“Tell the world want you intend to do, but first show it”, Napoleon Hill

So here is my Sunday inspirational post, one which I am going to focus on myself for the week ahead, however I am sharing for anyone who would like to join 🙂  . I cannot tell you how many times a great idea pops into my head and I find myself getting super motivated and excited, only to get side swept by something else, and that poor idea never breaths life from my imagination.

I have been reading Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill  recently and I have been so inspired! He says, “Most ideas are stillborn and need the breath of life injected into them through definite plans of immediate action.” I also read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert , and she talks about this too, and how when the universe gives you an idea, imagine it blowing in the wind and you need to grab a hold of it, before it flies on to the next person.

“The time to nurse and idea is at the time of its birth. Every minute it lives gives it a better chance of surviving. The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas that never reach the planning and action stage”Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill

So setting specific and measurable goals is how we are going to make sure we don’t let any great ideas pass. I am a big fan of using the SMART technique as a template for setting goals. Have a look at how to do this, there are templates you can use too. I would do this after I have brainstormed with the final picture in your head, and then use goal setting to work backwards and figure out the nitty gritty.







Once we have this mapped out, we need to be persistent with following through on our plans. Another great phrase from the book is, “ A few people know from the experience the soundness of persistence. They are the ones who have not accepted defeat as being anything more then temporary. They are the ones whose desires are so persistently applied that defeat is finally changed into victory”.

Tomorrow I will post the 8 steps to cultivate persistence into a state of mind!

Have a wonderful evening, and remember “Be grateful for all that you have, accept all that you don’t, and actively create all that you want” – Hal Alrod




One Comment Add yours

  1. DZwarych says:

    I suggest that EVERYONE has lots of ideas ALL the time. Jumping from THINKING of an idea to THINKING of a S.M.A.R.T. goal may be WHY the majority of ideas are stillborn.

    Napolean Hill suggests you should immediately create a plan. Then proceed to put it into action. If it fails, discard it as “unsound”. Then create a new plan.

    All this FAILING BY TRIAL AND ERROR may be terribly depressing if you don’t already have the skills and knowledge required to turn an idea into reality.

    If you don’t, then your first baby steps are to talk through an idea with (many) other people. Develop your communication skills of talking and writing. This may lead to practicing your sales skills. Even if you make only $1 then stop, you will get better each time.

    This is the OPPOSITE of Hill’s quote. You cant show (physical) results to the world, until you tell your idea to someone.


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