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In order to be successful you will be required to take steps everyday to protect your attitude from negative thoughts of fear and worry. You fight these evils with gratitude and action. I created this simple form that I fill out everyday that I call the Positive Attitude Adjuster. Take it, modify it, use it. I challenge my readers to commit to doing this for 30 days consecutively to see amazing results. Any comments on how I could improve this form are also greatly appreciated.
I have found happiness by helping others to find it. I have sound physical health because I live temperately in all things, and eat only foods, which nature requires for body maintenance. I am free from fear in all of its forms. I hate no man, envy no man, but love all mankind. I am engaged in a labor of love with which I mix play generously. Therefore I never grow tired. I give thanks daily, not for more riches, but for wisdom with which to recognize, embrace, and properly use the great abundance of riches I now have at my command. I speak no name save only to honor it. I ask no favors of anyone except the privilege of sharing my riches with all who will receive them. I am on good terms with my conscience. Therefore it guides me correctly in all that I do. I have no enemies because I injure no man for any cause, but I benefit all whom I come into contact with by teaching them the way to enduring riches. I have more material wealth than I need because I am free from greed and covet only the material things I can use while I live. I own a great estate which is not taxable because it exists mainly in my own mind in intangible riches which cannot be assessed or appropriated except by those who adopt my way of life. I created this vast estate by observing Nature’s laws and adapting my habits to conform therewith.
Success is a system and not a secret is what I have learned through Napoleon Hill and the Foundation that was created in his name. I have learned that like attracts like and that thoughts become things because what we think about we become. Through our imagination we create plans and put them into action. We go the extra mile in all our interactions. Our motto is, “Do it Now!” The foundational principles for outstanding success are:
Napoleon Hill believed in a Master Mind that used the collective consciousness of its members to actively solve problems and create new ideas and plans. It begins with a definite purpose rendered with better service than that for which one is paid, done in a positive mental attitude, and with a creative imagination that is applied with faith. Remember, faith without action is merely a wish.
A definite purpose backed by applied faith, is a form of wisdom, and wisdom in action, produces positive results.
Decide now what you want out of life and what you will give in return for it. Begin right now where you stand. Then as you progress other and better means will be revealed to you.
If you do not have a definite purpose then make your definite purpose to find your definite purpose, date it, and sign it. Dr. Joe Dudley used a 6 hour reading program of Think and Grow Rich once a week to create a very successful international company known as Dudley, Inc.
Napoleon Hill, through his twenty-odd years of creating this philosophy, noticed that 5% of the population that were succeeding had a definite purpose and a definite plan to achieve their aim.
If you are a true student of Hill’s philosophy, become a master by teaching it to others. Thereby you guarantee your compensation in advance. It is well know that the “teacher” learns the lesson better than the students. So, come join us in the Mastermind Online and become a contributor. Experience the exponential growth you can tap. Have faith in the fact that you can give people the opportunity and the knowledge to improve their lot in life just by sharing what you know. This can be profoundly liberating. The Mastermind Online membership desires to put faith into practice so that we may inspire others to take control of their destinies. What a beautiful world it would be if we all had a labor of love to follow.
Through the habit of going the extra mile you can attract to you whatever you desire. Help enough people get what they want and you will automatically get what you want.
I came across this video of Norman Vincent Peale talking about positive thinking. His book The Power of Positive Thinking was a New York Times Bestseller and remained on the list for 186 consecutive weeks. Enjoy!
Fundamentals of Applied Faith
- ACTION! Action cures fear. Nothing great has ever been achieved without the Habit of Going the Extra Mile.
- Positive Mental Attitude free from negative emotions
- Recognition of the fact that every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit and no temporary defeat is a failure until you consider it so.
- Recognition of the intelligence that gives order to every thing in the universe.
- Let your imagination see yourself in the possession of your definite purpose.
Faith is a positive mental attitude in action!
- Positive mental attitude
All riches begin with a state of mind. And remember, it is the one thing over which you have sole control. This is the starting point of all riches, whether they be material or intangible. It attracts true friendship and the hope of future achievement. You labor in the highest plane of your soul, creating. It attracts harmony in home relationships and friendly cooperation. It frees you from fear and provides you with the riches of enthusiasm. It inspires you with the riches of song and laughter, which indicate your state of mind. The joy of knowing that the mind can and will serve any desired end if one will take possession of it and fuel it with a definite purpose. It elicits the riches of play through which one may lay aside all of the burdens of life and become as a little child again. It puts you in touch with one’s “other self” – the self which knows no such reality as permanent failure. The wisdom of meditation through which one may draw upon the great universal supply of infinite intelligence at will. These and all other riches begin with a positive mental attitude.
- Sound Physical Health
Sound health begins with a “health consciousness” produced by a mind that thinks in terms of health instead of sickness. It requires temperance in eating and commitment to physical activity.
- Harmony in Human Relationships
Harmony with others begins with yourself. “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou cans’t not then be false to any man” ~Shakespeare
- Freedom from Fear
Nobody who fears anything is free. The seven basic fears that appear in the mind are poverty, criticism, ill health, loss of love,loss of liberty, old age, and death.
- The Hope of Achievement
The greatest of all forms of happiness comes from hope of achievement of some yet unattained desire.
- The Capacity for Faith
Faith is the connection with the conscious mind and all that is. It is the fertile soil of the garden of the human mind where all riches in life are produced. It is the stuff that gives creative power and action to the impulses of your thoughts.
- Willingness to Share One’s Blessings
Happiness comes only by sharing. Riches that are not shared will ultimately die. All riches may be multiplied by the simple process of sharing them where they may serve others.
- Labor of Love
Labor is the highest form of human expression of desire. The forerunner of all human progress. All labors of love are sanctified because they bring the joy of self-expression.
- An Open Mind on All Subjects
It is only the person with an open mind who becomes truly educated and who is thus prepared to receive the greater riches of life.
The person who cannot master himself may never become of the master of anything else. Those that master themselves become the masters of their destiny. The greatest expression of this is in humility of the hear when one has attained great riches or has been overtaken by that which is called “success”.
- Capacity to Understand People
Comes from the basic understanding that all people are fundamentally like and evolved from the same place. Those who understand what motivates others must first understand what motivates themselves.
- Economic Security
Economic security is not attained by the possession of money alone. It is attained by the service one renders – for this may be converted into all forms of human needs, with or without the use of money.
Editorial by W. Clement Stone
Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I to you – (Acts 3:6).
Be Generous! Give to those whom you love; give to those who love you; give to the fortunate; give to the unfortunate; yes – give especially to those to whom you don’t want to give.
Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give – the more you will have!
GIVE a smile to everyone you meet (smile with your eyes) – and you’ll smile and receive smiles . . .
GIVE a kind word (with a kindly thought behind the word) – you will be kind and receive kind words . . .
GIVE appreciation (warmth from the heart) – you will appreciate and be appreciated . . .
GIVE honor, credit and applause (the victor’s wreath) you will be honorable and receive credit and applause . . .
GIVE time for a worthy cause (with eagerness) – you will be worthy and richly rewarded . . .
GIVE hope (the magic ingredient for success) – you will have hope and be made hopeful . . .
GIVE happiness (a most treasured state of mind) – you will be happy and be made happy . . .
GIVE encouragement (the incentive to action) – you will have courage and be encouraged . . .
GIVE cheer (the verbal sunshine) – you’ll be cheerful and cheered . . .
GIVE a pleasant response (the neutralizer of irritants) – you will be pleasant and receive pleasant responses . . .
GIVE good thoughts (nature’s character builder) – you will be good and the world will have good thoughts for you . . .
GIVE prayers (the instrument of miracles) for the godless and the godly – you will be reverent and receive blessings – more than you deserve!
Be Generous! GIVE!
Source: Success Unlimited. August 1964, Vol. 11, No. 8. Pg. 2.
I wanted to share this chapter from As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. I came across it today as I was going through a rough period and it gave me peace. So I share it with you…
CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.
The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanor is strongly equable.
The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. “Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character, which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold–yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money seeking looks in comparison with a serene life–a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm!
“How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood! It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control. How few people we meet in life who are well balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character!
Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him.
Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep: wake Him. self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”
1. Definite Purpose – Write down the goals you want to achieve. If you could have anything that did not violate God’s laws or the rights of your brothers and sisters, what would it be?
2. Visualization - In your mind’s eye, visualize the attainment of your definite purpose. Remember that the success you have is predicated on the health level of your self-image.
3. Tolerance – Read with an open mind. Write questions that you would like answered in the margins. You will be amazed at how quick and where these answers will come to you!
4. Concentration – Concentrate on what are you are reading. If you find your thoughts fading, take a break and come back later.
5. R2A2 – Recognize that the information applies to you. Relate the information into your life by asking yourself how you can apply it. Assimilate the information into your character by turning it into a habit. Take action to Apply this habit into your life daily.
6. Engage – Actively read with a pen or highlighter in hand. Underscore important parts that stand out to you. Write in the margins. Always make sure to jot down those “hunches” that you receive.
7. Memorize – Copy quotations and motivational passages and memorize them. This forces you to develop the right mental habits which will inevitably lead you to success.
8. Self Suggestion – Use daily motivators to get into and keep yourself in a high vibrational frequency. What you think about is what you create, are you controlling your thoughts?
9. Time – Take time for thinking, planning, and studying. Think about what you are reading and look for ways to apply it into your life. Once you have created a plan to achieve your goal continue to set aside time as necessary to make changes to your plan.
10. PMA - Fight daily to cultivate a positive mental attitude. It is the foundation of your success.