- The real winners in life are, more often than not, only two or three percent more effective than those who lose.
Chapter 1: Me and Money
- Those who know the truth learn to love it. Those who love the truth learn to live it.
- There can be no denial of the fact that money is important to any person living in a civilized society.
- Always remember, money is a servant; you are the master.
- You should always love people and use money, rather than the reverse.
- Money Must Circulate.
- Money is not meant to be taken out of circulation—rather, it is meant to be used, enjoyed and circulated. Money is not meant to be hoarded.
- One of the reasons that wealthy people have money is that they have developed that state of consciousness we will hereinafter refer to as, a “prosperity consciousness.” Therefore, it follows, if we wish to attract money to ourselves, we must begin to foster a prosperity consciousness as well.
- The best way to develop a prosperity consciousness is to start seeing yourself, in your mind’s eye, already in possession of the amount of money that you desire. The reason this is so is that since the subconscious mind cannot distinguish between the actual possession of money and mere visualization.
- For when you succeed in convincing your subconscious mind that you are wealthy and that it feels good to be wealthy, your subconscious mind will automatically seek ways of making your “imaginary” feelings of wealth manifest themselves in material form.
- Worrying about money is always extremely counterproductive.
- If you really want to significantly increase the amount of money you are presently earning, the first thing you must do is learn to pay substantially less attention to what others around you are saying and substantially more attention to what that “quiet voice” that speaks within you, is saying.
- You must strive to become much less susceptible to influences outside of yourself and much more inclined to trust the instincts and feelings that lie within you.
- Thinking is the highest function of which a human being is capable. Yet, unfortunately, very few people “think.”
- For mental awareness of prosperity always precedes wealth in your material world.
- Any idea, plan or purpose may be planted in the subconscious mind by repetition of thought empowered by faith and expectancy.
- You must begin to see money as an obedient, diligent servant, that you can employ to earn more money, and that you can use to provide services far beyond the service that you could ever physically provide.
- Understand that the wealth you are seeking is—and always has been—seeking you in return.
- Remember, it is an absolute law of your being, that you must have something mentally before you will ever have it physically!
- You are living simultaneously on three distinct planes of existence.
- 1) The Spiritual Plane of Thoughts (Highest Potential)
- 2) The Intellectual Plane of Ideas (Middle Potential)
- 3) The Physical Plane of Results (Lowest Potential)
- Be very aware that ideas, such as the idea of “financial success,” never form by themselves; the human personality must always enter into the process, by thinking the thoughts which can then be used to build the idea.
- Start working from Thoughts … (Spirit) to Idea … (Intellectual) to Thing … (Physical) rather than working from Thing … (Physical) to Thoughts … (Spirit) to Idea … (Intellectual)
- You must begin to understand that the present state of your bank account, your sales, your health, your social life, your position at work, etc., is nothing more than the physical manifestation of your previous thinking. If you sincerely wish to change or improve your results in your physical world, you must change your thoughts and you must change them immediately.
- Cease permitting your physical world to control your thinking.
- In Emerson’s essay on Self-Reliance he said, “Envy is ignorance.” In other words, to look at another person’s “Accomplishments,” or “Results,” and then to envy them, is truly unwise.
- Abraham Lincoln said, “To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.”
Chapter 2: How Much is Enough?
- Most people think they want more money than they really do, and they settle for a lot less than they could get.” (Earl Nightingale)
- For you to get this prosperity concept into high gear, you must be specific—exactly how much money do you want? Remember, you are working with your subconscious mind and the subconscious does not think. It merely accepts images and then moves them into form.
- Understand that thinking, by itself, is not enough—you must move into action.
- You that you have great resources of talent and ability locked up, within you, just waiting to be expressed.
- Earl Nightingale says, “We tend to minimize the things we can do, the goals we can reach, and yet, for some equally strange reason, we think others can do things that we cannot.”
- Keep in mind there are only two ways to earn money: people at work, or money at work.
- How often do you pay yourself?
- That less than 5 people in every 100 ever pay themselves first.
- They pay themselves FIRST! This is better known as the Babylonian law of financial success.
- A Part Of All You Earn Is Yours To Keep
- Your Financial Independence Account. Pay yourself 10 percent of your income. The money goes into savings, until such time as you have accumulated enough capital to make a wise investment.
- People fall into three distinct categories with respect to “finances”: 1. Deficit position (into debt), 2. Break-even position (just getting by, but debt-free), 3. Surplus position.
- For if a person is in a deficit financial position, it means they are in the “habit” of spending more money than they earn. Similarly, if they are in a break-even position, they are in the habit of spending everything they earn.
Chapter 3: The Image-Maker
- Understand that “images” are mental pictures that are made from thoughts, and the magnificence of the mind lies in the fact that it can “think.” That is to say, it can tap into thought and create whatever image it chooses.
- Everything we do is preceded by an image. We think first in order to form an image, then we do the work.
- Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. (Napoleon Hill)
- Just build the image of prosperity on the screen of your mind and watch what happens. Remember though, regardless of how tough things get, you must continue to hold the picture of personal prosperity.
- There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the character is to the quality of man what carbon is to steel. (Napoleon Hill)
- Never let present results dictate the image in your mind. Rather, hold the image of what you want and then act as if you already have it.
- Before you can do something, you first must be something. (Goethe)
- No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts. Understanding and application are the keys which will unlock the door to a truly abundant life.
- An enthusiastic attitude will, in turn, cause your actions to change and you will start behaving differently. Moreover, not only will you begin to act differently yourself, but because of the new vibration you are in, you will begin to gravitate toward, and to attract to you, other like-minded people.
- As Dr. Robert Schuller said, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Chapter 4: Let Go and Let God
- Letting Go and Letting God.
- Relax and see yourself already in possession of the good that you desire.
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