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Keep A Positive Mental Attitude

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It’s often said that the rich tend constantly to become richer and the poor to become poorer.

My own studies of the principles which make some persons immensely successful and others abject failures seem to bear this out.

The Bible puts it this way:

“For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.” (Matthew)
It is also a fact that possessions are to be used, not hoarded. Whatever we own — we must use it or lose it.

Strange also is the fact that only one thing is permanent in this universe — eternal change. Nothing remains exactly the same for even a second. Even the physical body in which we live changes completely with astonishing rapidity.

You can test these statements against your own experience.

When a person is struggling for recognition and to get a few dollars ahead, seldom will he find anyone to give him a needed lift. But once he makes the grade — and no longer needs help — people stand in line to offer him aid.

Through what I call the law of harmonious attraction, like attracts like in all circumstances. Success attracts greater success. Failure attracts more failure. Throughout our lives we are the beneficiaries or victims of a swiftly flowing stream which carries us onward toward either success or failure.

The idea is to get on the “success beam” rather than on the “failure beam.”

How can you do this? Simple. The answer lies in adopting a positive mental attitude that will help you shape the course of your own destiny rather than drifting along at the mercy of life’s adversities.

Your mind has been endowed with the power to think, to aspire, to hope, to direct your life toward any goal you seek. It is the one and only thing over which we have the complete, unchallenged privilege of control. But remember, we must embrace this prerogative — and use it — or suffer severe penalties. Truly, whatever it is we possess — material, mental or spiritual — we must use it or lose it.

First, clearly define to yourself the position you wish to attain in life. Then say to yourself: “I can do it . . . I can do it now.”

Chart the steps you must take to reach your goal. Take them one at a time and you will find that with each piecemeal success the next step comes easier as more and more people are attracted to help you achieve your ultimate purpose.

Remember that you cannot stand still. You must move upward toward success — or downward toward failure.

The choice is yours alone.

Source: Success Unlimited. Vol. VI, Number 12. December, 1959, pg. 27.
–Napoleon Hill

Written by Bhushan Kulkarni

May 28, 2007 at 10:49 am

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