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Food for thought
on November 28, 2014
This book is a nice companion to Napoleon Hill's Law of Success. Like Hill's book, The Millionaire Mind summarizes information collected from people regarding the factors that promoted their prosperity.
A chart on page 34 of The Millionaire Mind gives an interesting breakdown of some of these factors.
The two most important that tied at the top were:
"Being honest with all people," and
"Being well disciplined."
The third was:
"Getting along with people."
The least important at the bottom was:
"Graduating near/at the top of my class."
The book also emphasizes the choice of vocation, to avoid too much competition. And this is where creativity becomes important. ("If you are creative enough to select the right vocation, you can win, win big-time. The really brilliant millionaires are those who selected a vocation that they love - one that has few competitors but generates high profits." P 21)
In the Introduction to Hill's 1925 manuscript version of Law of Success (Vieux Publishing, 2011), Hill wrote something similar. ("One of the outstanding tragedies of this age of struggle and money-madness is the fact that so few people are engaged in the effort which they like best. One of the objects of this course is to help each student find his or her particular niche in the world's work, where both material prosperity and happiness in abundance may be found." P 17)
The constancy of human nature and human problems gives these two books a complementary character. Together, they suggest a mindset for attaining more life satisfaction.