Key points from Book: Three Feet from Gold

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit- Napoleon Hill

More gold has been mined from the thoughhts of men than has ever been taken from the earth- Hill

Whether the glass is half full or half empty depends on where it began

You are the same today as you will in five years except for two things, the people you meet and the books you read- Charlie Tremendous Jones

The most common cause of failure is quitting

Before great success comes, you will surely meet with temporary defeat

Select your path, seek counsel (not opinion) for those who have expertise outside your own, never quit three feet from gold, share the lessons you have learned

Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives -Hill.

Work your strengths, hire your weakness

Never make a major decision in a valley

A dream is just a dream until it is written down. Only the. It become a goal

A quitter never wins. And winner never quits-Hill

Goals are aspiration until they become real. The. They become responsibilities

Sometimes you have to step back and look at your situation from a different angle to find a different solution

When you are promoting or selling your products, capture the leaders of the market

Passion combined with talent, with the right associate and action produces success

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

If you keep showing up, people will do what you want, either because of your annoyance or their attention

There is a big difference in believing in something and knowing it

Stop overplanning and take action

Dream big and never stop reaching the top

Don’t stake it all at once, have a secure margin. Autosave your work

Focus on people, not profits

The most successful people are the most accessible people. They want to teach others how to become successful

Set higher standard. Focus on the job at hand. Feel the victory

The man who actually knows just what he wants in life has already gone a long way toward attaining it.

People give up to soon

Prove yourself to the world

Base decision on the future, not past

Success is the reward for setbacks

Success simply comes from going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm

Ten percent of your attitude is determined by what life hands you and ninety percent by how you choose to respond.

Every wealth creator is crystal clear about their vision and mission

Have the courage to started and the courage not to quit

Everybody is going to make a mistake, it is what you do afterwards that’s define you

Act in spite of fear

Run from people with negative attitudes

People doubt their beliefs, but belief their doubts. Believe in yourself and the world will believe in you

You must believe it before you can see it.

I can. I will. I am

Find and use your advantage or someone will come and take it away

Be a job maker, not taker. Take the opportunities

if you want something to change, then change the way you look at it

Your first five minutes dictates your day

Accentuate the positive and illumintae the negative

Success requires no explanations, failure permits no alibis

Successful people always ask, “how may I serve you”

Good enough-never is – Fields

Never let other people stand in your way. Turn adversity into advantage- turn their doubt into your catalyst

Act as if you already obtained what you are demanding

Refuse to surrender

To get what you want, help other get what they want

All thoughts which have been emotionalized and mixed with faith begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart -Hill

Making a decision:

What’s the worst can happen?

Can I handle that?

If the answer is yes, then do it!

Never let mistakes define who you are

By mantaining the mind set that you never think about where you are today, you think only where you are going.

Humanity is as we experience it now because of the people who have a future vision in the past

Success depend on 3C:

Congruency: do what you say

Clarity: of vision

Certainty: for a bigger, noble purpose

Have a positive mental attitude

Sometimes the worst situation turns out to be the best opportunities

A true leader will take others where they would not have gone by themselves

Are you waiting for success to arrive or are you going out to find where it is hiding


About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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