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Napolean Hills ” Outwitting The Devil “

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I recently read a book written by Napolean Hill titled ” Outwitting The Devil“.  Napolean Hill has written other classics such as ” Think and Grow Rich”. In ” Outwitting The DevilNapolean Hill interviews the Devil himself. The Devil speaks of his methods for taking over peoples minds and turning them into drifters. In this interview Napolean Hill tricks the Devil to share what someone must do to protect themselves from becoming drifters:

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Protection against Drifting Methods


1. Do your own thinking on all occasions.


2. Decide definitely what you want from life then create a plan for attaining it and be willing to sacrifice everything else if necessary, rather than accepting permanent defeat.


3. Analyze temporary defeat no matter of what nature or cause and extract from it the seed of an equivalent advantage.


4. Be willing to render useful service equivalent to the value of all material things you demand of life, and render the service first.


5. Recognize that your brain is a receiving set that can be attuned to receive communication from the universal storehouse of infinite intelligence to help you transmute your desires into their physical equivalent.


6. Recognize that your greatest asset is time. The only thing accept the power of thought which you own outright and the one thing that can be shaped into whatever material things you want. Budget your time so none of it is wasted.


7. Recognize the truth that fear generally is a filler, with which the devil occupies the unused portion of your mind. That it is only a state of mind which you can control by filling the space it occupies with faith in your ability to make life provide you with whatever you demand of it.


8. When you pray do not beg, demand what you want and insist apron getting exactly that with no substitutes.


9. Recognize that life is a cruel task master and that either you master it or it masters you. There is no half way or compromise point, never accept from life anything you do not want, If that which you do not want is temporarily forced apron you, you can refuse in your own mind to accept it and it will make way for the thing you do want.


10. Remember that your dominating thoughts attract through a definite law of nature by the shortest and most convenient route there physical counter part. Be careful which thoughts you dwell apoun.

Simple Formula combining all 10 points in 1: Be definite in everything you do any never leave unfinished thoughts in the mind. Form the habit of reaching definite decisions on all subjects.

 

Yours in Mastery,

James K Larson


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  • Posted by Sharon Gist on March 06, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    James–This was an excellent cogent review of one of my favorite books. I encourage people to use these principles…and also to read the book. Filling one’s mind on purpose is part of keeping the devil at bay. Sharon@joyfulwealth.com

  • Posted by Bob Pond on March 06, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    James, I think this is one of the friendliest reads on the market. Your condensed bullets are right on. What is even more fun is watching the duel between author and devil. I laughed and had “aha” moments all the way through.

  • Posted by Michael Hamburger on March 06, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I love this book… so much that I’ve read it and listened to it. Profound insight is a gross understatement. I really enjoyed Sharon Lechter’s annotations throughout. My appreciation for her annotations have grown exponentially now that I have the privilege of working directly with Sharon’s son Phil… I love the book even more.

    GREAT REVIEW James!!!

  • Posted by Tara R Cummins on March 06, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Awesome review James.

    I just started reading this book today! I will be back to comment once I finish.

    In the readers notes Napoleon’s wife says she doesn’t want the book published because of the role of the Devil. She feared the response from organized religion. That really made me want to keep on reading. This review has only confirmed that.
    Thanks James!

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