Today, I’ve decided to follow the Think and Grow Rich formula to success by Napoleon Hill. I know that people are going to say that so many people have followed the steps but are living the same lives, however for me, it’s not about following the steps and hoping that money starts to fall from the sky. It’s about changing my mindset in regards to faith, relationships and success. I’ve followed my own way for a long time and I’m living the same life, so I have nothing to lose but a lot to gain. Even if this changes my mindset in one way, it’s more than what I’ve been doing.
Some will question if this means that I’m not seeking God in these areas of my life? To those I say that this is about changing my mindset, it doesn’t change anything about my faith in God as I have to ask Him for strength to see me through this personal challenge that I’ve decided to take.
In the bible we are to ask and we shall receive, have the faith of a mustard seed and believe that God can do all things even those we think are impossible. In order for us to understand and truly believe these things, we have to have a faithful and strong mindset.
This journey is truly about setting a personal goal of being connected, giving back and acting on my dreams.
You see, I have all these dreams that keep replaying in mind everyday, but I haven’t acted on them due to fear. Fear that I will fail and even fear that I will succeed. I know that I have everything in me to succeed in the most amazing and organic ways, however my mindset of fear keeps holding me back. We all of potential to do extraordinary things with our lives, we have to be willing to believe in ourselves and act on our instincts.
As I start this journey, I will begin with the Six Definite Practical Steps.
1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.
2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.
3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire.
5. Write a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you tend into acquire.
6. Read your written statement aloud twice daily.
Today, I will work though each of the steps, so tomorrow, I can start reading my written statement aloud in the morning and evening. I will keep everyone updated as I carry out the steps outline in the book. I will taking the next 30 days to focus on areas of my life that need some attention such as my health, finances, family, and business. I will not watch TV during these 30 days, instead I will use that time to read, listen to podcast and audio books. I will limit my time on social media, however I will still post to keep you updated on blog posts, videos and my daily life.
As I embark on this journey, I’m afraid that I will fail, but I know that in order for me to fulfill my destiny, I need to take a chance, do something different and use this experience for growth.
I hope that you not only enjoy this journey as you read along, but feel free to join me. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
If you haven’t read Think and Grow Rich, it’s a good read and definitely worth it!