Thursday, November 27, 2008

Napoleon Hill | The Power of the Mind

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve, regardless of how many times you have failed in the past or how lofty your aims or hopes may be."

A friend recommended that I check out a site that contains some interesting material. I came across this video which is simply amazing. I transcribed the content below for you to read. This is very profound and true. The mind has amazingly ability once its energies are directed appropriately. It is truly the greatest gift we inherited from God. I would love to hear your thoughts. I know that it is important to state clearly what it is you want from the Universe, therefore writing it down puts that energy out there. What I love about it as well is you have to clearly state what you are willing to give in return as well. I think many people are not aware of this. For the Universe to give to you, you have to be in a state of 'givingness' as well. Only then will the energies start to flow back to you. And of course, saying it on a regular basis reinforces it and allows you to hold it in mind. And as you know, what you hold in mind has a tendency to manifest. Read what he says below. Great stuff.


Let me call your attention to a great power which is under your control, said Mr. Carnegie. A power which is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all of your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take control of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire. This profound power, Mr. Carnegie continued, is the gift of the Creator, and it must of been considered the greatest of all of his gifts to man because it is the only thing over which man has the complete and unchallengeable right of control and direction. When you speak of your poverty and lack of education, Mr. Carnegie explained, you are merely directing your mind power to attract these undesirable circumstances because it is true that whatever your mind feeds upon your mind attracts to you. Now you see why it is important that you recognize that all success begins with definiteness of purpose, with a clear picture in your mind with precisely of what you want from life. And then Mr. Carnegie continued his speech, with a description of a great universal truth which made such an impact upon my mind, that I began then and there to give myself a new outlook on life and I setup for myself goals so far above my previous achievements that it shocked my friends and relatives when they heard about it. Everyone, says Mr. Carnegie, comes to the Earth plane blessed with the privilege of controlling his mind power and directing it to whatever ends he may choose but, he continued, everyone brings over with him at birth, an equivalent of two sealed envelopes. One of which is clearly labeled, The riches you may enjoy if you take control of you own mind and direct it to ends of your own choice and the other is labeled, the penalties you must pay if you don't take control of your mind and direct it. Now let me reveal to you, said Mr. Carnegie, the contents of those two sealed envelopes. In the one labeled riches is this list of blessings:

1. Sound health
2. Peace of mind
3. A labor of love of your own choice
4. Freedom from fear and worry
5. A positive mental attitude
6. Material riches of your own choice and quantity.

In the sealed envelope labeled penalties, Mr. Carnegie continued, is this list of the prices one must pay for not taking control of his own mind:

1. Ill health
2. Fear and worry
3. Indecision and doubt
4. Frustration and discouragement throughout life
5. Poverty and want
6 And a whole flock of evils consisting of envy, greed, jealousy, anger, hatred and superstition.

Now my mission in life is to help you and everyone who needs my help to open up and use the contents of the sealed envelope labeled riches. And the starting point from which you must take off if you wish to write your own ticket from here on out for the remainder of your life, I will describe for you in these simple instructions.

1. Procure a neat pocket-sized notebook, and on page one write down a clear description of your major desire in life. The one circumstance or position or thing which you will be willing to accept that your idea of success.  And remember before you begin writing, that your only limitations are those that you set up in your own mind or permit others to set up for you.

2. On page two of your notebook, write down a clear statement of exactly what you intend to give in return for that which you desire from life and then start in where you stand right now and begin giving.

3. Memorize both of your statements, what you desire and what you intend to give in return for it and repeat them at least a dozen times daily. And always end your statements with this expression of gratitude for the blessings with which you were gifted at birth.

"Oh Divine providence, I ask not for more riches, but more wisdom with which to accept and use wisely the powers that I was given at birth in the form of the power to control and to direct my mind to whatever ends I desire."

If you are not too successful or self-satisfied to express this profound prayer, if you accept it and express it in the same spirit of humble sincerity in which I pass it on to you, a new and a better world will reveal itself to you; a world in which you will see reflected, the circumstances and the things in which you yourself have created.


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