October 6, Kathmandu-
We wanted to bring some powerful and positive, can and success mindset to our readership even as we enter a new month with price hikes and general mood of despair. After all, it’s upon the individual to upgrade himself- not the government or the society or anybody else, perhaps saving God Almighty who can raise any one up!
Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life
Welcome! Dear Friend, I am very honored and happy that you have taken your time to join us in reading and studying this life-changing book. This book contains the lessons I have learned from my many mentors and coaches that have helped me succeed in my business including what I learned from the great Napoleon Hill, who worked with Dale Carnegie to learn the principles of success. Be ready to learn principles that have been proven to make a lot of money for many people, including yours truly. You must be aware though, that in order to get the best out of this book you must KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT YOU WANT.
You must also know that there is no such thing as SOMETHING FOR NOTHING! The secret to success cannot be had without a price, although the price is far less than its value. You cannot have it at any price if you are not intentionally searching for it. It cannot be given away; it cannot be purchased for money, If you are ready for it, it is available to you. The secret serves equally well, all who are ready for it. Understand that riches are not beyond your reach, that you can still be what you wish to be. Money, fame, recognition and happiness can be had by all who are ready and determined to have these blessings. Here is one of my favorite poems ever; It is a good way to heighten your curiosity about the awesome information awaiting you. \”I bargained with Life for a penny, and Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store. For Life is just an employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn dismayed, that any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid.\” I look forward to connecting with you and supporting you on your journey to success. To your success.
“We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.\” — General Omar N. Bradley
THINK YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS TRULY, \”thoughts are things,\” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects. One of the chief characteristics of desire was that it was definite. When this DESIRE, or impulse of thought, first flashes into your mind you must be in a position to act upon it. For many if they are not in a position to act upon their desire, the difficulty will be sufficient to discourage the majority of people from making any attempt to carry out the desire. But if you are so determined to find a way to carry out your desire, you will find a way. You will be willing to stake your entire future on it. If the significance of this statement could be conveyed to every person who reads it, there would be no need for the remainder of this book. Psychologists have correctly said that \”when one is truly ready for a thing, it makes its appearance.\”
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, AND HAVE THE DETERMINATION TO STAND BY THAT DESIRE UNTIL YOU REALIZE IT.
Many have had no money to begin with, have had but little education, have had no influence. But they did have initiative, faith, and the will to win. With these intangible forces, they created for themselves unimaginable wealth. Now, let us look at a different situation, and study a man who had plenty of tangible evidence of riches, but lost it, because he stopped three feet short of the goal he was seeking.
THREE FEET FROM GOLD
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another. A man was caught by the \”gold fever\” in the gold-rush days, and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the earth. He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel. The going was hard, but his lust for gold was definite. After weeks of labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore. He needed machinery to bring the ore to the surface. Quietly, he covered up the mine, retraced his footsteps to his home, told his relatives and a few neighbors of the \”strike.\” They got together money for the needed machinery, and had it shipped. He and the family went back to work the mine. The first car of ore was mined, and shipped to a smelter. The returns proved that they had one of the richest mines in Colorado! A few more cars of that ore would clear the debts. Then would come the big killing in profits.
Down went the drills! Up went the hopes of this man and his group! Then something happened! The vein of gold ore disappeared! They had come to the end of the rainbow, and the pot of gold was no longer there! They drilled on, desperately trying to pick up the vein again— all to no avail. Finally, they decided to QUIT. They sold the machinery to a junk man for a few hundred dollars, and took the train back home. Some \”junk\” men are dumb, but not this one! He called in a mining engineer to look at the mine and do a little calculating. The engineer advised that the project had failed because the owners were not familiar with \”fault lines.\” His calculations showed that the vein would be found JUST THREE FEET FROM WHERE THE HE HAD STOPPED DRILLING! That is exactly where it was found! The \”Junk\” man took millions of dollars in ore from the mine, because he knew enough to seek expert counsel before giving up. For many of the most successful men this country has ever known, their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.
Chapter 1 # Desire THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT
The First Step towards Success “In order to succeed your desire to succeed must be greater than your fear of failure” Bill Cosby Your desire that is the first step towards success must be a burning desire. Before you develop burning desire, you have first to understand what a burning desire is. This can be explained best in the following story: Once upon a time, a young man wanted to know how to have a burning desire to achieve his goals, so he went to China to ask a wise Chinese man how to have strong and burning desire. The wise Chinese man got a large bowl of water and then put the young man’s head in the bowl of water for a few minutes. The young man started slowly to get his head out of the water, but didn’t succeed.
After a few minutes, the young man shoved the wise Chinese man off and got his head out of the bowl of water. The young man asked, “What were you trying to do?” The wise Chinese man replied, “What did you learn from this experience?” The young man said, “Nothing.” Then, the wise Chinese man replied, “Yes, you learned something. At first, when you tried to get your head out of the bowl of water, you weren’t successful because your desire was not strong enough, but after words when your desire was strong, you were able to get your head out of the bowl of water and this is exactly the type of desire needed to achieve one’s goal.” Now, let me ask you something. Do you have strong and burning desire to achieve your goals? Do you have a burning desire to get up in the morning to do everything it takes to make your goal a reality? This is an important question that you have to answer. Many people say they want something and after a while they lose interest. Why? It is because they don’t know the real reason why they want this specific goal. Why do you want your goal? Does it give you freedom? Stability? Security?
Without strong, burning desire and will power, you will give up quickly, you will not persist and hence you won‘t achieve what you had in mind. Knowing exactly why you want something, helps keep the burning desire awake inside of you at all times and it will lead you to take action. Studies show that the best time to program your subconscious mind with an idea is before sleeping. Make sure before you sleep to think of your goal and why you want it. It is crucial to feel the burning desire as feelings are energy and they will help you stay focused on your goal. Do you know that only 3% of the world’s population manage to plan and reach their goals? Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began where he stood to put his dream into action, and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical dreamers DO NOT QUIT! The Wright brothers dreamed of a machine that would fly through the air. Now one may see evidence all over the world that they dreamed soundly. The world has become accustomed to new discoveries, and it has shown a willingness to reward the dreamer who gives the world a new idea. \”The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream.\” \”The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs.
DREAMS ARE THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY.
Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world. Your star is now in the ascendency. The world is filled with an abundance of OPPORTUNITY which the dreamers of the past never knew. A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition. The world no longer makes fun at the dreamer, nor calls him impractical. Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they \”arrive.\” The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their \”other selves.\” Edison, the world’s greatest inventor and scientist, was a \”tramp\” telegraph operator.He failed innumerable times before he was driven, finally, to the discovery of the genius which slept within his brain. Charles Dickens began by pasting labels on blacking pots. The tragedy of his first love penetrated the depths of his soul, and converted him into one of the world’s truly great authors. That tragedy produced, first, David Copperfield, then a succession of other works that made this a richer and better world for all who read his books. Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. Booker T. Washington was born in slavery, handicapped by race and color. Because he was tolerant, had an open mind at all times, on all subjects, and was a DREAMER, he left his impress for good on an entire race.
Beethoven was deaf, Milton was blind, but their names will last as long as time endures, because they dreamed and translated their dreams into organized thought. Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman to travel into space. From her humble beginning to space was no small achievement. Light in your mind the fire of hope, faith, courage, and tolerance. If you have these states of mind, and a working knowledge of the principles described, everything you need will come to you, when you are READY for it. Let Emerson state the thought in these words, \”Every proverb, every book, every byword that belongs to thee for aid and comfort shall surely come home through open or winding passages. Every friend whom not thy fantastic will, but the great and tender soul in thee craveth, shall lock thee in his embrace.\” There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief. Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. A great poet correctly stated this universal truth that I quoted earlier, through these lines:
“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store… \”For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task. \”I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn, dismayed, That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid.\\
Chapter 2 # Faith VISUALIZATION AND BELIEF IN ATTAINMENT OF DESIRE
The Second Step towards Success \”What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.\” — Ralph Waldo Emerson FAITH is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer.
How To Develop Faith FAITH is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto- suggestion. As an illustration, consider the purpose for which you are, presumably, reading this book. The object is, naturally, to acquire the ability to turn the intangible thought impulse of DESIRE into its physical counterpart, money. When you CONVINCE the subconscious mind that you believe, you will receive that for which you ask, and it will act upon that belief, which your subconscious mind passes back to you in the form of \”FAITH,\” followed by definite plans for procuring that which you desire. The method by which one develops FAITH, where it does not already exist, is extremely difficult to describe. It is almost as difficult, in fact, as it would be to describe the color of red to a blind man who has never seen color, and has nothing with which to compare what you describe to him. Faith is a state of mind which you may develop at will, after you have mastered the principles, because it is a state of mind which develops voluntarily, through application and use of these principles. Perhaps the meaning may be made clearer through the following explanation as to the way men sometimes become criminals. Stated in the words of a famous criminologist, \”When men first come into contact with crime, they abhor it. If they remain in contact with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain in contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and become influenced by it.\” This is the equivalent of saying that any impulse of thought which is repeatedly passed on to the subconscious mind is, finally, accepted and acted upon by the subconscious mind, which proceeds to translate that impulse into its physical equivalent, by the most practical procedure available.
In connection with this, consider again the statement, ALL THOUGHTS WHICH HAVE BEEN EMOTIONALIZED, (given feeling) AND MIXED WITH FAITH, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart. The emotions, or the \”feeling\” portion of thoughts, are the factors which give thoughts vitality, life, and action. The emotions of Faithwhen mixed with any thought impulse, give it greater action than any of the emotions can do singly. Not only thought impulses which have been mixed with FAITH, but those which have been mixed with any of the positive emotions, or any of the negative emotions, may reach, and influence the subconscious mind. From this statement, you will understand that the subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent, a thought impulse of a negative or destructive nature, just as readily as it will act upon thought impulses of a positive or constructive nature. This accounts for the strange phenomenon which so many millions of people experience, referred to as \”misfortune,\” or \”bad luck.\” There are millions of people who BELIEVE themselves \”doomed\” to poverty and failure, because of some strange force over which they BELIEVE they have no control. They are the creators of their own \”misfortunes,\” because of this negative BELIEF, which is picked up by the subconscious mind, and translated into its physical equivalent. This is an appropriate place at which to suggest again that you may benefit, by passing on to your subconscious mind, any DESIRE which you wish translated into its physical, or monetary equivalent, in a state of expectancy or BELIEF that the conversion will actually take place. Your BELIEF, or FAITH, is the element which determines the action of your subconscious mind. There is nothing to hinder you from \”deceiving\” your subconscious mind when giving it instructions through autosuggestion.
To make this \”deceit\” more realistic, conduct yourself just as you would if you were ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MATERIAL THING WHICH YOU ARE DEMANDING, when you call upon your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind will turn into its physical equivalent, by the most direct and practical media available, any order which is given to it in a state of BELIEF, or FAITH that the order will be carried out. Surely enough has been stated to give a starting point from which one may, through experiment and practice, acquire the ability to mix FAITH with any order given to the subconscious mind. Perfection will come through practice. It cannot come by merely reading instructions. If it be true that one may become a criminal by association with crime (and this is a known fact), it is equally true that one may develop faith by voluntarily suggesting to the subconscious mind that one has faith. The mind comes, finally, to take on the nature of the influences which dominate it. Understand this truth, and you will know why it is essential for you to encourage the positive emotions as dominating forces of your mind, and discourage — and eliminate — negative emotions. A mind dominated by positive emotions becomes a favorable abode for the state of mind known as faith. A mind so dominated may, at will, give the subconscious mind instructions, which it will accept and act upon immediately. In language which any normal human being can understand, we will describe all that is known about the principle through which FAITH may be developed where it does not already exist. Have Faith in yourself; Faith in the Infinite. Before we begin, you should be reminded again that: FAITH is the \”eternal elixir\” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought!
FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches! FAITH is the basis of all \”miracles,\” and all mysteries which cannot be analyzed by the rules of science! FAITH is the only known antidote for FAILURE! FAITH is the element, the \”chemical\” which, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent. FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man. EVERY ONE OF THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS IS CAPABLE OF PROOF! The proof is simple and easily demonstrated. It is wrapped up in the principle of self-suggestion. Let us center our attention, therefore, upon the subject of self-suggestion, and find out what it is, and what it is capable of achieving. It is a well known fact that one comes, finally, to BELIEVE whatever one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be true or false. If a man repeats a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth. Moreover, he will BELIEVE it to be the truth. Every man is what he is because of the DOMINATING THOUGHTS which he permits to occupy his mind. Thoughts that a man deliberately places in his own mind, and encourages with sympathy, and with which he mixes any one or more of the emotions, constitute the motivating forces which direct and control his every movement, act, and deed! Comes, now, a very significant statement of truth:
THOUGHTSWHICH ARE MIXED WITH ANY OF THE FEELINGS OF EMOTIONS, CONSTITUTE A \”MAGNETIC\” FORCE WHICH ATTRACTS, FROM THE VIBRATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE, OTHER SIMILAR, OR RELATED THOUGHTS.
A thought thus \”magnetized\” with emotion may be compared to a seed which, when planted in fertile soil, germinates, grows, and multiplies itself over and over again, until that which was originally one small seed, becomes countless millions of seeds of the SAME BRAND! The ether is a great cosmic mass of eternal forces of vibration. It is made up of both destructive vibrations and constructive vibrations. It carries, at all times, vibrations of fear, poverty, disease, failure, misery; and vibrations of prosperity, health, success, and happiness. From the great storehouse of the Universe, the human mind is constantly attracting vibrations which harmonize with that which DOMINATES the human mind. Any thought, idea, plan, or purpose which one holds in one’s mind attracts, from the vibrations of the Universe, a host of its relatives, adds these \”relatives\” to its own force, and grows until it becomes the dominating, MOTIVATING MASTER of the individual in whose mind it has been housed. Now, let us go back to the starting point, and become informed as to how the original seed of an idea, plan, or purpose may be planted in the mind. The information is easily conveyed: any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. This is why you are asked to write out a statement of your major purpose, or Definite Chief Aim, commit it to memory, and repeat it, in audible words, day after day, until these vibrations of sound have reached your subconscious mind.
We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment. Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment, and to build your own life to ORDER. Taking inventory of mental assets and liabilities, you will discover that your greatest weakness is lack of self-confidence. This handicap can be surmounted, and timidity translated into courage, through the aid of the principle of self- suggestion. The application of this principle may be made through a simple arrangement of positive thought impulses stated in writing, memorized and repeated, until they become a part of the working equipment of the subconscious faculty of your mind. SELF-CONFIDENCE FORMULA First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person. Third. I know through the principle of self-suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF-CONFIDENCE. Fourth. I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient Self-confidence for its attainment.
Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. This formula is signed by ……………………………………………… I promise to commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person The name by which one calls this law is of little importance. The important fact about it is— it WORKS for the glory and success of mankind, IF it is used constructively. On the other hand, if used destructively, it will destroy just as readily. In this statement may be found a very significant truth, namely; those who go down in defeat, and end their lives in poverty, misery, and distress, do so because of negative application of the principle of self- suggestion. The cause may be found in the fact that ALL IMPULSES OF THOUGHT HAVE A TENDENCY TO CLOTHE THEMSELVES IN THEIR PHYSICAL EQUIVALENT.
The subconscious mind (the chemical laboratory in which all thought impulses are combined, and made ready for translation into physical reality), makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by FEAR just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by COURAGE, or FAITH. Like the wind which carries one ship East, and another West, the law of self- suggestion will lift you up or pull you down, according to the way you set your sails of THOUGHT. The law of self-suggestion, through which any person may rise to altitudes of achievement which stagger the imagination, is well described in the following verse: \”If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t. \”If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost For out of the world we find, Success begins with a fellow’s will— It’s all in the state of mind. \”If you think you are outclassed, you are, You’ve got to think high to rise, You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. \”Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man, But soon or late the man who wins Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!\”
Observe the words which have been emphasized, and you will catch the deep meaning which the poet had in mind. Somewhere in your make-up (perhaps in the cells of your brain) there lies sleeping, the seed of achievement which, if aroused and put into action, would carry you to heights such as you may never have hoped to attain. Just as a master musician may cause the most beautiful strains of music to pour forth from the strings of a violin, so may you arouse the genius which lies asleep in your brain, and cause it to drive you upward to whatever goal you may wish to achieve. Abraham Lincoln was a failure at everything he tried, until he was well past the age of forty. He was a Mr. Nobody from Nowhere, until a great experience came into his life, aroused the sleeping genius within his heart and brain, and gave the world one of its really great men. That \”experience\” was mixed with the emotions of sorrow and LOVE. It came to him through Anne Rutledge, the only woman whom he ever truly loved. It is a known fact that the emotion of LOVE is closely akin to the state of mind known as FAITH, and this for the reason that Love comes very near to translating one’s thought impulses into their spiritual equivalent. The emotion of love, in the human heart and brain, creates a favorable field of magnetic attraction, which causes an influx of the higher and finer vibrations which are afloat in the Universe. Let us consider the power of FAITH, as it is now being demonstrated, by a man who is well known to all of civilization, Mahatma Gandhi, of India. In this man the world has one of the most astounding examples known to civilization, of the possibilities of FAITH. Gandhi wields more potential power than any man living at this time, and this, despite the fact that he has none of the orthodox tools of power, such as money, battle ships, soldiers, and materials of warfare. Gandhi has no money, he has no home, he does not own a suit of clothes, but HE DOES HAVE POWER. How does he come by that power?