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Personal and Financial Success with Think And Grow Rich

Mark Zaifman   |    Wed, May 12, 2010 @ 06:41 AM

Think and Grow Rich

As part of my on-going series on presenting excerpts from this seminal book on money, Think and Grow Rich. Here is yet another small slice from Chapter 2 - Desire: The Starting Point of all Achievement.

Throughout the book, you’ll read about people that exemplified many of the characteristics Napoleon Hill talks about so passionately.  The book was revised and updated recently to include stories about people such as Bill Gates. One of the stories on Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, how she got started, is fascinating. Below are some tips she offers from an article she wrote titled: Personal Excellence.

Imagine Yourself Successful

Always picture yourself successful. Visualize the person you desire to become. Set aside time each day to be alone and undisturbed. Get comfortable and relax. Close your eyes and concentrate on your desires and goals. See yourself in this new environment, capable and self-confident.

Reflect On Your Past Successes

Every success, be it large or small, is proof that you are capable of achieving more successes. Celebrate each success. You can recall it when you begin to lose faith in yourself.

Set Definite Goals

Have a clear direction of where you want to go. Be aware when you begin to deviate from these goals and take immediate corrective action.

Respond Positively to Life

Develop a positive self-image. Your image, your reactions to life and your decisions are completely within your control.