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Just A Little Further

This was written some time ago, but it is worth the read.  Great lesson.

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“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”  Napole0n Hill wrote this in his classic Think and Grow Rich.

Have you read this important book?  If not, I would highly recommend it.  It was written many years ago and has been suggested as must-reading by every personal development expert I’ve ever heard.  Not only that, but some friends and associates of mine, as well as people I’ve met through networking have indicated they have gained insight from it.  And these are people who don’t necessarily know or care much about personal development.

What are you working on that perhaps you are feeling up against a wall about?  What project are you ready to quit because it is not going as well as you thought it might at this point?  Well, maybe it’s time to get back to it and see how you can get it done and complete the task or project.  Maybe it’s time to look at your project from another view.

A week or so ago, I wrote about Thomas Edison.  He had lots of inventions, but the light bulb was apparently a bit of a challenge.  Edison had a great outlook.  Apparently, he was being interviewed about the success that he finally had with it.  When asked about the 1,000 failures he had on his way to being successful, he replied that he had not had failure, only success in the 1,000 experiments to learn how not to make the light bulb.  Now that’s a mindset!

Napoleon Hill had some amazing concepts in Think and Grow Rich, but the concept of taking that one more step that may lead to your success just makes sense, especially today when we have so many things available to get done what we need to do.

What is that one more step you need to take?

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How do you relate to these concepts?

Twelve Things

The old recordings of Napoleon Hill are just great.  They sound raw and natural and untouched.  His speech is unique, perhaps old-fashioned in the tone of his voice.

Here is Napoleon Hill’s audio, 12 Things That Make Men Rich.

What is your favorite part of Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich?  You have read it, haven’t you?

What The Mind Can Conceive…

Napoleon Hill, author of the classic book, Think and Grow Rich, is credited with the following phrase:  ‘What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve‘.

The following is a video of Napoleon Hill giving a talk about this concept.  Quite a video, and perhaps you will find it worth your time.  It’s longer than most videos I post and I found it fascinating to view the entire piece.

The concept is so logical and so basic to everything about our lives.  Think about it!

What are your thoughts about Napoleon Hill?  Have you read the book?  Perhaps the question is how many times have you read the book?

Would love to hear your thoughts.

One More Step

Below is a post I wrote last year and thought it was worth re-posting.  What are your thoughts on moving forward constantly with your ideas, etc. until you achieve the result you want?

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“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”  Napole0n Hill wrote this in his classic Think and Grow Rich.

Have you read this important book?  If not, I would highly recommend it.  It was written many years ago and has been suggested as must-reading by every personal development expert I’ve ever heard.  Not only that, but some friends and associates of mine, as well as people I’ve met through networking have indicated they have gained insight from it.  And these are people who don’t necessarily know or care much about personal development.

What are you working on that perhaps you are feeling up against a wall about?  What project are you ready to quit because it is not going as well as you thought it might at this point?  Well, maybe it’s time to get back to it and see how you can get it done and complete the task or project.  Maybe it’s time to look at your project from another view.

A week or so ago, I wrote about Thomas Edison.  He had lots of inventions, but the light bulb was apparently a bit of a challenge.  Edison had a great outlook.  Apparently, he was being interviewed about the success that he finally had with it.  When asked about the 1,000 failures he had on his way to being successful, he replied that he had not had failure, only success in the 1,000 experiments to learn how not to make the light bulb.  Now that’s a mindset!

Napoleon Hill had some amazing concepts in Think and Grow Rich, but the concept of taking that one more step that may lead to your success just makes sense, especially today when we have so many things available to get done what we need to do.

What is that one more step you need to take?

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill wrote the classic, Think and Grow Rich, back in the 30’s.  You’ve probably heard about it and perhaps even read it.  If not, I suggest you do.  There is a new version out that I bought last year that’s an easier read.

Napoleon Hill was so matter-of-fact about his findings of the research he did for so many years about what makes for success and wealth.  The one thing about people who have wealth that’s indisputable is that there are many, many philanthropists who help our society a great deal.  What a wonderful thing to have the resources to give to so many great causes.

Are You A Life-Long Learner?

The first time I heard the phrase, life-long learner, was when my (now) husband used it a number of years ago to describe himself.  Ah! So that’s what it is called.  I believe this is what I am.  I’ve always loved reading books that can help me learn something relevant to my life.

Years ago, I read a lot of self-help books.  Today the term that seems to fit better is personal development.  I believe I’ve become a better person due to some of the books I’ve read.  There are so many authors that have been my mentors, although they don’t know it:  Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hanson, Napoleon Hill, Bob Proctor, Jim Rohn, Paul J. Meyer, Jeff Olson, Ken Blanchard, John Assaraf, and lots more.  Some of these people have written more from a business perspective, although to me it’s all good.

In the fall 2009, I learned about Gary Vaynerchuk and Crush It!  He wrote that book for me.  At least it felt that way.  It’s all about following your passion and creating a business from it.  Outstanding!

Recently I’ve been reading Seth Godin.  His daily blog is great, and his books just speak to me.  The most recent book, Linchpin, tells us to be indispensible, not ordinary.  Phenominal reading.  At least for me right now, since I believe that just the right book will always present itself to me when I need it most.

In the past few months, I’ve discovered Chip Heath and Dan Heath, brothers who wrote Made to Stick (How to get your ideas to stick in someone’s mind) a couple of years ago, and recently have come out with Switch, (How to change when change is hard).  Great insight about change and how to get people to do it.

Exciting to me to start a new book and see how it unfolds and what I can learn from it.

What do you read?  How do you continue your learning process?

Baby Steps

I’m really now sure when it happened, but over the years I have sought out books that would help me with certain challenges I might be dealing with in my life.  I feel fortunate to have been exposed, not too late in life, to authors like Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracey, Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill, Wallace Wattles, and more recently Jim Rohn and Jeff Olson.

There is so much wisdom in the many books written by these guys and so many others I’ve read, too numerous to mention.  These books are written about how to live a fulfilling life and deal with the everyday challenges that arise.  These authors have written books about the possibilities for having a great life.

Most concepts written by these authors though, involve quantum leaps to being successful relatively quickly, by just doing what they say to do.  There’s only one problem, and that is that most people don’t see themselves creating massive changes in their life and and having massive success quickly, and therefore become disillusioned about things.

Jeff Olson has written a book called The Slight Edge.  At a business event recently where Jeff Olson was speaking, he mentioned that he specifically wrote this because of his awareness that success doesn’t come overnight.  There’s work to be done before success is achieved.  He reminded us of the Malcolm Gladwell concept in Outliers, of working on something for 10,000 hours before you achieve the success you’re looking for.

Jeff’s slight edge concept is similar to the concept of baby-steps.  To achieve success, it takes the small things, done over time, compounded geometrically.  And one day, after doing all of those little mundane steps and working for 10,000 hours… Ahhh!  SUCCESS!

What are some of your favorite books and authors?

One More Step

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”  Napole0n Hill wrote this in his classic Think and Grow Rich.

Have you read this important book?  If not, I would highly recommend it.  It was written many years ago and has been suggested as must-reading by every personal development expert I’ve ever heard.  Not only that, but some friends and associates of mine, as well as people I’ve met through networking have indicated they have gained insight from it.  And these are people who don’t necessarily know or care much about personal development.

What are you working on that perhaps you are feeling up against a wall about?  What project are you ready to quit because it is not going as well as you thought it might at this point?  Well, maybe it’s time to get back to it and see how you can get it done and complete the task or project.  Maybe it’s time to look at your project from another view.

A week or so ago, I wrote about Thomas Edison.  He had lots of inventions, but the light bulb was apparently a bit of a challenge.  Edison had a great outlook.  Apparently, he was being interviewed about the success that he finally had with it.  When asked about the 1,000 failures he had on his way to being successful, he replied that he had not had failure, only success in the 1,000 experiments to learn how not to make the light bulb.  Now that’s a mindset!

Napoleon Hill had some amazing concepts in Think and Grow Rich, but the concept of taking that one more step that may lead to your success just makes sense, especially today when we have so many things available to get done what we need to do.

What is that one more step you need to take?