Napoleon Hill- Lesson 10 Accurate Thinking

   “I ask not for more riches but more wisdom with which to make wiser use of the riches you gave me at birth, consisting in the power to control and direct my own mind to whatever ends I might desire.”

The power of thought is the most dangerous or the most beneficial power available to man, depending on how it is used.  Separate facts from fiction or hearsay evidence. Separate facts into classes: important and unimportant.

Napoleon Hill

Hill’s 7 Rules of Accurate Thinking

1. Never accept the opinions of other people as being facts until you have learned the source of those opinions and satisfied yourself of their accuracy.

2. Free advice requires the closest of examination before being acted upon as safe. Generally speaking free advice is worth exactly what it costs.

3. Alert yourself immediately, if someone talks about another in a discourteous or slanderous spirit. This should put you on notice that this information is bias at the very least and may be and outright misrepresentation.

4. When asking others for information, never disclose what you want the information to be, because most people have the bad habit of trying to please under such circumstances.

5. Anything that exists in the universe can be proved. Where no such proof is available it’s safer to assume nothing exists.

6. Truth and falsehood carry with them a silent and invisible means of identifying that they are true or false. Learn to develop your intuitive faculty to enable you to sense what is true and what is false.

7. Follow the habit of asking “How do you know?”

Question: How often do you make a conscious effort to improve the accuracy of your thinking? You can leave your comments below.


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