Chapter 7: Learn To See: Napoleon Hill And W. Clement Stone’s Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude Book Chapter Summary.

In this part of Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude; Mr. Hill and Mr. Stone tell us that, “Seeing,” is a learned process. Image association being developed; none of us magically coming into the world knowing what we are looking at.

They explain that our eyes (functioning eyes) don’t really do the seeing for us. The only thing our eyes do is to bring images to the brain, which is then responsible for interpreting what the eyes are showing to it. So, in this sense, “Sight is more a matter of perception than seeing,” according to Stone and Hill.

Did you know you could be mentally nearsighted? We read here that some folks can only deal with the problems immediately in front of them. Mentally nearsighted people don’t have a clue as to the importance of plans for the future, or even the power that having such plans can hold for them in attracting greater success and happiness.

Other people are mentally farsighted. “Yes!” There is such a condition known as Mental Farsightedness, as per Stone and Hill. The folks who come under this category tend to be able to see potential in the far off distant future. “However,” Mentally farsighted people are blind to what is right in front of them, which prevents them from ever getting to that distant place they see in their mind’s inner eye.

In reading this book; we are also informed that there is a kind of mental blindness that exists, too. Some people don’t see the potential in material things right in their own backyard, or in any of the people around them.

Some people see only what they want to see. If they don’t want to see anything… Well than, “Lights out it is!”

“Hey!” Got something puzzling you? Well? Ask yourself questions! Once you think you’ve got the answers you need; make a bold move and take action. According to Stone and Hill; this is how some folks have come up with new inventions, or discoveries, and made fortunes, “All because they had the drive to seek answers to questions.”

None of this stuff can be done without a Positive Mental Attitude, no matter how good one’s mental perception is. So, if you think that having the right mental perception alone is going to help… “You might want to guess again!”

Author: Brian Schnabel

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