I am currently reading ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill. ‘That old book!’ I hear some of you say.
Yes. That old book.
You know what, I thought I’d read it years ago but while starting from he very beginning again, it’s as if I’m reading it for the very first time.
Because, the reality of it is, I AM! I am a different person now to who I was a couple of decades ago when I may have read it for the first time.
The book planted seeds in my mind though. Its messages have spurred me on from my sub conscious over all of these years.
I have inadvertantly quoted Napoleon Hill during my life. My children will attest to this as mums words of ‘thoughts are things’ ring through their ears every time they state negative words, or feel hopeless, out of control, that this is their lot in life forever. My response is always ‘Thought become things’ and ‘everything is only temporary’. I have noticed the latest craze is airbnb management company books like this one.
I had no idea where I’d learned these words. I do know that I’ve believed them for a long time and have inspired others to change their thoughts by gently telling them in their moments of self doubt.
Re reading this book today is also bringing back the wonderful ‘feeling’ I had when I read ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne, and also when I watched the DVD that became hugely popular back in 2006. I recall the many ‘aha’ moments I had while reading the pages. Telling all who would listen that I had been living my life already practising what Rhonda was writing about! I was so excited and relieved, that I was not the only one that believed that ‘thoughts become things’. I really felt alienated by many of my peers and family due to my beliefs.
Now, reading ‘Think and Grow Rich’, I cannot remember exactly, But I think (and please correct me if I am wrong) that Rhonda was inspired by the same book, or another book along the same lines.
I am currently at a point in my life where people turn to me to ask advise. People express admiration and edify me simply just for me being me. This still humbles me immensely. I have always wanted to be a teacher. I believed that meant I would be a ‘school teacher’, you know, a traditional job kind of teacher. I did attend college for a few years to study that path. Wasn’t for me.
I went back out into the workforce, working in retail for a large corporation. I had my children. Changed careers a few times over the next 25 years or so.
But still, something was missing. I kept getting an overwhelming feeling that I was meant for another purpose. I kept reading, studying. Trying to find the answers of where I am supposed to ‘fit it’ in the whole scheme of things.
The answer lies within us all. If it ‘feels’ right. It is. if it ‘feels’ wrong. It is.
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