13 Life Changing Principles for Your New Year

The well-known and long time best selling book “Think and Grow Rich” is a classic that contains important lessons for anyone who wants to find their purpose in life and live a fulfilling life.  If you are serious about living the life that you have always imagined and have success in all areas of your life, this is the book to begin with. This is a book that needs to be read, reread and then studied in great depth.
Throughout this book, Napoleon Hill gives you 13 principles that you can apply to your daily life. The great thing about it is, if you are not a reader, you can still glance through these 13 principles and apply them in one way or another to your life.

Think and Grow Rich” has divided it into 13 easy to understand principles to be mastered: Desire, faith, Auto-suggestion, specialized knowledge, imagination, organized planning, decision, persistence, the power of the master mind, the mystery of sex transmutation, the subconscious mind, the brain, and the sixth sense.

1. Desire

He believes that a burning, passionate desire is the starting point for all achievement.

  • What is your burning desire?
  • What is the thing that you know you desire to do or have?

 2. Faith

Faith is about visualizing your desire and believing that no matter what, you will attain it.

3. Auto Suggestion

Basically this can be referred to as “affirmations.” Your subconscious mind is like an fertile garden and you must plant seeds of positivity and success. One is able to do this by repetition of positive thoughts and speaking positive words into your life. For example, if you have a small online website that you want to grow, speak to that website as if it were already one of the top sites on the internet.

“I am thankful for my amazing, fast growing website that is getting bigger and better each and every day.

4. Specialized knowledge

Knowledge is power. Work to attain more knowledge in different aspects of your life by books, further education, talking with experts, videos or attending seminars.

Knowledge brings confidence and those who are more confident are more likely to succeed. 

5. Imagination 

Each and every day think and imagine the possibilities that there are out there. As you go about your day, think about ways to do things better.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein 

6. Organized planning

Every single goal that we have needs a plan of action. The famous financial, Dave Ramsey said, “A plan is not a plan until its on paper.” Write it down, focus on it and start taking steps towards your goals.

7. Decision

Learn to become a person who is able to make decisions and quickly adapt to change. A strong leader is one that knows how to make wise, un emotional decisions when necessary. 

8. Persistence

Persistence is a refusal to quit and looking adversity straight in the eyes, even if the odds are not on your side.  A leader of persistence is one that does not take no for an answer and finds the best solution to the problem.

9. Mastermind

A mastermind group is a small group of people who come together with a shared goal and work towards making that goal a reality. Masterminding is engaged in focused conversation and brainstorming with others with the same vision. A small group of people (5-6) with the same passion on a goal is more powerful than just one person.

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10. The mystery of sex transmutation

This is the ability to change the mind from thoughts of physical expression to that of another nature.

11. The subconscious mind

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and feed with repetition and emotion will one day become our reality. We must use our mind to visualize and imagine the life that we have always imagined.

12. The brain

We must work to maximize our brain power and work to solve our problems by more knowledge and less emotional reactions.

13. The sixth sense

According to Hill, when you master the first 12 principles, you can go through the door to the Temple of Wisdom and tap into your sixth sense: the infinite intelligence.

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