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Positive Thinking with Napoleon Hill

 IT DOESN'T PAY TO LOOK AT OTHERS THROUGH
A FOGGY MENTAL ATTITUDE.

You must keep your mind sharply focused on your goals, and you must have a
grounding philosophy that sustains you when the going is tough. When you apply the
principles of success consistently until they become a part of you, no longer will you
have to stop and think about what you should do in any given situation. Your positive
response will be automatic. Make sure you spend time in reflection and study. Clearly
establish your goals and develop a plan and timetable for their achievement. Read the
works of motivational writers and the great philosophers, and use the knowledge you
gain to develop your own code of conduct. Establish your own philosophy of success
that you can stick with it day in and day out regardless of what the rest of the world
does. 
 

A NEGATIVE MIND SPAWNS ONLY NEGATIVE IDEAS.

It is a physical impossibility for a negative mind to generate positive thoughts. When
you allow yourself to dwell on the negative aspects of life, negative thinking expands to
fill all of your thoughts until there is no room for positive thoughts to grow. It becomes an
endless cycle. The habit of negative thinking generates more and more negative
thoughts, which the mind attempts to turn into physical reality. The result is a life of
despair and hopelessness. Develop the habit of eliminating negative thoughts the
moment they appear. Start small at first. When you first hear that inner voice that says,
"I can't do this," put the thought out of your mind immediately. Instead, concentrate on
the task itself. Break it down into manageable parts and complete them one at a time.
When the job is finished, tell your doubting self: "You were wrong. I could do it, and I
did!" 
 

CHARACTER IS ACCURATELY REFLECTED
IN ONE'S MENTAL ATTITUDE.

Without a strong foundation built on positive character traits, success will not long
endure. It is virtually impossible to fake good character. Phonies are quickly spotted
because they haven't the substance and determination to maintain the charade.
Developing good character begins with a positive attitude. Your desire to be a good,
decent, honest, considerate person must first take place in your mind. When you make
the decision to become a person of character, you will also find that you are much more
willing to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.

Napoleon Hill Books from Amazon

Think and Grow Rich
The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons
Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
Master Key to Riches
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude