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whatever is left when others are through choosing. Over-caution is as bad as under-caution. Both are extremes to be guarded against. Life itself is ﬁlled with the
element of chance.
17. WRONG SELECTION OF ASSOCIATES IN BUSINESS. This is one of the
most common causes of failure in business. In marketing personal services, one
should use great care to select an employer who will be an inspiration, and who
is, himself, intelligent and successful. We emulate those with whom we associate
most closely. Pick an employer who is worth emu-lating.
18. SUPERSTITION AND PREJUDICE. Superstition is a form of fear. It is also a
sign of ignorance. Men who succeed keep open minds and are afraid of nothing.
19. WRONG SELECTION OF A VOCATION. No man can succeed in a line of
endeavor which he does not like. The most essential step in the marketing of personal services is that of selecting an occupation into which you can throw yourself
111 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH 20. LACK OF CONCENTRATION OF EFFORT. The “jack-of-all-trades” seldom is
good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one DEFINITE CHIEF AIM.
21. THE HABIT OF INDISCRIMINATE SPENDING. The spend-thrift cannot
succeed, mainly because he stands eternally in FEAR OF POVERTY. Form the
habit of systematic saving by putting aside a deﬁnite percentage of your income.
Money in the bank gives one a very safe foundation of COURAGE when bargaining for the sale of personal services. Without money, one must take what one is
offered, and be glad to get it.
22. LACK OF ENTHUSIASM. Without enthusiasm one cannot be convincing.
Moreover, enthusiasm is contagious, and the person who has it, under control, is
generally welcome in any group of people.
23. INTOLERANCE. The person with a “closed” mind on any subject seldom gets
ahead. Intolerance means that one has stopped acquiring knowledge. The most
damaging forms of intolerance are those connected with religious, racial, and political differences of opinion.
24. INTEMPERANCE. The most damaging forms of intemperance are connected
with eating, strong drink, and sexual activities. Overindulgence in any of these is
fatal to success.
25. INABILITY TO COOPERATE WITH OTHERS. More people lose their positions and their big opportunities in life, because of this fault, than for all other
reasons combined. It is a fault which no well-informed business man, or leader
26. POSSESSION OF POWER THAT WAS NOT ACQUIRED THROUGH SELF
EFFORT. (Sons and daughters of wealthy men, and others who inherit money
which they did not earn). Power in the hands of one who did not acquire it gradually, is often fatal to success. QUICK RICHES are more dangerous than poverty.
27. INTENTIONAL DISHONESTY. There is no substitute for honesty. One may
be temporarily dishonest by force of circumstances over which one has no control, without permanent damage. But, there is NO HOPE for the person who is
dishonest by choice. Sooner or later, his deeds will catch up with him, and he will
pay by loss of reputation, and perhaps even loss of libe...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12