TO BE RICH AND SUCCESSFUL WE MUST FIRST THINK
OF OURSELVES AS RICH AND SUCCESSFUL
THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS.
Mind control is the result of self-discipline and habit. We either control our minds or they control us. The most practical method for controlling our mind is the habit of keeping busy with a definite purpose backed by a definite plan. Without mind control, success is impossible.
We were given will power for the purpose of controlling our minds. If we fail to control our own minds we will control nothing else. We have absolute control over only one thing in our lives that that is our thoughts. The ability to control our thoughts, to be conscious is our Divine Nature.
Success comes from the use of the power of your mind.
It is what you think that counts.
Our purpose in life is to achieve success. To be successful a person must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs in life, attain happiness. All of these evidences of success begin in the form of thought impulses. We have the power to feed our minds whatever thoughts we choose.
We are for the most part a lazy species one that makes excuses and alibis for why we have not and are not succeeding in our lives. Building alibis which explain away failure is a national pastime and is fatal to success and health. Building alibis is a habit and a difficult one to break, especially when they provide justification for something we do or have done.
The alibis we use tell a great deal about us.
Common excuses are:
If I didn’t have so many family responsibilities…
If I had money…
If I had more education…
If I had good health…
If I had a good job…
If I had more time…
If times were better or the economy was better…
If other people understood me…
If conditions around me were different…
If I could live my life over…
If I didn’t fear with others say…
If I had been given a chance…
If I now had a chance…
If other people didn’t “have it in for me”…
If I were only younger…
If I could do what I want…
If I had been born rich…
If I could only meet the right people…
If I had more talent…
If I dared assert myself…
If I had only embraced past opportunities…
If people didn’t disappoint me…
If people didn’t get on my nerves…
If I didn’t have to work at a job I hate…
If I had a job…
If I didn’t have to keep house and look after children…
If I could save some money…
If my boss and family appreciated me more…
If I only had someone to help me…
If my family understood me…
If I lived in another city…
If I could just get started…
If I had a better personality…
If I were more physically attractive…
If I were not fat…
If my talents were known…
If I could only get out of debt…
If I hadn’t failed in the past…
If I only knew how…
If everyone didn’t oppose me…
If I didn’t have so many worries…
If I could marry the right person…
If I only had the right partner…
If people weren’t so dumb…
If my family members weren’t so extravagant…
If I were only more sure of myself…
If my health were better…
If luck were not against me…
If I had not been born under the wrong sign…
If it were not true “what will be will be”…
If I did not have to work so hard…
If I hadn’t lost my money or my job…
If I lived in a different neighborhood…
If I didn’t have a past…
If only I had a business of my own…
If only other people would listen to me…
If I had the courage to be myself as I really am I would find what is wrong with my thinking and actions and correct it.
We must first know what we desire and we must be definite about our desire. It is important not to hope, or wish, but to hold a clear desire. We must be persistent in perusing our desires. The desire for wealth must be a burning desire for us to succeed in attracting wealth. All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. Thoughts are things. Success comes from the use of the power of our minds. It is what we think that counts. Focused thought, followed by action brings success. One sound idea is all that is needed to achieve success.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
When we are truly ready for a thing it shows up in our lives. Often we are asking the Universe for things and opportunities that we are truly not ready to have or to be responsible for. There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until they believe they can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope of wish. Opportunities often come disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.
An intangible impulse of thought can be transmitted into material rewards by the application of known principles. These principles include knowing your desire and being willing to continue until you realize it. More riches have been mined from thoughts than has ever been taken from the Earth.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether or not you are ready to put your plan into action. If at any time you find yourself ready to give up on your dream, your desire, before you quit seek expert counsel. Do not give up. Do not accept failure.
Choose a definite goal and place all your energy, all your will power and your effort, everything behind it.
It is important to analyze our past experiences and find the lessons in them.
Success comes to those who are success conscious. Failure comes to those who have failure conscious and have thought habits of lack. If you become aware of yourself having thoughts of lack, change your habit of thinking. Wealth begins with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose and doesn’t always require hard work. No more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty; it is all a matter of thought and attitude. Encourage the positive emotions as dominating forces of your mind, and discourage and eliminate negative emotions.
The power is in controlling our thoughts. Our brains become magnetized with our dominating thoughts. This magnetism attracts to us the forces, the people, and the circumstances of life which match our dominating thoughts. A strong desire for wealth will create definite ideas and plans for acquiring it. It is important to have a spirit of open mindedness.
We are often required to transmit our faith and persistence to others to get the impossible accomplished. Dreams come true when desire transforms them into concrete action. It is important to see ourselves accomplishing our goals.
If we ask for great gifts, we encourage life to deliver them to us. We get what we ask for, however it may come in an unexpected way.
Write out a clear concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it. Read your written statement at least twice a day morning and evening. As you read see and feel yourself already in possession of the money.
The objective is to desire money and success, and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself that you deserve it and that you will have it. We must have enough imagination to see and understand that the accumulation of money and success cannot be left to chance, good fortune or luck.
Fix in your own mind the exact amount of money you desire and how you will feel when you are a success. See the physical appearance of the money. See yourself actually in possession of the money. See yourself as a success. The subconscious mind takes any orders given it in a spirit of absolute faith and acts upon those orders although the orders often have to be presented over and over again, through repetition, before they are interpreted by the subconscious mind.
When you visualize the money you intend to accumulate see yourself rendering the service, or delivering the merchandise you intend to give in return for this money.
Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their “other selves, their higher selves.”
The World is filled with an abundance of opportunity.
Emerson said: “The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. We need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by listening we shall hear the right word.’”
Every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage. We must expect it and look for it. Desire focuses great forces toward success. There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
When faith is blended with thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence.
Faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto suggestion.
Faith is the element that transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of Humans, into the spiritual equivalent. Faith is the only method through which cosmic forces of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by Humans.
Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith. All thoughts which have been given feeling and mixed with faith begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.
The subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent a thought impulse of a negative or destructive nature just as readily as it will act upon thought impulses of a positive or constructive nature. Our belief or faith is the element that determines the action of our subconscious mind. One finally comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself, whether the statement is true or false.
The subconscious mind will transmute into its physical equivalent, by the most direct and practical means available any order that is given to it in a state of belief or faith that the order will be carried out. Faith is a state of mind that can be induced by self-suggestion. It is important to have faith in yourself and faith in the Infinite. Faith is the “eternal elixir” that gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought. Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of wealth. Faith is the basis of all “miracles,” and all mysteries that cannot be analyzed by the rules of science. Faith is the only known antidote for failure. Faith is the element, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.
Our subconscious mind works continually, while we are awake and while we are asleep. Through a method of procedure unknown to Humans the subconscious mind draws upon the forces of Infinite Intelligence for the power with which to voluntarily transmute one’s desire into their physical equivalent. A poverty consciousness develops without “conscious” application of habits favorable to it. Money consciousness must be created to become habitual.
The subconscious mind can only be voluntarily directed through habit of thought. The subconscious mind functions voluntarily whether we make an effort to influence it or not. If we fail to plant desire in our subconscious mind, it will feed upon the thoughts which reach it as a result of our neglect. We are living daily in the midst of all manner of thought impulses which are reaching our subconscious mind without our knowledge. Humans cannot create anything that does not first begin as a thought. The mixing of faith with a plan or purpose intended for submission to the subconscious mind may be done only through affirmations and imagination. The subconscious understands best the language of emotion or feeling.
Every person is what they are because of the dominating thoughts which they permit to permeate their minds. Thoughts that are mixed with the feelings of emotions contribute a “magnetic force”, which attracts other similar related thoughts. The Human mind is constantly attracting vibrations which harmonize with that which dominates the mind.
Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. The subconscious mind works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. Riches and health begin in the form of thought. Faith is induced and strengthened by instructions we give our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind recognizes and acts only upon thoughts which have been mixed with emotions or feelings. Unemotional words do not strongly influence the subconscious.
Treat any inspiration you receive with respect and act upon it as soon as you receive it. Inspiration is precious and must be used at once. Waiting for the right time can defeat you.
See yourself already in possession of the money and success you desire. State that you agree to follow the plan your soul gives you through intuition of how to use the funds you desire.
We can become the master of ourselves and our lives by controlling our thoughts and positively influencing our subconscious minds.
Knowledge is only potential power. Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized and intelligently directed, through the practical plans of action, to the definite end of accumulation of wealth. Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy end. Human beings, unfortunately, value only that which has a price. There is no fixed price for sound ideas.
A truly educated person is one who has so developed their mind in order to acquire anything they desire, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.
Both success and failure are largely the results of habits.
Napoleon Hill in his book THINK AND GROW RICH says: “Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind-energy into accomplishment and wealth.
“Synthetic imagination: Through this faculty, one may arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty actually creates nothing. It merely works with the material, education and observation which it is fed.
“Creative imagination: Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of a Human has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. It is the faculty through which intuition, “hunches” and “inspiration” is received. The creative imagination becomes more alert in proportion to its development through use, just as a muscle or organ of the body develops through use.”
The Earth and every one of the billions of individual cells of our bodies, and every atom of matter, began as an intangible form of energy.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. Ideas are products of the imagination. Ideas can be transmuted into cash through the power of definite purpose plus definite plans followed by definite action.
Begin with a definite purpose. Develop a burning desire to translate that purpose into its material equivalent. There is no standard price on ideas. First give life and action and guidance to ideas then they take on power of their own and sweep aside all opposition. The people creating ideas set their own price and if they are smart get it.
Ideas are intangible forces, but they have more power than the physical brains that give birth to them. They have the power to live on, after the brain that creates them has deceased.
Money without limit waits for one when they want it in definite amounts for a definite imagination backed purpose. A person’s achievement can be no greater than their plans are sound. No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability, and knowledge to insure the accumulation of a great fortune without the co-operation of other people.
A quitter never wins – and a winner never quits.
The secrets of leadership:
A keen sense of justice
Definiteness of decisions
Definiteness of plans
The habit of doing more than is paid for
A pleasing personality
Sympathy and understanding
Mastery of details
Willingness to assume full responsibility
We are not paid for what we know, but for what we do with what we know. Self-mastery is the hardest job we ever tackle. We can know ourselves only through accurate self-analysis.
Our value is established entirely by our ability to render useful service or our capacity to induce others to render such services.
The made-up mind attunes itself to tremendous extra power.
Failure comes from:
Not having a clearly defined desire
Lack of acquiring specialized knowledge
Relying on alibis
A weakness of desire
Willingness to quit
Lack of written organized plans
Habit of not moving on ideas or opportunities when they are presented
Wishing instead of willing
Habit of compromising with poverty rather than aiming for wealth
Trying to get without giving fair equivalent
Fear of criticism – fear of what others will think, do or say
Fear of criticism is stronger than the desire for success
The steps that lead to success and mastery of fear, discouragement and indifference are:
Ignore people who say, “Don’t aim so high people will think you are crazy.”
Know what you desire most in life
Persistence, concentration of effort, and definiteness of purpose
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
Have a definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment
Have a definite plan, expressed in writing and action.
Have a mind closed to negative or discouraging influences of friends, family and acquaintances.
Have alliance with one or more persons who encourage you to follow through.
Experiment and research
Induce others to cooperate
Power may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed knowledge.”
Infinite Intelligence – the Source of Knowledge can be contacted through meditation.
The “Master Mind” may be defined as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people for attainment of a definite purpose, a cooperative alliance.
Napoleon Hill who first coined the term says: “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.
“We take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with whom we associate in the spirit of sympathy and harmony.
“When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony and work toward a definite objective, they place themselves in a position, through that alliance, to absorb power directly from the great universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence.
“The Human mind is a form of energy. When two or more minds cooperate in harmony, they form a great ‘bank’ of energy, plus a third invisible force which can be likened to a Master Mind.”
Poverty needs no plan. It needs no one to aid it, because it is bold and ruthless. Staying poor is easy it requires no plan. It is necessary to plan and to organize to get rich. Riches are shy and timid. They have to be attracted.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely in possessing.
A genius is a person who has discovered how to increase the intensity of thought to the point where they can freely communicate with sources of knowledge not available through the ordinary state of thought.
The sixth sense is creative imagination. The faculty of creative imagination is the direct link between the finite mind of a Human and Infinite intelligence. This faculty can only be cultivated and developed through use.
The mind is a creature of habit.
It thrives upon the dominating thoughts fed it.
Control of the mind through the power of will is not difficult. Control comes from persistence and habit. The secret of control lies in understanding the process of transmutation. When any negative thought or emotion presents itself in one’s mind, it can be transmuted into a positive or constructive emotion by the simple procedure of changing one’s thoughts.
There is no other road to genius than through voluntary effort.
Seven major positive emotions:
Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate.
Prayer requires faith. If we pray for a thing, but have fear as we pray that we may not receive it, or that our prayer will not be acted upon by Infinite Intelligence, our prayers will have been in vain.
Beyond our own minds lies an Infinite Intelligence to which our mind can be tuned like a radio set, both sending and receiving vibrational messages, thoughts. It is up to us to tune our internal sending and receiving device through intention.
Our soul is more powerful than the physical self we see in the mirror. All of us are controlled by forces which are unseen and intangible. We have brain cells capable of communicating with intangible forces.
There is a Power, or First Cause, or Intelligence, which permeates every atom of matter, and embraces every unit of energy perceptible to Humans. This Intelligence may be induced to aid in transmuting desires into concrete or material form. Human beings can receive accurate knowledge through sources other than their physical senses. Every Human being has the ability to control their own mind. Nature has endowed Humans with absolute control over our own minds.
The only thing we can control is our state of mind.
To be successful we must give up indecision, fear and doubt.
Fear paralyzes reason, destroys the faculty of imagination, undermines enthusiasm, discourages initiative, leads to uncertainty of purpose, encourages procrastination, destroys accurate thinking, destroys ambition, clouds the memory, limits will power, discourages friendships, leads to sleeplessness and paranoia.
Thought impulses released by other minds and picked up by us by mere chance can affect our financial, professional and social destiny just as surely as do the thought impulses which one creates by intent and design.
Symptoms of the fear of poverty:
Indifference – lack of ambition, physical laziness, lack of initiative, imagination, enthusiasm, self-control
Indecision — Habit of permitting others to do ones thinking. Staying on the fence rather than making a decision
Doubt – Alibis and excuses for one’s failures, envy and criticism of successful people.
Worry – finding fault with others, spending beyond one’s income, neglect of personal appearance, scowling and frowning, lack of poise and self-confidence, intemperance in use of alcohol and drugs.
Over caution – The habit of looking for the negative side of every circumstance, thinking and talking of possible failure instead of concentrating upon the means of succeeding.
Pessimism – waiting – inferiority
Procrastination – putting off what needs to be done to create health and success
Fear of criticism – destroys imagination, limits individuality, destroys self-reliance, destroys initiative
Self-consciousness – nervousness, timidity in conversation and meeting strangers, lack of poise, poor posture, poor memory
Weak personality – indecision, inability to express opinions, agreeing with others to avoid confrontation
Inferiority complex – giving surface appearance of superiority, boasting
Extravagance –The habit of keeping up with the Joneses, spending beyond one’s income
Lack of initiative – Failure to embrace opportunities, lack of confidence in one’s ideas and opinions, deceit, hesitancy of manners and speech
Lack of ambition – Mental and physical laziness, lack of self-assertion, indecision, being easily influenced, criticizing others, unwillingness to accept blame for mistakes
Fear of old age
Fear of death
Fear of poverty
Fear of loss of people—family
Fear of ill health
Autosuggestion – Habit of negative use of self-suggestion, enjoying ill health
Hypochondria – Talking about and expecting ill health, concentrating the mind on disease
Indolence – lack of exercise, improper nutrition, becoming over weight
Susceptibility — Fear of ill health reduces resistance to disease. Fear of ill health usually accompanied by the fear of poverty
Self-coddling – using ill health as a bid for sympathy and nurturing, using illness to cover laziness or to serve as an alibi for lack of ambition
Intemperance – Using drugs and alcohol to destroy pain instead of eliminating the cause
Worry – Reading about illness and worrying about becoming ill develops symptoms
Fears of Loss of Love:
Jealousy – lack of faith in anyone, fault finding, finding fault without cause
Gambling — overspending for favor
Fear of old age
Fear of ill health
Diminished sexual attraction
Loss of freedom and independence
Physically and economically
Symptoms of the Fear of Old Age:
Premature slowing down
Apologizing for one’s age
Killing of initiative
Masquerading as a younger person in dress and mannerisms
Fear of Death:
Thoughts of eternal punishment, fire and brimstone
Both matter and energy can be transformed, but neither can be destroyed
Death is a transition
Thinking about dying
Lack of purpose
Fear of death is associated with fear of poverty
Association with illness, imbalance or loss of memory, depression
WORRY is a form of sustained fear caused by indecision. It is a waste of creative energy. It is a state of mind that can be controlled.
Old age is a blessing that carries with it wisdom, self-control, understanding not known to youth. Nothing that life has to offer is worth the price of worry. Worry is misdirected creative energy. Expressing negative or destructive thoughts calls forth from the Universe negative and destructive experiences. Negative thinking destroys positive imagination and creates a negative personality that repels people.
Through the power of thought we have the power to influence, direct and control our own environment and to make our life what we desire it to be.
We are susceptible to negative influences especially the suggestions that match our weaknesses. It is important to keep our minds closed against all people who depress or discourage us in any way. It is important to deliberately seek the company of people who influence us to think and act for ourselves and people who speak and act positively.
The most common weakness of all Human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative influence of the media and other people.
To learn more about yourself ask yourself:
Do I complain of feeling poorly?
Do I find fault with other people?
Do I make frequent mistakes?
Do I use sarcasm?
Do I avoid certain situations?
Do I suffer indigestion?
Does life seem futile or hopeless to me?
Do I feel self-pity?
Do I feel envious of others?
Do I devote my time thinking of success or failure?
Am I gaining or losing self-confidence as I grow older?
Do I learn from my mistakes?
Do I worry about relatives or friends?
Do I have extreme highs and lows?
Do I tolerate negative or discouraging influences?
Am I careless with my personal appearance?
Do I permit others to think for me or do I think for myself?
Do I tolerate preventable disturbances?
Do I use liquor, drugs or cigarettes to quiet my nerves instead of will power?
Have I defined my major purpose?
Do I nag others?
Which do I value most, my material possessions, or my privilege of controlling my thoughts?
Am I easily influenced by others against my own judgment?
What habits of other people annoy me the most?
Do I feel it is my duty to share other people’s worries or problems?
Do I choose intimate associates who are mentally superior or inferior to me?
Who among my acquaintances encourages me most? Cautions me the most? Discourages me the most?
What is my greatest worry?
What above all else do I most desire?
Do I change my mind too often?
Do I finish what I begin?
Am I easily impressed by other people’s business or professional titles, college degrees, social or financial status?
Am I easily influenced by what other people think of me?
We have absolute control over only one thing,
This is our Divine Nature.
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