Improving Self is an Art

Andrew Carnegie started from labor in iron factory. Became supervisor and then owner, the richest in the world. Seizing Opportunity is luck. Libraries and research institutes. In 1925, in New York, parking plazas when there were only 25 cars. 

He found a researcher for his success. He advertised, come and interview me. During interview, he noticed that a young man was very brilliant. Andrew Carnegie offered position to Napoleon Hill to research on success. Edison, Bridgestone, Henry Ford and 700 other people like them. You would be given no salary. 

1 Holy Quran recommends to ‘ponder’ 700 times. Otherwise worse than animals. By blaming others, you excuse yourself for that same negative behavior. You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else and stop trying. The more you play the blame game, the more you lose. 

2 Burning desire, urge, I will not live simple life. Let me do something today. 

3 Believe, never talk about past 

4 Train to Focus your mind. Fail people are distracted. Monkey life. Tie mind with auto-suggestion. I am born for a purpose, not purposeless. Good phrases, sentences affect. This auto-suggestion becomes a software. 

5 Specialized knowledge. Aim oriented. 

6 Imagination; pictures not words, dream, imaginative mind. 

7 Better resource; Organized people, good planners. 

8 Self-control, how to cope with mood, will power, you have to work more than 9-5. How to deal with laziness. 

9 Determination, perseverance. 

10 Power of master mind; nail will sink in water but if you fix in wood, it will sail. Be in the company of inspiring sailors, not with sinkers. Good advisory board. Be great and you will find great people. Being discredited, dishonored, defame is punishment. 

Al-Imran (The Family of Imran) 3:159 

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لاَنفَضُّواْ مِنْ حَوْلِكَ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الأَمْرِ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللّهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ 

3:159 And it was by God's grace that thou [O Prophet] didst deal gently with thy followers: [121] for if thou hadst been harsh and hard of heart, they would indeed have broken away from thee. Pardon them, then, and pray that they be forgiven. And take counsel with them in all matters of public concern; then, when thou hast decided upon a course of action, place thy trust in God: for, verily, God loves those who place their trust in Him. 

11 Channelize their emotions; anger and love. Very powerful. Like fire. Emotional management. Suicide. 

12 Manage the ghost of fear; poverty, death, people approval, 

Rational study tells that fear doesn’t exist. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread (step). Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. 

No amount of money ever bought a second of time. 

I know that I know nothing, Socrates. 
Mazdoor (Mulazim) Se Maalik Tak | Qasim Ali Shah

Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement

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