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Thursday, April 2, 2009

NAPOLEON HILL'S KEYS TO SUCCESS (#1)

KEY #1: DEVELOP DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE

Your progress toward success begins with a fundamental question: Where are going.

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

The difference between a wish and a burning desire is crucial. Everyone wants the better things in life -- money, fame, respect -- but most people never go beyond just wishing for them.

There is a proverb which says:
"If you would plant for days, plant flowers.
If you would plant for years, plant trees.
If you would plant for eternity, plant ideas."

As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "One single idea may have greater weight than the labor of all the men, animals and engines for a century."

Definiteness of purpose develops self-reliance, personal initiative, imagination, enthusiasm, self-discipline, and concentrated effort. All these are required for success.

Definiteness of purpose makes you aware of opportunities related to your major purpose, and it inspires the courage to act on them.

Ninety-eight out of a hundred people never make up their mind about their major purpose in life.

Your mind becomes sold on success and refuses to accept the possibility of failure.

Any dominating idea, plan, or purpose held in your conscious mind through repeated effort and emotionalized by a burning desire for its realization is taken over by the subconscious and acted upon through whatever natural and logical means may be available.

Great success is the result of one's understanding and using a positive mental attitude (PMA).

You must write it down...Once you have written your plan, read it aloud to yourself at least once every day. This fuels your obsession and reinforces its nature in your mind.

There is no scarcity of opportunity. There is only a shortage of imagination.

From Napoleon Hill's Keys To Success
By Napoleon Hill