Napoleon Hill- Lesson 6: Personal Initiative

Hill says that personal initiative is the power that inspires the completion of that which one begins. It is the power that starts all action. No person is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own.

Knowing what to do is common. Doing it is uncommon.

Sir Isaac Newton’s law says that a body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion.Sir Isaac was not an expert in human nature, but his law that covers gravity sure describes me sometimes.  We all struggle with personal initiative at certain times and in certain areas.

Some people seem to have tremendous abilities in that area. These folks are better at using Newton’s Laws of Motion to their advantage.  I have noted that they have 2 attributes in common.

First they are motivated and passionate. They know their mission. They understand their “why” and they want to make a difference. As a result they are always ready to attack the job at hand.

The second attribute is that they simply take action. As our friends at Nike say. “Just Do It!”

So my advice to all of us (mostly myself) is to understand your “why” and just take action.

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