Mindset Mastery 122 – Out Of The Ashes

One of the advantages that grow from collapse is possibility and potential. If we look at all the times throughout history where one ‘great’ has fallen, something else has arisen to take its place. That means that every down turn creates some opportunity for someone else. You just need to decide which side of the coin you will be on.

Bigger And Better

With the changed conditions ushered in by the world economic collapse during the time of the Great Depression came also the need for newer and better ways of marketing personal services. Hill found it hard to figure why someone had not previously discovered this stupendous need, in view of the fact that more money changes hands in return for personal services than for any other purpose.

Opportunities Of Today And Yesterday

Again, we find a parallel in this to today’s marketplace. The technology era has changed everything we used to know about job-searching, applying for work, and self-promotion. The internet has given employers and contractors access to such a huge pool of available and qualified workers, that simply submitting a resume is an overwhelming and daunting task. What’s more, the ability to work from remote locations via the internet and other technologies has vastly increased the available work force for any given job where telecommuting is a possibility; employer’s options are no longer limited to the best of the crop that are available locally. Here again, it is necessary for job-seekers to get creative in marketing themselves if they hope to stand out in the very crowded marketplace.

Perhaps this is the very idea in which some reader will find the nucleus of the wealth they desire! Ideas with much less merit have been the seedlings from which great fortunes have grown. Woolworth’s Five and Ten Cent Store idea, for example, had far less merit, but it piled up a fortune for its creator.

A Simple Seed

All it takes to succeed is one simple start, one simple seed. Anyone can have a thought and cultivate that seed if they have the mindset and desire and dedication to do so. This is what Napoleon Hill has tried to illustrate all along—that anyone can have what it takes to live well and prosper, and that includes you!

Sean Rasmussen
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  1. Too true. I believe the seed to success is better planted and nurtured when we are children so that cultivation is not as difficult as we grow. That is not to say we cannot grow a new seed as adults but there is a lot to be said for what we teach our children.

    There is always a positive to every negative and I think it is important to remind ourselves of that daily in everything we do or are having done to us.

    “Pursue your goals with certainty”


  2. Harry Lynn says:

    Great One, Sean.
    The statement at the end ” Anyone can have a thought……………etc” reminds me of one of my favourite poems whose author is not known to me, called the Power of Thought. Here ’tis

    If you think you are beaten you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t
    If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t
    If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost, For out of this world we find
    Success begins with a fellow’s will, – It’s all in the STATE OF MIND
    If you think you are outclassed, you are, You’ve got to think high to rise
    You’ve got to be sure of yourself before, You can ever win a prize.
    Life’s battles don’t always go, to the stronger or faster man
    But soon or late the man who wins, is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN !

  3. Hi Sean,

    The Phoenix, a mythical bird is said to have risen from the ashes. Seeds planted early in life are good if this happens. If not there is still new opportunities around for people in any age group, to take advantage of and cultivate. All that is needed is the right mindset as Napoleon Hill teaches in his book, Think And grow Rich …and says..

    …that anyone can have what it takes to succeed.

    Jill. 🙂

  4. When you’re watching what you’ve created being burnt into ashes, it’s so hard to think about opportunity in that moment.

    It’s hard to believe sometimes, but it’s true, that it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you deal with it. So much light and human spirit have been found in people’s darkest moments and despair…
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Life lessons from a weekend run =-.

  5. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I think that when one door closes, another of equal or greater value opens. It’s about realizing that opportunities exist everywhere if you can just open your mind to them.

    We have to be willing to work on our mindset so we don’t have that scarcity mentality. There’s always more than enough for everyone and it only takes one idea.

  6. If there would be no opportunity after a great fall no one should be able to come out better than their neighbor. But it is happening over and over again – so the opportunities are there, just not everybody is willing to take them because there is action taking involved.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

    • Jazz Salinger says:

      Hi Renee,

      I think that sometimes the pain of the fall paralyzes some people and it can be hard to get up, dust yourself off and try again. Thankfully, in the YOTA forum we have each other so there is always someone to help us when we’re feeling helpless. 🙂

  7. Hi Sean

    When something collapses we will call in our best strategists, engineers, specialists etc to try and work out what caused the collapse and how we can build a better stronger even fail proof model.

    The need to improve the imperfect is one vehicle that unleashes our creativity and imagination to find an answer. Progress cannot be made on the perfect.

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