Personal initiative is Napoleon Hill’s 6th of his 17 Principles of Success. Personal initiative is what produces the “physical action” that will lead to success in one’s life.
According to Dr Hill, there are 2 types of people who never amount to anything; one is the person who never does what he is told to do. The other is the person who only does what he is told to do. Dr Hill see’s personal initiative as the twin brother of the 4th principle, “Going the Extra Mile.”
The Extra Mile Formula is one of Napoleon Hill’s fundamental Principles to achieve success. To render more and give better service than you are paid for, and sooner or later you will receive compound interest from your investment.
People do business with people they know, like and trust! (And in that particular order)
Today this is more relevant than ever before because consumers have a multitude of choices on where and how they spend their money and who they do business with.
Self- discipline forms part of a sound base principle that should be a crucial part of all our lives. Irresponsibility or ill-discipline should at all costs be avoided to ever realize a form of real success in life.Nothing is more important in life than to master one's own mind and cannot and will not master anything worthwhile if we do not.
We are all born into this world with a choice to be in control of our mind or let the environment control our mind! The little voice you hear in your head is lying to you most of the time; it is trying to protect you from possibly getting hurt. It is keeping you in your Comfort Zone, and we have found that the biggest success is outside of you Comfort Zone.
I’ve always been inspired by people that have overcome their adversities and made a success anyway. Interestingly, this happens to occur for people starting off as millionaires and obviously also for those that didn’t have it stacked for them that way. Lets look at this for a second…
There is a lot of inspiration in biographies. Two of them i recently read changed my thinking in terms of what it actually means to have a dream. These two books were Long walk to freedom, Nelson Mandela and also the biography of Walt Disney.
Neither of us read a lot of books before Mannatech, in fact the only books we have read were the prescribed school textbooks, of which Jean skipped a few anyway. Looking back on our illiteracy, we would like to take the time to thank Louis and Leone van der Linde for introducing us to life changing books.
I read the book about 5 years ago and am still experiencing the effect of it in my life. The Slight Edge is the type of book that can really impact your life from the word go.
If someone would ask me, if I have only one opportunity to give a friend a book that has the potential to change his/her life, what book would it be? Then I would, without a doubt, recommend The Slight Edge.
Helena and I were never very big readers and it never occurred to us how much we needed to read.
Our awakening came much later in our lives after we were introduced to the Mannatech opportunity. Our upline became our lifeline as we were challenged in relationships with loved ones just as I suspect other people also are. They urged and encouraged us to start reading books that had helped them to grow and handle these complex situations.