“Your wealth can only grow to the extent that you do!” – T. Harv Eker
Daily Nugget of Gold 1010
Financial security- and then Hill added: (Notice that Money Comes Last). Finally, we’ve reached the last item on Napoleon Hill’s list of the twelve things that constitute true riches- money. Most folks would find it odd that Hill’s book called Think and Grow Rich would put money at the end of such a list contained in the book. They might be more startled to find out that the book contains an exact recipe on what to do in order to obtain money, as that was the advertised purpose of this book. Then again, he listed money as the last of these items. It would be a mistake, however, to think that Hill was trying to instill his own moral code into this work and attempt to lure people into believing in it by using money as the bait. Let’s discuss that a bit:
Napoleon Hill took a great deal of time to do the research he needed to come out with this particular book. He wrote many other books as well, but this one is his most famous, most concise, and probably most helpful. Think of it, here’s a guy who interviewed over 500 of the most successful people in life in his time- and then basically took what they said- the common elements they pointed out, and put them down in his own words. What he was doing in all of this was letting you know what they said. If we house within ourselves the attitudes they had, apply the principles they taught Hill, and see things more from their perspective- doesn’t it just make sense we’ll likely see similar results in our own lives?
“He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.” – Leonardo da Vinci
So what about money, then? Yes, it’s another form of wealth, true. Just keep in mind it’s one of many, and that it’s placement at the end of the list was by design. Of the money you accumulate in your life, all of it, every last penny will belong to someone else when you leave this physical existence. Don’t think that it should not be something you should seek, however, there’s no evil inherent in money. Money can and does do tremendous good. If you have a natural disaster happen halfway across the globe- without money to send, you’re left with sending just your thoughts and prayers. Not that these things don’t count, but money is financial energy and can help provide your love in another location as just one of many of it’s useful functions.
Please remember, we said Think and Grow Rich contains the exact formula for accumulating money, it’s simple, it’s straightforward, it requires no hard labor, and it will not cause one to become ridiculous or credulous. You can use this formula to create as much money as you want, there is no real limits on what you can do other than the limits you place upon yourself. We think it’s sage advice to remember to create all of the true riches rather than just money. In fact, another very famous book advised this, “The love of money is the root of all evil”. We think it would be wise to think and grow rich by considering the wisdom from that book as well. If all we want is money and we ignore all of the other riches life offers, doesn’t that quote define us then?
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How long shall I wait before I begin seriously accumulating true riches in my life?”
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