Enthusiasm & self control Law of SuccessAuthor: Napoleon Hill Presented By: Abdullah Saeed
Enthusiasm• A state of mind that’s inspires and arouses one to put action in to the task at hand.• A vital moving force that impels action.• A great excitement for a particular interest, subject or cause.• Derived by the attitude and feelings about our chances for success and happiness Without this, only a long hard struggle awaits
How enthusiasm affects you• Without : – An electric battery without electricity – A locomotive without steam – Feel fatigued with less work• With: – Mix enthusiasm with your work does wonders – Makes difficult tasks seem easy and interesting – Helps you develop a dynamic personality – Recharges your body magically
Faith and enthusiasm• “At last my 20 years old dream is about to come true. It takes money and a lot of it to publish national magazine and I do not have the slightest idea where I am going to get this essential factor, but this is not worrying me, not at all because I know I am going to get it somewhere”.
How it effects others• It passes on to others – Public speakers – Salesmen• Bound to influence if; – Thoughts – Words – Actions“It is the tone in which you make a statement, more than the statement itself.”
Stimuli for enthusiasm• Occupation one loves best• Environment with enthusiastic and optimistic• Good health
Stimuli for enthusiasm• Mastery in one’s field• Knowledge serving others in helpful manner• Good clothes- as per one’s occupation
Psychology of good clothes• Winning a sponsor of 30,000 $ – The appearance of prosperity – The enthusiasm in words
How to create enthusiasm• Happiness is the final object for all human efforts. – Define a chief aim – Love the job today for the job you actually would love to work onA happy person is the one who dreams of heights of achievement that are yet to be attained
Ways to create enthusiasm• Follow your passion• Expand your knowledge• Stay positive• Allow creativity• Create a plan• Patience and in-control
Creating Enthusiasm• Follow your passion – One sure-fire way – Makes everything so much more pleasurable – A powerful source for driving yourself to success• Expand your knowledge – Authority in your chosen profession – Couple this with your passion and there will be no shortage of excitement in your life. – Creates a totally fun atmosphere, one where your enthusiasm drives you to succeess
Creating Enthusiasm• Stay positive – It is awfully tough to be excited about anything with a negative outlook on life – Strive to remain positive about your opportunities, even in the face of failure – Failure can provide some positive lessons for us and should not be underestimated.• Allow creativity – The mind is one of the most creative resources – Ideas create enthusiasm and the enthusiasm creates ideas. – A great 2-way cycle
Creating Enthusiasm• Create a plan – Having a well thought out plan provides a certain level of excitement – See how all of the pieces fit together, you’ll be driven to work on this at every available opportunity.• Patience and in-control – A lack of patience can robs – When things go twisted – “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Self Control “I count him braver who overcomes his desires thanhim who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” -Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C.)• Self discipline• Motivation• Persistence• Goals or chief aim “Achieve about anything what you can dream”
Self Discipline• The act of controlling our emotions, actions, thoughts, words, and personal direction.• Personal Inventory – Self analysis – Writing down each point you want to eliminate• Start Small – Begin reducing each habit a little each day. – Keep a journal of your progress – Talk to yourself about the benefits of eliminating destructive behaviors.
Self Discipline• Self-Denial – Anger on unwanted results or comments or even gestures – Eating habits – Smoking• Keep a Schedule – Make a to-do list and stick to it for a change• Review – Critique your performance – Mentally re-live how you exercised self-control over your habits
Motivation• A fuel that gives our success engine its drive• False motivation v.s True Motivation• When you truly desire to control certain habits, and behaviors in your life, you already have one of the key ingredients to self-discipline• Put peer pressure“Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and do before you die. -Johann Goethe (1749 – 1832)
Persistence• Self-discipline does not come without experiencing failure• A never-say-die attitude• Is deep inside you, waiting to be exercised “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” PM Great Britain, Winston Churchill
Persistence• Abraham Lincoln – 1831- Failed in business - declared bankruptcy. – 1832- Defeated for State Legislature. – 1834- Again failed in business – declares bankruptcy. – 1835- Fiancée dies. – 1836- Has a nervous breakdown. – 1837- Defeated in election. – 1843- Defeated in bid for U.S. Congress. – 1846- Again defeated for U.S. Congress. – 1847- Fails for a third time in bid for U.S. Congress. – 1855- Defeated for U.S. Senate. – 1856- Defeated for office of Vice President. – 1858- Again defeated for U.S. Senate. – 1859- Elected President of the United States of America.
Goals• Clear and specific goals• Written and gauged timely• Help you focus your thoughts, actions, and efforts to accomplish• The trick is to dig deep and go a little further than the next guy