Success Books: Books That Will Change Your Life

Here is a list of the top 5 books I would recommend you to read if you want change in your life.

Go to the library or buy them and invest in your personal growth and development.

Keep in mind that there is a difference between knowing and doing, the latter will bring in wealth in all areas of your life.

  1. Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill Amazon.com
  2. The Richest Man In Babylon By George S. Classon Amazon.com
  3. The Science Of Getting Rich By Wallace D. Wattles Amazon.com
  4. Conversations With God By Neale Donald Walsch Amazon.com
  5. Rich Dad, Poor Dad By Robert T. Kiyosaki Amazon.com


– Tshoaele

Imagine Yourself Successful

Imagine Yourself Successful.

Always picture yourself successful.

Visualize the person you desire to become.

Set aside time each day to be alone and undisturbed.

Get comfortable and relax.

Close your eyes and concentrate on your desires and goals.

See yourself in this new environment, capable and self-confident.

Reflect On Your Past Successes.

Every success, be it large or small, is proof that you are capable of achieving more success.

Celebrate each success.

You can recall it when you begin to lose faith in yourself.

Set Definite Goals.

Have a clear direction of where you want to go.

Be aware when you begin to deviate from these goals and take immediate action.

Respond Positively To Life.

Develop a positive self-image.

Your image, your reactions to life and your life and your decisions are completely within your control.

I was advised to read and read again this “bible” of mine and now I see why, it’s as if new concepts are being introduced to me.

The statement: there is a difference between knowing something, and doing something comes to mind.

The above exercises was extracted directly from Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich (Amazon.com)

– Tshoaele

Poetry That Is Rich

No, this poem was not written by me, but contains “truth.”

I bargained with Life for a penny
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.

– Tshoaele

What Were We Born To Do

Below is a quotation not of my creation, but a powerful quotation at that.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”.

– Tshoaele

I Must Have The Ability To Be "Money Conscious"

You know I realized after having posted Think And Grow Rich: Desire that I tend to, after I have finished reading a self development book, not use the practical steps detailed within the book, in this case Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, to better my life.

It completely defeats the purpose behind the purchase of the book, I might as well have taken the money and invested the money instead or something.

I was a bit angry at myself for being a walking contradiction.

Then after pulling myself together, realizing that progress is not being made by me beating myself up, I began looking out as to why was I being so “counter production.”

‘Why do I do that?’

‘How can I change this?’

That’s when I heard this guy on TV tell some teenager, who was doubting himself, that he mustn’t fuss over the enormity of the task.

What he must look at is: What is the first thing that he must do?

After that is complete, he must look at the next step, and the next step after that. Up until the task/project is complete.

It’s the first step, then I take another one, then another…one step at a time, one day at a time.

I mean by starting with the goal in mind and taking life as it comes one step at a time, surely I will overcome the chains of procrastination and achieve whatever desire I lay in front of me?

That’s when I heard myself say: Any body can be giving directions to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but most never reach it because they either don’t believe such a pot exists or the don’t believe they are worthy of such wealth.

I don’t (didn’t) believe in myself.

There is a psychology, I believe, when it comes to acquiring wealth.

A psychology, if cut up and analyzes vigorously, could open up the floodgates of wealth; allowing me to live the lifestyle I wish to live or, through not applying the inspired principles, keep me (mentally) poor.

I can go back and blame friends, church, family, colleagues or even people who I look up to for guidance and advice for telling me stuff life:

1. “Wanting is sinful, and that I should just be grateful for what I have,”
2. or “Money/the love of money is the root of all evil,”
3. or my all time favourite “…we can only dream neh?”

You know when you grew up, unconsciously, surrounding yourself with “limited thinkers,” and then being introduced to a world where unlimited abundance can be a way of life…well the thought is scary at first and I used to reject it as being too good to be true.

I (used to) fear the next level, it (used to) will therefore elude me.

Instead of looking at my past success I under rate myself making it almost impossible for me to succeed.

I guess that’s where faith steps in the picture…

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, All rights reserved

Think and Grow Rich: Desire

I’m going through Think and Grow Rich again and step 2, which gets mentioned again in step 4, is so vague to me that I thought maybe writing it out might help me “get” it.

With that said here is and extract from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – The revised and expanded by Arthur R. Pell version:

“The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into financial equivalent consists of six definite, practical steps:

1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient to merely say, ‘I want plenty of money.’ Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).

2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as ‘something for nothing.’)

3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire. Name the time limit for its acquisition. State what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.

6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after rising in the morning. AS YOU READ, SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.”

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Rich Dad…and Then Some!

“A person is limited only to his or her reality of what is possible financially.

Nothing changes until that person’s reality changes.

And a person’s financial reality will not change until he or she is willing to go beyond the fears and doubts of his or her own self-imposed limits.”

A quote by “Rich Dad” taken from Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

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