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Outwitting The Devil
Outwitting the devil: The Secret To Freedom and Success is a book by Napoleon Hill who was one of Americas great, influential thinkers who continues to have enormous impact today.
Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to reveal how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy prevent us from realizing our personal goals.
This long-suppressed parable, once considered too controversial to publish, was written by Hill in 1938 following the publication of his classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich.
This is my take away from the controversial book.
10 Steps To Outwit The Devil
1. Do your own thinking on all occasions. The fact that human beings are given complete control over nothing save the power to think their own thoughts is laden with significance.
2. Decide definitely what you want from life; then create a plan for attaining it and be willing to sacrifice everything else, If necessary, rather than accept permanent defeat.
3. Analyze temporary defeat, no matter of what nature or cause, and extract from it the seed of an equivalent advantage.
4. Be willing to render useful service equivalent to the value of all material things you demand of life, and render the service first.
5. Recognize that your brain is a receiving set that can be attained to receive communication from the universal store house of infinite intelligence, to help transmute your desires into physical equivalent.
6. Recognize that your greatest asset is time, the only thing except the power of thought which you own outright, and the one thing which can be shaped into whatever material things you want. Budget your time so none is wasted.
7. Recognize the truth that fear generally is a filler which the devil occupies the unused portion of your mind. That is only a state of mind which you can control by filling the space it occupies with faith in your ability to make life provide you with whatever you demand of it.
8. When you pray, do not beg. Demand what you want insist upon getting exactly that, with no substitutes.
9. Recognize that life is a cruel task master and that either you master it or it masters you. There is no halfway or compromising point. Never accept from life anything you don’t want. If that which you don’t want is temporarily forced upon you, you can refuse, in your own mind, to accept it and it will make way for the thing you do want.
10. Lastly, remember that your dominating thoughts attract, through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most convenient route. Their physical counterparts. Be careful what thoughts you dwell upon.
Be definite in everything you do and never leave unfinished thoughts in the mind. Form the habit of reaching definite decisions on all subjects.
All prayers bring that for which one prays. The person who got to prayer with definiteness of purpose puts into motion the laws of nature. Which transmutes ones domination desires into physical equivalent.
Think Act Be.