I was interviewed on Istagram by Vahid Chitsazz owner of the Instagram profile @napoleon.hill
This is a great honor and I am excited because I desired to be asked to speak on behalf of Mr. Hill. I think I am just doing that- on behalf of and not about – bringing you his message as I filtered it out.
First off, there’s a paradox in the precious, best-seller book “Think and Grow Rich”:
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DIDN’T READ IT.
In fact, the +500 men Hill searched on were unconscious competent about the method in the book.
A LITERARY MASTERPIECE.
On my first reading I didn’t understand so much. “Think and Grow Rich” is difficult because it is thick in meaning, rich in storytelling, and with a clever expedient…
THE SECRET INSIDE.
Hill teaches us the method of his book by having us applying it right away. When in the introduction he says there’s a secret to be found out, he teaches us to activate our visualization and apply the very principles – desire to find it, having a definite plan of action directed to a definite end, persistence in reading the book, faith in finding it, and so on.
VISUALIZATION – ALREADY BEEN THERE AND DONE.
I had been applying it before reading the book. Since I already knew that secret, I got puzzled – I thought that there must be another secret and another meaning more than what I already knew! I was an unconscious competent. So, TAGR just confirmed me that the method I got inside me was the way to go.
So, the first message I got from the book is you may already know, everything is already inside you, but you just have to get aware. Therefore, you write down such concise and specific six definite, practical steps.
If we already know this method, why aren’t we successfully?
WE ARE USED TO OUR FEARS.
This is the second message I got – We form and puddle in habits just because of our fears. Habits can make us successful or unsuccessful.
And the third, most important message to me, was about our emotions.
IMAGINATION and EMOTIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE
Both positive and negative emotions. The first chapter is desire…. Towards the end there’s the chapter about how to outwit the fears. TAGR helped me to focus on how to master all that. I used to be very rational and almost forgot my emotions. The truth is, you cannot live successfully without mastering your emotions because you act according to your subconscious which is accessed through emotions!
On my 1st reading, falling asleep while reading late at night, in the Sixth Sense chapter (VI) I still hadn’t found the secret but I was woken up by a voice telling me the secret is – and on opening my eyes I read SELF-RELIANCE in that page. I don’t want to say the secret is self-reliance but that through that method each of us find the key to the application of the secret. To me it was self-reliance – I already knew the method, I just needed to trust my ability to use it. The secret is the Law of Attraction (LOA) of course but according to what you are looking for you can grasp the secret through this or that aspect of the Law of Attraction. My problem was self-reliance and I was hinted to that.
Don’t read only “Think and Grow Rich” by Hill. Add the following books of his: How To Raise Your Salary, Your Right to Be Rich, Law of success, How to sell your way through life.
READ, APPLY, RE-READ
Beyond reading, apply it. As with any knowledge, it is important what you do with it. Make certain that you understand and apply what you read. Applied knowledge is power.