Wednesday, November 08, 2023
Yesterday I promised to send you lessons 6-10 from the Napoleon Hill 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.🙂
I've been diving into it recently and loving it!
These quotes are pure gold, providing some critical insight into the human psyche that can be incredibly helpful in any endeavor you might be undertaking.
(If you missed my previous post about the first 5 lessons, check here!)
Ready to dig in? Here we go:
"Remember that your thoughts are building your personality; therefore, be careful as to what sort of thoughts go into that building. The degree of 'bigness' or 'littleness' to which a person has risen may be very accurately determined by ascertaining the extent to which that person can forgive and forget the wrongs which have been heaped upon him."
Takeaway: Your thoughts define you; they build the persona you present to the world. Forgiveness and the ability to let go of past hurts not only free you from unnecessary baggage but also reflect the vastness of your spirit.
"Surround yourself with a mental atmosphere of genius – an atmosphere that feels like you imagine genius would feel. Then, live, think, and act constantly in that atmosphere. Pretty soon, others will begin to see you as you see yourself."
Takeaway: This is about creating a mental environment conducive to brilliance. Live in that space, nurture it, and you'll start to exude the aura of a genius. Over time, people will start recognizing you for what you’ve cultivated within yourself.
"We have learned that our thoughts and actions toward others resemble an electric magnet, which attracts the same sort of thought and action that we ourselves create."
Takeaway: This is an extension of the principle of attraction. Our thoughts and actions create a magnetic field, drawing in similar energies from the universe. In essence, we reap what we sow in thoughts and deeds.
"Men and women may be divided into two classes – the leaders and those who are led. Ninety-Eight percent of us belong to the latter class! What takes a person out of the latter class and places him in the former, as one of the leaders? Nothing but intelligent human thought, followed by intelligent action."
Takeaway: All leaders are essentially those who act upon their intelligent thoughts. The majority follow. But if you channel your thoughts into intelligent action, you set yourself up to lead, not follow.
"The human mind has a decided tendency to absorb the environment with which we are surrounded and to cause bodily activity that harmonizes with and is appropriate to that environment. The mind resembles a chameleon in that it changes its color to correspond to its environment."
Takeaway: Our minds are like sponges, absorbing the elements of our environment. The more positive and nurturing our surroundings, the more fruitful the actions that emerge. Just as a chameleon adapts its color to its surroundings, so does our mind adapt to the environment, shaping our actions.
Each one of these lessons holds incredible value if you apply them to your life, and it's my hope that you'll find them as enlightening as I have.
Tomorrow, we'll tackle lessons 11-15!
- Russell Brunson