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Teachings of the Success Masters
Authors such as Napoleon Hill have produced a great deal of writings that form the classic success philosophy of the early 1900s. Most of this material is as applicable today as it was back then, and forms the basis of the teachings of many modern success gurus. Here is a sampling of selections from those early success writers:
"?Both success and failure are largely the results of habit!" (Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich)
"The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism." (Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich)
"The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition, until they attain their goal." (Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich)
"Ask the next ten people whom you meet why they have not accomplished more in their respective lines of endeavor, and at least nine of them will tell you that opportunity does not seem to come around their way. Go a step further and analyze each of these nine accurately by observing their actions for one single day, and the chances are that you will find that every one of them is turning away the finest sort of opportunities every hour of the day." (Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success)
"The battle for achievement of success is half won when one knows definitely what is wanted. ? The man who actually knows just what he wants in life has already gone a long way toward attaining it." (Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success)
"Charles Chaplin makes a million dollars a year out of a funny, shuffling walk and a pair of baggy trousers, because he does 'something different.' Take the hint and 'individualize' yourself with some distinctive idea." (Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success)
"One of the most valuable things any person can learn is the art of using the knowledge and experience of others." (Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success)
"One of the outstanding tragedies of this age of struggle and money-madness is the fact that so few people are engaged in the effort which they like best? [Everyone should] find his or her particular niche in the world's work, where both material prosperity and happiness in abundance may be found." (Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success)
"There are plenty of people who are good to others, but are not good to themselves. They do not take care of their own health, their own bodies, do not conserve their own energies, husband their own resources. They are slaves to others, tyrants to themselves." (Orison Swett Marden, Be Good to Yourself)
"The most precious investment a man can make is to be just as good to himself as he possibly can, and never, under any circumstances, pinch or economize in things which can help him to do the greatest thing possible to him." (Orison Swett Marden, Be Good to Yourself)
"No one can make the most of himself who does not consider his personal needs. When we are best to ourselves, we radiate a healthy mental attitude of optimism, joy, gladness, and hope. It is a great thing to be a good animal, to maintain mental poise; then we radiate exuberance of life, enthusiasm, buoyancy." (Orison Swett Marden, Be Good to Yourself)
"Every man should lay out a clean, straight, level track to his goal. All obstructions should be removed, all dangers and risks reduced to a minimum, making his road straight, firm, solid and safe." (Orison Swett Marden, Be Good to Yourself)
"A most injurious and unpleasant way of looking for trouble is fault-finding, continual criticism of other persons. Some people are never generous, never magnanimous toward others. They are stingy of their praise, showing always an unhealthy parsimony in their recognition of merit in others, and critical of their every act." (Orison Swett Marden, Every Man a King)
"Change of environment will often wondrously develop a backward boy whose parents were completely discouraged with him under the home conditions. As soon as the boy got into a store, or into a school, or was thrown upon his own resources, his whole character was changed." (Orison Swett Marden, Every Man a King)
"A Leader must go about. He must ask questions. He must respect the opinions of others, but that is all. He must always make up his own mind. He must be Independent-how strange that sounds! He must not be the prey of the last speaker." (Herbert N. Casson, Tips on Leadership)
"No big man, in a word, is as big as his job. He needs help. He needs fearless criticism and advice. He needs the stimulation that can come only from other brains that are as clever as his own. That is why a strong man should not carry his independence too far. That is why he should make alliances with other Leaders in other lines of trade and commerce. ? (Herbert N. Casson, Tips on Leadership)
"? [The] art of seizing opportunities and turning even accidents to account, bending them to some purpose is a great secret of success. ? The most ordinary occasions will furnish a man with opportunities or suggestions for improvement, if he be but prompt to take advantage of them. " (Samuel Smiles, Self Help)
"Self-respect is the noblest garment with which a man may clothe himself-the most elevating feeling with which the mind can be inspired." (Samuel Smiles, Self Help)
"?When you have learned to control yourself you will have found the "World Within" which controls the world without; you will have become irresistible; men and things will respond to your every wish without any apparent effort on your part." (Charles F. Haanel, The Mastery Key System)
"Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application. Abundance will not come to you out of the sky, neither will it drop into your lap, but a conscious realization of the law of attraction and the intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite and specific purpose, and the will to carry out this purpose will bring about the materialization of your desire by a natural law of transference?" (Charles F. Haanel, The Mastery Key System)
"You may be pursuing the symbols of power, instead of power itself. You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them?" (Charles F. Haanel, The Mastery Key System)
These and many other selections from classic success works can be found in the new book The Get-To-The-Point Success Reader Volume 1, available now at Amazon.com for only $6.95
Rodney Ohebsion is the author of A Collection of Wisdom and many other books. His website is located at http://www.immediex.com/rodneyohebsion.html
The Seven Deadly Roadblocks to Success
When traveling down the road it is always good to beware of roadblocks! You don't want to crash and burn do you? The same is true in our journey toward success. We need to beware of those things that will keep us from our destination!
Smile Your Way to Success
Smile brings beauty to your face, charm to your personality and money to your pocket; apart from being your recognition as a cheerful, friendly, loveable person.
What is Failure Anyway?
Does it surprise you that only 400 cokes were sold the first year; Albert Einstein's Ph.D. dissertation was rejected; Henry Ford had two bankruptcies before his famous success; or Ulysses S. Grant was working as a handyman, written off as a failure, eight years before becoming President of the United States?
Is Your Life A Minefield ?
Why everything has to be so hard? What have I done to deserve such torment and pain? I seems like everything and everyone around me have conspired against me.
I Have Failed Before
Have you failed before and wished the earth could open up and swallow you?I have failed before, so many times. And I have learned a valuable lesson in the process.
The Definition of WIN!
When you look into the eyes of a winner, what do you see? Perhaps you notice a fire of passion, determination, resilience, and a sense of self confidence that screams, "I can do it! Nothing can stop me from winning!"
Success Begins and Ends With You
Success is a word that is much used in our society. We probably hear it at least once each day, especially in commercials. It could be said that many of us are spending so much time concerned about success that we do not set things in motion to achieve our own success. One thing is apparent to me, and that is that each individual must determine what success means in their own lives. Those who go through life trying to achieve so-called success by someone's standards or by the advertising industry's standards will always fall short of feeling successful.
Finding Time For Success: Important Vs Urgent
If you have a choice each day in the tasks that you face, a choice between doing what is urgent and doing what is important, which do you choose?
Success - Its Never Too Late
Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds, was over fifty when he started making money. Kroc was a paper cup salesman who obtained the marketing rights to a multi-mixer invented by Earl Prince. He criss-crossed the US for seventeen years selling these mixers until he met up with the McDonald brothers. Dick and Mac McDonald ordered eight of his mixers and had them churning away all day.
Expect Success to Stay Self-Motivated and Get Great Results
If you called my office you will hear my voice mail message that ends with the words "Expect Success."
Create Your Own Security As You Create Life Changes
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Do You Fear Your Own Success?
Noted author and self-worth teacher Eric Butterworth* says, "Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things." When you couple his philosophy with the Eastern mysticism of "what you believe will become your reality" it becomes clear that obstacles to financial and personal success are largely self-created.
Reach Your Goals - Creative Multi-Tasking
Multi-task goal-completion work with everyday, "have to" activities
Many people talk or write about the science of success or the art of creating wealth. You don't want just the science. You don't want just the art. What you want is the technology. The how to.
Raise Your Bar: The Power of Yes
Every one of us lives with a ceiling, a belief ceiling. Some ceilings are lower than others. Beyond that ceiling is all that is not yet known to us -- all the possibilities of possibilities. Raising our bar takes conscious awareness and embracing new experiences. Here is an experience that will inch your bar delightfully and positively higher. The exercise isn't hard to understand, hard to learn, nor hard to complete. Yet, you do need to approach the exercise with a child-like openness, maybe even a few giggles, and allow the harvest of your labor be its own journey.
The 101 Habits of Highly Successful People
Personal missions statements (PMS) are just nothing but the winning choices. Our mind can program us in such a way that success ratio in personal, social & professional life changes drastically.
Let It Be You
Each and every day, there are people all around the country and world who are living their dreams. Millionaires are made every day. Families are experiencing tremendous relationships. People are becoming more and more healthy. Life-long learners are growing intellectually and improving their chances for success.
Is This Your Time To Take Action?
If you are sick and tired of the dreaming phase of things and are ready to take some action and get results...here is what to do.
The 2-Word Phrase That Conquers Adversity and Breaks Through Obstacles
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. . . . You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. " Walt(er) Elias Disney (1901-66)American animator, showman, film producer
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