Dear loving readers,
No doubt some of you may have read about the book by Napoleon Hill, " Think and Grow Rich" and some of you may not have the time to read it. Whatever it is, I believe that the short version of it is definitely of great use to all of us. As such, I post this short version for your quick reference and action.
You may click at the title to read the brief of this book from my previous post on some of my recommended books.
By Norman Harlett on Napoleon Hill ‘Think and Grow Rich’
1. Are You "Built To Last"?
Getting from where we are to; where we want to be...
What's the best way to get from where we are to where we want to be?
We know from Napoleon's advice that if we are clear of what we want, fuel it with desire, sprinkle it with faith and use the power of our subconscious mind, what we can achieve is unlimited.
ALWAYS preserve the core, AND THEN stimulate progress.
What he meant is that you need to understand and maintain what has resulted in your current level of success, then build upon with new and innovative things to the core.
To me, this simple theory was a good reminder.
What I tend to do is create a wave of success and then try something different, thinking what I can achieve is even greater level of the success... rather than...
Maintaining the efforts to build the first wave of success and adding to that success by trying something different.
Do you see the difference?
It's a matter of where you spend your energy.
What you want to do is allocate enough energy to keep your proven method of success rolling and then allocate a small share of energy to new success processes to your core success.
If you do this, you'll keep your success momentum going. You'll not only minimize times of doubt and fear, but maximize your creative juices. Simply put, you'll be spending more time in the "success zone".
You may proceed to download your free copy of Napoleon Hill's classic "Think and Grow Rich" from internet.
2. Do This ONE THING And Your Future Riches Are Secure...
He meant that commanding the power of your own mind through autosuggestion (putting yourself in a relaxed state and submitting your goals to your subconscious mind).
Now, he says a lot more in the book... the importance of Faith, Desire, etc, so that you stay on track and you continue to do the things (autosuggestion as the main one) that will lead to Riches.
Why not easy? Because we require habit and training our minds is not a habit... yet.
Life is a chain and there's no disconnecting it. Everything you do is to be connected. Combine this with your belief that the first thing you need to do to be successful is to feel good about yourself.
3. Take Your Best Shot! (I'll still reach my goals!)
Chance has a way of throwing things in the path of your success!
You do all the planning to get from point "A" to point "B"... and it seems SO-O-O-O simple. Then something happens.
You, or someone close to you has an unexpected accident or illness.
A law is passed that changes the opportunities in the industry you're in.
I'm not belittling any of these occurrences and saying that they are not important and not worthy of excusing some forward progress toward your goals.
I AM saying that whatever the circumstance you are in, you can adjust, make the best of it and continue, with albeit, smaller steps for a time, toward your goals.
4. Use What God Gave You!
"Use what God gave you!"
... meaning that if I thought about it long enough, I'd figure it out... and I usually did!
Napoleon is saying:
* You have the tool to make things happen for yourself (via the subconscious mind)
* You can direct your subconscious mind to achieve anything you want (via programming by Auto Suggestion)
* The more energy (Faith, Desire, etc.) you put behind a thought, the more your subconscious mind will work on it for you.
* The subconscious mind is your connection to the higher power (prayer, autosuggestion... any means of slipping into the alpha brain-wave state will connect you with the power of the Infinite Intelligence)
5. Bridging Faith Into Action
It means that no matter what the idea or goal, the achievement of that idea or goal can only become reality if you put energy behind the idea and take action.
I go through this little analysis because many of you write me about ideas and goals and dreams that you have and are frustrated that your goals/ideas/dreams remain illusive.
Even more than illusive... far, far away.
I always inquire where you are in your journey/plan to achieve your goal.
The answers vary, but most respond with the fact that on the way to the goal, something got in the way (work, kids, money, whatever) and now the plan is stalled.
The dream is stalled. The dream is fading.
When I see this happening to me, here's what I do... actually, more precisely, here's how I THINK.
I consider each roadblock... each stall... a new beginning... and I treat is as such.
The overall original "journey" hit a roadblock, so now I have a new mini-journey... the journey of getting through this roadblock so that I can continue the overall journey.
And thinking like this WORKS!
For example, I needed money to develop the first product.
Everything I was earning was supporting my lifestyle and I had no extra. (Did this ever happen to you?).
So, I had a new mini-journey. Find the money to product my first product.
Over the next several months, I got on the phone and made literally hundreds of calls to Sales coaches, Sales firms, etc., looking for a partner that would embrace my idea.
On about my 400th phone call, I got the ear of someone who believed in my idea and Bingo!, Subconscious Training Corporation was born.
After a few more mini-journeys (roadblocks) were travelled, and about 15 months of time, I went full time into my new venture and haven't looked back since.
What I did is not magic.
It's the application of the understanding that...
"Every journey starts with the first step."
and every hurdle is just a mini-journey to take another step into.
6. Stay Positive, When Negativity Invites You In!
According to Napoleon Hill, the power of the subconscious mind is an amazing thing.
In the chapter on "The Subconscious Mind", Napoleon writes:
"There is plenty of supporting evidence to support the belief that the subconscious mind is the connecting link between the finite mind of man and the Infinite Intelligence. It is the intermediary through which one may draw upon the forced of the Infinite Intelligence at will."
He goes on to say:
"It, alone, contains the secret process by which mental impulses are modified and changed into their spiritual equivalent. It, alone, is the medium through which prayer may be transmitted to the source capable of answering prayer."
He's saying that not only can you submit information to the subconscious mind (via auto-suggestion) so that you "become" the person you want to be and to create your outcomes, but it's is also the vehicle through which we communicate with the higher consciousness (higher power, God!)
To deliver positive messages to the subconscious mind (so that our mind will then make "positiveness" true for us), you must put positive emotion behind your thinking. The seven major positive emotions are:
And at the same time, you must be careful not to spend a lot of your emotion on the seven major negative emotions:
Because... "Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time."
7. Developing a Long Term Success Plan for Your Master Mind
As individuals, we cannot achieve this on our own because our myopic view can cloud our perspective. As a group, the possibilities for expansive thinking are endless.
Develop or join a group that suited your needs.
1. Focus on developing trust
2. Establish momentum
3. Have the commitment from your members
4. Seeking feedback from group members keeps the group productive. This is achieved by asking each person to reflect on what worked and what didn't in the meeting, and how the group can improve the next meeting. It keeps the group focused and on track.
5. Establish the group's protocol before the group is formed.
6. Take charge and be choosy about who you select as members in the starting group. It's better to start off small, and build the group than to go for volume without substance.
7. Know how to fire a group member if things aren't working out. Decide how you will eliminate group members before you form the group. If you wait until the group is up and running, and a problem exists, it will be too late to backtrack.
Trust this short version is of great help to you.
Cheers and have a fruitful day,