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SUCCESS INFORMATION WITH A DEFINITE MAJOR AIM April 18, 2014 ISSUE 378

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Vintage Essays By Judy Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumnet

Dear Readers:

The 6th principle of the Science of Success Course is Personal Initiative. Dr. Hill states:

“There are two types of men, said Andrew Carnegie, “who never amount to anything. One is the fellow who never does anything except that which he is told to do. The other is the fellow who never does more than he is told to do. The man who gets ahead does the thing that should be done without being told to do it, but he does not stop there, he goes the extra mile by doing a great deal more than is expected or demanded of him.” Personal Initiative is the power that inspires the completion of that which one begins. It is the power that starts all action. No person is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own Personal Initiative. It is the twin brother of going the extra mile.

Most people who read the above definition of Personal Initiative agree with Andrew Carnegie’s assessment of the two types of individuals, but they stop right before they recognize themselves as one or the other type. Taking personal initiative requires a can-do attitude that is spontaneous and future oriented. It involves giving yourself the directive that needs to be fulfilled because you understand the mission and want to work toward completing it without someone else directing your every step. Once you understand that Personal Initiative begins and ends with you and your actions the choice to succeed truly becomes one that you make. Success is achieved by those who know what has to be done and are busy doing it.

When you fail to take action you stop the flow of energy in your life and this shuts down the potential that is open to you. Consciously deciding not to act is in itself a choice, and if this process continues in your life you are refusing to accept that change always occurs and you play a very important part in the process. Change will happen to you whether or not you take Personal Initiative. The BIG difference is in what happens. By being proactive in dealing with Personal Initiative you assist in directing the outcome. By refusing to act, you contract with the Universe to give you whatever happens. Now, you know the difference and you have no excuse not to assume a role of leadership in your own life and work to direct whatever outcome you choose.

Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson

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Pearls of Thought!
by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone

Many of the ideas which come to us as we learn to see with fresh eyes will strike others as bold. These ideas can either frighten us or, if we act on them, make our fortunes. Here is another true story of pearls. This time the hero is a young American, Joseph Goldstone. He sold jewelry to Iowa farmers, door-to-door.

Then one day in the heart of the Depression he learned that the Japanese were producing beautiful cultured pearls. Here was quality, and it could be sold at a fraction of the cost of natural pearls!

Joe “saw” a great opportunity. In spite of the fact that it was a Depression year, he and his wife, Esther, converted all their tangible assets into cash and set out for Tokyo. They landed in Japan with less that $1000—but they had their plan and lots of PMA.

They obtained an interview with Mr. K. Kitamura, head of the Japanese Pearl Dealers Association. Joe was aiming high. He told Mr. Kitamura of his plan for merchandising Japanese cultured pearls in the United States, and asked Mr. Kitamura for an initial credit of $100,000 in pearls. This was a fantastic sum, especially in a period of depression. After several days, however, Mr. Kitamura agreed.

The pearls sold well. The Goldstones were well on their way to becoming wealthy. A few year later, they decided they wanted to establish their own pearl farm, which they did with the help of Mr. Kitamura. Once again they “saw” opportunity where others had seen nothing. Experience proved that the mortality rate of oysters into which a foreign object had been artificially inserted was over 50 per cent.

“How can we eliminate this great loss?” They asked themselves.

After much study, the Goldstones began to use on the oysters the methods employed in hospital rooms. The outside shells were scraped and scrubbed to reduce the danger of infection to the oyster. The “surgeon” used a liquid anesthetic that relaxed the oyster. Then he slipped a tiny clam pellet into each oyster as a nucleus for the pearl that was to be formed. The incision was made with a sterilized scalpel. Then the oyster was put into a cage, and the cage was dropped back into the water. Every four months cages were raised and the oysters were given a physical checkup. Through these techniques, 90 per cent of the oysters lived and developed pearls, and the Goldstones went on to acquire a fabulous fortune.

Source: Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude. Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1960. Pgs. 89-90.

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Notes

Travel Song
Lyrics from Shrek: The Musical

Taking Personal Initiative can be as simple as taking a trip. The purpose of the trip is many times not the destination, but rather the journey. The significance of movement in the process kicks us into motion, and the motion is what triggers advancement towards the goal. Thinking without corresponding action produces no results. Sometimes taking an action, any action, ignites the spark that is instrumental in producing the end result. So, if you are stuck in the process and not experiencing results, get up, move around, do something, go somewhere, and notice how you now feel more involved and renewed. Be a pilgrim and place yourself on a journey where you discover the next and future steps. ~Judy Williamson

 

Shrek
(spoken)
You know, this may turn into the longest day of my entire life

Donkey
(spoken)
Oo! I got the perfect remedy for
that!

Shrek
(spoken)
Donkey please no. I am begging
you-

Donkey
Sing a song
Yes a travel song
when you gotta go somewhere
‘Cause the fun is getting there.
Yeah. Oh what the heck, I must confess
I love a road trip!

Sing a song.
Hit the trail.
Forget the maps. Forget the guides.
Before ya know it, you’ve made strides with me.

And I know – all I need – all along
is a path – and a pal – and a song,
so I’m singin’,
and I’m pallin’ with you,
(spoken)
See? It makes the time go by faster!

Shrek
(sings)
Why me? Why me?

Donkey
This is nice.

Shrek
Tell me what was my crime?

Donkey
We are strolling
(sees Puss in Boots walking by)

Shrek
He’s as chatty as a parrot.
More annoying than a mime.

Donkey
Hey, look, a cat who’s wearing boots!
That’s crazy!

Shrek
Why me? Why me?
A simple answer would be fine

Donkey
This is good cardio

Shrek
Won’t someone please send me a sign?

Donkey
Oh look, a sign! Yunita Pal Avenue straight ahead!

Shrek
What did I do to deserve this?
Honestly
This ass ‘o mine is asinine
WHY ME?!!

Donkey
Oh man, what could be better than this?!

Shrek
Why me? Why me?
A simple answer would be fine
Won’t somebody please send me a sign?

Donkey
Sing a song! Hit the road!
It’s the way to get around!
Before ya know it, you’ve
gained ground with me!

Shrek
What did I do to deserve this?
Honestly…

Donkey
And I know all I need
All along is a path
and a pal and a song

Shrek
This ass ‘o mine
is asinine

Donkey
So, I’m singin’…
and I’m pallin’…
with you- oo-oo-oo-oo…

Shrek
oo-oo-oo-oo…

Shrek
That’ll do Donkey. That’ll do.

 

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Napoleon Hill, maker of millionaires, adviser to the titans of business and industry, and confidant of presidents, started out a long way from the executive boardroom or the White House. He was born into poverty in a one-room log cabin in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Like most who achieve positions of power and influence, his rise to success was the result of many factors. However, unlike most, Napoleon Hill analyzed each key event, identified the lesson learned, reduced the lessons to basic principles, and organized the principles into a philosophy of personal achievement that could be used by anyone as a guide to creating their own success. The first significant influence on Hill was after his mother’s death when he was but eight years of age. Young Nap was fast becoming a gun-toting hell-raiser, when his father remarried and his new stepmother came into his life. Martha Ramey Banner was a woman of such clearly defined purpose and positive attitude that she altered the fortunes of the entire Hill family. Her influence on Napoleon would echo throughout his life.

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Your mind has a secret invisible talisman. On one side is emblazoned the letters PMA (positive mental attitude) and on the other the letters NMA (negative mental attitude). A positive attitude will naturally attract the good and the beautiful. The negative attitude will rob you of all that makes life worth living.

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