It Has A Tendency To Kill Off Ambition

The extract below really touched me – I actually saw myself nodding in agreement – because there was a time when I encountered my other self mentioned below in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.

“…this idea of starting at the bottom and working one’s way up may appear sound, but the major objection to it is this – too many of those who begin at the bottom never manage to lift their heads high enough to be seen by opportunity, so they remain at the bottom.

It should be remembered, also, that the outlook from the bottom is not so very bright or encouraging.

It has a tendency to kill off ambition.

We call it “getting into a rut”, which means we accept our fate because we form the habit of daily routine, a habit that finally becomes so strong we cease to try to throw it off.

And that is another reason why it pays to start one or two steps above the bottom.

By so doing one forms the habit of looking around, of observing how others get ahead, of seeing opportunity, and of embracing it without hesitation.”

This is an extract of a success and self development book I would recommend you to get: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

– Tshoaele

As Within, So Without

These are some of the Self Analysis Test Questions I told you about in an early post of mines about how your self image influences the way you experience life.

  • Do you often complain often of “feeling bad”. If so, what was the cause?
  • Do you like you occupation? If not why?
  • Do you face squarely the circumstances that make you unhappy, or sidestep the responsibility?
  • Do you frequently make mistakes in your work? If so, why?
  • Do you deliberately avoid the association of anyone? If so, why?
  • Do you suffer frequently with indigestion? If so, what is the cause?
  • Are you envious of those who excel you?
  • To which do you devote most time: thinking of success or of failure?
  • How many preventable disturbance annoy you, and why do you tolerate them?
  • Do you resort to liquor, narcotics or cigarettes to “quiet your nerves”? If so, why do you not try willpower instead?
  • Do you tolerate negative or discouraging influences that you can avoid?
  • Do you suffer from any of the Six Basic Fears? If so, which ones?
  • Do you encourage other people to bring their worries to you for sympathy?
  • If you believe that “birds of a feather flock together,” what have you learned about yourself by studying the friends you attract?
  • How much time out of every 24 hours do you devote to:
    1. your occupation
    2. sleep
    3. play and relaxation
    4. acquiring useful knowledge
    5. plain waste
  • What is you greatest worry? Why do you tolerate it?
  • Are you sarcastic and offensive in your conversations?
  • Could it be possible that some person you consider to be a friend is, in reality, your worst enemy because of their negative influence in your mind?
  • What, above all else, do you desire? Do you intend to acquire it? Are you willing to subordinate all other desires for this one? How much time daily do you devote to acquiring it?

These are some of the questions I extracted from Think and Grow Rich, “a book that one must read over and over again until money starts coming in to their lives.”

– Tshoaele

"Be Changed Within By The Renewal Of Your Thoughts"

Since nothing is fixed and everything is in a state of potential, everything is possible.

As we understand that everything is possible, as we focus our thoughts on what we want to attract we can literally call into existence whatever we desire.

Simply by feeding our minds vigorously and persistently and exclusively with images, literature, audio, ideas, and people who associate themselves with only the things you desire and nothing else.

  1. Audio an example would Loral Langemeier
  2. Literature an example would be The Science of Getting Rich
  3. Images an example would be the Power Of The Vision Board
  4. Ideas an example is discussed in depth on the chapter of Autosuggestion in this book by Napoleon Hill.
  5. People an example would be Shelby Collinge

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Your Self Image Influences Your Experiences Of Life.

I think it comes down to how much you love & respect yourself.

I say this because you have that, and you won’t doubt your efficiency, and your ability to do well in all things you put your mind into.

Your doubt leads to worry(1).

You then live in a state of anticipation.

A state of “what ifs.”

Always being on the edge because you fear the unknown which was given birth by a feeling of doubt.

While you are vibrating in a frequency of anxiety, you focus on one of the emotions that sprouts out of fear and the feedback you would get from your state of vibration would be circumstances, experiences and people that harmonies with your frequency.

Like what Shelby Collinge mentioned in one of her audio recordings that I have downloaded, in an example where she said if you were to think of yourself as a radio.

You tune in to a jazz radio station, what would you hear?

You would hear jazz coming out of the radio. You don’t tune in to a radio station that plays strictly jazz music and expect to hear rock music.

What you give, consciously or unconsciously, you get.

So think of the damage that a person would be doing to herself and those around them if they have a low self esteem about themselves?

You keep on beating yourself down by constantly grilling into your subconscious that “you are not worth it, because of x, y, z….”

If that’s the radio station you are tuned into, that is what you will experience as “proof” of your constant self suggestion or auto suggestion.

In this case being an experience of self pity.

I mean if a person’s self image is not focused on abundance – through constant feelings of love, gratitude and self confidence to name a few – why is it that she wonders why is she appears to receiving all this crap in her life?

Through relentless talk-to-self of doubt and focusing on all the things you don’t like(2), you will keep on receiving that which you preach as your life experiences.

Now think of the possibility of what would happen if you were to use this constant self talk to your advantage?

This is a lifetime journey that some fear to take due to them being comfortable with their discomfort, a spitefully reality about how people live their everyday lives that many do not want to accept.

Please take note that I said “lifetime journey” because a lifetime of condition and mindset does not change overnight.

So get that “quick fix” or “get rich quick” mentality out of your head completely.

Now as to how you do that, well read information related to wealth, fortune, success, and abundance.

As opposed to filling your head about with crap that won’t benefit your self development in anyway.

Like how many hours to you spend a daily wasting time – your most valuable asset – as opposed to contributing to finding ways of taking the next step towards accomplishing your dreams and goals(4)?

Honestly. Take a moment and think about that…

“how many hours a day do you dedicate towards your personal development?”

  1. “Worry is a prayer of what you do not want”a quote by Mindset Expert Shelby Collinge.
  2. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean you have successfully stomped it out of your life.

    The subconscious(3) thinks in pictures.

    So you let’s say you’re late and you retort by saying: “Dammit, I’m late! And I don’t want to be stuck in traffic.”

    Guess what image would be sent straight into your subconscious?

    An image of you stuck in traffic.

  3. It has been said that whatever manages get sent straight into the subconscious mind, is what will manifest into the physical realm
  4. This is what research showed about Dreams and Goals that are committed to paper.

Here’s a book I would recommend you get as a gift to yourself which you must read over and over and over again – be it from the library or from a friend or from your bookstore – until you see change in the world around you, because it is would have been You that has changed:

I will post for you a series of self analysis questions that if taken seriously and time was taken in answering them, you will find out things about yourself that might even shock you.

-Tshoaele