon us when we are deciding on a course to pursue, perhaps a life’s work to take up. This is the kind of thinking that was forced upon us in our younger days when we had to find the solution to a problem in mathematics, or when we tackled psychology in college.
When I talk about thinking, I do not mean holding petty opinions on a particular subject. I mean thinking about significant questions that lie outside the bounds of your narrow personal welfare. This is the kind of thinking that is now so rare—and so badly needed!
To seek to discover new worlds or new methods, you must do more than merely ponder. You must think in a constructive manner. The greatest discoveries have arisen out of things that everybody had seen, but only one person truly noticed. The biggest fortunes have been made from the opportunities that many people had, but that only one person took hold of.
Do you realize that the reality of poverty exists because the fear of poverty is visualized and thus brought into being? The lesson that the many millions of people who are in poverty have not yet learned is the law of supply.
The law of supply is that you must think abundance, see abundance, feel abundance, and believe abundance. No thought of limitations should enter your mind. It is not possible to desire anything of which, as far as the mind is concerned, there is not an abundant supply. If you can visualize it in your mind, you can realize it in your life.
The seeds of both prosperity and success need to be nourished with intense desire. Keep in your mind’s eye the picture of the thing you want. You must realize that you think in pictures. Believe in your mind’s eye, forget your fears, and realize that your future will be the one you make for yourself. There is nothing that can deter you if you set your goal, forget difficulties, and always keep the goal in your mind’s eye. It is no mere boast that our mental condition enables us to make our lives what we will. The only limitations are those that we set on ourselves.
Source: Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill by Don Green

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