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August 14, 2010

Is there a Law of Success?

Filed under: abundance,action,blame,passion,passionate,success — by cawritergirl @ 11:24 PM
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I’ve been reading The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill.  This is a book which outlines the “Mastermind” phenomena.  I’m sure you’ve heard of such groups forming in your neighborhood.  I’ve never been personally attracted to any mastermind groups, but this book came highly recommended to me.  I have to say that I am only about half done with this book.  It is over 600 pages!  

I am finding, however, that this book does outline many common-sense attitudes that could easily contribute to success.  For example, this is a 15-part course with everything you need to know to be a success.  The anecdotes are often related to sales since the author was in sales.  This makes sense because no matter what you are doing with your life, you are selling something.  You might be selling your skill, your personality, or selling on someone else’s behalf.  It doesn’t matter. 

The way to achieve success is to have “A Definite Chief Aim.”  This would be the overriding goal that is guiding all your actions.  If you are just getting up and going to work, then coming home to sit in front of the TV, you DO NOT have a definite chief aim or goal in life.  Your first assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to FIND ONE! 

We all need to do some soul searching to allow ourselves to realize what we feel passionate about.  This doesn’t always come to us easily.  We may need to delve into past heartaches and issues we may not want to deal with, but that is what is necessary for growth.  Who wants to stagnate? 

Some other important traits that Hill espouses are: self-confidence, the habit of saving, initiative, enthusiasm, and self-control.  These are all traits of well-rounded people.  I would have a hard time arguing with Hill over his choice of skills that are required to be a success.  I’ve read books by Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, and others, and all say the same things in slightly different ways.  If you want to be a success, take heed!  Take responsibility for your own future.  Don’t blame others when things go wrong (or yourself).  Other than that, just have a goal.  The Law of Success is just a law of living well and understanding the sometimes hidden meanings in everyday events.

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