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Updated on August 29, 2012
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By Ben Ugoji


“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted the person you become.”

Jim Rohn

Six words for success: “Think through and then follow through.”

Eddie Rickenbacker

To become a success in any area of life is not an overnight event. I’m not speaking about may be winning the lottery. There is nothing rung with that. I am speaking about a total transformation in one’s being resulting in progressive change in their habit with significant change that lead to growth in positive contribution to life. It results in changed behaviour and also in the outcome of their lives. It could be in the area of empowerment in their being able to think better, expand their thinking and hence becoming more productive or even learning new skills, example how to create new streams of income by using their God given skills, talents or gifts.

From the introductory quote from Jim Rohn (of the blessed memory), success is the result of who you have become.

In this article, I will describe the steps you can great to transform yourself and therefore change your action and the results you want to achieve in your life. Success is action. You must be clear what you want; this is the most important thing. The next is to figure out how you can make your dream to come true by applying yourself to the challenge using the tools and resources required to make progress and therefore achieve your goal. In his book, "Think and Grow Rich"; Napoleon Hill reasoned that: when you begin to think and grow rich, you will learn that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, and little or no hard work. Whether it is being successful in creating wealth or achieving any meaningful goal success starts by being in a state of mind to achieving your set goal; whatever it is.


1. What do you want to accomplish?

It is not want you do not want but want do you want to accomplish. Do you want to be rich and that is having more money (“how much?”), or do you want to develop a new skill. You have to really understand why you want to accomplish the desire of yours and this will forge the impetus for your zeal.

2. What do you intent to give in return?

This is a fundamental principle in life. If you want to make in difference in any area of human endeavour, you must be willing to contribute- invest in your self; energy, time, resources and talents or gifts. Remember, the process of receiving starts by giving. If for example, you want to develop a new skill, say to become a great pianist! What wil you give in return? You have to be clear in your mind about this important question of contribution.

I read a very interesting and moving story of great accomplishment in life. It is about a young girl, who wanted to be a musician and with the privilege to play in the Melbourne Conservatory. While her peers were spending their time watching DVD’s and eating pizza; she purposed in herself to practise hers piano 4 – 5 hours every day. You can see here that this young girl realised that for her to achieve this she need to discipline herself by applying herself to the rigours of the practice. In 2008, her dream was realised; she became a member of the Conservatory.

3. When do you hope to achieve this?

There is the need to have a period to your accomplishment. Be very clear of the timescale to achieve your desire.

4. Create a plan to carry out your desire.

Begin at once to put the plan into action. Sow the seed to your vision immediately.

5. Write a goal detailing concise statement of your intention; (anything that you want to acquire or accomplish.

Name the time limit of its realisation, state what you intent to give in return for your intention and describe clearly the plan through which you intent to achieve your purpose.

6. Read the written statement aloud twice daily - at night before retiring to bed and after rising in the morning. The idea here is to affirm your resolve daily.

7. As you read see and feel and belief yourself already in possession of your desired accomplishment.

Faith works wonders. Remember, it is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. You have to believe in your God given abilities that these desires with great commitment will happen.


Faith without work is death. Therefore if you have faith that you will succeed in your purpose go to work with your ideas with the determination and commitment it requires. Put all your tools and resources towards its accomplishment. More than anything be prayerful; knowing that a man receives nothing except it be given to him from above.

“Determine that thinking can and shall be done and then we shall find the way.”

Abraham Lincolm

What have you desired to accomplish in recent time and what is stopping you from doing it?

© B S C Ugoji 2011


Napoleon Hills: Think and Grow Rich


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