The 6 Common Fears From Think & Grow Rich


I woke up today & hid behind Prokid’s lyrics – my favorite local hip hop artist – after getting a message on my cellphone from an insurance company telling me I have to pay back the damages done on car I had an “incident” with sometime in April this year.

In retrospect I think I should have kept quiet about the whole ordeal instead of telling the world about it, like I am doing now.

Out of concern the “world” kept asking about the accident, keeping me talking and thinking and feeling about the cause.

And unconsciously making me expect the effect.

And the last I heard: expectancy is one of the most powerful forms of attracting things in one’s life.

Which brings me to the inspiration behind this entry, namely, Paralyses.

Mental paralyses, I mean, which results in inactivity, procrastination, laziness, the list goes on.

It’s the paralyses of the mind which will persist & bring to one more people and circumstances associated with that state of mind.

Not unless you develop a mind set to counter such a paralyses, through vision, faith, purpose & gratitude.

This paralyses reminded of the Six Common Fears mentioned in this blog post about N. Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles go hand in hand, in my opinion.

So I will continue to refer to them with the idea of possible “fusion” of the writings of these two powerful Success writers, into a “one success vehicle/ one message”.

This “success vehicle” being my blog.

Let’s see where that will take us.

So it is from that that I will be writing a series of posts in summary of the six fears from Think and Grow Rich.

Namely:

  1. The fear of POVERTY.
  2. The fear of CRITICISM.
  3. The fear of ILL HEALTH.
  4. The fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE.
  5. The fear of OLD AGE.
  6. The fear of DEATH.

I wrote briefly about N. Hill here.

The fear is coming.

Until we blog again…

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Success Principles from The Science of Getting Rich

This is the latest edition to my “wall of abundance

Read these Principles “out loud” to yourself as often as possible!

1. There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.”

(This “thinking stuff” is God – the rich omnipresent substance of the Universe)

2. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.”

“When I form things in my thought, and by impressing my thought upon formless substance, I can cause the things I think about to be created.”

“(This is the power of God – the Source, Supply, Substance, Support and Success for all my good.)”

3. In order to do this, I must pass from the competitive mind to the creative mind.”

“Otherwise I cannot be in harmony with formless intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.”

4. I come into full harmony with the formless substance by entertaining a lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings it bestows upon me.”

“Gratitude unifies my mind with the intelligence of substance, so that my thoughts are received by the formless.”

“I can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting myself with the formless intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude.”

5. I must form a clear and definite mental image of all the things that I wish to have, to do, or to become, and I must hold this mental image in my thoughts, while being deeply grateful to the supreme (God) that all my needs and desires are granted to me.”

“As I wish to get rich, I must spend my leisure hours in contemplating this vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality is being given to me.”

6. It is extremely important that I indulge in frequent contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith and devout gratitude.”

“This is the process by which the impression is given to the formless and the creative forces set in motion.”

7. The creative energy works through the established channels of natural growth, and of the industrial and social order.”

8. All that is included in my mental images will surely be brought to me as I follow these instructions and do not let my faith waver in the slightest. What I want will come to me through the ways of established trade and commerce (business).”

9. In order to receive my own when it is ready to come to me, I must be in action in a way that causes me to more than fill my present place.”

“I must keep in mind the purpose to get rich through realization of my mental image.”

10. And I must do, every day, everything that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a successful manner.”

11. I must give to every person a “use” value in excess of the “cash” value that I receiver (i.e. exceed expectations), so that each transaction makes for more life, and I must hold the advancing thought so that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom I come into contact.”

12. As I practice the forgoing instructions, I will certainly get rich, and the riches that I receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of my vision, the fixity of my purpose, the steadiness of my faith, and the depth of my gratitude.”

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

How I Amplify Getting Everything That I Want, And Now Own

I am beginning to respect my wall.

I am attempting to use the one I have on my facebook account to write up my affirmations but the wall I’m referring to in this blog is the one I have in my room.

After the cousin I mentioned here introduced me to the law of attraction – which I am, of late, calling the law of love – I cut out a picture of a car I wanted and stuck it on my wall.

So I kept on seeing this car in my room (lol! that didn’t sound right, but anyway) and for that moment I imaged how independent and good it would fell to have one.

While dressing up, before I go to bed, waking up or being in, a room I am mostly in, I would glance at it, consciously or subconsciously.

Even seeing it in my peripheral view made it possible for me to believe, at that very moment & time, Musa had a car.

I was motivated and inspired to get one, so I put to action ways of making what I believed in my heart and mind (what I refer to as the Truth) into the physical world (what is see around me which I termed as Appearance, thanks to the writings in The Science of Getting Rich).

Every step I took seemed to be “pulling” me closer to my Palio.

Every time I saw my Palio in my room it reminded me of what my main desire, of what my main goal at the time was.

Which led to calls being made.

Even after my application was declined by Absa Bank I kept on pushing on.

I remembered Wallace Wattles – or was it Napoleon Hill? – mentioning that I shouldn’t allow myself to be disappointed.

Especially after encountering the illusion of failure.

Failure is a way of God or the Universe telling you that a different path filled with fruitful results has been laid out for, and the one you were on wasn’t the one prepared for you.

So in retrospect it was my persistence and vision AND informing those close to me about what I wanted to attract into my life.

Which made it possible for the Truth to mould into the Appearance in the form of me getting my Palio.

I say this ‘cause it – call it inspiration, God, the Universe, intuition – led me to a lady I work with having to bring a newspaper from home, which had an ad’ of the car I wanted.

Calls led to faxes which led to the pick which led to:


I thank God for the goodness, the love, the wealth and abundance He surrounds me with.

As I write this I recall a time I also cut up a picture of a personal computer with its own personalized specifications.

A couple of weeks went by only to receive an email from a friend selling a pc.

I negotiated with him into selling me one with my desired specs and at a cheaper price and here I am typing out my next blog post on it.

The more I write about how grateful am for “my wall” and how it just keeps on GIVING me all and then some, the more I am humbled but it.

Not so long ago I put up a picture of a modem, for both my pc & my laptop (it’s in italic because I am yet to mold it into the physical).

Having the patience and meditating over it’s acquisition through prayer; I eventually walked up into one of their outlets and inquired buying it.

After I was informed about my bad network coverage at the area I live in and recommended to opt for a desktop only version, I suggested I would need time to consider the offer and left to ask around for a possible counter offers.

I got my counter offer.

Hence the wireless pc/laptop modem I am now using.

A modem which I am grateful for alongside all my worldly possessions.

I currently have principles covered in two pages up on my all (that reminds I must look out for a picture of my laptop, thanks for the reminder) that I would like to put up for you also in my next post.

They are from Wallace Wattles who I touched on in an earlier post, so if you are a fan, just like me, I know you will join me in my daily affirmations.

You know, I’m getting used to associating myself with Success.

A habit I will get used to regardless of it taking me out of my comfort zone.

Thank you for reading, and I would appreciate it if you were to leave a comment of a possible link that is relative to this post.

Do you have or read about sites/blogs which talk about almost the same topic?

Can you leave a link in the comments below for me & all my readers?

Thanks in advance.

Update: What I want to add as a disclaimer to the post above is that you can use whatever technique or affirmation, but if you do not have the “death wish” like Purpose behind it, nothing will come from your attempts.

I repeat, it all depends on How Bad Do You Want It.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – Part 2

Update: This is comeback from Part 1.

I don’t want to dwell too much on the man with this post, but if you are really interested in him you can find out more about Stephen R. Covey him on his homepage.

Please take note that these are just notes I found interesting within Stephen Covey’s best seller.

I would recommend you get yourself a copy because my interests might differ from yours.

If you might be reading this from home CNA, or Exclusive Books might have one available for.

If not, try asking one of your family members or your friends’ aunt or try bribing the librarian for a copy…or maybe not.

If all fails my partner in crime – Amazon.com – can meet you desire for this must have inspirational book.

So as promised in my previous post here are the 7 habits by Stephen Covey, put in my own words for better understanding (guess those English classes I took at high school have paid off).

The 7 Habits are as follows:

1. Be Proactive

– To my understanding this means you should rather take action rather than having to make a reaction.

– As in having control of a particular situation, for example, rather having the situation control YOU

2. Begin with the end in mind

– Which I personally believe refers to the power of having a vision , which can be has been well documented by John Assaraf in the May/June 2008 edition of the Succeed Magazine.

3. Put First things First

– This I believe refers to the ability of prioritizing.

– In my cases doing the house chores first before going to check up on the “Mrs.”

4. Think Win Win

– During any interaction one must strive for the “Win Win” principle.

– Walking out of deal were one feels that they have “lost” and the other has “gained” or vise-versa, means you haven’t successfully grasped the concept of this particular principle.

– It’s Win-Win, not Lose-Win or Lose-Lose.

5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood

– …how can I put it?

– Ok let’s say you want to put your point across, it is best to understand the other person (sniffing out the emotion from the issue/concern) before you bring forth your issue/concern to the table.

6. Synergize

– This requires for one not to under perform on any of the above mentioned habits.

7. Sharpen the saw

– This could be explained better in a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.”

These above mentioned habits are not as simple as I have laid them out here.

Stephen R. Covey has constructed them in a way that Habit 1, 2, and 3 are associated with your Private Victory.

Whereas Habit 4, 5, and 6 are linked to your Public Victory.

“…there is a gap between stimulus & response, and the key to both our growth & happiness is how we use that space.” – Stephen R. Covey.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – Part 1


My cousin called me while I was at work this past Thursday.

She disapproved on how I answered my phone:).

She has this vision of my being a humble spirit.

She keeps wondering what happened to the “Musa she knew,” a question I need to find the answer to for both our sakes.

I asked her earlier for her impressions on this blog.

I’m in my 3rd month now and I am looking into improving on it, and getting her comments or advice from her would mean a lot to me.

Since she was the one who introduced the idea that I can create my life through my beliefs and thinking patterns.

So after she complimented my template – which was like someone complimenting the frame of an artist’s painting 😀 – I asked her to read through the content and tell me what I should drop and what I should improve on.

Before she hang up she mentioned something to me that made such an impact , that I am still contemplating on it 4 days later.

She asked me if I knew about a book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

To which I said yes.

And that’s when she said something around the lines of: me being aware of the knowledge one needs to live an amazing and prosperous life but failing to implement it.

That’s when I took an objective look at my life.

I don’t attract the things I want in my life as fast as I would want to because I preach but don’t practice as well as I should…

As soon as I effectively solve these inner discrepancies, I believe I will be a more prosperous man in the long run.

The happier I will then be and it is from this inner happiness that will allow me to be exposed to people and circumstances that will make me an even more happier person.

Act and response.

I will look into sharing extracts from this book written by Dr. Stephen R. Covey – with the intention of motivating you to getting yourself a copy, in a later post.

And also highlight, briefly, what these habits are.

Until then thanks for taking the time to read my efforts, it’s deeply appreciated.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Update: See Part 2 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey here.

Why Aren’t We all Millionares? Part II

Update: The following in a follow up from Why Aren’t We all Millionares? Part I

I believe it all boils down to your thinking & beliefs.

If you keep telling yourself things like:

  • Life is hard, life is difficult;
  • Life is unfair;
  • I am struggling;
  • It’s because of this that I don’t have that;
  • I am always broke;
  • I don’t have money;
  • I can’t do anything to change how things are, this is how life is;
  • Etc.

It’s because of these, and lots I haven’t mentioned, negative and binding thoughts – and more importantly the belief in them – that prevents people to not only become millionaires, but to remain within their own world of underdevelopment.

They are comfortable with this reality.

Anything outside this reality makes them uncomfy & automatically blocks off any advancing thoughts related to it.

If you keep thinking in terms of lack – for example:”I don’t have money, that’s too expensive so I cannot afford to buy that.” Do you think you would be opening yourself up to getting your hands on whatever that maybe or would you just be re-affirming that position of “lack” you keep telling everybody about?

Yourself included.

Thus making you experience a life of lack and the frustration and possible depression that comes along with it.

Mohamed Ali wasn’t born the “King Of The World,” he became one.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Why Aren’t We All Millionares? Part I


I am not asking this out of frustration or anger or trying to be sarcastic.

This is a genuine question: Why aren’t we all millionaires?

I was thinking of taking this one step further and ask: Why aren’t you a millionaire?

But so not offend, by making people question their comfort zone, I will leave that one for a possible future post.

This question I am posing to you on my post title was inspired by a call I made to a friend who, I believe, has a R 1 million idea but isn’t making him a millionaire.

Far from it actually.

It got me thinking…why aren’t we all millionaires?

So I thought I could ask you, my honorable reader, to help me out in understand myself better, through your views and comment regarding this question.

So I would deeply appreciate it if you would that the time and ask yourself this question mentioned above and leave a comment in reply to this.

Why aren’t we all millionaires?

Update: Here is what I think.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele