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....
Your Personality: Asset or Liability?
by Havilah Malone
Wherever you go you leave behind your trademark. Your unique energetic signature can be seen, heard and felt by all those around you and as they say… news travels fast!
What are you known for? How do you want people to remember you?
“Your personality is […]
I have associated with the Napoleon Foundation since 2003 and this has been best thing I have ever done for my life both physically and spiritually. I began attending the free - community classes that were offered at the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center located at Purdue University Northwest where Judith Williamson and Uriel Martinez taught the seventeen principles of success. I was so intrigued by the information that I decided to return as often as it was offered, so I returned 7 more times.
Often in life it’s a really good idea to “Go the Extra Mile” and sometimes a little more is required of us -- to be bolder and maybe even a bit louder. Being a leader is what most people dream of becoming. But it is more than being the center of the group, the loudest mouth or even the boss....
Dr. Hill's famous quote, "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve" is often misunderstood. On the surface, what he wrote is nothing extraordinary and is simple common sense. If you can conceive of an idea, and believe that you can make it happen, then you will be able to take the steps necessary to carry out your plan to actualize the goal/idea you have.
What if every time adversity and defeat showed up in our life ... we could change it? You can.... Napoleon Hill has such a great way of helping us embrace and change our view of whatever is happening in our life at any given moment.
Recently, I have really been thinking and reflecting on why there is so much confusion in the world and why creations find it more challenging now to live right and imbibe virtues that make for better life and worthy of emulation. There is so much uncertainty and distrust in the world.
You may or may not know that “Personal Initiative” is Napoleon Hill’s 6th Principle in the Keys for Success. Being the Sixth Principle out of seventeen success Principles should give you a better sense as to the importance of Personal Initiative in relationship to the overall 17 Keys of Success. The sixth Key is what I call the DO IT NOW principle. I equate initiative with action, personal action. Things will only begin to happen when you start to make things happen. You can have the best plans, ideas and thoughts in your mind and nothing will happen until you take action. Like the old Chinese proverb elegantly says “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
Success does not happen by accident. There is a science to achieving success. The good news is that the “science” itself is simple, doesn’t require a formal college education and has zero costs, making the attainment of success possible for virtually everyone. And, the only tool you need to begin to successfully use the science of success in attaining the life you desire, is one you already possess -- your mind.