So today I want to talk about one book in particular that really changed my life. I’m a very prolific reader I would consider myself. I read three to four books a month, and I’ve done that intentionally for a few different reasons.
I want to always remain a student of the world
Not just of my craft, my trade and my businesses, but really finding new concepts, ideas, and things to put into my mind, to constantly stay thirsty for knowledge. I love history, military history, and some other things in addition to just nonfiction. I think it’s important that we don’t just simply work on improving ourselves, but also work on enriching our mind and our capacity to dream and think differently. To be entertained, to get lost in a good novel, but one book that really changed my life.
Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill
This was a book that was pioneering work in the self help and personal development space. When published during the great depression in the 1930s, nobody had really thought about success, achievement and accomplishment like Napoleon Hill did.
He chronicled and followed some of the most successful and wealthiest business men and women and industrialists in that age to really understand what it was that made them different? What was their success attributed to? How did they actually achieve what they did? He shadowed some of the biggest names like multibillionaires Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie and other barons and titans of industry.
He shadowed them and he wrote about it in a very anecdotal style, meaning unlike many self help books today, it was written in a way where you have to come up and arrive at the conclusions on your own.
At the end of the day, you have to understand the moral of the story. You have to be willing to expand your level of success, achievement, accomplishment, and ability to dream. Be open and understand that sometimes this idea of the wall of attraction of the capacity to think, dream and create goals outside of what we may even think is possible. And realize the exact thing that helps us get to levels of achievement and success that we never thought imaginable.
How this changed my life
I know this to be true in my life because it’s exactly what I’ve done. I continue to set the bar higher and idea and the concept that I wrote about in my book Live Inspired called systematic elevation, where I’m constantly working to raise the bar to get to new levels. The idea is to push even further to dream 5 and 10x. Even if you don’t hit those, you’ve made significant growth and progress in your life and in your professional pursuits.
So if you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it. It’s called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Foundational work in our field of personal development, self-help, achievement, success principles, and it’s a wonderful read. I recommend physical book or Kindle, so you can take notes, and really get the most out of this work because it is so transformational and helped me in so many ways, achieve things professionally and personally, that I really wouldn’t have thought possible.
So hopefully that’s a value go out and get the book and read it. It’s awesome. If this was a value and you found any value in this, please leave me a comment below. Let me know if you’ve read it, share this with anybody that might benefit from reading this book or hearing this message. To your success and happiness stay well. Be well, stay safe and stay positive and intentional always. And we’ll talk to you soon.