Climbing the Mountain

Climbing the Mountain

written by: Joe Nunziata
by: Joe Nunziata
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Many years ago, I read the biography of Napoleon Hill. If you are not familiar with Hill; he is the author of one of the most influential books in history "Think and Grow Rich." This book is considered by many to be the precursor to many of the psychology of success programs we have today.

Napoleon Hill was a young writer commissioned by billionaire Andrew Carnegie to find out why some people are successful while most work very hard and barely make a living. Carnegie was a billionaire at the turn of the century, so his wealth would exceed even that of even Bill Gates today.

The question Carnegie wanted answered was, "Why are some people so successful while others who seemingly work just as hard never achieve a great level of success?" Carnegie told Hill that he would introduce him to the most successful men in the world. He would give him the opportunity to question them regarding their philosophy for business and life.

There was one catch; Hill would not be paid one dime for the project.

Hill realized the magnitude of the opportunity and accepted. He spent the next 20 years meeting and interviewing these extraordinary men. Hill worked as a journalist to support himself as he continued the Carnegie project. Napoleon Hill went on to write one of the most influential books of all time. The project revolved around finding common traits in these men. Hill was looking for the things that made these people different from the average working person. There are many ideas and concepts in the book but one is at the hub, "Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe it can achieve."

So much of your success is based on your belief. Do you truly believe you can make this happen or are you riddled with fears and beliefs that are holding you back? It's natural to have fear of the unknown, we all do. The question is; are those fears stopping you from moving forward? You must believe in your heart that you can achieve your goals and make your dreams come true. There can be no doubt or the negative energy will find you. Do not worry about the time-frame, the money, the demand, or any other potential obstacle. Focus your love and energy on the objective and nothing else. When you are climbing the mountain, there will be many tests. Every step moves you closer but also contains potential danger. Every set back is a temporary reminder that there is still work to be done. You may fall off the mountain completely and have to start all over again. This is when your true belief is tested. We all face a moment of truth in life. The question is how will you handle yours? Will you dust yourself off and try again or quit? The way you handle your moment of truth will determine the quality of life you lead. Think about this, how do you want to be remembered? Being great requires you to take risks. Anyone can be ordinary, dare to be great.

The feeling that is connected with financial success is joy. To reach you goals you must be in a state of true joy as you do your work. Do not work for money or material possessions. Work because it is what makes you happy. This is called working from the inside out and it guarantees your success.

I would like you to show gratitude for all that you have. Through gratitude we express one of our most powerful emotions and open the flow of positive energy. Please enjoy the story of "Climbing the Mountain" and remember you are moving closer to your dreams every day.

written by: Joe Nunziata

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