Pride meets Arrogance

“Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought”

-Napoleon Hill

Pride is underestimated and when mingled with assertion and passion it may come off as arrogance. Perspective reveals no truth but temporary justification or judgement. Pride may be the determining factor to settle for mediocrity or “aiming for stars”. If pride is the only thing you have to keep your drive up by all means be “proud and loud“.

Thoughts are magnetic and influence the mind through autosuggestion. If accompanied with deep emotion they are embedded to the subconscious mind. These thoughts attract more of its kind and eventually “you become your thoughts”. Unfortunately the laws apply to negative thoughts as well.

“To be successful you must study successful people” my colleague Mike Calloway mentioned to me as we were walking one day on campus. I think I have learned more life lessons from him than some of my business and theology professors combined. I’ve noticed that some successful businessman had applied faith in their endeavours. I wonder if maybe this is the role religion has in the lives of successful people to spark the laws of autosuggestion.

“Do not wait for a definite plan through which you intend to exchange services or merchandise in return for the money you are visualizing. Begin at once to see yourself in possession of the money, demanding and expecting meanwhile that your subconscious mind will hand over the plan, or plans, you need. Be on the alert for these plans, and when they appear, put them into action immediately.

They will probably “flash” into your mind through the sixth sense, in the form of an “inspiration”. This inspiration may be considered a direct message from Infinite Intelligence. Treat it with respect, and act upon it as soon as you receive it. Failure to do this will be fatal to your success. ” -Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Richer”

I said confidently to my brother and a few acquaintances while having a few beers at a popular pub in Barbados called Mcbrides, “I can’t work a 9-5 and I need to never worry about money!” Some expressions changed as if I had one too many beers but I know what I meant.” You can’t have anything if you don’t want anything, and you surely won’t have anything if everything is unattainable.”


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