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

Dear Readers,

It has been said, “Nature holds for each of us all that we need to make us useful and happy, but she requires us to labor and wait for all we get.” We are given nothing of value that does not include the need for labor, and we can expect to overcome difficulties only by strong and noble work. In our striving for “something better than we have known,” we should work for others’ good rather than for our own pleasure. Those whose object in life is their own happiness find at last that their lives are sad failures.

We each need to do something each day that moves us worthily in the direction of our definite plan of action. More than just dreaming is necessary if we are to succeed in the objects and ambitions of our life. We achieve our best results in every department of life only when we thoughtfully plan and earnestly work in the proper directions.

Purposes without action are dead. Work is necessary, and it is vain to hope for good results without good plans. Random or halfhearted efforts are generally only a waste of time.

Whether the object is learning or wealth, the ways and means are always laid out according to the best plans and methods. A sea captain uses a chart; an architect, plans; and a sculptor, a model—and all of them use these tools as a way to success. Even great inspirations that may be defined as genius can do little unless they include action applied to a well-formed plan; when they do, every step is a move toward the accomplishment of the chief aim or purpose in one’s life. No effort or time is lost, for nothing is done at random.

In the grand aim of life, some worthy purpose should be kept constantly in view, and every effort to accomplish it must be made every day. If you do that, you will, perhaps unconsciously, approach the goal of your ambition.


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Don Green
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The Law of Success

This is the second in a series of excerpts from Napoleon Hill’s First Editions.

When a Man Loves His Work
by Napoleon Hill

A few weeks ago we had a chance to spend the weekend on a camping trip. We thought it over, saw ourselves fishing and enjoying the great outdoor scenery, but when we thought of the fun we could have right here among the tall buildings of Chicago, playing our game through the pages of this magazine and helping thousands of others to enjoy our game, we decided we could not give up a whole weekend for so commonplace a game as that of fishing and hunting.

There is a psychological cause behind this fact that a man never kills himself by hard work if he is engaged in the sort of work he loves. This principle can be demonstrated and proved by a score of simple illustrations. For instance, what boy is there who does not remember how long he could play baseball without ever growing tired, while ten
minutes on the woodpile almost brought collapse?

Who can recall feeling the loss of sleep while he was spending the better part of the first half of every night with the girl of his choice, while engaged in the work of trying to sell himself to her?

Who can recall, without a desire for repetition, the hard day’s climbing among the cliffs and rocks of a beautiful mountain range with a party of picnickers, and who can remember ever having heard of such labor killing anyone?

Nature has so arranged things that where love and joy of service abide, there may also be found the reward of satisfaction. Nature has so arranged matters that the human mind repels all that it does not attract. There are only two forms of energy; one repels and the other attracts. When the human mind is directing the physical body in effort which it loves, the law of attraction is automatically brought into play and the body finds the work easy, because there is no friction, no resistance from the law of repulsion.

Think for a moment and get this principle that I am trying to simplify, because it will pay you to do so.

Every act of the physical body which is the result of force of fear or necessity, and which does not arise out of pure love for the service to be performed by that act, immediately meets the resistance of the law of repulsion, and the result is friction, loss of energy, a tired body, and a tired mind.

When you drive a child to do a thing because it is afraid not to do it, then you set into motion the law of repulsion and the result may be resentment that will bring on sickness or at least a big healthy cry, both of which wear out body cells and result in fatigue.

When I was a young lad I used to attend those all-night social gatherings at which the young people of the community gather and dance and play games in the rural districts. Never can I remember having complained of being fatigued on account of loss of sleep or hard work, and these gatherings called for both. We worked very hard and slept not
at all, but because the law of attraction was at work meanwhile, and the law of repulsion was not permitted to interfere, we came out of the night’s work refreshed and ready for more of it the next night.

The physical body is an instrument upon which energy that we call the mind is constantly playing. If we direct that energy so it does not arouse rebellion or bring into play the law of repulsion, there is no wear and tear on the body and fatigue cannot be felt. But when one set of emotions begins to claim the use of the physical body, and another set disputes that claim and tries to repel the claimant, then war sets in between two opposing forces and the result is death to body cells. They fall by the millions, like soldiers in warfare, destroyed because of lack of harmony of purpose and of effort between the body and the mind.

For ten years I have been analyzing people, and out of this research, covering the separate analysis of more than 12,000 men and women of varying ages, temperaments, and education, I have made the startling discovery that success in life— that eternal verity for which all mankind has been striving—is based upon a few very simple fundamentals, one of which is this:

That one will succeed in any undertaking if he loves the work and learns how to bring into play the law of attraction and refrains from arousing the law of repulsion.

Wages will not satisfy men. The man whose pay envelope is all he received for his labor is underpaid, no matter how much it may contain or whether its contents have been squeezed from the purchaser of his labor through force of organized labor or finds its way there as a result of a willing, satisfied purchaser. The real pay comes out of love to serve, and if the man who labors sees in the results nothing but a living that he is forced to squeeze out of sweat and toil, he is being cheated or is cheating himself out of life’s greatest heritage.

This is no finely spun theory of which I am writing, for be it remembered that I have earned my living by the sweat of my brow and the callus of my hands, rendering the most lowly sort of service. I have worked for board and clothes, and I have worked for $100,000 a year. Therefore I know, not from hearsay but from actual experience, that
no amount of money brings happiness unless that money comes from rendering service that a man loves to render. If there is rebellion in his heart or if he renders service with a mental reservation, a man never receives the real pay for such service—which is happiness.

Force will win for a time, but force does not make a man love his work. And unless he does love it, he will surely miss the greatest of all that life on this earth promises, which is the joy and the peace of mind and the happiness that comes from the harmonious, friendly intercourse among men.

Find the work you love, forget yourself in that work, and your reward in both satisfaction and monetary consideration will be ample for your needs on this earth, with a safe margin left over.

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A Labor of Love
by Enette Pauze



“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

My son Zander asked me, “Why do you and Dad work so much?” Every day he sees us wake up, check emails, book meetings, consult with clients, teach classes, work on our computers, read books, or travel for speaking engagements. “Why don’t you and dad take more vacations, or watch more TV, or do what normal parents do?” Many of Zanders friends have parents who are working 9-5pm jobs to support their evening and weekend activities. They work to live, instead of living to work. Kids learn best through experiences, so instead of telling Zander an explanation, I said, “Let me show you.”

It was a Saturday morning, and the kids had finished their chores and were deciding what to do with the rest of their free time. At the age of 11yrs, Zander has three aspects to his definite major purpose – he loves to build things (Mindcraft, Lego, etc), he loves tumbling gymnastics, and he loves to create videos (usually of tumbling or things he’s built). One of his goals is to travel with me around the world, speaking together on the Power of the Family Mastermind (FMM).

I asked Zander, “To prepare for our FMM class, I want you to create a 5-minute video. In the video, I want you to show people why you love Mindcraft, including special things you have built, and the four learning questions you have in your master planning book. What do you need in order to create the video?” He replied, “I need permission to use my phone, access to the internet, $4 to buy a new Mindcraft skin, a proper screen recorder, a video editor, and about two hours.”

Zander disappeared for 30min, before resurfacing with his completed video. He’s notorious for racing through his work. I offered many suggestions, and while he was frustrated with having to make changes, he returned to his ‘studio’ to create another draft. In the next version, he had added more detail, a clip of him building a home, and background music. Again, I offered suggestions and corrections, and with another sigh of irritation and a big eye roll, he returned to his recording studio.

After several iterations, I noted that the video met my criteria and he had completed his 2hrs on the project. This time, Zander insisted he wasn’t finished yet. “Mom, could I please keep working on this project? I’m having so much fun and I really want to make the video better.” After more than 3hrs of dedication to his video creation, I had to pry him away from the project for a discussion.

“Zander, I’m really impressed by what you were able to create in less than 3hrs of work, using your own vision and creativity, and personal initiative. You went the extra mile in adding more details. This video is ready for our FMM class. I would like to pay you for your work.” He was shocked. “What?! Why would you pay me? I didn’t do anything. I had fun, played video games and created videos all afternoon. I pretty much just goofed off. I would have done that for free.”

Like many people, Zander assumed that his efforts were not worthy of payment because it didn’t feel like work. He had fun. He was able to use his creative genius. He worked to his own deadlines. He invested his time doing exactly what he would have done on a Saturday, even if I hadn’t assigned the video project.

We talked about his frustration and irritation when I asked him to make changes to the video. He agreed that at first, it was annoying, and it made him mad. He had to re-do steps, and it took him longer than he expected. He had to change screen recorders because the two didn’t work. It was a challenge to find the right background music. He had to re-build an entire building because the old one was destroyed. But each time, he took a deep breath and went back work.

He also realized that the video got better each time he made changes. It felt good and rewarding to produce a better-quality product. He bought new Mindcraft skin because it looked more professional. It was a snowball effect – every time the video got better, he was more enthusiastic to share it and refine it even further. He could see that the quality of his work was important to him. He even came up with two other video ideas for the FMM class.

We talked about creating value for people by helping them achieve a goal or solve a problem, and how we deserve to be rewarded for providing a service to other people. Specifically, we brainstormed how the video he created will help kids learn to set goals and have an action plan. We talked about what the word ‘work’ really means, and Zander realized that it’s just another word for serving or helping people.

“Zander, how would it feel to get paid to play Mindcraft or do gymnastics, and turn what you learn into videos that help people solve problems? Would it feel like work?” He thought for a moment, wondering if it was a trick question. “I would love that. And I’d probably want to spend more time making videos. It wouldn’t feel like work. It would feel like I get to do what I love.”

“Remember earlier today when you asked me why Dad and I work so much?” How do you feel about that question now?” Zander’s eyes lit up because he made the connection. “You and dad like your work, just like I like to play Mindcraft, do gymnastics tumbling, and create videos. And you work all the time because you love what you do, and it doesn’t feel like work at all. So really, you just goof off all day like kids do!”

We all have moments of pure love and joy, doing something for ourselves or other people. It might not have a job title, and you probably don’t call it work because it’s fun. The feeling we experience when doing what we love is a fuel so powerful, we can direct it to overcome any challenge we face in the process. We go the extra mile. We do it with enthusiasm. We spontaneously set goals and bigger challenges we want to tackle. We are often willing to do what we love for free because our desired payment isn’t a cash reward; it’s the feeling of fulfillment we experience while doing the thing we love. Being paid for doing something we love is like receiving a bonus from the universe.

Every day you can work to live or live to work (serve) by doing your labor of love – the choice is yours.

Enette Pauzé, PhD, FEA
Certified Instructor of the PMA Science of Success, Napoleon Hill Foundation
CEO, Level 8 Leadership Institute


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