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SUCCESS INFORMATION WITH A DEFINITE MAJOR AIM July 25, 2014 ISSUE 392

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

Dear Readers:

Are you up for a challenge? In the article below by Will Glaros and myself, our thoughts have been combined to create a “petition” of sorts. If we are to become accurate thinkers day in and day out, we must practice what we believe. Practicing requires action, and the letter below asks you to take action today. If you agree, click on the Facebook link and then click on “comment.” By doing so you can Sign and Date the pledge. In the words of W. Clement Stone, “Do It Now!”

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“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Go Green refers to you and me and all the people who are allowing exterior circumstances to interrupt our incredible potential. It refers to how people have put their lives on hold at the REDLIGHTS of life, waiting for the government, or family or someone else to make this hectic world make sense. WRONG. No one is going to do that for you and me but ourselves.

Francis Bacon said “The mould of a man’s future is in his own hands.” As is the case with all great successes, the men and women who venture OUT ON THE LIMB, get the fruit and the ones who accept the status quo get what they expect.

For those who aren’t yet LIMB WALKERS, YOU CAN DO IT…..Follow one step at a time on a simple path that has produced some of the most influential people in world history. They include Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Helen Keller, Mahatma Gandhi and countless others.

These were simple people who achieved world renown by practicing the same consistent steps. And, they were not even aware that they were all on the same path.

We must be the change we wish to see and no matter how we want to blame others for our current status only one person is to blame, LOOK IN THE MIRROR, it’s ME or YOU. As far as is known, man is the only creature created who truly has a mind capable of logical thought and planning. We alone can decide to change our lives and make a bad thing good….or vice versa. It’s all about attitude and it’s all about taking responsibility for that attitude rather than blaming events and people for our circumstances.

What steps can we take to change ourselves, our families, our communities, our state and our nation??? Some would say none…I say “LET’S ALL VENTURE OUT ON THE LIMB” and take the “GREEN LIGHT ROAD” to a better global community. A world where we can all make the choice for a better life or continue to allow our circumstances and other people to direct our fortunes.

No blaming, no politics, no self-interest. Just plain old focus on a NEW US by practicing the following steps and pledging ourselves to improve thought by thought, step by step, principle by principle.

If you want to “Go Green” and be a member of this positive community of people committed to change for the better, hit comment and sign and date your pledge. Let’s show the world that we mean business one person at a time. By signing this contract essentially we are signing a contract with ourselves to make this world a better place because we are committed to begin at the beginning and that is by focusing on who we can impact first – our self! Let’s begin today to create a community of globally positive people who want to take control by beginning here and now right where we are this very moment to make a difference! Our slogan is Go Green because when you are green you grow! And, it is time to grow a better world by being a limb walker, a risk-taker, a person who can and does change the world for the better one person at a time. Are you in??? I hope so. ~Judy Williamson

“THE LIMB WALKERS PLEDGE” – GO GREEN

AFFIRMATION OF CHANGE

1. I PLEDGE to take my focus off the past and to live for now and the future.
2. I PLEDGE to stop blaming others about my circumstances.
3. I PLEDGE to have a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE. It’s infectious and helps good things happen.
4. I PLEDGE to Live with enthusiasm.
5. I PLEDGE to go the extra mile in everything I do and provide more than is expected of me.
6. I PLEDGE to take some positive action step every day.
7. I PLEDGE to live by the Golden Rule doing unto others as I would have them do unto to me.
8. I PLEDGE to not let others think for me and make sure what I tell others is accurate.
9. I PLEDGE to remember that from every loss and adversity, there is a seed of equivalent or greater benefit.
10. I PLEDGE to be a leader and not a follower.

AFFIRMATION TO CREATE

11. I PLEDGE to decide on something major I want to accomplish.
12. I PLEDGE to determine my motive for this accomplishment.
13. I PLEDGE to find other people to get behind my goal.
14. I PLEDGE to practice self-discipline every day by staying on task toward my goal and living a mentally and physically positive life.
15. I PLEDGE to use team work wherever possible…more minds are more powerful than one.

If you’re willing to try and change yourself, your community, your country and the world . . . join the LIMB WALKERS…As a group who has decided to not allow others to control our destiny . . . we free ourselves to change our surroundings and build a new era of POSITIVELY MOTIVATED PEOPLE.

If you feel up to the opportunity of developing a new SELF, you can start on the right path TODAY. Take the pledge then consider enrolling in the self-study foundational course on the Napoleon Hill Philosophy of Success.

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Sincerely yours,
Will Glaros
(Napoleon Hill Leader Certification Candidate)
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Judy Williamson
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Purdue University Calumet
219-989-3173
nhf@purduecal.edu

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Two Sources of the Habits of Thought
by Napoleon Hill

All thought habits come from either one of two sources, both of them hereditary:

Physical heredity: One inherits from this source something of the nature and character of all the generations of the human race which have preceded him. This inheritance is fixed by laws of nature. A great deal of it, however, can be modified by accurate thinking.

Social heredity: Consists of all environmental influences, education, experience and impulses of thought produced by external stimuli. The greater portion of all thinking is inspired by the influence of social heredity. This is the same as saying that most of our thinking is made to order for us by others.

We embrace a certain religion, or ally ourselves with a given political party, not because we may have given thought to the subject on our own account, but because of the influence of those nearest us – friends, relatives or acquaintances.

The accurate thinker accepts no political, religious or other type of thought, regardless of its source, unless and until he has carefully analyzed it by the rules of accurate thinking. Then he accepts it or rejects it of his own free will. His opinions and his judgments are his own.

Many political alliances, for example, are based upon opinions which one acquires from relatives and associates during youth. The later Robert Taylor (former Governor of Tennessee) once brought this point home to a young man in a dramatic manner. “Why,” he asked the young man “are you such a confirmed Democrat?” “Because,” the young man exclaimed, “I live in Tennessee, and my father and grandfather are Democrats. That’s why!”

“Well, “chuckled the Governor, “wouldn’t you be in a bad fix if your father and grandfather had been horse thieves?”

Source: PMA Science of Success Course. The Napoleon Hill Foundation. 1961. Pgs. 302-303.

Accurate Thinking
by W. Clement Stone

Since the time of the Old Testament psalmist who wrote: “My thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your way, say the Lord” . . . Men have been concerned about their thoughts and ideas.

Our thoughts lead us to action! If our thoughts are based on factual reality our actions will usually be proper, but when we base our thoughts on opinions and prejudice we can easily be misled.

By using the tools of inductive and deductive reasoning, Mr. Hill attempts to help us develop thought patterns that will assist us in determining truth and action patterns in our lives.

. . . .

Mr. Hill has helped us with one of the tough pit falls of human existence. If our thoughts control our actions, how do we find our thoughts? How do you? Are you a person who bases his opinions on data that is insufficient? Many are. The question that Mr. Hill asks us is most significant: Our thought must constantly face the critical question: How do you know? HOW DO YOU KNOW? Think about how you think, and DO IT NOW!

Source: W. Clement Stone’s introduction to Film 12 Accurate Thinking in the mid-1950’s television program.

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Notes

Lyrics from 1776 musical
Is Anybody There?

Dr. Napoleon Hill wrote in PMA Science of Success Educational Edition the following:

“We are bound in a common cause, and no matter what misfortunes may overtake America, the burdens will fall heavily on the shoulders of each of us. We can lighten these burdens by acquiring and expressing the spirit of unselfish team work in all our relationships. To paraphrase the sentiment expressed by Benjamin Franklin, ‘We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.’ Willing cooperation produces enduring power while forced cooperation ends in failure.”

Just by reading these words it can be clearly seen that when people come together for a common cause in a united effort for the good of the whole powerful things can and do happen. In his own way Napoleon Hill is telling each of us to be a LIMB WALKER, so take the pledge! ~ Judy Williamson

 

Adams:
Is anybody there?
Does anybody care?
Does anybody see what I see?

They want to me to quit; they say
John, give up the fight
Still to England I say
Good night, forever, good night!
For I have crossed the Rubicon
Let the bridge be burned behind me
Come what may, come what may

Commitment!

The croakers all say we’ll rue the day
There’ll be hell to pay in fiery purgatory
Through all the gloom, through all the gloom
I see the rays of ravishing light and glory!

Is anybody there? Does anybody care?
Does anybody see what I see?

I see fireworks! I see the pagaent and
Pomp and parade
I hear the bells ringing out
I hear the cannons roar
I see Americans – all Americans
Free forever more

How quiet, how quiet the chamber is
How silent, how silent the chamber is

Is anybody there? Does anybody care?
Does anybody see what I see?

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