Ezine 591 | 18 MAY 2018



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THE BOOK: Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy is the essential modern companion to the bestselling self-help book of all time, Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic, Think and Grow Rich.  This book, released in conjunction with the major motion picture, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy.

Readers will be inspired through unflinching accounts of some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons who rose above the unlikeliest and in some cases, most tragic of circumstances to find personal fulfillment and make their mark on the world.

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

Dear Readers,

Going the Extra Mile is one of Napoleon Hill’s principles of success and he had a lot to say about this important principle. Basically, going the extra mile means that we perform better service than we are paid for. Going the extra mile is not a formula consisting of step one, step two, step three, and so forth. Instead, it is a state of mind that should be developed in everything we do.

Napoleon Hill tells us that the best recommendation we can give ourselves is the one we obtain by rendering more service and giving better service with the right mental attitude.

In Napoleon Hill’s many writings and speeches, he gave us many firsthand examples of people who went the extra mile and the results that each obtained:

Edwin C. Barnes portrays going the extra mile in his determination to work for Thomas Edison. Barnes was ridiculed because of his poor appearance and because he showed up without an appointment and announced that he had come to become Thomas Edison’s partner. In spite of this, Mr. Edison saw potential in Barnes and gave him menial jobs to do. Barnes accomplished these tasks with a positive attitude and went the extra mile for his employer. As a result, Edwin Barnes achieved his goal of becoming Thomas Edison’s partner.

Additionally, Napoleon Hill often told the story about the salesman and going the extra mile. A young salesman was working in a store when an elderly lady stopped by the store to escape the rain. Other salesmen knew the woman was not likely to buy anything, so they generally ignored her. However, one young man offered the woman a chair to rest her tired feet, simply out of kindness. He was not making any money from this generous act, but he still wanted to help. The act did not go unrewarded. A few days later, the woman called the store and wanted the salesman to help her with a very large order. It turns out, the woman was Andrew Carnegie’s mother.

The rewards of going the extra mile are numerous and range from creating opportunities to giving you an advantage over other employees.


I wish you the best,
Don Green
Executive Director Napoleon Hill Foundation

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The Law of Success

Going the Extra Mile
by Napoleon Hill

The third of the five essentials of success is the habit of Going the Extra Mile. In the Sermon on the Mount, we are told: “If any man requires you to go with him one mile, go with him twain.”

The habit of going the extra mile merely means the practice of rendering more and better service than you are paid to render—and doing it in a positive, pleasing attitude.

I have never known a single person to achieve outstanding success without following the habit of rendering more service than was expected of him.

And I wish to cite you the record of a man whom I first met here at Salem College when I delivered the commencement address thirty-five years ago. He is a man who is well known to all of you. Of course, I’m speaking of Jennings Randolph, who, I should add, is known affectionately in my organization as “Mr. Courtesy.”

After completing his work at Salem College, Jennings was elected to Congress, where he served the people of West Virginia for fourteen years. And I wish to tell you just one of the ways in which he followed the habit of going the extra mile.

During the summer, after Congress adjourned and most other congressmen had returned to their homes to attend to private affairs, Jennings remained at his office in Washington, maintaining his staff as usual in order to be of continuous service to his constituents.

He didn’t have to do this. It wasn’t expected of him. Nor did he get extra pay for doing it—that is, no pay that came in his government paycheck.

All successful achievement starts with definiteness of purpose. No man may hope to succeed unless he knows precisely what he wants and conditions his mind to complete the action necessary to attain it.

But there came a day when this habit of going beyond the letter of responsibility began to pay off handsomely. This habit brought him to the attention of the president of Capital Airlines, who appointed him as assistant to the president and director of public relations for Capital.

Thirty-five years ago, Jennings Randolph heard me describe the benefits one may receive by going the extra mile when I delivered my first Salem College commencement address. He was impressed by what he heard. He was ready for the message. Then and there he declared his intention of embracing this principle and applying it in all of his human relationships.

Jennings Randolph has prospered and his friends are legion throughout this nation because he recognized that whatever we do to or for another, we do to or for ourselves—that no useful service can be rendered without its just reward, albeit the reward may not come back from the source to which we delivered the service.

“Men suffer all their life long,” said Emerson, “under the foolish superstition that they can be cheated. But it is as impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself, as for a thing to be, and not to be, at the same time. There is a third silent party to all our bargains. The nature and soul of things take on itself the guaranty of the fulfillment of every contract so that honest service cannot come to loss. If you serve an ungrateful master, serve him the more. Every stroke shall be repaid. The longer the payment is withholding, the better for you; for compound interest on compound interest is the rate and usage of this exchequer.”

When Paul Harris graduated from law school, he was confronted with the problem of building a clientele.

He had never heard of the principle of Going the Extra Mile, as such. But he put the principle to work so effectively that he lived to see the day when he turned away more prospective clients he could not serve than those he accepted.

His plan was simple. He invited a group of business and professional men to meet with him at luncheon weekly in what he called the Rotary Club. The original purpose of the club was to inspire its members to patronize one another and to induce outsiders to patronize members of the club.

The plan worked so successfully that Rotary is now an international institution with influences for the betterment of mankind all over the world. There is nothing to hinder you young men who contemplate entering a profession from adopting Paul Harris’s principle and giving it an application that can increase your acquaintanceship and build goodwill for you as it did for him.

Source: Napoleon Hill’s Greatest Speeches Pages 164 – 167

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The U.S. Open Comes to a Close

by Jim Stovall


Millions of people around the world spent the middle part of June totally focused on the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. As the various stories unfolded, there were many lessons to be learned. People who thought that Tiger Woods was unbeatable learned that, while he may be the best in the world at what he does, no one is ever invincible.

Thousands who were present and millions watching on TV saw three elite, professional golfers at the top of their game miss short putts on the final hole that would have won the tournament. I have heard many people in the media and in person say, “I could have made any of those three putts.” In reality, if you took away the pressure, the tension, and everything that was at stake, any of us probably could have made those putts. But life doesn’t work that way.

Those three players each made in excess of 275 shots during the week that virtually no one else in the world could have made. Their high level of skill brought them to the last hole on the last day where they each missed the most simple shot of the week. This points out the old adage “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.”

Often in business and in life, it is the little, mundane details that are overlooked which cause us to experience a poor performance. Think of the people you know or the companies you do business with that impress you. Chances are if you’ll really explore what makes the difference, it is the little things. A courteous greeting, a polite thank you note, or simply going the extra mile as a normal course of business could make all the difference.

Many of us fly with the airlines as a normal part of our routine. Travelers often speak of good flights and bad flights. If you ask them to define the difference, generally it will come down to a warm smile, a polite greeting, or a standard of professionalism just slightly above average. As you go through your day today, remember that the big things are important and they are what we focus on, but quite often, like the three golfers in the U.S. Open, you will be remembered for and live and die based on the little things.

Today’s the day!!

Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall is the president of Narrative Television Network as well as a published author of many books including The Ultimate Gift. He is also a columnist and motivational speaker. He may be reached at 5840 South Memorial Drive, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74145-9082; by email at Jim@JimStovall.com; on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stovallauthor; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jimstovallauthor.

Source: Wisdom for Winners, A Millionaire’s Mindset by Jim Stovall

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