Mike gave me this philosophical book called Law of Success written by Napoleon Hill’s in an attempt to open up my world views. His attempts were successful, my main aim this week was to read as much of the book as possible. I guess i achieved my goals and I’m almost done with it, I just need to decide whether finishing the book would be the best thing for me.
Law of success brings clarity to issues I questioned about the causes and answers of life. Why do people do what they do? What is the right thing to do? Am I crazy for wanting to be successful? Is success a simple strategic move or is it something that is self-defined.
Lesson One: Divine Purpose, Auto-suggestion
Belief in a purpose that serves to better your nature/ your future and the world. Auto-suggestion is the sub-conscious attraction you have to attract the things that will help you achieve that goal
Lesson Two: Self-confidence
Attaining self-confidence is important in controlling how you attract the universe. Through thought, and belief in one-self it builds character and gives you the oppurtunity to tackle your goals
Lesson Three: Initiative and Leadership
These are the driving forces of your divine purpose. Initiative is the idea of organized thought when planning how to go for what you want. It is the result of self-confidence and action towards your goals. Leadership is how you undertake this divine purpose: So you know what you want in life, what is the ideal structure of your success, what should you want to strive for.
Lesson Four: Imagination
The science of creation. Imagination is the idea that forms to create and be able to form new ideas using new information you’ve learned and old ideas. with the process of mob-psychology it is made possible. Imagination is an important asset in success because it enables you to invest in experience and learn how to be better as well as go further in life.
Lesson Five: Action
You can do it if you believe you can. Action is usually hindered by habit and fear. the idea that the masses will judge you and exclude you from the activities always gets in the way of action. But courage(the ability for one to stick to their values and beliefs knowing full well of the fears their up against) is inhabited by leaders and action is the only result of this.
Lesson Six: Enthusiasm
You must do something you have a passion for and take an interest in. If your divine purpose is something that makes you happy, you will inspire others to be happy. With telepathy and the sharing of ideas and emotions, human energy is passed from one person to the next. Enthusiasim is that characteristic that you need to develop towards your goals so that other people are just as perceptive as you are.
Lesson Seven: Self-control
The principle of sticking to your guns comes into play. Self control is the characteristic of a good leader, if you do not exercise self control you will destroy your environment and yourself.
Lesson Eight: Habit of performing more service than paid for
Taking the initiative and action learned in previous chapters to do more than is required is what is the key to success. This valuable lesson shows that people do not have to seek material wealth for every action they perform. Performing more than is required yields more returns all the time. Those returns are knowledge, respect, repertoire, offers from higher persons and a knowledge that you helped another person achieve more. Sometimes helping people, helps you.
Lesson 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are yet to be written.