“One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man’s familiarity with the word “impossible.” He knows all the rules which will not work. He knows all the things which cannot be done. This book was written for those who seek the rules which have made others successful, and are willilng to stake everything on those rules.” ~ Napoleon Hill from Think and Grow Rich
Ahhhh... “Impossible.” What a word. (You use it often? Please say, “No!” :)
And I LOVE the idea of staking EVERYTHING on your ideals.
Hill kicks off the book with a story of a guy named Edwin C. Barnes who “thought himself into partnership” with Thomas Edison. Cool story. Edison could sense something about Barnes’ clear, unyielding purpose and had this to say, “I had learned, from years of experience with men, that when a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.”
How about you? Do you have a *burning* desire for something in your life on which you’d be willing to stake your entire future?
Rule #1 of thinking and growing rich: DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE. You’ve gotta know what you want.
So, WHAT DO YOU WANT?!? What is your definite major purpose in life?
My major definite purpose in life is: _________________________________________
(Strong recommendation you write that down NOW. And, of course, LIVE it!)