Success Consciousness

Success Consciousness

by Napoleon Hill

You have it within your power to acquire a success consciousness which will prove the perfect antidote for fear. Definiteness of purpose is the beginning of such a success consciousness. Find out what it is you want from life and look for it all the time. Demand much! Set a high goal, and believe that you will, with the aid of Infinite Intelligence, reach that goal. Then get into action! Here is a poem, written by Jessie B. Rittenhouse, which expresses this truth very well:

I bargained with Life for a penny

And Life would pay no more;

However, I begged at evening

When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer;

He gives you whatever you ask.

But once you have set the wages,

Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire

Only to learn dismayed

That any wage I had asked of Life,

Life would have willingly paid.

Successful men do not bargain with life for poverty! They know that there is a power through which life may be made to pay off on their own terms. They know that this power is available to every man who comes into possession of his own mind. Carve out a career! Don’t bore your way through life.

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession

of his own mind may take possession of everything else

to which he is justly entitled . . . . Andrew Carnegie



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