Thursday, November 09, 2023
As promised, today I'll be sharing the final five lessons from Napoleon Hill's book, It Will Place You Wherever You Wish To Be Among Men.
This is a book that hasn’t been published for modern readers and I just had the privilege of publishing it!!
You can get a copy here. 🙂
This treasure trove of wisdom is chock-full of powerful insights to fuel your personal and professional growth.
(If you missed my previous posts, check here for lessons 1-5, or check here for lessons 6-10)
Let's dive into the final set of lessons!
"Habit grows out of environment – out of doing the same thing in the same way repeatedly – out of thinking the same thoughts over and over. And when once formed, it resembles cement that has set in the molds and is hard to break."
Takeaway: Our habits develop through repeated actions and thoughts, eventually becoming as solid as cement. It's vital to nurture positive habits in line with our goals, as they can be challenging to change once established.
"One of the things that made Lincoln the great man he was, as evident from studying his history, was his sense of humor and his ability to sit back in his chair and tell a funny story when a situation became too tense."
Takeaway: Lincoln's humor played a crucial role in diffusing tension and building connections. A well-timed joke can wield substantial power, fostering camaraderie and resilience in challenging moments.
"The human body cannot manufacture deadly poison while laughing."
Takeaway: Laughter genuinely serves as an effective remedy. It acts as a potent antidote to stress, dispelling negativity and promoting overall well-being.
"Never in the world's history has there been such a need for – and such a lack of – big men. It isn't opportunity you want – it's obsession: a deep, all-consuming desire to get there and a fixed determination to back that desire with deeds."
Takeaway: Success necessitates more than just opportunities; it demands obsession – an unwavering drive that turns aspirations into reality. A resolute determination, coupled with action, charts the path to greatness.
"Sunshine is good – only mushrooms grow without it. Yet, in the production of great men and women, the north wind, rain, storm, stinging disaster, and agony have also played a part."
Takeaway: Adversity, akin to sunshine, is essential for growth. Trying times act as catalysts, refining and fortifying us. Amidst challenges, we often uncover our true capacities and strengths.
That's it for Napoleon Hill's secret psychology lessons, but the wisdom contained within them is timeless. I hope you find them as beneficial as I have, and that they empower your journey wherever it may lead you.
Get your very own copy of It Will Place You Wherever You Wish To Be Among Men over here!
- Russell Brunson