These key points from Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil are life-changers. Ever wondered why some people drift on their purpose and others do not? Napoleon Hill has left the blueprint for anyone wanting to take control of their own destiny and using his books to achieve the success they envision. These points will take you far, but the book will take you further. Here are some key concepts from Napoleon Hill’s “Outwitting the Devil”:
Don’t be indecisive
It’s good to think your decision through, but there is a difference between considering your decision and just simply being unable to decide. It just means you are not asking the right questions to yourself. Questions that can help you come to a decision: What do I want to achieve? What kind of impact do I want my achievement to have? Who do I want to involve in my decision?
Strengthen your urge to continue
It is easy to have motivation for a day, but the most important skill is the ability to consistently motivate yourself. Gary Vee’s method of imagining his family dying might be a bit extreme, but it seems to work for him. Find out what works for you. One thing I always tell myself is that if I don’t do it right now, I will never succeed. If I don’t do anything, I will never succeed. These types of mantras can help you boost your motivation when you don’t feel like doing anything. Remember that even if you have a dip for a day, there is no problem, just don’t make it a habit.
Be the master of your fate
This is a continuation of the first point. Take control of your life, if you don’t, somebody else will. And you might not like it very much. Self-reflection: Who is making your decisions in your life? Be critical about if you are really taking control or you are going with the flow.
Failure is temporary defeat
Failure is temporary – as a side note, ET The Preacher also mentioned that pain is temporary, it might take a while, but it will eventually subside. This is the same as failure, if you handle it right. Failure is a chance to learn, grow and a chance to show that you are not a quitter (if that’s what motivates you).
There is a solution to every problem
A belief that might be hard to believe, but just think about it. For every problem you can think of, there is a solution. The difficulty of execution might vary but that does not mean it is impossible. Like Nelson Mandela said: “Everything seems impossible, until it is done”.
Avoid bad habits
There is no worse thing than bad habit creations. This does not only mean physical habits i.e. eating bad foods, but also thought habits. If you think negatively every day, that in itself can become a bad habit that will in turn be your downfall. Make it a habit to become more optimistic and positive, and watch how you eventually will automatically be in a good mood every day.
Taking control of your decision making, strengthening your desire for success, mastering your own fate, learning from failure instead of quitting, not worrying about problems but solutions and avoiding bad habits can take your game the next level. Napoleon Hill’s book gives an in depth view of all these points and more in his book – so check it out below!