What makes some people succeed and others not?
Napoleon Hill studied 16,000 men and women to learn what characteristics and actions successful people have and do—that UNsuccessful people do not. I spend a considerable amount of time studying Napoleon Hill’s work, to learn what he discovered so I can have success more easily in every aspect of my life. I figure if he studied and knew personally people like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—I can probably learn a lot from what he says.
Today, reading The 15 Laws of Success, I was stunned at the clarity of what Hill conveyed in less than one page. It is simple. It is direct. And it is profound. I want to share it with you because you can implement these ideas immediately and start to see results in your life, just as the people Hill studied did.
First, I think it is important to understand Hill’s definition of success so you know what he was measuring. He states, “Success is the development of the power with which to get whatever one wants in life without interfering with the rights of others.”
What a refreshing way to look at success—not based on money, prestige, fame or other typical characteristics; but on the ability to get whatever I want, whatever you want without trampling on what someone else wants. So if you want money, can you get as much as you want without impeding others? If you want love, can you attract that without hurting others? A new home, a vacation, peace of mind, security—the list can go on and on. The ability to get whatever you want is the primary qualification to success, according to Hill.
Which brings me to a crucial point in most of my coaching sessions; you have to know what you want. How funny that more often than not this trips you and me up more than the actual getting what we want!
What struck me so strong in this morning’s reading was that Hill, in analyzing 16,000 men and women, found that the 5% that were successful had a chief aim in life and a definite plan for attaining it, and the 95% did not. That is so clear that it screams at you as to what to do if you choose to be successful, and with Hill’s definition who wouldn’t?
My work with my clients is tailored to help them become part of this 5%. I offer a lot of information for free, to ensure women from every walk of life have access to this information—from my blogs, free downloads, and free live trainings. If you want help pinpointing what you want, download the first chapter of my upcoming book, Be A Female Millionaire. It is full of exercises to help you find what makes your heart sing and is a strong enough desire to become your chief aim.
Once you have your chief aim, creating a plan to achieve it is next. My first three free live trainings were designed to help you do just that. If you missed them, you can still purchase the recordings and receive the audio, a pdf of the slides, and all but the first also come with templates and worksheets to help you achieve your goals.
When the facts are this clear that successful people ALWAYS do certain things that unsuccessful people do not, I want to follow in their footsteps. How about you? Do you plan to be part of this 5%?
Don’t delay. Start today by finding your chief aim and charting a course to get there.