Tuesday, November 07, 2023
Yesterday I explained that I was lucky enough to get a never-before-published booklet with 12 lessons from Napoleon Hill, titled It Will Place You Wherever You Wish To Be Among Men…
And publish it!
(You can get your own copy here!)
I also promised to take you on a journey through those 15 lessons I’ve learned reading (and re-reading) that book. Obviously, I can’t do the full book justice within the confines of an email, but I’m going to summarize the first five lessons for you below!
Buckle up. :)
"Every movement and action of the human body is caused, controlled, and directed by thought, through the operation of the human mind."
Takeaway: Just think about it. Each stride you take, each gesture you make, every word you speak, all sprout from your thoughts. It's an invisible force propelling you, setting your body into motion. Hence, being mindful of your thoughts allows you to channel this energy more effectively toward where it is you want to go!
"The presence of any idea or thought in your consciousness tends to produce an associated feeling and to urge you to appropriate muscular action transforming the thought into physical form."
Takeaway: This underscores the power of manifestation. When you harbor a thought, it stirs associated feelings within you, nudging you towards actions that ultimately transmute this thought into physical reality. Imagine the possibilities if we consciously directed this process!
“Suggestion is the principle of psychology through the correct use of which we may influence, direct and control the minds of others. It is the chief principle used through which Marc Antony swayed the Roman mob in that wonderful speech, ‘The Psychology of Salesmanship.’”
Takeaway: Suggestion isn't just about guiding someone's choices, it's about understanding and respecting their perspectives. This way, you can influence without imposition. Marc Antony's speech is an incredible example of this, where he swayed the crowd not by commands, but by empathy and understanding.
"Fate is a queer old bird! She is constantly shaking the dice, and changing places with the weak and the strong, the rich and the poor, the happy and the miserable, which leads us to wonder if it is not a good policy to treat kindly the most lowly laborer for he may be the man from whom we will have to take orders tomorrow."
Takeaway: This lesson gives us a reality check on the unpredictability of life. Positions shift, fortunes change. Today's laborer could be tomorrow's leader. It serves as a reminder to practice kindness and humility towards all, for we never know what the future holds.
“No architect ever started a building until he had first created a perfect picture of it in his mind, and then carefully transferred the detail of the picture to a blueprint. And no human being may hope to build a worthwhile success until he has planned and decided what it shall be.”
Takeaway: Here, we're reminded of the power of visualization. An architect first envisions the final product in the mind's eye, then begins the actual construction. Similarly, achieving success isn't a haphazard process, but a meticulous design of what we want it to be. This pre-planning and visualization can be instrumental in realizing our dreams.
Tomorrow I’ll be sending you lessons 6-10.
- Russell Brunson