Napoleon Hill, the author of, “Think and Grow Rich,” wrote his last book, “Grow Rich With Peace of Mind, ” when he was 86. I think it was his most important one, but it still confuses the point of keeping a peaceful mind and striving to achieve goals. I have found these two do not work well together.
I am 62 now. Looking back on my life I see the plan that I went through that I did not choose. It is amazing how all my failures, and closed doors, led to important places I needed to be, and they all led me to today. I went through many dark times trying to lead my own way, instead of trusting the way.
Today I am in my Dream job: Semi-Retired, Day Trading and Swing Trading stocks profitably, and helping others do the same; 100% for free. I am having the best time of my life.
We are all on different paths and are needed to do different things. Sometimes we make plans that are not what is planned for us, or that we have not yet earned, and we bang our heads against doors we are not supposed to open. I have learned to listen to the inner voice from my heart, not my mind, and wait for the open door, the hard way.
Today I do not plan anything. I have no goals and LIFE moves me where it wants. I am very thankful for its love, guidance, and protection.
There are many things in, “Think and Grow Rich,” I agree with and some that I do not, but it is a very important book to read many times.
A Peaceful Mind is the key to Feeling the Inner Voice when it gives the inspiration to do something and it will keep you centered in the NOW, but stirring up thoughts of goals and plans for the future covers the NOW like a thunderstorm. I do not plan anything anymore and things happen as they should.
I have found the following statement to be true:
Trust the Infinite Power, Knowledge, and Love that has created you with all of your heart, and do not depend on your thoughts to plan your way. In everything you do, listen to LIFE’s inner guidance, and It will direct your path.
Just like the vision I had below at a young age. Many times Life requires us to wait in the darkness of adversity and uncertainty before the LIGHT appears to show us the way.
I am sad to say that I spent most of my life as the first self in the vision and I did not really trust it. But I do now.
Directing my life with my thoughts created many years of anguish. It is best to wait for the open door when it appears, and it will when the time is right.
I will share a mental vision I had at age 20 sitting on the floor with my legs crossed listening to a Bible message given at a Coffee House. I did not understand the vision completely then. It took me 40 years to really get it because I am a little slow, but I always remembered it.
While the message was being given, I lowered my head and closed my eyes. The following vision appeared in my mind like a movie. It showed the two ways of living my life:
I was sitting on a floor with my legs crossed and lifted my head to open my eyes. I saw that I was in complete darkness and had no idea where I was. I immediately reacted in fear and jumped up to try to find my way out.
Then I saw another me sitting on the floor with my legs crossed in the same darkness. I lifted my head and looked around seeing I was in complete darkness, but this time instead of panicking, I lowered my head again, closed my eyes, and waited. In a little while, a Bright Light appeared behind an open door several yards ahead of me. All was darkness on my side except the Light that shown through the door and it created a Path of Light that fell on me to follow. I looked up, saw the path of light, and peacefully got up and walked on it through the Open Door.
Then I saw my first self again. I was holding the sides of the open door that I had found, breathing hard in fear. My hair was messed up. I had a dirty face and dirty clothes from falling over things I could not see. But there was still darkness behind that door.
I will never forget the desperation I felt with both hands on that open door but still saw nothing but darkness. I lived my life this way for many years.
If I am led to write a book, it will be something like, “Do Not Think! Grow Rich With Peace of Mind and wait for the Inner Voice to lead you.
I finally understand Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalms 37:3-5, Psalms 91, Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah 40:31, Matthew 6:25 – 34, Luke 17:20-21, John 4:24, and 1 Timothy 6:6. I follow these as a science to live by, not a religion.
These and The Law of Compensation are the most important things I know. I am being blessed now from many years of doing more than I was paid or expected to do, and for my giving to others.
My advice is to find something you are very passionate about. Something that you want to tell the whole world about even if you never make a dime. Don’t make plans for how much money you are going to make, or when. Just concentrate on sowing and the reaping will come, many times in very unexpected ways.
The Parable of the Sower is true about many things. All the effort we make are seeds we sow for the future. We never know when the seeds will grow or how big the harvest will be.
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It is my responsibility to continue to sow seeds and help care for the plants that grow until their fruit appears. I am not responsible for what the seeds do. The Harvest depends on the Soil the seeds fall in.
If you would like a truly wonderful person as a role model read Andrew Carnegie’s Autobiography and give it to every person you know. It could plant important seeds for their future. You can read it for free clicking on the link below:
He is mine.
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