Albert Schweitzer states: "Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light." Just suppose that you are meant to be one of those Light Bearers for those people around you who need to be rekindled. You, too, might just be the vehicle for the breeze of grace that needs to flow in someone's direction today. We do not always have to be the recipient, but can become the conduit for the delivery of goodness and joy that someone may need to experience in their life now.
According to Andrew Carnegie, there are two types of people in the world who will never amount to anything. The first is the one who will give only what is asked for or demanded to get a job done. The second is the person who cannot even do what is required to get the job done. In my opinion, there is a third type of person who will have great difficulty achieving anything of lasting importance to themselves, or anyone else - that is the person who does not use good judgment or common sense when practicing personal initiative. Just as personal initiative, performed with logic and common sense will place a person ahead of the crowd, when practiced with poor judgment and a lack of discretion, personal initiative can be a dangerous, even destructive force.
How many people fallen victim to wandering aimless throughout life? How many times do we not know what lies ahead? Have you asked yourself what is your purpose recently? We can all be guilty of not maximizing our time and efforts. However, that can be the exception instead of the norm.
Tricia Blair describes her experience with Napoleon Hill Leader Certification after the recent event in Indiana.
Philosopher Thomas Carlyle wrote "Even in the meanest sorts of Labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work." Manual labor and mental labor can be fulfilling, but they are not the same thing. Physical work opens a pathway to our creative thinking and imagination via our subconscious mind. When we are engaged in a physical work activity, our mind is free to roam and explore ideas and opportunities that may be pushed to the back of our thoughts because other thoughts have priority. When we focus on "paint the fence," "wash the cars," and "sand the floors" as seen in the Karate Kid, we move into the flow of the repetitive motions and get lost in the ebb and tide of the activities we are processing.
As you read these words in a newspaper, magazine, or online publication somewhere around the world, I want you to know I owe you a great debt of gratitude. This weekly column began 20 years ago, and as we approach the 1,000th edition of Winners’ Wisdom, my publisher, in conjunction with The Napoleon Hill Foundation, is releasing a third compilation volume of these columns entitled Wisdom for Winners 3.
Kinja Dixon describes his experience with Napoleon Hill Leader Certification after the recent event in Indiana.
Stepping outside of our everyday activities causes us to access what is important in our lives. More often than not, I find myself missing home. Home to me is where I go to be in my own space within my own time frame, and comfortable with my own thoughts. I do not want to be on someone else’s schedule, do someone else’s tasks, or be beholden in any way to another. Home has a special ambience that encompasses memories from the past, hopes for the future, while living in the timeframe of the ever present now. Time can and does stand still at home, and transcends whatever is the concern or diversion for the moment. Both my ancestors and descendants form an embracing circle of caring that is comprehensive and only understood in the moment. I call that moment home.
As I was sitting in my barber’s chair today, he confided in me that his business was in financial trouble and that he couldn’t seem to shake the funk that he is in. So I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce him to Dr. Napoleon Hill’s Science of Success....