Article Title: 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill (from Inspirational Books) - Part Three
Submitted by Craig Lock
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Guidelines: This article (in point form) has been adapted from
(and is a summary of) the excellent motivational and up-lifting book, the classic 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill, published by Melvin Powers, Wilshire Book Co Ca. 1966, 1960, 1937).

Craig has been studying the principles
of success (and successful living) and researching the amazing powers of the human mind
for the past decade and is sharing his insights with the aim of
helping others reach their full potentials in life. That is my reason for sharing this piece - to encourage others to follow their personal dreams.
This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published,
electronically or in print.

"We share what we know, so that others may grow."


'Think and Grow Rich' (from Inspirational Books)
- Part Three

by Napoleon Hill


A great subject to start Part Three...

Have a good mate. Behind every great man is a great woman - Josephine inspired Napoleon. "A man's wife may either make him, or break him."

Men seldom reach the ability to create before age 40. The average man (or woman) has the greatest capacity to create between the ages of forty and sixty (still a little way for me to go then!). Only YOU can lead yourself to genius by voluntary self-effort.

Man's greatest motivating force is to please woman...and usually they see it as impressing them with money, or the accumulation of money. (If you want to please women, don't then choose to be an aspiring writer).

11. TOWARDS RICHES: THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. Like a sleeping giant, it can bring you anything you want in life.

How to Harness your Positive Emotions:

* the 7 major positive emotions
* the 7 major negative emotions (to be avoided).

Always bear this important point in mind...
Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. Use the technique of "thought-stopping" to stop negative thoughts from "nesting" in your head. Just replace with a positive one. Simple!

Use the tool of PRAYER to draw on a Higher Power (unlimited).
A man is as big as the measure of his thinking.

All of us are controlled by forces which are intangible and unseen. Most people wish for riches; yet few of us provide the definite plan and the burning desire which pave the road to wealth.

13. TOWARDS RICHES: YOUR SIXTH SENSE.This tells you about opportunities available to you.
"The ladder of success is never crowded at the top."

Fear is nothing more than a state of mind.
6 basic fears (in order of how common they are):

1. Poverty
2. Criticism
3. Ill health
4. Lost love: The symptom of this is jealousy
5. Old age: Do you often think about dying?
6. Death

Every human being has the ability to control their own mind. Analyse your fear. All these fears rob us of our initiave; they stop us using the amazing powers of our imagination.
Accept your fears. Don't be susceptible to negative influences. Do you use alibis ("if only").
Fears are common and some of them are justified. Others can take root without you even knowing it. The most valuable treasure of all good health is achieved, when you conquer fear and banish worry...and the illness it can bring.
"A fearless man thrives on far horizons."

We become what we think about most often.

Then why aren't I a woman?
A few short points to summarise...
FOCUS your efforts and energies into what your really want, your desires.

"Don't spend your days climbing the ladder of success, only to find it leaning against the wrong building."

Aim for CLARITY in your thinking. KNOW what you want to do.

"When you create clarity in your desires, you set out with an intention. When you move that intention forward each day you create momentum. Every small action I take each day over a sustained period just builds up,
like a giant ball of snow rolling down a mountainside."

Control your thoughts...
and you control your mind.
Control your mind... and you control your future, your life.

Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributor")

"I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail, than try doing something ordinary and succeed."
- Norman Vincent Peale"

Inside each of us are powers so strong,
treasures so rich, possibilities so endless,
that to command them all to action
would change the history of the world."
- anon

A Hero In Every Heart
"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to
become the best that you can become."
- Harold Taylor

"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within
you...and the often seemingly difficult or even "impassible") path
ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies
within you."
- Craig Lock

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Enjoy some of my favourite quotes...

"He who cherises a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal
in his heart, will one day realize it.
Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become."
- James Allen

"You will do foolish things, but do them with
- Colette

As the ancient Chinese proverb said so wisely...
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with ...
a broken fan belt and a leaky tire."

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are
the children of your soul, the blueprints of your
ultimate accomplishments."
- Napoleon Hill

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's encourage, impact, uplift and perhaps even inspire the world."


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