How many of us have had this experience—we know we can succeed, we feel it in our bones, but we fear how we’ll be looked upon by others? Far too many of us. Letting go of that fear is elemental to success—it has to happen at some point, because there will always be cynics who think your goals are unachievable. Just look at the examples Napoleon Hill gives us…
Be Mocked No More
In planning your acquisition of wealth, don’t allow yourself to be influenced by people who condescendingly mock dreamers. To win big in this world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given everything of value to civilization; that spirit is the life-blood of modern opportunity–to develop and market our talents.
It might be helpful to put your ‘far-fetched’ dreams into perspective; think about the worst it could possibly be for you, and then think about the early men who got us here. Like Columbus who dreamed of an unknown world, staked his life on its existence, and discovered it! Do you think your ideas are more unbelievable than Columbus’ was in his day?
Or Copernicus, the great astronomer who dreamed of a multitude of planets, and revealed them! No one denounced him as “impractical” after he had triumphed. Instead, the world worshipped him (and still does!), thus proving once more that “success requires no apologies, failure permits no alibis.””
Believe It, Do It
If what you want to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what “they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, because “they” may not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
There will always be an element of failure; but it will also be tempered with success. Leave the doubt and failure to the nay-sayers, and take those seeds of success for yourself! Don’t let their seeds of doubt become your downfall.
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