Lesson 3: Applied Faith from Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement


The Wright brothers did not have a pilot’s license. They believed that they could build a powered flying machine, but had they sat in the bicycle shop back home they would not have been the first men to build and fly an airplane.   The application of that faith is what propelled them. (Sorry I couldn’t pass that up)

Napoleon Hills says that faith is a state of mind through which your aims, desires, plans and purposes may be translated into their physical or financial equivalent. Your personality is your greatest asset or greatest liability, for it embraces everything that you control: mind, body, and soul.

The dictionary defines faith as “1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, an idea, or a thing. 2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.

The Bible (NKJV) says it like this “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11-1.

My opinion is that if faith is knowing or having confidence then the application of that faith is what brings about the results.  Once you believe and then apply that belief by taking some action, just like the Wright brothers you will get the results.

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