"Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve" is the most often quoted phrase of Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich." Think about what this statement says … it says that if you can give birth to an idea or thought and believe in it, you can make it happen. It sounds easy enough and I believe it to be a true statement, but if it is true, why don't more people achieve their dreams and have everything they want? It is because many of our ideas are not complete. The idea or vision must be very clear and specific … imagined with all of the senses and fully developed … no "half baked ideas." Secondly, Hill says you must believe in your conception to achieve it. But how many of us are filled with doubt, lack of faith or a sense of unworthiness? Hill speaks in his book about having faith and desire. If we truly believe in something, we do have faith that it can be achieved. But if we are carrying around unresolved issues or old baggage packed with doubt, unworthiness and lack of faith, then we cannot fully believe in our idea enough to achieve it. In other words, have a clear vision and the unwavering intent to achieve it and you will.
"All thoughts which have been emotionalized (given feeling) and mixed with faith begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart. The emotions, or the "feeling" portion of thoughts, are the factors that give thoughts vitality, life and action. The emotions in faith, love, and sex, when mixed with any thought impulse, give it greater action than any of these emotions can do singly (Hill, N., 1937, p. 41)."
Hill, N. (1937). Think and Grow Rich, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, New York, NY.
© Carla Weaver 2012.