Chapter 12: Attract Don’t Repel Wealth: Napoleon Hill And W. Clement Stone’s Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude Book Chapter Summary.

Hill and Stone inform us in this chapter that one can attract wealth. But the authors also tell us that we can push it away, just as easily. They remind us, too, that thinking and planning are key components to getting the ball rolling, which is something even the sickest of us can do, from a hospital bed if necessary.

And how much time do they suggest a planning session should take daily? About fifteen minutes a day is sufficient, as per Stone and Hill in their book, “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” But, the authors are careful to point out that it is not unheard of for some successful folks to take way more time than that.

During quiet time is when a lot of folks get their best ideas. Sometimes, even when just riding in a car, a thought for a possible solution to a business problem may occur to you; if not an idea on how to generate another stream of income.

The authors suggest you keep a pencil and paper handy at all times so that you can right down your ideas as soon as you get them. But, if you are like me, you’ve already figured out that digital recorders are great, especially when already built into your cellphone. At the very least, there’s always the option of leaving one’s self a voicemail message. This way, when all else fails, ideas one has don’t get lost, and can be written down later.

What’s the point here? “Keep a record of your ideas and thoughts in a convenient way that works for you.”

Goal setting needs to be done in order to attract wealth. “Therefore…”

  1. Goals need to be written down. This will help to leave a deeper impression in your memory as you right down your goal.
  2. You’ll want to give yourself a deadline in which the goal should be accomplished. This way you are driven to meet that time table.
  3. You’ll want to set your standards for the accomplishment of the goal you wish to achieve; time tables for long and short term goals. As a part of this process; take into consideration where you will be in ten years, particularly if you continue to do what you are currently doing now.
  4. Aim high. You get out of life what you ask of it. Therefore, Hill and Stone encourage us to ask for more in life than what we currently feel we are worth.

Of course, action is the key to getting any goal accomplished. If you are unwilling to put your ideas into action, you will not have much more than a bunch of notes on great ideas.

Obviously; doing all of this is going to require a certain amount of faith in what you are doing, as well as yourself. However, Hill and Stone tell us that faith is one of those things we need to apply during the whole process of working to attain our goals. Otherwise our efforts will be pretty much pointless; moving us to an early grave at the very least.

“And,” how do we maintain faith no matter what? “With a Positive Mental Attitude!”

Author: Brian Schnabel

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