That’s the title of the first chapter of Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich”. The chapter closes with the words, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Those words were written 70 years ago, before computers, email, the internet, social media, credit cards or television. The same concept has been echoed by countless authors since – because it’s true.
You can achieve what you believe you can achieve.
The world is full of examples.
- Alex Haley, author of “Roots” received over 200 rejections before the book was finally published. He believed his work had merit, which would resonate with people. He kept trying and today it’s been translated into 37 languages, won the Pulitzer Prize and became a popular television drama.
- Early in its development, Microsoft was scheduled to be sold. At the last minute the buyer turned it down because he thought people wouldn’t need to put computers in their homes. Bill Gates believed they would. Today he’s the richest man in the world.
- At 101 years old, Fauja Singh believed he could run one last marathon. The Londoner began running in 2011 after a bout of depression that set in when he lost his wife and fifth son. His final race, the Hong Kong 10K was completed by Singh in an hour and 32 minutes.
Napoleon Hill was on to something and people knew it. In the 70 years since his book was first published, “Think and Grow Rich” has sold over 100 million copies!
Your thinking does become your actions. Positive thoughts do lead to positive actions and positive resultsIF they are passionately believed. The missing piece for most people is taking action. That’s where we fall down. We have to get past our doubts and fears.
What thoughts run through your mind? What are your big dreams? What positive things could happen if you absolutely believed that those dreams would come true?
Want to know more about the incredible power of your thoughts? Check out this video.