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Dear Readers,
Everybody knows that it is difficult to overcome temptation. The
promise of fame, fortune, and success for little work on our part
seems too good to be true. Generally, it is. Success without work
lacks the substance that is satisfying. When things are handed to us,
we do not appreciate them as much as if we earned them. You know
this to be a fact if you follow anyone's life who has inherited wealth
or a title. The personal ties that connect a person to their
achievement are non-existent when something has been simply
"gifted" to them.
Think back to the achievements that you value the most. I remember
several in my life that I like to relive though my memories, and each
one involved much work on my part. If the prize was just handed to
me without my effort, it would be a hollow victory because my heart
and soul would not have been in it. I guess simply put, what you
earn you value.
Many people believe that they can ride on another's coattails to
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Dear Readers,
Everybody knows that it is difficult to overcome temptation. The
promise of fame, fortune, and success for little work on our part
seems too good to be true. Generally, it is. Success without work
lacks the substance that is satisfying. When things are handed to us,
we do not appreciate them as much as if we earned them. You know
this to be a fact if you follow anyone's life who has inherited wealth
or a title. The personal ties that connect a person to their
achievement are non-existent when something has been simply
"gifted" to them.
Think back to the achievements that you value the most. I remember
several in my life that I like to relive though my memories, and each
one involved much work on my part. If the prize was just handed to
me without my effort, it would be a hollow victory because my heart
and soul would not have been in it. I guess simply put, what you
earn you value.
Many people believe that they can ride on another's coattails to
success. These hangers-on view this as a shortcut to avoiding their
own hard work. By self-admission, Napoleon Hill states that he
spent over twenty years on his research for the Law of Success. He
knew that two decades was a lengthy time to pursue his goal of
uncovering the "secrets" that made entrepreneurial men of his day
successful, but he also knew that it was like mining for gold - it
would require him to exchange his time for the achievement of his
desired outcome. As a consequence, he unlocked the door today for
many individuals who can read and capitalize upon his research and
then take it to the next level in their own lives. For this and more,
followers of Napoleon Hill are grateful.
As you begin to create your own success empire, be unique, be
yourself, but be anything but a copycat! I always remind myself to
go to the source of the material, not the secondary information.
Secondary information is about the source, but not the source. If you
want to find out what's in a classic for certain, you must read the
classic itself.
Be careful that you don't get all fired up about "new and improved,"
"never before published," "just released," and "what they didn't want
you to know," because more often than not you have just been
cheated out of learning from the true source of information.
Remember, if it appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. Use
your personal insight to weed out the "get rich quick schemes," and
use the only time tested and true way to get rich and that is through
your own thought coupled with persistent and continuous action.
If you are interested in which books are endorsed by the Napoleon
Hill Foundation, visit our website at www.naphill.org and read the
column written by Robert Johnson. He clarifies how you can
identify a Foundation authorized work. It is worth the little time it
will take you to read this because then you can be certain that what
you purchase does return royalties to the Foundation begun by Dr.
Hill. Think accurately and you can be sure to judge our books by
their cover because they will always have the Foundation's crest
visible in plain view.
Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson
   
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Napoleon Hill Yesterday and
Today
 
Can you
see this
Dear Readers,
Everybody knows that it is difficult to overcome temptation. The
promise of fame, fortune, and success for little work on our part
seems too good to be true. Generally, it is. Success without work
lacks the substance that is satisfying. When things are handed to us,
we do not appreciate them as much as if we earned them. You know
this to be a fact if you follow anyone's life who has inherited wealth
or a title. The personal ties that connect a person to their
achievement are non-existent when something has been simply
"gifted" to them.
Think back to the achievements that you value the most. I remember
several in my life that I like to relive though my memories, and each
one involved much work on my part. If the prize was just handed to
me without my effort, it would be a hollow victory because my heart
and soul would not have been in it. I guess simply put, what you
earn you value.
Many people believe that they can ride on another's coattails to
success. These hangers-on view this as a shortcut to avoiding their
own hard work. By self-admission, Napoleon Hill states that he
spent over twenty years on his research for the Law of Success. He
knew that two decades was a lengthy time to pursue his goal of
uncovering the "secrets" that made entrepreneurial men of his day
successful, but he also knew that it was like mining for gold - it
would require him to exchange his time for the achievement of his
desired outcome. As a consequence, he unlocked the door today for
many individuals who can read and capitalize upon his research and
then take it to the next level in their own lives. For this and more,
followers of Napoleon Hill are grateful.
As you begin to create your own success empire, be unique, be
yourself, but be anything but a copycat! I always remind myself to
go to the source of the material, not the secondary information.
Secondary information is about the source, but not the source. If you
want to find out what's in a classic for certain, you must read the
classic itself.
Be careful that you don't get all fired up about "new and improved,"
"never before published," "just released," and "what they didn't want
you to know," because more often than not you have just been
cheated out of learning from the true source of information.
Remember, if it appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. Use
your personal insight to weed out the "get rich quick schemes," and
use the only time tested and true way to get rich and that is through
your own thought coupled with persistent and continuous action.
If you are interested in which books are endorsed by the Napoleon
Hill Foundation, visit our website at www.naphill.org and read the
column written by Robert Johnson. He clarifies how you can
identify a Foundation authorized work. It is worth the little time it
will take you to read this because then you can be certain that what
you purchase does return royalties to the Foundation begun by Dr.
Hill. Think accurately and you can be sure to judge our books by
their cover because they will always have the Foundation's crest
visible in plain view.
Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson
   
 
How To Hurdle Temptation
by Dr. Napoleon Hill
Here's a sure-fire method to help you live
the life you want to live.
To develop a positive mental attitude, you must make a habit of
transmuting every experience into definite action, promptly and
decisively.
That means you must have a definite philosophy, a clear-cut
general standard of behavior, to guide your thoughts and
actions under various circumstances.
The most important rule you can make for yourself is this:
never, under any condition, engage in any transaction which
does not bring equal benefits to all persons it affects.
Remember that for one person to gain, it is not necessary for
someone else to lose. The only true measure of success is
whether everyone concerned is benefited by it.
The late Cyrus H. K. Curtis, founder of the Saturday Evening
Post, defined success as "the ability to get everything one
desires or needs without violating the rights of others."
Through such standards of positive thinking and performance,
you can achieve material success honestly, forthrightly and
proudly. Let me give an example of how Curtis himself put this
philosophy into action.
In the early days of the Post, the business frequently was short
of operating capital. But Curtis had decreed that he would not
accept certain types of advertising.
One Saturday, he and his son-in-law, Edward Bok, were
opening mail with the hope enough money would come in to
 
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Napoleon Hill Yesterday and
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Can you
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Dear Readers,
Everybody knows that it is difficult to overcome temptation. The
promise of fame, fortune, and success for little work on our part
seems too good to be true. Generally, it is. Success without work
lacks the substance that is satisfying. When things are handed to us,
we do not appreciate them as much as if we earned them. You know
this to be a fact if you follow anyone's life who has inherited wealth
or a title. The personal ties that connect a person to their
achievement are non-existent when something has been simply
"gifted" to them.
Think back to the achievements that you value the most. I remember
several in my life that I like to relive though my memories, and each
one involved much work on my part. If the prize was just handed to
me without my effort, it would be a hollow victory because my heart
and soul would not have been in it. I guess simply put, what you
earn you value.
Many people believe that they can ride on another's coattails to
success. These hangers-on view this as a shortcut to avoiding their
own hard work. By self-admission, Napoleon Hill states that he
spent over twenty years on his research for the Law of Success. He
knew that two decades was a lengthy time to pursue his goal of
uncovering the "secrets" that made entrepreneurial men of his day
successful, but he also knew that it was like mining for gold - it
would require him to exchange his time for the achievement of his
desired outcome. As a consequence, he unlocked the door today for
many individuals who can read and capitalize upon his research and
then take it to the next level in their own lives. For this and more,
followers of Napoleon Hill are grateful.
As you begin to create your own success empire, be unique, be
yourself, but be anything but a copycat! I always remind myself to
go to the source of the material, not the secondary information.
Secondary information is about the source, but not the source. If you
want to find out what's in a classic for certain, you must read the
classic itself.
Be careful that you don't get all fired up about "new and improved,"
"never before published," "just released," and "what they didn't want
you to know," because more often than not you have just been
cheated out of learning from the true source of information.
Remember, if it appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. Use
your personal insight to weed out the "get rich quick schemes," and
use the only time tested and true way to get rich and that is through
your own thought coupled with persistent and continuous action.
If you are interested in which books are endorsed by the Napoleon
Hill Foundation, visit our website at www.naphill.org and read the
column written by Robert Johnson. He clarifies how you can
identify a Foundation authorized work. It is worth the little time it
will take you to read this because then you can be certain that what
you purchase does return royalties to the Foundation begun by Dr.
Hill. Think accurately and you can be sure to judge our books by
their cover because they will always have the Foundation's crest
visible in plain view.
Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson
   
 
How To Hurdle Temptation
by Dr. Napoleon Hill
Here's a sure-fire method to help you live
the life you want to live.
To develop a positive mental attitude, you must make a habit of
transmuting every experience into definite action, promptly and
decisively.
That means you must have a definite philosophy, a clear-cut
general standard of behavior, to guide your thoughts and
actions under various circumstances.
The most important rule you can make for yourself is this:
never, under any condition, engage in any transaction which
does not bring equal benefits to all persons it affects.
Remember that for one person to gain, it is not necessary for
someone else to lose. The only true measure of success is
whether everyone concerned is benefited by it.
The late Cyrus H. K. Curtis, founder of the Saturday Evening
Post, defined success as "the ability to get everything one
desires or needs without violating the rights of others."
Through such standards of positive thinking and performance,
you can achieve material success honestly, forthrightly and
proudly. Let me give an example of how Curtis himself put this
philosophy into action.
In the early days of the Post, the business frequently was short
of operating capital. But Curtis had decreed that he would not
accept certain types of advertising.
One Saturday, he and his son-in-law, Edward Bok, were
opening mail with the hope enough money would come in to
 
take care of the payroll later in the day. Suddenly Bok
whooped: "Here it is! Enough for twice what we need!"
Curtis looked at the check in the envelope and said, "Sorry, we
can't accept it." It was from an advertising agency which,
learning the Post was pinched, seized the opportunity to try to
induce Curtis to run copy he had often rejected as
objectionable.
"We will operate the Post without this sort of advertising," he
said, "and the time will come when this policy will pay off."
And another time, when heavy debts threatened to crush the
Post out of existence, Curtis' biggest creditor - a paper company
- not only extended his credit but loaned him enough money to
satisfy the other creditors. Thus Curtis was given a free hand to
get his publication on a going basis.
Many years later, another firm solicited Curtis' business by
offering a lower price. Curtis rejected the offer. The company
that stood by him in his day of need, he said, would count on
his business in his day of prosperity - regardless of price!
You will find your own decision easier to make if you have
established certain standards of moral performance to which
you adhere rigidly under all conditions.
In a sense, you are making decisions in advance - before you
actually need to make them. For you are rejecting certain
courses of action as repugnant or unworthy.
Thus you will find frequently, when a decision must be made,
that it is one you made years ago when you resolved to live up
to certain standards of behavior.
Remember, that you can compromise with others - but not with
yourself.
Source: Success Unlimited. May 1968, pgs. 37 & 38.
   
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Dear Readers,
Everybody knows that it is difficult to overcome temptation. The
promise of fame, fortune, and success for little work on our part
seems too good to be true. Generally, it is. Success without work
lacks the substance that is satisfying. When things are handed to us,
we do not appreciate them as much as if we earned them. You know
this to be a fact if you follow anyone's life who has inherited wealth
or a title. The personal ties that connect a person to their
achievement are non-existent when something has been simply
"gifted" to them.
Think back to the achievements that you value the most. I remember
several in my life that I like to relive though my memories, and each
one involved much work on my part. If the prize was just handed to
me without my effort, it would be a hollow victory because my heart
and soul would not have been in it. I guess simply put, what you
earn you value.
Many people believe that they can ride on another's coattails to
success. These hangers-on view this as a shortcut to avoiding their
own hard work. By self-admission, Napoleon Hill states that he
spent over twenty years on his research for the Law of Success. He
knew that two decades was a lengthy time to pursue his goal of
uncovering the "secrets" that made entrepreneurial men of his day
successful, but he also knew that it was like mining for gold - it
would require him to exchange his time for the achievement of his
desired outcome. As a consequence, he unlocked the door today for
many individuals who can read and capitalize upon his research and
then take it to the next level in their own lives. For this and more,
followers of Napoleon Hill are grateful.
As you begin to create your own success empire, be unique, be
yourself, but be anything but a copycat! I always remind myself to
go to the source of the material, not the secondary information.
Secondary information is about the source, but not the source. If you
want to find out what's in a classic for certain, you must read the
classic itself.
Be careful that you don't get all fired up about "new and improved,"
"never before published," "just released," and "what they didn't want
you to know," because more often than not you have just been
cheated out of learning from the true source of information.
Remember, if it appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. Use
your personal insight to weed out the "get rich quick schemes," and
use the only time tested and true way to get rich and that is through
your own thought coupled with persistent and continuous action.
If you are interested in which books are endorsed by the Napoleon
Hill Foundation, visit our website at www.naphill.org and read the
column written by Robert Johnson. He clarifies how you can
identify a Foundation authorized work. It is worth the little time it
will take you to read this because then you can be certain that what
you purchase does return royalties to the Foundation begun by Dr.
Hill. Think accurately and you can be sure to judge our books by
their cover because they will always have the Foundation's crest
visible in plain view.
Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson
   
 
How To Hurdle Temptation
by Dr. Napoleon Hill
Here's a sure-fire method to help you live
the life you want to live.
To develop a positive mental attitude, you must make a habit of
transmuting every experience into definite action, promptly and
decisively.
That means you must have a definite philosophy, a clear-cut
general standard of behavior, to guide your thoughts and
actions under various circumstances.
The most important rule you can make for yourself is this:
never, under any condition, engage in any transaction which
does not bring equal benefits to all persons it affects.
Remember that for one person to gain, it is not necessary for
someone else to lose. The only true measure of success is
whether everyone concerned is benefited by it.
The late Cyrus H. K. Curtis, founder of the Saturday Evening
Post, defined success as "the ability to get everything one
desires or needs without violating the rights of others."
Through such standards of positive thinking and performance,
you can achieve material success honestly, forthrightly and
proudly. Let me give an example of how Curtis himself put this
philosophy into action.
In the early days of the Post, the business frequently was short
of operating capital. But Curtis had decreed that he would not
accept certain types of advertising.
One Saturday, he and his son-in-law, Edward Bok, were
opening mail with the hope enough money would come in to
 
take care of the payroll later in the day. Suddenly Bok
whooped: "Here it is! Enough for twice what we need!"
Curtis looked at the check in the envelope and said, "Sorry, we
can't accept it." It was from an advertising agency which,
learning the Post was pinched, seized the opportunity to try to
induce Curtis to run copy he had often rejected as
objectionable.
"We will operate the Post without this sort of advertising," he
said, "and the time will come when this policy will pay off."
And another time, when heavy debts threatened to crush the
Post out of existence, Curtis' biggest creditor - a paper company
- not only extended his credit but loaned him enough money to
satisfy the other creditors. Thus Curtis was given a free hand to
get his publication on a going basis.
Many years later, another firm solicited Curtis' business by
offering a lower price. Curtis rejected the offer. The company
that stood by him in his day of need, he said, would count on
his business in his day of prosperity - regardless of price!
You will find your own decision easier to make if you have
established certain standards of moral performance to which
you adhere rigidly under all conditions.
In a sense, you are making decisions in advance - before you
actually need to make them. For you are rejecting certain
courses of action as repugnant or unworthy.
Thus you will find frequently, when a decision must be made,
that it is one you made years ago when you resolved to live up
to certain standards of behavior.
Remember, that you can compromise with others - but not with
yourself.
Source: Success Unlimited. May 1968, pgs. 37 & 38.
   
Jeanne R. Berry
The WHOLE Truth?
by Jeanne R. Berry
Recently, I saw an advertisement for a
book purported to be a republication of
the 1925 version of Napoleon Hill's
"Law of Success" 21-book series,
condensed into one volume. The
advertising claims the rare, unedited
1925 edition predates the 1928 edition,
contains the whole truth, and is far
superior to and more accurate than any
other Law of Attraction book currently
on the market. The books and programs
offered by other
self-development/success educators
were dismissed as "watered-down
versions of the truth" - including Napoleon Hill's own 1928 "Law of
Success" AND "Think and Grow Rich."
These seemed like outrageous claims. If the 1925 version is
supposedly the superior truth, surely whomever publishes Mr. Hill's
other works would not only have a copy of it themselves, but would
have published it already.
I went straight to the source--The Napoleon Hill Foundation--to find
out for myself. My suspicions were confirmed. The 1925 version
was a working copy - a copy in progress so to speak; in 1928, the
series was compiled into the one volume of "Law of Success" still
being published by the Napoleon Hill Foundation today. The
information contained in "Law of Success" and "Think and Grow
Rich" remains true to the original series. Despite similarities in the
title, the book offered by the independent advertiser is not an
authorized Napoleon Hill publication.
Napoleon Hill's work has influenced many of the current leaders in
the field of personal development, who gratefully attribute much of
their success to his teachings, openly deferring to Mr. Hill as being
the authority on the subject. I also study Parelli Natural
Horsemanship(TM), and Pat Parelli often says, "I didn't invent
this--it's been around for centuries. I learned it from my teachers,
and I'm passing it on to you." Such is the attitude shared by today's
authentic success mentors.
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