Reading a very thought-provoking book, which I would recommend to everyone; Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Grow Rich.’ I have come to a remarkable paragraph which I must share with you all:
“Examine the first hundred people you meet, ask them what they most want in life, and ninety-eight of them will not be able to tell you! If you press them for an answer, some will say- security, many will say- money, a few will say- happiness, others will say- fame and power, and still others will say- social recognition, ease in living, ability to sing, dance or write, but not one of them will be able to define these terms, or give the slightest indication of a plan by which they hope to attain these vaguely expressed wishes. Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed my definite desires, through constant persistence.”
This paragraph struck a chord with me as I have verified the above statement for myself. We are all quick to complain about our lives, to compare ourselves to others who have achieved and accomplished, not reminding ourselves of the huge efforts that individual would have made to get to where they are.
The first thing we must do is ask ourselves are we one of the two, or one of the ninety-eight? If we are one of the ninety-eight, is it possible to change our inner desire and drive in life to become an individual with clear goals, and even clearer plans for their attainment.
Begin this process right now! Put aside what you are doing for five minutes and ask yourself what you want most in life. Then think about how you could go about getting what you want. Then start planning what you intend to do to accomplish your aim.
The sad thing is most of us will not do it! We will content ourselves with what we have always had, with who we have always been, with the lives we have always lived. Don’t settle for it any longer.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have always imagined!
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