Mindset Mastery 87 – The Dawn Of Faith

Mindset Mastery eBookSome lessons it seems we are destined to keep relearning before we get it right. Napoleon Hill predicted many, many moons ago that the business world was in need of some serious reform. I’m not quite sure that we’ve arrived, but his predictions can still be great lessons to us all.

Employing Faith

There will come a day when employees as well as employers will discover the possibilities of faith. That day is dawning. The whole world has had ample opportunity to witness what the lack of faith will do to business.

Surely, civilization has produced a sufficient number of intelligent human beings to make use of the great lesson the Depression and subsequent recessions taught the world. During the Depression, the world had abundant evidence that widespread fear will paralyze the wheels of industry and business. And although enough safeguards are (theoretically) in place today to prevent such an economic downturn from becoming as severe as the Great Depression, fear, or lack of ‘consumer confidence’ as it is often termed today, is the one force that consistently influences periods of economic decline or prosperity.

New Business

Out of the experience of the Great Depression arose business and industry leaders who profited by the example Gandhi set for the world, and applied the same tactics to business which he used in building the greatest following known in the history of the world. Many of these leaders came from the rank and file of the unknown men, the laborers in the steel plants, the coal mines, the automobile factories, and in the small towns and cities.

Emotional Economics

At least today we have an understanding of the role that emotion and psychology plays in the markets and in the world’s economies. However, as anyone will tell you, there is still a strong influence on the economy from fear and emotion. Hopefully we have come far enough to mitigate those effects and get through these current economic woes quickly, but we would all do well to take these excerpts to heart and to limit the effect that we allow fear to play in our financial and economic lives.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Faith, to me, speaks too loudly of religion, cults and asking someone to follow what you prescribe. If I use ‘beliefs’ however, I can agree with you 100%. The current economic crisis will not be over until people once again have confidence in money – and it’s been badly undermined by misuse, misdirection and flat out profiteering over too long for that to happen easily.

    As for employees having faith, well, they do already. They believe what they’ve been taught, ie that a job is the only security, and if they don’t get up and drag themselves in they’ll end up destitute and on the street. Shame they’re so busy spending their lives following that line that they never find the time to discover it’s all untrue…

    • I am not sure if employees actually have faith or act more out of fear. They might believe what they have been told, but I am not so sure if they actually have faith in this being true and good. But for most it is easier to be able to blame someone for their problems instead of taking action.
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  2. How do you employ faith?

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  3. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I can tell you many stories of how I have let fear take control and rule my life. I know first hand the effects of a lack of faith. For a long time it seemed like the negative emotions were so much stronger than the positive ones inside me. I would try to be confident about achieving my goals but the fear seemed to run rife. I never wholeheartedly believed that I would achieve success.

    I have learned the error of my ways. For some time now I have been refusing to give fear a look in and you know what; it’s voice is more like a whisper begging for some attention; rather than some annoying hit song that plays over and over in your head and you can’t make it stop.

  4. I have experienced times of faith and the opposite. When I have faith (in myself, in what I want, in my future) I just seem to know that what I am going for is right for me, it is not wishing but this deep knowing that can’t be thrown by anyone.

    I am still working on creating and encouraging faith in myself. And I will use the formula suggested by Napoleon Hill – train my subconscious to be my biggest supporter 🙂
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind – Part 2 =-.

    • Hi Renee,

      I’m still working on developing the feelings of faith. I am still learning to make having a successful mindset a way of life. I seem to struggle with making it a consistent part of my life.

      I agree with you though. I find that the Self Confidence Formula is extremely helpful, too.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  5. I’m happy to see a mention of Gandhi in the blog posts. Looking forward to reading more about what you have to say about him, Sean 🙂
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  6. Hi Sean
    I no longer allow fear to play a part in my financial goals I know that no matter what I have the knowledge and the resources to to believe I am succeeding achieving in creating my financial freedom,

  7. Fear is the worst thing we can do to ourselves. It is also the most challenging thing we do to ourselves. We discover how strong we really are when we discover how ‘big’ the fear is. Once we discover fear is self-imposed, we can both recognise how powerful the force of thought can be, and precisely how influential we ourselves are on our own lives.
    Then we can begin to take charge.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  8. In Australia, the right wing politicians have traditionally used fear, perhaps not always as a first resort, but certainly early on, to motivate people to achieve their political goals. The latest “threat” by the right wing leader of the opposition is to get young people to work in remote mines by taking away unemployment benefits until they are 30 years old. Funny, he is a man of great faith and religious belief. But he fails to inspire others with that faith. He is no Ghandi.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

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