The Last Factor in “Your Personal Success Equation”

Henry Ford said “Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re probably right.”

As Napoleon Hill shares what he believes to be The Beginning of ALL Great Achievement, he says “Whatever a man believes to be true has a way of becoming true.”

So what does he believe to be The Beginning of ALL Great Achievement? (I left you hanging as I closed the last blog…)

The final section in the chapter just before he begins his “interview with the Devil” shares why he believes that FAITH is the beginning of all great achievement. If you’re at all familiar with the New Testament, you likely have a similar perspective to me in regards to how important faith is in our spiritual life. While I have a pretty firm understanding of the Bible, I’ve never memorized a ton of verses word for word. The one that my great uncle ingrained in me, and I remember to this day, is John 3:16

“For God so love loved the world,...

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Controlled By Outside Circumstances?

As Hill presses forward in his “interview” with the Devil, he’s able to uncover something that may seem overly simple at first glance but truly has the power to help us overcome all of those fears we’ve looked at leading up to this point!

When he forces the Devil to explain his process for assuming more and more control over someone (causing them to drift), Hill receives the following response:

“A drifter is one who permits himself to be influenced and controlled by circumstances outside of his own mind. He would rather let me occupy his mind and do his thinking than go to the trouble of thinking for himself. A drifter accepts whatever life throws in his way without making a protest or putting up a fight.”

What does this have to do with the faith we looked at in the last blog as part of Your Personal Success Equation? EVERYTHING!

Thomas Edison, one of the men Hill studied closely during his years of research leading up to ...

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