One of the great authors in the world NEPOLION HILL who wrote a revolutionary book in 1937 might have not known how influential his book would be even after nearly a century later. Think And Grow Rich is commission-based writing, which means Hill was told to write the book by rich businessman Andrew Carnegie with no monetary compensation but just making the arrangements for interviews with the successful people of that era, the people who succeeded using some healthy habits and some principles. Andrew Carnegie told Hill to interview all those people and put their way of thinking in a book so that youngsters would use the success principles and achieve their goal, without facing failure and experimenting on their own. Hill wrote the book in the form of 13 success principles after interviewing the successful people which we will be discussing in short here. Yet I would recommend you to read the whole book through to get the maximum benefit and follow the instruction as it is.
The starting point of all achievements is DESIRE. A desire of achieving your goals. And it should not be any ordinary desire where you just wish to have something, no. It has to be an intense burning desire where you think nothing else but achieving your goals no matter what happens. It has to be so intense that you wouldn’t worry about your present situation where presently you look like you lack in a few things. Achieving your goals must be the soul thought running in your mind.
THE SECOND STEP TOWARD RICHES: FAITH
Having a faith in yourself and in your abilities that you will achieve your goals regardless of your present condition is one of the main ingredients of being successful. If you lack faith, it would be impossible to achieve your goals because having disbelief will keep pulling you back and you won’t be able to give your hundred percent in your efforts. So, don’t worry about your present situation, just have faith in yourself and in your abilities.
THE THIRD STEP TOWARD RICHES: AUTOSUGGESTION
Autosuggestion simply means giving suggestions to your subconscious mind through continuous positive affirmations and self-talk. It’s kind of encouraging you to work hard to achieve your goals. We must use autosuggestion in a constructive way where we talk only good about our self and shall not use it in a destructive way where we focus on what we lack. Have only good thoughts about yourself. (Follow the steps mentioned in the book for autosuggestion for great results).
THE FOURTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
To achieve any kind of goal we need to have a piece of specialized knowledge. A knowledge that lets you think and act in a particular way to take a step forward in terms of achieving your goals. You can get the knowledge from everywhere. From personal or other’s experience. To have such knowledge you can take some courses offline and online. Attain school and college again. It’s not necessary to have the knowledge of yourself. You can hire or take the assistance of people who possess the necessary skills and knowledge which is going to be required to attain your goals.
THE FIFTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: IMAGINATION
It is literally the workshop where all the plans are created. It is in the imaginative faculty of our mind where we give shape to our plans, strategies, and desires. According to HILL, we can achieve as much as limitations we put in our imaginations. Make the most of your thoughts that pop up in your mind which comes from your imaginations. Create plans in your imagination first and then put them into action. See yourself in the possession of your goals like you already have them and believe while doing so.
THE SIXTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: ORGANISED PLANNING
While taking the aid of your imagination, make plans to achieve your goals. Keep polishing them until it becomes solid and give assurance of attainment of your goals. Even if you fail at your plans, don’t worry about it. It just means that the plan wasn’t solid enough and need to make another better one. Just don’t stop at the initial failure, just try harder.
THE SEVENTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: DECISION
Take your decisions promptly with the help of your experience and knowledge and take them quickly. If you get to indulge in overthinking that whether your plans will work-out or not, then it will arise doubt in your mind which shrinks your progress. Do not procrastinate while taking decisions if you strongly believe in them that they are not going to harm anyone but be in benefit. A sound organized planning will help you with that.
THE EIGHTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: PERSISTENCE
Persistence is also one of the key ingredients in achieving your goals. It is an essential factor in the procedure of transmitting your desires into their monetary equivalent. Whatever we do to achieve our goals, planning, taking actions on them, and other things; we got to be consistent in it regardless of the initial failures. We must do the things continuously which are taking us toward our goals without giving us any break for any reason. Even if you lack in being persistent, it may overcome by having a strong and intense desire.
THE NINTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: POWER OF THE MASTERMIND
You do not have to have the necessary skills and knowledge which is required to attain your goals. You can get them whenever you want and from everywhere. But not be worried if you lack such knowledge because you can always take the aid of people who possess such knowledge by learning from them or by hiring them under you. All you would need to do is to make them work together in the attainment of the same goal without having an ego. Make sure you are giving them compensation in terms of monetary or respect equivalent to their hard work.
THE TENTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: SEXUALITY
The feeling of emotions like sex, love, a burning desire for fame, power, and financial gains are some of the strong motivating forces to work hard to achieve your goals. When you get such emotions, you have to pick them up right from the beginning and use them in such a constructive way that you won’t take unnecessary risks and it won’t either harm you and others.
THE ELEVENTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: SUBCONSCIOUS MIND
Your subconscious mind is the thing that either helps you to succeed or to fail. Which simply works on the thoughts you feed it. It doesn’t discriminate the thoughts that go in. It simply takes them as it is and gives results accordingly. So what you must do is to keep feeding it positive thoughts all the time regardless of the circumstances with help of positive affirmations, reading good books, listening to positive audios, and by surrounding yourself with things related to your goals which will keep reminding you of your end goal.
THE TWELFTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: THE BRAIN
Hill says that your creative imagination is the receiving set of your brain released by your own or other’s subconscious mind consciously or subconsciously. When the brain is stimulated through the positive emotions mentioned earlier it picks up the vibrations released by nature or other people, it helps us to make decisions faster. We just need to have a positive attitude towards everything. It works great when the subconscious mind gets its nutrition.
THE THIRTEENTH STEP TOWARD RICHES: THE SIXTH SENSE
We are familiar with the sixth sense as to where we get some kind of a feeling about something before it happens. It is a part of our subconscious mind to which we referred as the creative imagination and also as a receiving set, through which ideas, plans, and thoughts just flash into our mind without any effort. Sometimes it called hunches or inspirations. When the sixth sense works it opens the door to wisdom and to let it work, first we must master the other twelve principles.
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