Thursday, January 18, 2007

Drifting

Second time I've received this message from Napoleon Hill. Think they're trying to tell me something?

DRIFTING, WITHOUT AIM OR PURPOSE, IS THE FIRST CAUSE OF FAILURE.

Without a plan for your life, it is easier to follow the course of least resistance, to go with the flow, to drift with the current with no particular destination in mind. Having a definite plan for your life greatly simplifies the process of making hundreds of daily decisions that affect your ultimate success. When you know where you want to go, you can quickly decide if your actions are moving you toward your goal or away from it. Without definite, precise goals and a plan for their achievement, each decision must be considered in a vacuum. Definiteness of purpose provides context and allows you to relate specific actions to your overall plan.

This positive message is brought to you by the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Visit them at http://www.naphill.org.

1 comment:

  1. Joe,

    I enjoyed visiting your blog today, and it occurred to me that you might be interested to learn that a new edition of Napoleon Hill's classic book "Think and Grow Rich" has been published.

    Its title is ”Think and Grow Rich!” (subtitled) “The Original Version, Restored and Revised.” I am the editor/annotator of this new 412-page edition, which is really an "homage" to Dr. Hill. (For several years I was the editor-in-chief of "Think & Grow Rich Newsletter.")

    What I have done is this: to restore Dr. Hill's book to its original manuscript content (it was first published in 1937, but was abridged in 1960), annotate it with more than 50 pages of endnotes (most of the persons and events he discusses are generally unknown to readers today), index it thoroughly, add an appendix with a wealth of additional information about Dr. Hill and his work, and revise the book in ways to help remove certain "impediments" to reading the book today (language that today would be considered obsolete, sexist or racist). None of these things had previously been done with TGR.

    If you would like to learn a little more about this project, a quick visit to www.tgr-restored-revised.com will give you some details. To see the relevant Amazon.com page, go to:

    http://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Original-Restored/dp/1593302002/sr=1-1/qid=1168725123/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-2728041-8133266?ie=UTF8&s=books .

    The book is available on all the Amazon.com websites and most other online sellers, can be ordered by any bookstore, and will start appearing in bookstores very shortly.

    Our edition of TGR! is superior in every way to other versions on the market. It is a trade paperback, not a pocket-size mass market paperback. It is 412 pages versus 256+ (depending on the edition). It looks better, feels better, reads better than any other version. It is fast becoming the "version of choice" among Napoleon Hill devotees and other students of success and high achievement.

    Thank you for your time and interest.

    Sincerely yours,

    Ross Cornwell, Editor

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