Thomas Edison , Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford and more than 500 self-made millionaires were subject of 20 years studies which have leaded Napoleon Hill to produce his amazing book “ Think And Grow Rich ‘’
1 No clear goals
Each one of us has energy and competences has actually his own time and with no clear view on some major goals he wants to achieve that time and energy will just be lost and you cannot take it back because simply you don’t know where does your effort go ! And as Hill said ‘’ there is no hope to success for someone does not have a main objective he aim to ‘’ , so if you want a fortune start saving a specific amount and determine exactly where do you want your money to proceed .
2 Lack of Ambition
Ambition is a vital factor to stay focusing and determined all the way and never lose sight on your goal because you will always look forward to improve and stay above the average . Fortune does not appear fortune is gained and accumulated step by step you have to work hard for it . you have to be obsessed by the Idea if you want to make it real today I am good tomorrow I have to be better .
3 keep learning and gain more expertise
To make a fortune you have to learn and enrich your knowledge to be able to deal with upcoming issues you will definitely face moreover and the traditional way to convince others to adopt your vision is to know more than they do however that is not enough you have to keep learning because knowledge is a potential energy when you don’t invest it to gain more expertise it will remain there . Also the common thing in all rich people as Hill says , they are all hungry for reading and learning .
4 No self-commitment
Control and full mastery on the one’s self Hill thinks that commitment is a result of controlling the one’s self and desires to control the negative characteristics and prevent sliding wheres you don’t wish to be so before you control conditions control your self first and beat your crazy unreasonable desires before they beat you . When it comes to fortune and money the most important rule is to spend less and save more .
5 Giving excuses
To be the best you must never give excuses In fact ,you were aware of all the circumstances when you decided to do something so it is clear that giving excuses is just an attempt to do nothing and obey nature laws to relax sleep after eating because you don’t know when your first meal is going to be , and is this efficient in our era ? of course not According to Hill don’t wait for the right moment because there will never be a right moment , start working from the point you have stopped at use the available tools and you will find better one’s while moving forward
Do not stop before you get what you want , the most successful people know how to deal with failure and make the best of it , Hill thinks most of people are good starters but terrible finishers
One of the main results of hill’s study was Decisiveness and determination . A common point to all millionaires was the ability to make some major and important decisions and most of time quick decisions with no hesitate . also this is in fact a similar characteristic in all leaders so they believe making a bad decisions is better than not making any by the end of the day
Does anyone know the result of his actions before he attempt to do something ? no so how will he reach a goal with no risk , concerning this point , Hill thinks being too careful is at the same worse than being not careful at all , so invest your resources wisely .
9 working with the wrong group
Well this is a completely waste of time and energy , a bad negative group and non-productive relationships are a black hole for ambitious people , so just stay away from that . Hill believes working in a job you don’t love is not good for your career , to be the person you want to be you have to do what you love to give 100 percent and focus on improving your competences instead of considering that job your only opportunity in life .
10 Quick Richness
If there is a dangerous ENEMY of success so it is going to be Quick Success . Quick success chasers actually will only care about that point of success they will run after a point as fast as they can so they will miss all the way . Hill concluded the will to get something and give nothing is actually the shortest way to failure he strengthens his point of view giving the example of Wall street break down in 1929 when millions of people gambled on the shares .
Be Patient Be Confident and Be determined have a Plan and Get Rich