I just finished reading “Outwitting The Devil”, a great book by Napoleon Hill. It is a book I think you should read too if you want to own your life and be successful.
Here are Napoleon Hill’s 10 secrets to a successful and free life FROM “Outwitting The devil”:
1- Do your own thinking all the time. The only thing we have complete control over is the power to think our own thoughts. “As a man thinks in his heart so he is.” Take control of your life by thinking for yourself.
2- Decide what you want from life and create a plan for achieving it. Also be willing to sacrifice everything else if necessary, in the pursuit of your dreams rather than accept defeat.
3- “Every defeat comes with it the seeds of opportunity”. Analyze temporary defeats and setbacks no matter the nature and cause and extract from it the seeds of opportunity. When you fail, don’t stay down get up and try again.
4- Be willing to render useful service equivalent to the material things you demand of life. Always render the service first.
5- Recognize that your mind is a receiving set that can be tuned to receive communication from God, to help you transmute your desires into their physical equivalent.
6- Your greatest asset is time. The only other thing outside the power of thought that you own outright, and the one thing which can be shaped into whatever material things you want. Spend your time wisely. Do not waste it.
7- Recognize the truth that fear is a filler with which the Devil occupies the unused portion of your mind. It is only a state of mind which you can control by filling it with faith in God’s word, and in your ability to make life provide you with whatever you demand of it.
8- Pray do not beg! Demand what you want, and insist on getting exactly that with no substitute. “You can ask for anything in my name and I will do it” (John 14:13).
9- Always know that life is a cruel task master, it is either you master it or it masters you. There is no compromising point. Never accept anything from life you do not want. If that which isn’t your desire is temporarily forced on you, you can refuse it in your own mind and it will make way for your desire.
10- Remember that your dominating thoughts attract their physical counterpart. “Above all else keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.”( Proverbs 4:23)
What exactly are you thinking? Why? To what purpose? What are you desiring? What do you have faith in? Yourself and your right to wealth? As Napoleon Hill has said, create an ideal, form a plan, affirm its reality and persist until it is made manifest. Know that you are given the power to create what you desire. Then, just do it.
“The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” — Albert Einstein