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Do not expect something for nothing. Be willing to give an equivalent value for all that you desire, and include in your plans a definite provision for doing so. –Napoleon Hill

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

What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline. ~H.P. Liddon

Dear Readers:

The Dance by Richard Paul Evans and illustrated by Jonathan Linton is the story of a daughter and her father. It details the moments in her life as she develops from a young girl who likes to play dress up into an accomplished ballerina who performs a solo in The Nutcracker. All the while, unseen, her father is watching and smiles as his daughter grows into a beautiful women who attends the prom, gets married, and moves away. His memories of each of her special performances are forever preserved in photographs that he cherishes and looks at frequently.

Time moves forward, and the daughter is called home to visit her ill father. He asks her to dance for him again and she performs for him at the foot of the bed, and then because his sight has dimmed, she moves closer and grabs his hand and together they sway back and forth as if dancing. She tells him that no matter where she danced, she always danced for him. Now that he is dying, she tells him that she will not dance again. He quickly tells her that she must continue dancing because it is who she is and who he loves, and no matter where and when she dances he will always be watching and smiling.

This story of father and daughter requires the principle of self-discipline because each is losing something special – each other. The father promises the daughter that he will always be watching her as she journeys through life, and the daughter has to believe this and continue to dance even after losing her inspiration and biggest admirer. Although bittersweet, the mutual realization is that life goes on despite the loss of loved ones. Life continues and giving up is not an option. Failures, disappointments, and losses occur for everyone. It is part of the cycle of life. Self-discipline requires that a person learn from these heartaches and look ahead, not behind. One’s legacy should be a lesson in living and journeying on the path that is one of hope and faith. Fear looks back, and faith looks ahead.

Consider this story as a lesson in self-discipline. Some of the hardest lessons are those that enable us to grow in wisdom and understanding. Without self-discipline the lesson remains unlearned.

Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson

Source: The Dance. Richard Paul Evans. Illustrated by Jonathan Linton. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1999.

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The Law of Success


Door Closing
by Napoleon Hill

Consider the rather serious problems which arise in one’s mind in connection with disappointments and failures of the past, and the broken hearts that occur as the result of the loss of material things or the loss of friends or loved ones.

is the only real solution for such problems, it begins with the recognition of the fact that there are only two kinds of problems: those you can solve, and those you can’t solve.

The problem which can be solved should immediately be cleared by the most practical means available, and those which have no solution should be put out of your mind and forgotten.

Let us think, for a minute, about this process of forgetting. Refer to it as closing the door on some unpleasantness which is disturbing your emotional equilibrium. Self-discipline, which means mastery over all emotions, can enable you to close the door between yourself and the unpleasant experience of the past. You must close the door tightly and lock it securely, so that there is not possibility of its being opened again. This is the way to treat unsolvable problems, too. Those who lack self-discipline often stand in the doorway and look wistfully backward into the past, instead of closing the door and looking forward into the future.

This door closing is a valuable technique. It requires the support of a good, strong will, and you have a strong will if you have the departments of your mind organized and under the control of your ego, as they should be.

Door closing does not make you hard, cold or unemotional, but it does require firmness. Self-discipline cannot permit lurking memories of sad experiences, and it wastes no time worrying over problems which have no solution. You cannot yield to the temptation to relive your unhappy memories, for they destroy your creative force, undermine your initiative, weaken your imagination, disturb your faculty of reason, and generally confuse the departments of your mind.

You must place the power of your will against the door that shuts out that which you wish to forget, or you do not acquire self-discipline. This is one of the major services self-discipline can perform for you. It closes the door tightly against all manner of fears, and opens wide the doors of hope and faith!

Source:  PMA Science of Success. Educational Edition. 1983. The Napoleon Hill Foundation. Pgs.286-287.

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Napoleon Hill Foundation Leader Certification
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““Deeds, not words” should be the motto of the man who intends to succeed in life, no matter what may be his calling, or what he has selected as his definite chief aim.”
~ Napoleon Hill

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Aviso para familiares, amigos, maestros… que esten interesados en los temas de liderazgo, superacion personal, y exito empresarial, The Napoleon Hill Foundation (que es de gran prestigio internacional en estos temas) estara impartiendo por PRIMERA VEZ EN ESPANOL el curso para obtener su certificacion como Instructor de Liderazgo. Por ser esta la primera generacion en Espanol, el costo promocional es de $999 usd (normalmente $1,649). Esto incluye:

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Les prometo que es un excelente entrenamiento de liderazgo, yo termine el curso en linea hace unas semanas y los resultados son reales y positivos – por eso quiero que todos mis conocidos lo tomen!

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Think and Grow Rich

The Master Key to Riches

Foundations for Success

The Little Book of Leadership

Napoleon Hill’s Cookbook for Life

by Napoleon Hill and
and Judith Williamson

This cookbook is meant to be fun and innovative as well as educational. It is a crossover book that serves two purposes: 1) to give the reader immediate access to the wholesome wisdom of Napoleon Hill and his Philosophy of Success, and 2) to share testimonials and favorite recipes of individuals who have used Dr. Hill’s system to enhance all aspects of their lives. The men and women who appear in this Cookbook for Life have experienced many or all of the 17 Success Principles, and have benefited from them. These are ordinary people who, because of their firm belief, persistence, and creativity have done great things with their lives. They are not the type to sit back and whittle away their time watching the world go by without their input. They are doers and creators of their universe. Their testimonials and recipes ring true because they are written in their own words and directly from their own hearts. The old adage reminds us that “the proof is in the pudding.” Our recipe contributors are certainly a “proven” commodity that you can personally use as a touchstone, guiding light, or signpost to your success.

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You Can Work Your Own Miracles Audiobook

Read by J. B. Hill, Napoleon Hill’s Grandson

Everything You Desire is Within Your Reach!
…if you learn to tap the miraculous power that lies within your own personality.

Listen to the full unabridged text of Napoleon Hill’s You Can Work Your Own Miracles. On these CDs you will learn that success belongs to those lucky people who are blessed with successful personalities. With these outstanding human beings, success is a daily miracle, a way of life, a habit.

Businesspeople, preachers, doctors, soldiers, artists — people in every walk of life — are learning to achieve their goals, to overcome all obstacles to their success, to live the life they want … through the miraculous power of the successful personality.

You can be one of these people.

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Believe and Achieve

by W. Clement Stone

In 1952, W. Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill joined forces and philosophies. Stone added his Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) concept to Hill’s principles, resulting in the classic book, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude. The two men spent the next 10 years writing and lecturing about the story of success through PMA. Their formula was to become the foundation for virtually all modern motivational writing. Believe and Achieve explains exactly how the personal, intellectual, attitudinal, fraternal, and spiritual principles used by the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and F. W. Woolworth—as well as modern achievers like Tom Monaghan, Mary Kay Ash, Larry King, and Steve Jobs—Believe & Achieve can be applied by you to reach your goals.

Believe and Achieve is not the last word on creating success; that story will continue to evolve as long as the human race endures. Instead, the Napoleon Hill Foundation hopes that it will be nothing more than the first words in the next chapter of your life: the first of many chapters in which success is the theme.

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The Little Book of Leadership

By: Jeffrey Gitomer

This comprehensive book will help you understand your situation, identify your opportunities, create your objectives, execute by action and delegation, and establish a leadership position through enthusiasm, brilliance, action, collaboration, resilience, and achievement.

The time for real-world leadership is NOW. This is a leadership book that transcends theory and philosophy, and gets right down to brass tacks and brass tactics, and adds a few brass balls.It’s full of practical, pragmatic, actionable ideas and strategies that when implemented assure respect and loyalty – and ensure long-term success and legacy.

The 12.5 Leadership Strengths revealed in this book will challenge you, admonish you, guide you, and create new success opportunities for you.

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