Think and Grow Rich (amazon link)
What This Book Is About
If there is one book that has influenced the whole self-help era, it is this one. I don’t think there isn’t a single “positive” blogger that isn’t indebted to these words in one way or another. I feel like Napoleon Hill is The Beatles of the self-help world. This book is all about knowing what you want, focusing in on it, and finding others like you.
How It Helped Me
One of the most important themes of this book is the idea that what you put in your head will manifest itself in real life. That’s pretty much the idea that all self help books are based on. There is a whole chapter devoted to Autosuggestion, which is also a form of affirmations and visualization. You need to be aware of what you feed yourself mentally and this book shows how you can do that. I also like that basically you have to decide specifically what you want, and just go for it. My favorite quote of the book is
“For every failure, every heartache, every adversity, there is an equal or greater benefit.”
Everyone knows musicians go through a lot of obstacles to do what they want to do. This book is a good kick in the ass to say “HEY KEEP GOING, NO MATTER WHAT!” And that you have to creatively visualize yourself in successful situations.
Another central idea to this book is the idea of the mastermind. You have to find people who have the same goals as you. The energy is just so different when you find songwriters on the same wavelength. So if you want to be a successful musician, you have to find another driven musician.
Do you have a mastermind group? Who is in it?