Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Hey, celebrate "WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY" but making a list of all of the things/people/places that help make it wonderful for you.

HOWEVER, also make a list of how/why YOU have made it wonderful by your attitude - even if all of the things/people/places on the other list did not exist!

In today's podcast, we move on to chapter 3 in Napoleon Hill's classic, "Think & Grow Rich". This is the 2nd "step" in this process and this chapter is on "FAITH".

I can't remember who said it originally and exactly how they said it, but you have likely heard it said that whether you think you can or can't - you are right!

As I was recording my podcast last night on this chapter I came up with this phrase and thought it was pretty good (if I do say so myself!).

"What you believe will greatly determine what you achieve!"

Which will it be for you? Which belief system will YOU CHOOSE for your life today?

"Oh, I could never accomplish that!" You're right!

"Yes, I WILL accomplish that!" You're right, again!

The Bible defines "faith" as "...the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."

Think about that and apply it to our discussion. Our future is unknown! We may have our plans and our goals and dreams - but we cannot see into the future. That being said, it is a RISK that we take when we make an attempt to "mold" our future according to our goals and dreams. Many times the old "what ifs" creep in and we abandon our journey out of fear of the unknown.
FAITH, however, helps us to understand that, by it's very definition - there is SUBSTANCE as well as HOPE!
This SUBSTANCE comes from our planning and our burning desire and the EVIDENCE comes from the proof of others that have walked this trail before us and can show us - with PROOF/EVIDENCE that indeed, it is possible for us to do the same!

Just as with anything else (and this idea is also discussed in the beginning of this chapter and on the podcast), the longer we allow ourselves to exposed to something, the more likely it will be for us to adopt and adapt. The example used in the book is one that lives a life of crime. The first time they are exposed to crime they abhor it! Then, over time, they become less offended and more accepting of it until they, themselves, become a participant.

So it is with increasing our faith and our belief in our abilities! That's why it is so important to listen to these podcasts, read these articles as well as other books, etc. that are FILLED WITH POSITIVE THOUGHTS --- so that we, too, may begin to adopt these ideas as our own and adapt to this new way of thinking.

YES YOU CAN! Why not you? Why not now?

Think about it - I'd love to hear your thoughts as well.

And, as always....

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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