One thing I can tell already as I begin these discussions from Napoleon Hill's classic, "Think & Grow Rich" is that I am going to have to pinpoint fewer points that I want to cover with each podcast! THERE IS JUST SO MUCH GOOD STUFF in this book that it makes it hard to do.
I know there's no hurry - but, at the same time, I'd like to TRY to keep it to two episodes per chapter...but I'm not sure that will be possible.
I apologize if it "sounds" like I was a little "hectic" on the first two episodes covering the first chapter. I think I am still trying to determine the "main focus points" I want to cover in each chapter. I appreciate your patience and welcome any and all insight YOU have as YOU read (or have read) this outstanding book.
The main point I want to go a little deeper with here than on the podcast is the idea of:
SUCCESS Consciousness vs. FAILURE Consciousness
Mr. Hill points out how important our MIND is in this whole process of "thinking (get the point?) and growing rich" - and "rich" can be whatever you want your definition to be! Successful in whatever way defines success for you.
This is also stressed in my "tag line" for Future You University..."Where we believe that your greatest education takes place on the campus of your mind." Simply put - as has been said before - whether you think you CAN or CAN'T - you're right!
Many of us live with a FAILURE CONSCIOUSNESS - we have suffered "failure" and, that being the case, have given up vowing to never ever try to "stick our necks out" again. Never. Yet, as is pointed out in this first chapter with the Mr. Darby that stopped three feet from a fortune in gold - it is possible to allow those "failures" to teach us important lessons - namely, DO NOT QUIT just because of a perceived "failure"!
Someway, somehow we MUST learn to switch that FAILURE consciousness over to a SUCCESS CONSCIOUSNESS. One way - in my opinion - is to realize that failure IS a part of success! It's true! All you have to do is do a little research on ANY successful person and take a look at their life and you will see "failures" in their life. The difference is - THEY KEPT GOING and DID NOT GIVE UP!
That, in a nutshell is the SUCCESS consciousness that we must all develop. One of the first 3 or 4 podcasts I did was entitled, "What Are Your Dreams Worth?" which focused on this very idea: how far will you go, how long will you go in the pursuit of your dream? If it's not "worth" much - you'll quit at the first sign of defeat or difficulty. You can SAY it's worth this or that - but you will prove by your ability - or inability - to stick to the pursuit of this dream how valuable this dream truly is.
Well, that's enough for now - share your thoughts with me here or via my email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to hear from you and, always remember -
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"