Opportunities are all around us, but it’s rare to find someone who can see them, and rarer still to find one who is ready to take advantage of them in order to bring something great into the world.
One such man is the famous teacher and author of “Think and Grow Rich“, Napoleon Hill. While still a teen Napoleon had been working as a journalist covering local news items in order to pay his way through law school. His original writing style brought him to the attention of the owner of Bob Taylor’s Magazine and he was asked to interview and write about successful men.
Napoleon’s first interview, as it turns out, was with the Scottish American Industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who spearheaded the advance of the steel industry in the US. What was supposed to be a 3-hour interview turned into 3 days and nights, at the end of which, Carnegie asked Napoleon to spend the next 20 years putting together the philosophy of success!
What’s amazing is that Carnegie gave Napoleon just 60 seconds to make up his mind.
How many of us could make a 20-year commitment based on only 60 seconds of deliberation? But Napoleon needed only 29 seconds to make up his mind before he answered “Yes Mr. Carnegie I’ll accept the commission and you can depend upon it sir that I will complete it.”
I must admit that when I first read this statement I felt a shiver go down the back of my spine. What an awesome commitment!
I’ve never imagined spending twenty years on something and that just goes to show much I’m lacking in desire, direction and commitment. I aim to change that.
Napoleon could have come up with hundreds of excuses, hundreds of reasons to say ‘No.’ But he didn’t. He saw the dream in his own mind and had the desire, faith and perseverance to turn it into a reality. Because of his commitment many thousands of people have discovered the secret to success and acquired for themselves untold wealth. I will be one of those people.
My dream for Affiliates Paradise is that it will be the story of how I bring to life the great words of Napoleon Hill “think and grow rich“.
It’s here I bring my thoughts and dreams into a reality and share them with you. I hope you’ll follow along with me as I discover the secrets of success!