Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Government Shutdown . . . and Principles of Success

In Times like These, We must dig deep Within for Leadership Napoleon Hill’s Principles of Success

 As the shutdown lumbers on, I feel it’s important to reflect on the principles of success laid out originally in 1928 by Napoleon Hill.  Crafted from interviews of 500 millionaires including the likes of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Elmer Gates, Charles M. Schwab, William Wrigley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson, and William H. Taft . . . you get my point, the list goes on and on.

It was good then and is good now for those in leadership positions who need to act in a fair and just way.

  • Develop Definiteness of Purpose
  • Establish a Mastermind Alliance
  • Assemble an Attractive Personality
  • Use Applied Faith
  • Go the Extra Mile
  • Control Your Attention
  • Inspire Teamwork
  • Learn From Adversity and Defeat
  • Cultivate Creative Vision
  • Maintain Sound Health
  • Budget Your Time and Money
  • Use Cosmic Habit Force
  • Create Personal Initiative
  • Build a Positive Mental Attitude
  • Control Your Enthusiasm
  • Enforce Self-Discipline
  • Think Accurately

If each member of Congress practiced these principles to the fullest extent possible, the rest of us could rest assured that the integrity of our government would never be compromised.

For those interested in learning more about the principles of success, there are numerous web sites filled with information.