“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”–Napoleon Hill
Just another “Think and Grow Rich” nugget.
The thing that is so fascinating about this book is that there is barely a single page that couldn’t be expanded into an entire library of self-help tomes. That’s why this thing has been in constant print for almost a century. We all know instinctively that if you spent a half-hour a day marinating in guilt, blame, and shame, it would affect your relationships and career and probably health…and not for the better. Strange how few people can grasp how powerful it would be to spend thirty minutes a day concentrating on positive images of accomplishment.
The entire system “Psycho-Cybernetics” is pretty much based on this single paragraph, and some of the wealthiest and most successful people I know of swear by it.
By the way…
I completely understand the drive to “Wealth,” and believe that it is almost universal in healthy people. I’ve met lots of people who SAY they aren’t interested in wealth, but if you listen to them, they worry about health care, living situations, bills, educational opportunities, struggling family and/or friends, inability to travel, unpleasant jobs. Guess what? Sufficient wealth handles ALL of this stuff. How much? Five million dollars invested at five percent interest is what, a quarter million a year? I fail to see how one NEEDS more than about fifty thousand a year (WANTING it is very different). But what I see most often is people who are programmed to live on the edge. Just enough health–they don’t think about their bodies unless they get sick. They don’t think about money until they have an emergency. They don’t think about their relationships unless it starts falling apart. I want wealth. Plenty. A complete surplus of love, health, energy, resources. Enough to help the people I love, and live my life without constantly watching the bottom line. And while I’ve met people who don’t think they feel this way, their complaints and fears say something very different.
You did not program yourself.
Unless you have done incredible amounts of soul-searching meditation, you are probably running conflicting subconscious programs that can render you into a human version of a virus-ridden computer: the hardware is fine, the software sucks.
By the way, this can happen on either a personal or cultural level.
And it is our duty as human beings to remove the illusion of lack from our lives, embrace plenty, and stop allowing fear to control our lives. Not that fear will no longer be present, but it will be balanced with love.