Think and Grow Rich by Dr. Napoleon Hill is one of the most influential and landmark books of the Personal Development movement. I just finished reading this book for the first time myself and am amazed by the power of this book. It is way more than just “getting rich” and “be successful” it’s about developing your mind to such a level that you can literally manifest anything that you can imagine. Some of the material even delved into the esoteric and mystical dealing with subjects such as; thought vibrations in the ether, telepathic communication, auto-suggestion, imagination, the sixth sense, invisible counselors and communication with the Divine. This philosophy is a Mindset, a Prosperity Consciousness and Freedom Lifestyle.
This book has single-handedly created more self-made millionaires than any other book, helping people unlock their Hidden Power within and tap into the Unlimited Abundance of the Universe and Infinite Intelligence. Fortunately, due to the influence of our Mastermind community I was encouraged to actually make a serious study of this book, rather than just read it, and toss it to the side and move to the next great book, like I’ve done with so many other incredible and transformative books in the past, never really applying fully the techniques and principles presented in the books. Because of the Mastermind principle which Dr. Napoleon Hill teaches in this book, our community emphasizes the reading daily of books and listening to daily audios of inspiration, stories of overcoming struggle, victories, and personal transformation.
Success is an Inner Game
Here in the Breakthrough Mastermind group we teach the principles of M.S.A.
Mindset, Strategy, Association
Mindset: Develop your Mindset as the Foundation of all your Life and Success.
Strategy: Follow step-by-step the Strategy/Recipe with Consistency and Persistence.
Association: Associate with Empowering and Successful Leaders and Friends (Mastermind Principle).
The Power of a Mastermind and Law of Association
Association with individuals which inspire you, lift you up, challenge you, support and encourage your dreams and believe in you and your vision, is one of the key factors to all success. If you model after mentors, who have the results in life which you want and follow them, you will have similar results. I began to take seriously this principle, as I knew it to be true. I spent so many years of my life in a similar community of spiritual traditions which also taught the “Law of Association” with phrases like…
“Associate with spiritual people and you will become more spiritual”
“Associate with poor people you will become poor”
“Associate with overweight people you will become overweight”
“Associate with healthy and fit people you will become healthy and fit”
“Associate with negative and pessimistic people you will become negative and pessimistic”
“Associate with happy and positive people you will become happy and positive”
“Associate with wealthy and successful people you will become wealthy and successful”
“Associate with inspirational people you will become inspirational”
I applied the principle and it is true! My life began to shift in such a profound way. Take a look at your life and you will see it is true also. What you think about most, you become, and who you associate with, you become. Our Mastermind community also turned me on to another amazing resource which has helped deepen my own study of “Think and Grow Rich” a daily phone call where the reading, studying and discussing of the book and it’s principles happens every morning Monday through Friday… A Morning Mindset Call with a leader and friend within our community, Paul Hutchings.
I believe that we ALL deserve to be Rich, Healthy, and Happy! So many have forgotten or have been misled to believe that you don’t deserve it. There are many many reasons YOU Deserve to BE RICH, here are just 4 of them…
If you’re like me, and every other living being, you want a “Life of Freedom”, you want it and you deserve it. You deserve all the wealth and happiness you can imagine and more and you just need to Believe and Know that it is your Divine Right and completely Possible for you to achieve. Mindset and Personal Development is the Foundation to all Success because many people have such crippling and self-limiting beliefs which sabotage their own will and drive to achieve their Dreams and Highest Aspirations and it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to breakthrough these false beliefs and create a New Story for Yourself, the Vision of who You want to be, a complete Paradigm Shift in your Mindset. This self-analysis of your beliefs and mindset is so important that it is the subject of the final chapter of the book “Think and Grow Rich”. Humans sometimes create illusory alibis to make excuses for why they don’t take action on their dreams…
Analyze yourself and see where you stand, and begin to make The Shift towards True Freedom Now in your Mind and your Life! Because You Deserve Only the Best!
From Chapter 15 – How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear
“FIFTY-SEVEN” FAMOUS ALIBIS
By Old Man IF
“People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain away their own lack of achievement.
Some of these alibis are clever, and a few of them are justifiable by the facts. But alibis cannot be used for money. The world wants to know only one thing — HAVE YOU ACHIEVED SUCCESS?
A character analyst compiled a list of the most commonly used alibis. As you read the list, examine yourself carefully, and determine how many of these alibis, if any, are your own property. Remember, too, the philosophy presented in this book makes every one of these alibis obsolete.
IF I didn’t have a wife and family . . .
IF I had enough “pull” . . .
IF I had money . . .
IF I had a good education . . .
IF I could get a job . . .
IF I had good health . . .
IF I only had time . . .
IF times were better . . .
IF other people understood me . . .
IF conditions around me were only different . . .
IF I could live my life over again . . .
IF I did not fear what “THEY” would say . . .
IF I had been given a chance . . .
IF I now had a chance . . .
IF other people didn’t “have it in for me” . . .
IF nothing happens to stop me . . .
IF I were only younger . . .
IF I could only do what I want . . .
IF I had been born rich . . .
IF I could meet “the right people” . . .
IF I had the talent that some people have . . .
IF I dared assert myself . . .
IF I only had embraced past opportunities . . .
IF people didn’t get on my nerves . . .
IF I didn’t have to keep house and look after the children . . .
IF I could save some money . . .
IF the boss only appreciated me . . .
IF I only had somebody to help me . . .
IF my family understood me . . .
IF I lived in a big city . . .
IF I could just get started . . .
IF I were only free . . .
IF I had the personality of some people . . .
IF I were not so fat . . .
IF my talents were known . . .
IF I could just get a “break” . . .
IF I could only get out of debt . . .
IF I hadn’t failed . . .
IF I only knew how . . .
IF everybody didn’t oppose me . . .
IF I didn’t have so many worries . . .
IF I could marry the right person . . .
IF people weren’t so dumb . . .
IF my family were not so extravagant . . .
IF I were sure of myself . . .
IF luck were not against me . . .
IF I had not been born under the wrong star . . .
IF it were not true that “what is to be will be” . . .
IF I did not have to work so hard . . .
IF I hadn’t lost my money . . .
IF I lived in a different neighborhood . . .
IF I didn’t have a “past” . . .
IF I only had a business of my own . . .
IF other people would only listen to me . . .
IF * * * and this is the greatest of them all * * *
I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others, for I know that there is something WRONG with me, or I would now be where I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less time building alibis to cover them.
Building alibis with which to explain away failure is a national pastime. The habit is as old as the human race, and is fatal to success! Why do people cling to their pet alibis? The answer is obvious. They defend their alibis because THEY CREATE them! A man’s alibi is the child of his own imagination. It is human nature to defend one’s own brain-child.
Building alibis is a deeply rooted habit. Habits are difficult to break, especially when they provide justification for something we do. Plato had this truth in mind when he said, “The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile.”
Another philosopher had the same thought in mind when he said, “It was a great surprise to me when I discovered that most of the ugliness I saw in others, was but a reflection of my own nature.”
“It has always been a mystery to me,” said Elbert Hubbard, “why people spend so much time deliberately fooling themselves by creating alibis to cover their weaknesses. If used differently, this same time would be sufficient to cure the weakness, then no alibis would be needed.”
In parting, I would remind you that “Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is TIME. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by TIME. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate INDECISION!”
Previously you may have had a logical excuse for not having forced Life to come through with whatever you asked, but that alibi is now obsolete, because you are in possession of the Master Key that unlocks the door to Life’s bountiful riches.
The Master Key is intangible, but it is powerful! It is the privilege of creating, in your own mind, a BURNING DESIRE for a definite form of riches. There is no penalty for the use of the Key, but there is a price you must pay if you do not use it. The price is FAILURE. There is a reward of stupendous proportions if you put the Key to use. It is the satisfaction that comes to all who conquer self and force Life to pay whatever is asked.
The reward is worthy of your effort. Will you make the start and be convinced?”
Dr. Napoleon Hill–Think and Grow Rich
You have been given the Master Key… Now it is up to YOU to USE IT!
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To Your Success,
~ Sakshi Zion