If you ever get the chance to visit my friend, Jeffrey Gitomer’s office, you will quickly see that he is an avid collector of different things from movie and sports memorabilia to books. Collecting books is a natural passion for him, as he is a noted author. He has a tremendous collection of Napoleon Hill books and is a devote reader of Napoleon Hill’s material. However, what is more important than Jeffrey’s collection of Napoleon Hill books, is that he has applied what he has read to his life.
As we celebrated Martin Luther King’s birthday this week, I began thinking about all of the positive changes he made in his lifetime. One of my favorite quotes by Mr. King is, “You don’t have to see the top of the stairs to take the first step.” I have read and studied Napoleon Hill’s success principles my entire life, and I realized that Napoleon teaches us the same lesson that Mr. King taught us.
As a young person, I had lofty goals centered on accumulating material possessions. When you are in your twenties, there is nothing wrong with wanting a Rolex, a black Mercedes, or millions of dollars in the bank, but as we age, we realize that none of that really matters. After all, Ben Sweetland said that success is a journey, and not a destination. There is nothing wrong with accumulating wealth, but if that is our sole purpose in life, then we are simply wasting our time
These Legacy Collection Gold Edition Medallions commemorate Mr. Hill’s work and inspire a whole new generation to adopt Hill’s tried and true philosophy of success.
Hopefully, everyone had a great year in 2017 and I hope that 2018 is filled with greater accomplishments. When we achieve our goals, we are all faced with greater responsibility. Being successful puts us in a better place to help others. After all, no matter what level of success we achieve, it is best to remember that success is a journey and not a destination.
The year-end is an excellent time to assess your progress and to look forward to the next twelve months. Celebrate your accomplishments and take time to evaluate the goals you may not have reached. Know that failing to reach a goal in the time that you had allocated does not mean you failed, unless you had quit taking the necessary steps to accomplish your goal.
Several years ago, we published a book by Cavett Robert, called Success with People that contained the quote, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” Now, Success with People has been republished by my good friends at Sound Wisdom and is available for purchase on Amazon. Cavett Robert graduated from Ole Miss and later earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University. Cavett had a successful career as a lawyer and in insurance sales, but he is remembered for his public speaking. In 1973, Mr. Robert founded the National Speakers Association, and today, the Association awards the best public speaker with the prestigious Cavett Award.
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Leader certification coming up! May 24 – 27, 2018 at the University of Virginia College at Wise