One of the first great self-help or motivational books which I read was “Think and Grow Rich’” written by Napoleon Hill. This book which is often referred to as “the granddaddy” of all motivational material actually sold in excess of 100 million copies. I still have a copy of that great motivational book in my personal library. Now there’s a line in that book that goes like this “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Yes, indeed it can. So, let’s take a look at each of the three words in that quotation which is the title of this particular article – conceive, believe, achieve – and examine each one.
The first is conceive. When you start to think seriously about your life and exactly what you want to do with it, you will conjure up in your mind, in your imagination a picture so to speak of exactly where you’d like to go and like to be doing in all of the different areas of your life in the future, let’s say in the next five to 10 years. These ideas in fact will become your goals and objectives. So that takes care of the first word in Dr. Hill’s great formula for success “conceive”.
Next is a very important word which I’ve written about on numerous occasions as it is a vital ingredient in any success formula, yes, it is, and the word is believe. In other words, when you initially set up a goal to achieve something outstanding in life, you must believe implicitly, that is 100 percent with no doubts whatsoever that you are fully capable of achieving the goal you have set for yourself. Yes indeed, without total 100 percent belief that you can make your goals in life a reality, quite frankly, you’ll never make it. What you conceive and believe, there’s no doubt about it, you can indeed achieve, according to Napoleon Hill.
So, there you have it my friend, a formula for a successful life from one of the greatest self-help, motivational writers of all time, Napoleon Hill as articulated in his bestselling book “Think and Grow Rich” and which is the title of this article – conceive, believe, achieve. I do sincerely hope and pray that this simple formula will assist you in becoming the outstanding success the Creator put you on Planet Earth to become.
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