Almost 80 years ago Napoleon Hill wrote Think and Grow Rich, what some call the “Granddaddy of all Motivational Literature.” Listen to any podcast about success and when the all too predictable question is asked, “What ONE book do you recommend?” 99% of the time TAGR is named.

And rightly so – it is an amazing book and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs achieve higher levels of success.

Napoleon Hill writes about 13 steps to achieving more, but IMHO far too many people zero in on the first two – Desire and Faith – thinking they hold the key to the success vault and untold riches.

I can testify to the absolute importance and power of a positive mindset, and how fixing whatever ‘head trash’ you have is paramount to achieving higher levels of success. I’ve experienced ‘both sides’ and thanks to some world class mindset coaches I rid myself of the head trash that was holding me back.

My observation, however, and somewhat frustration, is seeing how some entrepreneurs focus more on the steps about desire, faith and manifesting, and not too much on steps 6, 7 and 8: Action – Defeating procrastination with decisiveness and Persistence. Like a recipe for a great cake, you cannot leave out some ingredients and expect the cake to taste good!

Perhaps it’s the title of the book, “THINK and Grow Rich” which causes confusion for some. I’m not sure of the origin of the title, but clearly most people, given the chance, prefer a short cut or the ‘easy way’ to creating success.

All I know is that for several years I had immense desire and an unshakeable faith that I wanted success. But it wasn’t until I got into serious and relentless action and stopped procrastinating about doing what I knew needed to be done, that I started experiencing significant growth. And, I haven’t stopped since (the persistence part!).

This is not a knock on an amazingly powerful book – quite the opposite. I love this book and I highly suggest that you read it – but read it cover to cover and implement all 13 steps and not just the ones you like!

If you want a short cut to success, try this: DECIDE today to lose the thought that with enough desire and strong enough faith you will be able to manifest great success and abundance. There is more to it than that. And honestly, if it were simply about desire and faith, the wealth in this country would exponentially expand over night. Get real and get busy.

If you want to learn more about success mindset, some of the head trash that was holding me back and how I fixed it – get a free copy of my book, DECIDE – The Ultimate Success Trigger. If you cover $6.95 S&H I’ll mail you a free copy today!

Cap't Jim Palmer, The Dream Business Coach

Cap’t Jim Palmer, best known internationally as the Dream Business Coach, is creator of the Dream Business Mastermind and Coaching Program and host of Dream Business Radio – a weekly podcast based on Jim’s smart marketing and dream business building strategies. Claim your FREE Dream Business Transformation now!

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