To Think And Grow Rich
Some of you may have read
the book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill - but as someone
recently pointed out to me - there is a crucial mistake in the title
of Hill's book - something that has been left out - and it may very
well be the reason why some people who read the book don't achieve the
results they aim for. I'll also show you how to Think and Grow Rich
so that you do get results.
The Mistake in Think and
The crucial error - or at
least it's an error in the way I see it and the way a number of others
who have studied Hill's methods is that the title should read something
like: "Think, Act and Grow Rich." That word act - as in action
is what so many people fail to do.
Sure it's great
to utilize Hill's philosophy and work with the techniques he outlines
- I fully endorse them. But too often people read his great book and
think that all they need to do is think properly and money will magically
appear. They'll win the lottery - sure it's possible - but you can't
win the lottery unless you actually go out and buy a ticket. Supposing
you want your business to succeed and that business is dependant on
getting more customers or more traffic to your store or website.
Sometimes you could
get a hunch - that little voice inside may suggest you promote your
business a certain way. A friend, colleague, loved one or relative may
make a suggestion. You may discover something in a newspaper or hear
something on the radio or see something on television that could help
promote your business.
When that happens you've just attracted an opportunity.
The reason why most people
fail to achieve their goals is because 1) they fail to attract opportunities
by not working with the power of their mind and subconscious mind and
2) those that do attract the opportunities fail to follow up on them
- in many cases they simply fail to recognize them and instead continue
with what is commonly known as wishful thinking - waiting for things
to magically change or money to magically appear.
You need to work with both
aspects and this takes work. Let's face it - change is not easy - it
took you a number of years to create the situation you are now in -
regardless of whether you like it. But you did this without being consciously
aware of what you were doing. Once you take charge - once you work with
your mind and subconscious mind to attract opportunities - you're already
on the way to change.
The next step is to start doing things. And the reason people fail at
this is because they're either lazy or come up with too many excuses
not to follow up. The mind - your mind - will do everything it can to
convince you to give up. You may find you get distracted, or your making
excuses - coming up with reasons not to follow an opportunity. Your
old negative side may even take over and convince you to give up before
you even start.
This is common.
It happens over and over again - people failing to pursue opportunities
because they're too used to failing - they're too comfortable where
they are. Often - they don't know this is the reason why they don't
take action - because they're really giving in to their mind - which
will do all kinds of things to convince you to give up or come up with
excuses not to pursue opportunities.
Why Most Fail To
Think And Grow Rich
Most people fail to achieve
their goals or fail to think and grow rich because they fear change
and in many ways they fear success. Why? Because change means giving
up their current life - while you may say: "Hey Karim, I'm ready
to change the way things are -that's just what I want to do - I'm not
afraid." Sure that's what you say now. But what happens when change
starts taking place? A lot of people quit just before major change is
about to take place and opt to stay where they are because it's what
they know. I'm not blaming you - I'm just pointing something out. Another
reason why people fail to think and grow rich is because they aim high
and then try to get to the top of the mountain without ever climbing
it. Look - I'm a big supporter of aiming high - I think it's a great
idea. But you can't aim high and then expect to start at the top. You
have to get to your target one step at a time. By taking the small steps
that will lead you to success you build confidence and you reach your
target. Here's an example: Let's say you want to take your business
to the top - you want it to be a multi-million dollar company or corporation.
So think about what you have to do to get there. Focus on the small
steps that you need to take. You're not going to turn the company overnight
- you have to build on it everyday. Use the same approach in life. If
you want to meet the right person - someone you will ultimately marry
- then what are the things you need to do now to make that happen?
Surely staying at home and waiting by the phone isn't the answer. Start
taking those small steps.
Don't be one of
those people who aims high and then refuses to take the small steps
because you believe you deserve to have everything right now. That's
not the way it works. Success requires patience, growth and confidence.
This all happens when you go one step at a time. The only reason you're
not successful right now is because you're not ready. You haven't trained
to be successful. If you want to think, act and grow rich - then start
by focusing on what you want and taking those small steps.
What You Can Do
I know a number
of you are saying: "Karim, this is great information - but what
can I do to change my life." Here are a few suggestions.
Decide what you want and
why? A lot of people will tell me what they want but they really don't
know why. Understanding why is crucial - because it's the why that drives
you. If you want a million dollars - why do you want it? So that you
can have financial security? Why do you want financial security? Keep
asking yourself why until you get an answer that explains exactly why
you want something. Most people want a million dollars so that they
can take care of their family, live a comfortable life - and most importantly
- so that they never have to worry about money or how they will pay
the bills. It's the peace of mind that it brings. It's the security
that it brings. It's the comfort that all that money brings - that's
Next - come up with a plan
of action - figure out how you're going to achieve that goal. Think
about all the things that have to happen - the things that you have
to make happen in order for you to achieve your goals.
Then start taking steps - by taking action. Remember - this is where
a lot of people fail - they actually expect somebody else to hand things
to them because--?
I'm really not sure why they expect people to hand things to them. But
it's not likely to happen - so take action.
Finally - get your
mind and subconscious mind working for you. Start directing your mind
and subconscious to create the opportunities for you and to help you
recognize the right opportunities for you.