Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie-Test #285
Napoleon Hill: Very well, Mr. Carnegie. I shall listen carefully to what you say, so as to gather clues which may be helpful in the development of these desirable traits. What is the second factor of personality, Sir? (Part 2)
Andrew Carnegie: Some men are uncharitable enough to blame their misfortunes on others, but the truth is that every man is where he is and what he is because of his own mental attitude as it is expressed through his personality. (Part 2)
As you Mastermind, take the test, where are you in life? Are you blaming others for your misfortunes? For me, sure I use to, until I realized on December 31, 1979, that the helping hand that I was looking for was at the end of my hand. Since I have two hands, I receive double the fortune that I seek, knock, and ask for. What about you, who do you blame? Maybe you are willing to accept the truth, which is that your own mental attitude which is expressed through your personality is the key to your success, or failure.
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie-Test #284
Napoleon Hill: Very well, Mr. Carnegie. I shall listen carefully to what you say, so as to gather clues which may be helpful in the development of these desirable traits. What is the second factor of personality, Sir? (Part 1)
Andrew Carnegie: “FLEXIBILITY. By this term I have reference to the ability to adapt one ’s self to quickly changing circumstances, and emergencies, without losing one’s sense of balance. A man with a flexible disposition must be something like a chameleon, the little member of the reptile family that quickly changes its color to harmonize with its environment. Without this ability an attractive personality is hardly possible, as the ever-changing conditions of life and of human relationships require individual adaptability.”
As you Mastermind, take the test, are you gathering clues of how to improve your personality? Are you flexible and do you easily adapt to people and situations when the need arises? When you are flexible, your mind has the ability to understand and sympathize with another person’s mind. You must be willing to change your own mind with every new opportunity that requires it. This is one of the qualities that made Charles Schwab, a multimillionaire, during his employment with Andrew Carnegie.
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie –Test #283
Napoleon Hill: Mr. Carnegie, since I am to present the philosophy of achievement to many realistic thinkers, I am keenly interested in the “why” and “how” of every principle you mention. Will you, therefore, give me an idea of how one may go about the development of such an attitude?”
Andrew Carnegie: “The simplest way to answer your question is to say that a positive mental attitude can be developed by understanding and applying all of the factors of attractive personality. You will see, therefore, when I finish my analysis of these qualities of personality, that I will have given the complete answer to your question.”
As you Mastermind, do you understand the principle of a positive mental attitude, but avoid applying it? The real difference between the rich and the poor is their mindset. A positive mental attitude goes a long way in attracting more positive, especially in your personality, your financial affairs and your attitude. You can not have a pleasing personality without the foundation of a sound positive character, so start with a warm and pleasing personality.
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie –Test #282
Napoleon Hill: Mr. Carnegie, you have given us some examples of the results of a negative mental attitude. Now will you name an outstanding example of a man with a positive mental attitude and how it affected his life? (Part 3)
Andrew Carnegie: “Before we pass on to the next factor of attractive personality, let me say that this subject of metal attitude will show up for consideration in connection with every one of the other qualities of personality we are to analyze. It is definitely related to all of them, a fact that is very significant.” (Part 3)
As you Mastermind, take the test, do you have an attractive personality? Clement Stone, the multimillionaire, was another example of turning a positive mental attitude into a success, through his book, “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude”. I read the book many years ago and it inspired me into action to look closer at my own mental attitude. Have you looked at yours lately? What do you see? Do you see what others see in you? Do they walk away as you approach? Be honest.
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie –Test #281
Napoleon Hill: Mr. Carnegie, you have given us some examples of the results of a negative mental attitude. Now will you name an outstanding example of a man with a positive mental attitude and how it affected his life? (Part 2)
Andrew Carnegie: “Charles Schwab came to me as an ordinary laborer. He had but little schooling, and very few special talents for anything; but he had one important asset that gives you the clue to his success. He had a perfect mental attitude toward himself and others with whom he came into contact! Where and how did he come by that attitude? Well he probably was born with a favorable background for the cultivation of such an attitude, but he acquired the habit of expressing it because he was associated with a group of men who made it a part of their daily duty to develop and maintain a positive mental attitude.” (Part 2)
As you Mastermind, take the test, does your schooling (or lack thereof) hinder your perfect positive mental attitude at work and home? In his book, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success through Selling, Frank Bettger, was fired from the National Baseball League for a bad, attitude and eventually, realized that if he changed his attitude, he could change his life and it did. Well, he got a better job, and eventually founded one of the largest insurance agencies of his time. It was all in his attitude, all the time. Is your attitude helping or hurting you?
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie -#280
Napoleon Hill: Mr. Carnegie, you have given us some examples of the results of a negative mental attitude. Now will you name an outstanding example of a man with a positive mental attitude and how it affected his life? (Part 1)
Andrew Carnegie: “Take Charlie Schwab, for example whom I have paid as high as a million dollars in extra bonus in a single year. Analyze his personality in minute detail, and you will come close to discovering why many of my associates have accumulated fortunes of their own.” (Part 1)
As you Mastermind, take the test, do you know why a person would pay another person a bonus of a million dollars extra over and above his salary, which was less than $100,000? One answer is the impact of a positive mental attitude turning an imagination and an idea into profits into the millions. In our modern day society this can also be seen in profit sharing programs within major corporations
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie –Test #279
Napoleon Hill: Would a negative mental attitude affect a professional man, such as for instance, a lawyer, or a doctor, Mr. Carnegie? (Part 2)
Andrew Carnegie: “A man may have all the culture modern civilization can provide, and he may have a string of degrees after his name a yard long, and he may be the most skilled man in his field, but he will be a failure, as surely as two and two make four, if he carries a bad mental attitude with him! The one thing people will not tolerate is a negative mental attitude.” (Part 2)
As you Mastermind, take the test, as a professional, are you swayed by a negative mental attitude? The law of cause and effect states you attract to yourself that which you send forth. Birds of a feather flock together. If you have a bad mental attitude and negative thoughts, just look within and have no mercy upon yourself and find the slavish thoughts and desires and in your daily life and conduct. In your profession this will not be tolerated. You can conquer these and cease to be a slave to the self.
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie- Test #278
Napoleon Hill: Would a negative mental attitude affect a professional man, such as for instance, a lawyer, or a doctor, Mr. Carnegie? (Part 1)
Andrew Carnegie: “The lawyer who goes into court with a bad mental attitude will find the court and the jury opposing him although he may have a perfectly just case; and the doctor who comes into the presence of his patients with a negative mental attitude will do them more harm than good, although he may be skilled in the knowledge of his profession.”(Part 1)
As you Mastermind, take the test, do you believe you can be born with a negative mental attitude? There are those who are born into poverty, saw nothing but poverty, and heard nothing but poverty talk. This is the condition I was born in. We lived a wish I COULDA, SHOULDA, WOULDA, and We DIDN’T lifestyle. Personally, this is one of the most difficult traits to master when it is inborn. As professionals many of us do not realized that we have brought this negative trait into our professions, as doctors, lawyers, Indian chief, we are all the same. These traits can be changed into positive traits when we find out what they are and develop the proper discipline to work them out by thinking on the positive side.
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie –Test #277
Napoleon Hill: How does a negative mental attitude affect a salesman, starting out in the morning, Mr. Carnegie?
Andrew Carnegie: “He would be better off, far and away, if he remained at home. He not only will not make the sales he would make if his mental attitude were pleasant, but he will make and lose customers as well.”
As you Mastermind, take the test, did you know that your negative self is constantly attempting to gain power over you all day long, as you sell? Eternal vigilance is always the price we must pay to maintain a positive mental attitude at all times. There are negative entities which are disguised as fears in our mind, that often time we do not recognize as a negative influences. Some examples are self imposed limitations, negative influences near us, such as family, friends, and co-workers; if you do not watch out, you will become just like them. We must keep a positive mental attitude and do not allow anyone to upset you and impact your life as you sell. You must have a positive philosophy to live by.
Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Tips from Andrew Carnegie –Test #274
Napoleon Hill: Mr. Carnegie, we come now to the third of the seventeen principles of individual achievement, which you have named “Attractive Personality.” I understand that you have separated the factors behind personality into distinct traits, all but one of which may be developed by any normal person. Now, Sir, will you describe these characteristics of personality, with special emphasis on those which you consider of greatest importance to an individual in selling his way through life successfully?
Andrew Carnegie: “I will not only describe the traits of an attractive personality but before I have finished, I will also give you a simple formula with which all but one of these traits may be developed and maintained. The mere naming of these personality traits will be of little value to anyone unless he appropriates and uses them. We will begin the outline of the factors with a description of the most important of these, which is POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE.”(Part 1)
As you Mastermind, take the test, do you have a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE? Do the research and you will find that maintaining a positive mental attitude about yourself and life can affect more than your financial condition. It can also help you to live longer. Positive and negative thoughts and emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions dominate your mind at all times. No matter what happens, you can form the habit of applying this to your life. Look for the good long enough and you will find it.