Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 10 – Inspirational Dissatisfaction

“Inspirational dissatisfaction can motivate persons from sinner to saint, failure to success, poverty to riches, defeat to victory, and misery to happiness.
What do you do: when you make a mistake? when things go wrong? when misunderstandings develop with others? when you meet defeat? when everything seems black? when it appears that there is no way to turn? when it looks as if a satisfactory solution to your problem is impossible?
Do you: Do nothing and allow disaster to overtake you? Do you fold up? Become frightened? Run away?
Or, do you develop inspirational dissatisfaction? Do you turn disadvantages into advantages? Do you determine what you want? Do you apply faith, clear thinking, and positive action, knowing that desirable results can and will be achieved?”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

This is it!  This hit home in so many ways.  Inspiration.  You know, I finished my Spartan Super in Chon Buri, Thailand, running with fools who had zero willpower.  At the conclusion of the race, I felt so pathetic.  I felt as if I didn’t achieve anything in the race because I walked for the first 4-5km (due to being around people who had zero willpower).  I got so discontent that I hurried up and signed up with a gym, pressuring myself to go to the gym three days a week.  Since then, anytime I go up any kinds of stairs, carry things, or anything involving using strength — has been spectacular.  It’s a breeze.

See, because of my second worst failure ever (in the health category), I got so dissatisfied and angry at myself that I literally switched off my procrastination and got to work.

I talked to Perry Power recently and after he was molested, father passing away just last year, and so many other adversities he had to face head on….that all became inspirational.  His coaching services and WHYPOWER came when things went wrong.

However, human beings just have a tendency of folding, as Napoleon Hill has said.

“It may not be feasible to change your position. You can then make adjustments in your environment to coincide with your characteristics, abilities, and capacities so that you will be happy. When you do this, you “square the hole.” This solution will help change your attitude from negative to positive.
If you develop and maintain a burning desire to do so, you can even neutralize and change your tendencies and habits by establishing new ones. You can “round the peg” if you are sufficiently motivated. But before you achieve success in changing your tendencies and habits, be prepared to face mental and moral conflicts. You can win if you are willing to pay the price. You may find it difficult to pay each necessary installment—particularly the first few. But when you have paid in full, the newly established traits will predominate. The old tendencies and habits will become dormant. You will be happy because you will be doing what now comes naturally.
To guarantee success it is desirable that you try zealously to maintain physical, mental, and moral health during the period of such an internal struggle.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 9 – How to Find Satisfaction in Your Job

“No matter what your job may be—boss or employee; plant manager or factory worker; doctor or nurse; lawyer or secretary; teacher or student; housewife or maid—you owe it to yourself to find satisfaction in your job as long as you have it.
You can, you know. Satisfaction is a mental attitude. Your own mental attitude is the one thing you possess over which you alone have complete control. You can determine to find satisfaction in your job, and discover the way to do so.
You are more apt to find satisfaction in your job if you do “what comes naturally”—that for which you have a natural aptitude or liking. When you take a job that doesn’t “come naturally” you may experience mental and emotional conflicts and frustrations. You can, however, neutralize and eventually overcome such conflicts and frustrations—if you use PMA, and if you are motivated to gain experience to become proficient in the job.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

I can write a book on job satisfaction.  Honestly, this is a tough one to crack.  Can you actually find satisfaction in your job if you hate it? No.  Let me give a rundown of some of my jobs.

Crows Nest, Australia – October 2011

There was a lady (if she’s still there) named Philippa Sawyer.  She’s the second most ruthless “boss” I ever had in my life.  Nothing was EVER enough, and now thinking back at it, one can cry racism or nationalism (me being America), but it wasn’t only me.  Some of the staff fell into depression and ended up crying in the break room because of her.  Not only that, but there was a remarkable nurse who worked across the hall in her Dental Anesthetist Suite who was also crying because the pressure and ignorance from Philippa.  I remember one day I went in with the strongest PMA one could ever imagine, and she still broke me down.  I sent the practice manager a message and gave her a 1-2 week notice.  I no longer cared about the money.  My life was quickly deteriorating around me.  I was trying so hard to maintain a positive mindset, but there was no chance, so I quit.  This was a massive decision, but I did end up getting hired at a dental temp agency and fortunately, I was able to get some sporadic work over the next 6 months until my visa ended.

Lesson: No matter how hard you try, if there’s constant pressure and being quitting around you, there’s a significant, underlying issue at your place of work.

Chanthaburi, Thailand – Private School

Honestly, I don’t remember one happy day here.  Before I had even come here to Thailand, the boss threatened me.  That’s right.  I saw a sneak peak of her insidious agenda.  When I went to Pratunam Mall in Ratchathewi on day 3 of living here in Thailand, I FELT that energy.  I looked at her and she was the definition of evil.  There’s no other way I can sugar coat it.  There wasn’t a warm welcome, which most schools would do.  It was a rawrrrrr, following 4 months of sheer hell.  The amount of ignorance, speaking down on me, calling me a black ******** and so many other things….was unbearable.  So, I slipped up and told a teacher that I was leaving, and she started bawling.  All the parents came and urged me to stay, but I just couldn’t.  The last day I got paid for instruction was the end of September, and my next garbage, $600 dollar check would’ve come another 60 days later.  Already having just a little bit in my savings, I needed to take a leap of faith and head to the south of Thailand.  I did, got an increased wage of 80%, and the rest was history.

All in all, it wasn’t just the job, it was the entire province.  It was ruthless.  I felt the 100% of “we hate black people” racist in this particular province.  It was difficult as HELL.

New Education World, Bangkok, Thailand

This was complacency/shrug-your-shoulders-off vintage Arsenio.

Here are some comments from the main lady, marketing director, bosses, and teachers

  • To be honest, it’s hard to market if we use a black guy.
  • Why did you put the black teacher in the photo?
  • To be honest, he’s already black, so it’s difficult to give him work already.
  • I don’t think you’re good enough.
  • I don’t want a black teacher.
  • Black bastard.
  • White men are better.
  • Your grammar is terrible.

Welcome to hell.  Amazing how I put up with this for 3.5 years before getting removed from Toshiba (an outsourced company) and they simply didn’t want a black teacher anymore.  It was shocking.  It’s good to finally air these things out, because looking back at it, I was insane for choosing complacency over the benefit of my health!

At the beginning of this year, I got chest pains and anxiety going to work. I was terrified.  I remember going up the escalators wondering, “what are they going to complain about today?”  I had a foreshadowing back in 2016 — blackmail from a sex tourist/pedaphile turned verbal warning and (don’t use our equipment for your YouTube videos anymore) almost getting fired because I was speaking the truth.  Arsenio, why didn’t you leave then?

I was comfortable being uncomfortable. I didn’t think a soul was going to hire me outside because I already had known about racial discrimination here in Thailand.

Well, fortunately enough, I got removed from Toshiba, threatened and belittled by a British Thug of a coordinator, and that was the end.  Job offers came in from 4 countries on three continents and my mind was already outside of the language center.

Guys, what can you learn from this blog? You can’t make things work that aren’t working.  It doesn’t matter how much PMA you have.  If you’re not happy, feeling anxiety, stress, depression on every level of your being, LEAVE!!!!!

*Some people don’t have jobs to go to*

Bullshit.  I’m African American in one of the most openly racist countries towards African Americans in the WORLD…and I found another job.  Sadly, this job now has it’s own internal issues, too….so it’s best that I go full-time in my solopreneurship.

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Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 7 – Attract Wealth — Don’t Repel It – Part II – Goal-setting

Everyone has to understand that goal-setting is the most important aspect of attracting wealth.  When I got complacent in 2015, I was just “content” with making the same salary I had already been making the previous x amount of months.  I no longer had goals.

It wasn’t until one day I saw Jack Canfield’s book ‘how to use the law of attraction’ on a bookshelf in a shopping plaza that I started setting goals for myself.

101 Goals was initiated — 70 have been claimed.

There was an exercise in that book that encouraged readers to write down their 101 goals….so I did (spoke about it in my podcast).  Since then, I’ve achieved more than 70 of those goals, pushing me to the brink of a new list.  When you throw goals on the paper and commit to action, those goals will be achieved, unconsciously.  That’s what happened one afternoon while glancing over the page.  I realized I achieved 10 of those goals a year after writing them down and I didn’t even know it.

Napoleon Hill’s Way of Setting Goals

“(a) Write down your goal. You will then begin to crystallize your thinking. The very act of thinking as you write will have a tendency to create an indelible impression in your memory.

(b) Give yourself a deadline. Specify a time for achieving your objective. This is important in motivating you: set out in the direction of your goal and keep moving toward it.

(c) Set your standards high. Now there seems to be a direct relationship between ease in achieving a goal and the strength of your motives. You have discovered for yourself in Chapter Nine how to motivate yourself at will and in Chapter Ten how to motivate others.”

And the higher you set your major goal, generally speaking, the more concentrated will be the effort you make to achieve it. The reason: logic will make it mandatory that you at least aim at an intermediate objective as well as an immediate one. So aim higher. And then have immediate and intermediate steps leading toward its achievement.

The following question should stimulate your thinking: Where will you be and what will you be doing ten years from today if you keep doing what you are doing now?

(d) Aim high. It is a peculiar thing that no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand prosperity and abundance, than is required to accept misery and poverty.”

The excuses such as “I had an idea but didn’t have money,” are a done-deal.  Let those excuses go….because the internet doesn’t care what your circumstances are, it just wants action.

 

 

Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 6 – Attract Wealth — Don’t Repel It

“Whoever you are—regardless of your age, your education, or your occupation—you can attract wealth. You can also repel it. We say: “Attract—don’t repel—wealth.” – Napoleon Hill

Ok, I went on a beautiful rant just last episode about not being rich in pockets, but more in legacy.  Keep that in mind for the rest of your life because I do hold true to those words.  Now, for the rest of you who really want to attract wealth — STOP REPELLING!

George Stefek, who was in a hospital bed for some time, used that time to “think.”  See, a lot of people don’t think, learn, grow, and share knowledge.  This leads to you not becoming resourceful.  Let me give you a story of his (in the podcast) and mine.

I thought I was worth a lot more when I was younger, but none of my actions and learning was matching my words.  My first job was $600 USD, and I didn’t learn a damn thing throughout those five months.  Next job was $1000 USD, but again, wasn’t learning and growing as a teacher and got very discontent rather quickly.  So, when I moved to bKK, I challenged myself.  I never picked up legitimate grammar, business, academic writing, and test prep books in my life.  I was told to teach a student “TOEIC”, and at the time, I didn’t know how to explain to her “why” the answer was “deception” instead of deceit, deceitful, and deceptive.”

However, since learning and teaching so much, I’ve becoming remarkably resourceful and my pay per hour, on my own terms, have exceeded my expectations (and will continue doing so).  I was repelling by not learning more.

“Now it isn’t necessary for you to go to a hospital to establish the habit of reading good motivating books, to think or to make plans. And your thinking, study, and planning sessions need not be too lengthy. If you invest only one per cent of your time in a study, thinking, and planning session it will make an amazing difference in the speed with which you reach your goals.
Your day has 1,440 minutes in it. Invest one per cent of that time in a study, thinking, and planning session. And you will be astounded at what those fourteen minutes do for you. For it may surprise you to find that when you develop this habit you will receive constructive ideas almost any time or anywhere you might be: while doing the dishes, or riding the bus, or while taking a bath.
Be certain to use two of the greatest, yet simplest working tools ever invented—tools used by a genius like Thomas Edison—a pencil and a piece of paper. For he always had handy—paper and pencil. And thus you, like him, will record the ideas that come to you day or night.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.

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Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 4: How To Motivate Others (2/2)

I remember wanting to motivate a “god sister” of mine to travel the world (on my last day in America back in May of 2013), and she said I was going to die of HIV in Thailand.  Typical response from a dead-beat human being who’s 250 lbs over her healthy weight.  It was the definition of of jealousy — a word that had ran deep (and still does) in the bloodlines of my “family.”  I said some things, went upstairs, turned the water on in the shower, put my headphones on and waiting for them to go. I heard the knocking and screams, “Arsenio, she wants to say bye to you!” I’m sorry, I think she’s said everything for the rest of her life to me.  Good riddance!

When it comes to motivating others, you can’t always win.  You will take some blows to the face, even from your own family, but you have to become aware and say, “ok, this person doesn’t want help from me.  Goodbye.”  This also relates to the Rescue 911 that Lisa Nichols talked about.  You can’t just have people hop on your shoulder and rescue them.  Let them come to you.

Some teachers, townspeople and others don’t want motivation.  There are prostitutes here in Thailand that continue to live that dangerous lifestyle….but they don’t want to hear the sex tourist’s motivational pep talks in terms of “you don’t have to work in a bar!”

Don’t be rescue 911!

“For when you know: (a) what the personality traits of the individual are; (b) what his environment is; (c) what motivates him, you then can motivate that individual.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.”

Figuring this out about people who you DO want to motivate, is important.  If you try motivating someone who doesn’t want to hear it, it will ultimately backfire on you.

“Do you want to feel enthusiastic?
Yes.
Then learn the self-motivator: To be enthusiastic act enthusiastic. Now repeat this phrase.
To be enthusiastic act enthusiastic.
Right! What is the key word in the affirmation?
Act.
That’s right. Let’s paraphrase the message and thus you will learn the principle and be able to relate and assimilate it into your own life. If you want to be sick, what do you do?
Act sick.
You’re right. If you want to be melancholy, what do you do?
Act melancholy.
Right again! And if you want to be enthusiastic, what do you do?
To be enthusiastic—act enthusiastic.”

I’ve told people this so many times before.  If you want to be depressed, act depressed! If you want to be lonely, feel lonely!  It’s all based on the human condition and the mind. The mind doesn’t know what the hell loneliness or depression is, it simply reacts to everything you feel.

“1. Talk loudly! This is particularly necessary if you are emotionally upset, if you are shaking inside when you stand before an audience, if you have “butterflies in your stomach.”
2. Talk rapidly! Your mind functions more quickly when you do. You can read two books with greater understanding in the time you now read one if you concentrate and read with rapidity.
3. Emphasize! Emphasize important words, words that are important to you or your listening audience—a word like you, for example.
4. Hesitate! When you talk rapidly, hesitate where there would be a period, comma, or other punctuation in the written word. Thus you employ the dramatic effect of silence. The mind of the person who is listening catches up with the thoughts you have expressed. Hesitation after a word which you wish to emphasize accentuates the emphasis.
5. Keep a smile in your voice! Thus in talking loudly and rapidly, you eliminate gruffness. You can put a smile in your voice by putting a smile on your face, a smile in your eyes.”

This revolves around speaking, but can also relate to speaking with impeccability.  With everyone you come in contact with, you have the ability to sway them into a state of love or chaos — purely predicated on your words.

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Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 3: How To Motivate Others (1/2)

How can you motivate others? How can you motivate others who don’t want motivation? How can a parent motivate a child and vice versa?

These are some questions that have been hanging over my head for years.  My mother never motivated me to learn Spanish.  My father never motivated me to learn about personal development.  My father, quite frankly, didn’t do a god damn thing.  I’ve made that very apparent over recent years, but sitting here looking back now I actually wonder how I was able to motivate myself — and why am I motivating others today?

“It is important to know how to motivate others in an effective manner and in a desirable direction. Throughout life you play dual parts in which you motivate others and they motivate you: parent and child, teacher and pupil, salesman and buyer, master and servant—you take each part.
How a child motivated his father. A boy two-and-one-half years of age was walking with his father after a very heavy Christmas Day dinner. When they had walked about a block and a half, the youngster stopped, looked up at his father with a smile, and said: “Daddy …” then hesitated. His father responded, “Yes?” The boy paused for a second or two and continued, “If you say please, I’ll let you carry me.” Now, who could resist this type of motivation? Even a new-born baby motivates his parents to action.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.

Napoleon Hill was dealing with a tragedy for so many years and his family thought he was broken.

When I tried motivating my family after I came back from Australia, they wanted to part.  They always went back to the same, bickering, “I hate life” type of lifestyle.  My brother and I almost got into a fist fight because I tried motivating him by telling him that he was in charge of his life and that with the law of attraction, everything that has happened in the past cane become undone.

I have to really look back to the point where everything began to “change.”  When did I start MOTIVATING people around me? Was it Australia? No.  I think my first real jump into motivation was when I came back from Australia, landed at McCarran International Airport, and then walked back into the living room of my house after a year — only to see my younger sister, who I’ve never had a nice relationship with, sitting and waiting for me to spur her on.  In that moment I lectured her about leaving the country.  It was a 20 minute conversation of pure love and soul from my heart — a connection I never once had with an already deteriorated relationship with her.

Throughout my dental assisting career, there was hardly anything that was inspirational.  Hell, when I tried motivating a very pedantic, inconsiderate and cold worker back then, she would get super angry at me and say I was “flaunting” that I had been abroad before.  From that moment forward, I did somewhat have it in my blood to give me experiences to others in a very positive way.

“When you want to motivate, say it with an inspirational, self-help action book. The most important factors to success in selling are, in order of importance: (a) inspiration to action; (b) knowledge of a successful sales technique for the particular product or service—which is termed know-how ; and (c) knowledge of the product or service itself, activity knowledge. Now, these same three principles can be related to success in any business or profession.
In the story that you have just read you can assume that the salesman had knowledge of the sales know-how and knowledge of the service he was selling. But he did lack the most important ingredient—inspiration to action.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 2 – How to Motivate Yourself (2/2)

I’m going to hit you guys with someone that will make you THINK.

“Anger and hate. Righteous indignation against evil is a form of anger and hate. The desire to protect one’s nation when attacked by an enemy, or the desire to protect the weak against the criminal attack of the madman to save human life is good. To kill to accomplish this, when necessary, is an example of the worst form of all negative feelings and emotions used to achieve a worthy purpose. In our society the patriotism of a soldier or the fulfillment of duty by a police officer are virtues.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

As I’ve said in my recent podcast this past February about tolerance, Napoleon Hill mentioned it in a more different way.  Negative feelings and emotions being used to achieve a worthy purpose.  It’s amazing how the continuation of bombing and killing individuals, regardless of what their virtues are, are heralded in society.  Again, motives can be used in a positive way or a negative way — this way being the most vicious.

Benjamin Franklin, being a controversial figure he was, had his autobiography written.  In it were a list of 12 things that outlined what every human being should do.  In one of them, I was blown away.  “avoid trifling conversations.”

Just recently I made a few podcasts about friends and stuff here in Thailand. Some friends, who I adore dearly, are full of negativity.  There’s nothing uplifting, exciting, or satisfying going on in his life (specifically). Instead, he had some of the worst stories imaginable that revolved around men accusing him of being a scammer, my previous employer saying “it’s hard for him to get work because he’s black,” and so many other preposterous situations, circumstances and stories that put me in a bad mood for one full day.

Regardless of what the past is, circumstances that you know are happening around the world, and the guy down the road screaming at you for no apparent reason — making positivity loud inside your head.  Once you do that and avoid these types of people, you’ll begin to move in the direction of your calling.

 

 

Napoleon Hill’s Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 1 – How to Motivate Yourself (1/2)

Here is the beginning of season 2!  This book, which I’ve covered quite a bit already, is next on the list for those of you who are looking to bring out something within you that’s lying dormant.

“What is motivation?
Motivation is that which induces action or determines choice. It is that which provides a motive. A motive is the “inner urge” only within the individual which incites him to action, such as an instinct, passion, emotion, habit, mood, impulse, desire, or idea.
It is the hope or other force which starts an action in an attempt to produce specific results.
Motivating yourself and others. When you know principles that can motivate you, you will then know principles that can motivate others. Conversely, when you know principles that can motivate others, you will then know principles that can motivate you.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

There’s a lot of negative chatter of what motivation is.  Mel Robbins says “motivation is garbage,” Gary Vee says “motivation doesn’t do s***.”  However, don’t give a damn what other people think about motivation….what you think means everything.

Without motivation, there’s no electricity.  There are no A380’s.  Everything you see around you is because someone had the motivation and determination to solve a problem in the world.  Without it and we’re stuck in that 1800’s mentality.

Motivation is hope.  And when there’s hope, there’s will.  When there’s will…there’s always a way.

Motivation comes from failure.  My greatest failure was, and continues to be my best driver in my life.  To this day, I’m still busting my ass in the gym because of the catastrophic failure I suffered years ago on the Track.

“The ten basic motives which inspire all human action. Every thought you think, every act in which you voluntarily engage, can be traced back to some definite motive or combination of motives. There are ten basic motives which inspire all thoughts, all voluntary actions. No one ever does anything without having been motivated to do it.
When it comes to learning how to motivate yourself for any given purpose, or how to motivate others, you should have a clear understanding of these ten basic motives. Here they are:
1. The desire for SELF-PRESERVATION

2. The emotion of LOVE

3. The emotion of FEAR

4. The emotion of SEX

5. The desire for LIFE AFTER DEATH

6. The desire for FREEDOM OF BODY AND MIND

7. The emotion of ANGER

8. The emotion of HATE

9. The desire for RECOGNITION and SELF-EXPRESSION

10. The desire for MATERIAL GAIN

Napoleon Hill: The Secret To Getting Things Done

“If you do the things you don’t want to do, or if you don’t do the things that you do want to do, then this chapter is for you.” – Napoleon Hill

“How do you make the secret of getting things done a part of your life? By habit. And you develop habit through repetition. “Sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny,” said the great psychologist and philosopher William James. He was saying that you are what your habits make you. And you can choose your habits. You can develop any habit you wish when you use the self-starter.
Now what is the secret of getting things done and what is the self-starter that forces you to use this great secret?
The secret of getting things done is to act. The self-starter is the self-motivator DO IT NOW!
As long as you live, never say to yourself, “DO IT NOW!” unless you follow through with desirable action. Whenever action is desirable and the symbol DO IT NOW! flashes from your subconscious mind to your conscious mind, immediately act.

Make it a practice to respond to the self-starter DO IT NOW! in little things. You will quickly develop the habit of a reflex response so powerful that in times of emergency or when opportunity presents itself, you will act.
Say you have a phone call that you should make but you have a tendency to procrastinate. And you have put off making that phone call. When the self-starter DO IT NOW! flashes from your subconscious to your conscious mind: Act. Make that phone call immediately.

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.

The self-starter could be something difficult to do, but I’m developing (currently) a habit to get out of bed within 15 seconds of waking up.  What happens during this moment? Well, I know that if I lay there any longer, I’m going to lose valuable “down” time which I could be using on packing a bag, shower, posting something, or even creating a blog or podcast before 6am.

The Secret to Getting Things Done simply revolves around how another person would benefit if you get it done.  If your mother was in need of an ambulance call, you would make no hesitation to find that phone as quickly as possible.  I use that example because people need to develop that burning desire to get things done, hastily.

“Many persons have the habit of procrastination. Because of it, they may miss a train, be late for work, or even more important—miss an opportunity that could change the whole course of their lives for the better. History has recorded how battles have been lost because someone put off taking desirable action.” – Napoleon Hill

 

The letter

“Write yourself a letter. Here is an idea to help you get started. Sit down and write yourself a letter, telling the things you always intended to do as though they had already been accomplished—some personal, some charitable, and others community projects. Write the letter as if a biographer were writing about the wonderful person you really are when you come under the influence of PMA. But don’t stop there. Use the secret of getting things done. Respond to the self-starter DO IT NOW!”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

 

 

 

Napoleon Hill: Learn To See

“When there is something you don’t understand, ask yourself: “Why?” Look at it more closely. You may make a great discovery.

Ask yourself questions. Asking yourself or others questions about things that puzzle you may reward you richly. This very procedure led to one of the world’s greatest scientific discoveries.

A young Englishman, while vacationing on his grand-mother’s farm, was relaxing. He was lying on his back under an apple tree and engaging in thinking time. An apple fell to the ground. This young man was a student of higher mathematics.
“Why does the apple fall to the ground?” he asked himself. “Does the earth attract the apple? Does the apple attract the earth? Does each attract the other? What is the universal principle involved?”

Isaac Newton used his power to think and he made a discovery. To see mentally is to think. He found the answers he was looking for; the earth and the apple attracted each other, and the law of attraction of mass to mass applies to the entire universe.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.

I’ve told you before, if you start asking the right questions, the right answers will come.  For instance, I evaluated my being while taking a taxi today.  The taxi driver was mad, angry, abrupt, and rude.  Did that have anything to do with me? Nope. It had everything to do with him.  I asked myself, “is he mad at me? Of course not.  He’s mad at other forces I’m completely unaware of.”  When I asked that question, everything seemed to disperse.

Pilot No. 7
THOUGHTS TO STEER BY

1. Learn to see! Seeing is a learned process. Nine-tenths of seeing takes place in the brain.

2. Four fingers instead of five: this was the symbol whereby George Campbell, the blind boy, could catch and hold a full and happy life. How can you use this symbol?

3. Seeing is learned through association. George Camp-bell’s first sight of his mother became meaningful to him only when he recognized her voice.

4. Is it time to have your mental vision checked? When it is distorted, you can grope around in a haze of false concepts, bumping and hurting yourself and others unnecessarily. Does your mental vision become clearer year by year?

5. Take a look—a good look—and recognize what you see. There may be Acres of Diamonds in your own backyard!”

6. Don’t be nearsighted—look to the future. Cypress Gardens became a reality because Richard Pope saw it as a definite future objective.

7. See another person’s abilities, capacities, and viewpoint. You may be overlooking a genius. The story of Thomas Edison is a good example.
8. Do you see how you can relate and assimilate the principles of Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude into your own life?

9. Learn from nature. How? Ask yourself some questions, as Isaac Newton did. If you don’t know the answers, get expert advice.

10. Convert what you see into reality by action. Mikimoto converted a theory into a fortune in pearls. Goldstone recognized, related, and applied the principles and methods used in hospitals to save human lives as being applicable to saving the lives of oysters in producing cultured pearls.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.