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It was pretty revolutionary, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill . I got such a lot out of it when I first read it,and on reflection,  I recognise that the guidelines in this amazing book have really played a massive effect on my life!

In this all-time classic book Napoleon Hill tells the story of  R. U. Harby.

Harby’s uncle had gold fever, so he staked his claim and started digging.  After a lot of hard work, the uncle found a vein of ore, so he covered up his find and returned home to raise the money for the machinery that he would need to bring the ore to the surface.

They raised the money and Darby travelled with his uncle back to the site to make their fortune.

Things started well and before long, they had enough to clear their debts.  They were excited, everything from here on would be profit and things were looking good.

Then the supply of gold stopped.  The vein of ore had disappeared.

They kept on digging, but found nothing.

After a while, they quit in frustration and sold their machinery to a junk man for a few hundred dollars.

After they went home in disappointment, the astute junk man called in a mining engineer who checked the mine and calculated that there was a vein of gold just three feet from where Darby and his uncle had stopped digging.

The junk man went on to make millions from the mine.

Darby returned home, paid back everyone who had lent him money and was determined to learn from his mistake in giving up too soon.

He went on to become a phenomenally successful insurance salesman, more than recouping what he would have made from the gold mine.

He learned the lesson that you need to persevere through difficulties and stay focused if you are to become successful.

How Many Times Have You Been Tempted To Give Up?

It has happened to me often. I have worked hard on a project and the efforts I have made don’t seem to have paid off in the time frame I have envisaged. Even in my current network marketing business there have been times where I have felt disappointed in the progress of my global team, but I have stuck with it and then the reward comes as momentum has improved again.

The truth is, if you have done your initial business research correctly then perseverance will pay off. It helps to have a passion for your project and a determination to see it through.

Getting passion for a project is helped by having a clear vision for when your goal is achieved. That could be a promotion, an income target, freedom to enjoy life in a way that YOU decide or perhaps a new house or car! We are all motivated by different things. As I am now in my later years, my material goals are a lot less than the time my successful business gives me to enjoy life with my family.

And this talk of having a vision, reminds me to refer to the companion book of Think and Grow Rich which is You Were Born Rich, by Bob Proctor the leading light in The Secret – the Law of Attraction.

“Everything ever accomplished was at first and, for a time, nothing more than an image held in the mind of the architect. Realise now, that you are the “mental architect” of your own destiny.”

In this book, Bob quoted from Think and Grow Rich

“There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the character is to the quality of man what carbon is to steel.

The only thing that seperated Thomas Edison and Henry Ford from the rest of the world, was persistence. For both these great men had a vision and they would not let anyone or anything to dissuade them – they were persistent. One illuminated the world, the other put the world on wheels. Both of course , were richly rewarded.”

My Project is to Help 1000’s of People Around the World to Enjoy An Independent Income With Network Marketing

It fills me with passion and enthusiasm to see people succeed in my business, and celebrate the success of others even if they have chosen a different direction. This Network Marketing business model has changed my life and the more people hear of my success and turn the the tools I recommend, their business expands and their income increases too.

My mentor and sponsor taught me the principles of Bob Proctors message. He is truly an inspiration.

When he suggested I join him in partnership, he told me he envisaged that I would earn a high 6 figure income if I followed his guidance. It took me a while to understand how serious he was. True to his word, he has achieved his personal goals and now, I am achieving mine.

I am doing that because I realise that stopping before I hit the seam is just going to mean beginning again with another project and, to be honest, I am all wrapped up in what I am doing and I am definitely NOT letting it go!

But this post is not about me! It is for you! Whoever you are, I hope you find some inspiration from Think and Grow Rich and You Were Born Rich. Because I know, that if you read them and embrace the guidance within, YOU will have a wonderful life ahead!

“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past.”

and remember….

Whenever you feel like giving up on your dream, remember that you may be just three feet from gold!

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