How can you achieve success in your life or your business district? Success is much easier to reach when you decide and focus on what it will mean to you and your community. How do you measure it, how do you know when you achieve it, what would it look like, and why is this important? These are key components of the process described in Napoleon Hill’s classic book “Think and Grow Rich.”
The book teaches you how to save the wasted effort that the majority of people expend in trying to find their life-work through a series of lessons. Lesson one focuses on desire and goes through the steps of not just having a wish or dream, but a definite purpose. It’s having the focus and stubborn determination which will get you from where you are now to where you want to be, turning that desire into reality.
More importantly, Hill walks the reader through the secrets of success, which are not biased based on background, education, or circumstance. In fact, there are several key secrets that distinguish those who achieve from those who don’t.
Hill explains that Faith allows one to prepare one’s mindset for failure since failure is inevitable on the road to success.
The secret to auto-suggestion, another lesson he dedicates a full chapter, focuses on not only what one believes but also on the monetary value of what they want to achieve, even down to dollar amount.
In specialized knowledge, the reader is introduced to the fact they don’t only need to focus on learning but specialize in gaining knowledge in what they don’t already know.
It follows that on the route to learning and growing, one must become an excellent follower before showing initiative and taking the lead. But there are certainly qualities that a leader must possess to master organized planning, decision-making, and self-control.
Indeed, Hill makes the argument that positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the brain at the same time. As a leader, one has a choice to determine how to master the subconscious mind and control positive versus negative thinking.
In conclusion, the last few paragraphs skim only the surface of the six steps to mastering fear and turning your desires into reality.
If this summary reminded you of what you need to do, then you might want to dust off your old copy and re-read the book again.
Good luck in your journey!