(Excerpt from “The Science of Success Achievement Course”)
© 2008 Rick Gettle

What Is Life?

Life Is Now!
Yesterday Is Gone – Tomorrow May Never Come. No One Has A Guarantee In Their Pocket That Says
They Will Be Around Tomorrow. Before This Day Is Over – Your Life Can Come To An End

What Is Success?

Success Is Turning Your Now Into TOTAL FULFILLMENT


“How Can We Complain That Life Has Lost Interest -- Life Will Never Lose Its Romance For The Person Who Unselfishly Does Good For Others. Those Who Do Lose The Thrill Of Living, Are The One’s Who Develop The Habit Of Thinking Exclusively About Themselves -- Who Are Constantly Concerned With Their Own Interest -- Or Their Own Pleasure Or What Is More Common Their Own Troubles.
“Start The Habit Of Doing Good To The People Nearest You. This Policy Will Make You So Happy That You Will Sing Inside -- And The Whole World Around You Will Take On A Richer Color. The Grass Will Be Greener -- The Songs Of The Birds Will Be Sweeter -- The Stars Will Be Brighter -- The Skies Bluer, And Even If The Bank Account Is Low And Things Are Tough -- The Dreariness Of Life Will Depart -- If You Learn The Secret Of Finding Happiness In Human Service…. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Some Wise Person Once Said: “Unhappiness -- Is The Hunger To Get –
Happiness -- Is The Hunger To Give” A Kind Word -- A Smile -- A Helping Hand

We Are So Busy Buying And Piling Things On Top Of Things
And New And Better Things On Top Of Those Things
That We are Only Happy For A While.
The Best Things In Life Are Still Free.

Don’t Forget To Take Time To Live And Enjoy Your Life

Everyday You Hear Someone Say: “Some Day I’ll”

(Fill In The blanks)

Some day I’ll write my book.
Some day I’ll go in business for myself.
Some day I’ll learn the piano.
Some day I’ll read all the classics.

Have you ever gone to “Some Day Isle” for a vacation? Don’t bother – It’s too crowded there. The world is filled with people who are going to do something great – some day. They are waiting for the time to be “just right.” The time is never just right.

In Napoleon Hill’s book, Think And Grow Rich, on page 36, in: Six Steps That Turn Desires Into Gold, I like the Fourth Step the best. It says: Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action. Start now - and work with whatever tools you have at hand and better ones will be available for you as you go along.

Delay Is The Worst Form Of Denial.

The Secret Of A Happy & Successful Life Consists In Taking Time To Live.

There Are Two Things To Aim At In Life:

First -- To Get What You Want -- After That -- To Enjoy It.
Only The Wisest Of Mankind Achieve The Second.

For years, I Wanted An Organ -- I Got It -- And It Sat There For Several Years – How About You? How Many Of You Have Something You Wanted Real Bad, But Once You Got It-- You Never Use It? Great Books You Don’t Read - Club Memberships You Don’t Use. And Even A Great Body And Mind Some People Never Use.

Life Is
By Mother Theresa

Life Is Bliss - Taste It.`
Life Is Luck - Make It.
Life Is A Song - Sing It.
Life Is Life - Fight For It.
Life Is A Game - Play It.
Life Is Beauty - Admire It.
Life Is A Promise - Fulfill It.
Life Is A Duty - Complete It.
Life Is A Dream - Realize It.
Life Is A Struggle - Accept It.
Life Is A Challenge - Meet It.
Life Is Sorrow - Overcome It.
Life Is A Tragedy - Confront It.
Life Is An Adventure - Dare It.
Life Is Too Precious - Do Not Destroy It.
Life Is An Opportunity - Benefit From It.

One day a teacher asked her students to write down a list of The Seven Wonders In The World and when they were through to turn them in.
While Gathering The Votes, The Teacher Noted That One Quiet Student Hadn't Turned In Her Paper Yet, So She Asked The Girl If She Was Having Trouble With Her List.
The Girl Replied, "Yes, A Little. I Couldn't Quite Make Up My Mind Because There Were So Many."
The Teacher Said, "Well, Tell Us What You Have, And Maybe We Can Help."
The Girl Hesitated, Then Read, "I Think The Seven Wonders Of The World Are:
1. To See
2. To Taste
3. To Touch
4. To Hear
She Hesitated A Little, And Then Added,
5. To Feel
6. To Laugh
7. And To Love
The Room Was So Full Of Silence You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop.
Those Things We Overlook As Simple And Ordinary Are Truly Wondrous.
This Is A Gentle Reminder That The Most Precious Things In Life Cannot Be Bought.
Being Happy Doesn't Mean Everything's Perfect, It Just Means You've Decided To See Beyond The Imperfections.
What Did You Learn From This Lesson And How Do You Plan On Applying What You Learned?

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Author's Bio: 

Rick Gettle Bio:

Philosopher, publisher, author, success achievement teacher, speaker, trainer, human resources development consultant, and personal coach to individuals, including managers and owners of many mainstream businesses.

A native of San Francisco and local businessman based in the San Francisco Bay Area Rick has been in the “people building” business since 1958.

He has been teaching “The Science of Success Achievement Course” since 1970 and has been a guest speaker for many organizations, service clubs, and conventions - a guest on many radio and TV shows and has written numerous articles on “Success Achievement Principles.” Rick’s Successercising – “Successful Living” Course Series include the following titles:

- The Science Of Success Achievement Course.
- Developing Your Personality, Presence, Magnetism, And Relationship Skills - Course.
- Overcoming Problems, Adversities And Discouragement - Course.
- Balancing Your Wheel Of Life For “Total” Success – Course
- Acting As If – You Already Are - Course.
- Finding, Pursuing, And Fulfilling Your Destiny In Life - Course.
- Building Your Creativity, Imagination, And Your Idea Manufacturing Factory - Course.
- Enjoying Life’s Greatest Riches - Course.
- Applied Faith And Perseverance - Course.
- Building True Leadership Qualities - Course.
- Self-Control, Discipline, And Self-Mastery - Course.

Teaching: Rick has been teaching “The Science Of Success Achievement Course” full time since 1970 to many mainstream companies and also teaches it three times per week in Teleclasses. He has been creating, marketing and conducting customized workshops that have tremendously improved and increased the performance, productivity and spirit of individuals and companies, large and small, including, Coldwell Banker, Prudential California, and Century 21 Real Estate Companies, AT&T, New York Life, Metropolitan, and Farmers Insurance Companies, Shearson Leman Bookers, Amway, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Herbalife,

Speaking: He has been giving a minimum of two talks per week for over 35 years to many major companies, had his own radio show titled, “Masterminding For Greater Success With Rick Gettle,” has been interviewed on several radio and television shows, and has been conducting weekly Teleseminars on success achievement.

Writing: Authored several books and articles on “Success Achievement.” Had a column, “Napoleon Hill’s Success Principles” in a major international magazine for five years. Has many articles being used by hundreds of online newsletters, has been publishing his own newsletter, “Successercising” for over five years

Rick’s talks, workshops, courses, articles, and books stimulate positive action in people who are ready to turn their dreams into realities. He brings forth the needed motivation, ideas, plans and success formula that have been responsible for a vast number of individuals defining and achieving their goals.

Rick spent three years in the Army Air Corp and another three years in the United States Merchant Marines and then from 1954 until 1960 he spent his time in professional selling, sales training and sales management.

From 1961 until 1970, he was in advertising, promotion and marketing.

In 1970, Rick represented Nightingale/Conant Corp (Earl Nightingale’s Company. Earl was heard daily on over 1,000 Radio Stations), The Napoleon Hill Academy and Success Unlimited magazine. He created, marketed and conducted Success Achievement workshops and courses.

In 1980, he started expanding his Master Mind Alliance Success Clubs International throughout the world.

In 2000, he retired to write motivational articles, books, screenplays, songs, and children’s books.

At the beginning of 2003, he decided to go back into the motivation business and put it all on the Internet.

Rick’s Comments

In 1954, I started reading all of Napoleon Hill’s books and since then read each one over thirty-five times (I stopped counting): Law of Success, Think and Grow Rich, The Master Key to Riches, Grow Rich With Peace of Mind, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, You Can Work Your Own Miracles and Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion.

In 1970, I bought a distributorship to market Napoleon Hill’s “Philosophy of Success” program and started teaching his Success Course. I created The Master Mind Alliance Success Club to help my students follow through and put the principles into practice. In addition to teaching the course in hotels, meeting rooms and in-house in many large and small corporations, I also taught the course in San Quentin Prison and at the Delancy Street Foundation for ex-cons, pimps, prostitutes, drug and alcohol addicts.

In 1974, I got a phone call from a Mr. John Haid who was the president of the Napoleon Hill Academy. He said that he heard quite a bit about my classes and me and that he wanted to fly out to San Francisco to meet with me. When we got together, he told me he was going to set up a Napoleon Hill Academy Franchise in Northern California and wanted to find the most qualified person to run it. He was here for about a week and interviewed several eager people who wanted that privilege. Many of them were very successful and had lots of money to gladly pay for the franchise. After several meetings with each one of us, John decided that I was the most knowledgeable on Napoleon Hill’s Success principles and gave the franchise to me. I am still sharing these principles in my Science of Success Achievement Course that my students are studying today.