In his best seller book "Your right to be rich", Napoleon Hill puts ENTHUSIASM as one of the 17 principles that we should possess in order to live a rich and fulfilled life. The word "enthusiasm" has its origin from the Greek word “enthousiasmos”, which consists of the two root words “en” (in or within) & “theos” (God) Enthusiasm therefore literally means “God within “.... inspiration or possession by a god. It was only much later that the word enthusiasm began to be used to describe having intense feelings, a compelling emotion or desire and a passion about something.
The story we are sharing with you today started when Hagen lost his Job 12 years ago, (or rather, as the Louisiana native call it, “being set free.”), and when Mannatech was introduced to us the very same day. Is that a coincidence?
At that time, all we saw was doom and gloom, because our natural tendency is to feel shocked and paralyzed – Where to now? Will Hagen find a job again? Do I have to look for a job? How are we going to pay the school fees, mortgages, or just get food onto the table? This roadblock wasn’t the first one, neither the last one in our life. We have learnt that nothing big can be accomplished if you don’t go through difficulties and challenges. Like the author Elizabeth Kubler-Ross says: “If you shield the mountain from the wind storms, you never see the beauty of the carvings.”
This is Principle #2 of 17 in Napoleon Hill’s book YOUR RIGHT TO BE RICH, which is highly recommended by our 2 Star Platinum Presidential Directors Louis and Leoné van der Linde. Dr Hill’s book is a proven program for Prosperity and Happiness and this Principle follows #1, a Definiteness of Purpose.
This topic is the 16th Success Principle out of Napoleon Hill’s book, Your Right to be Rich.
We often hear people say; “Where has the time gone?” or “I am so busy, there is not enough time in the day” or “Why is there never enough money to do what I would like to do” or “if only I had the money”.
If we want financial security in this world we’ve got to budget our time & budget our money and put a few principles in place.
We all know the word “imagination”, but do we really understand the principles of using our imagination?
I used to imagine lots of things when I was young. I used to make imaginary roads in the sand in the garden, and inside the bushes were imaginary petrol pumps. I had my own imaginary bank where I stored many coins. I even used my imagination to create a fleet of dinky cars.
Sadly, we somehow forget about this imaginary world when we discover life and bills to pay and grown up things to do.
As we are planning our 2nd trip to Hawaii, we are extremely excited and at the same time blown away with what can happen in this profession. Especially since we are a just an ordinary family from a small town in central South Africa. Never in our wildest dreams could we ever have imagined this would be the rewards for chasing dreams...
So lets start.
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.