Archive for September, 2010
All of our feelings and behavior come from what we think and believe and not from external causes. There are no exceptions. In other words, we act the way we do because of the thoughts we believe. We automatically act according to the beliefs we hold. We either perceive ourselves as victims and feel at the mercy of life’s ups and downs, or we move into observer consciousness and witness life as a reflection of our own mind.
There is a kind of Fear that lurks within our conscious and subconscious minds that is not natural; and, worse, in the long run, it does us harm. This type of Fear is self-induced, pernicious and irrational. It works in stealth mode and its objective is simple: to keep Change and Growth at bay and keep you locked in your “Comfort Zone.” If you are ever going to advance in life and seek to be, do and have more, you must – necessarily – leave the cozy confines of your Comfort Zone. There is no other way. Period.
You must love and think about your work if you are to make a success of it and make it pay. If you are doing work you dislike, you will NOT succeed, and all the treatments in creation can’t make you succeed. Get into line with a work you do love – something in which you can express yourself. A man’s success is measured on the unseen side by the amount of LOVE he feeds his work with; and on the seen side it is measured by money.
Napoleon Hill devoted his entire life to the study of Success and the men and women who attained it. Not just “ordinary” Success, but extraordinary Success. “The Magic Ladder to Success” has been published in many forms, and further, has been delivered in practically every city in the United States, in a personal lecture, before hundreds of thousands of people. Eventually, it was published as a book, prior to Hill’s most notable work, “Think and Grow Rich!” The following version of “The Magic Ladder to Success,” shorter than the book version, was published in “Napoleon Hill’s Magazine” in April 1921.
The purpose of this book is to show you how to turn your many rightful desires into possessed treasures. The means by which you can achieve these miracles is through the discovery and use of your natural talents and skills and energies – through YOUR own, dynamic Personal Power. Whatever you want, you have the Power to attain it.
When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty. Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing forms, as clouds do far off. Not only things familiar and stale, but even the tragic and terrible, are comely, as they take their place in the pictures of memory.
Out of organized effort comes power, and the process of organization begins, always, in the mind of some one individual – an individual who organizes the faculties of his or her own mind and then gathers other minds around and teaches them how to organize themselves and how to do team work. What remarkable strength is shown by the person who can lay aside personal prejudices and work without friction with a group of individuals with whom he or she is not in accord on many subjects.
What do you have dreams of doing or being? What is holding you back? Your boldness will determine your living response to question one and defeat the untruths of question two – untruths based on what we commonly know – and feel – as Fear. World-renowned writer, speaker, and pastor, Joyce Meyer, describes Fear as “False Evidence Appearing Real.” The truth of the matter is that Success knows no such boundaries as race, sex, age, gender, creed, or religious preference. Thus, there is no reason for Fear to keep you in bondage anymore. Special Guest Contributor Myles W. Miller discussess how to conquer Fear.
Wealth is a state of mind – or perhaps, would it be better to say that wealth is created through a state of mind. If you live according to what nature requires, you mill never be poor; if according to the notions of men, you will never be rich. This is especially detrimental to us, that we live, not according to the light of reason, but after the fashion set by others. He who would be poor “Thinks of life as a goblet to be drained instead of a measure to be filled.”