In the Master Key Experience, there exists a close bond with Charles Haanel’s The Master Key System, W. Clement Stone’s Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, and Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.
Of these three, Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, is by far the best known. What isn’t so well known is what a scoundrel Mr. Hill actually was. Much of his philosophy came from Haanel’s The Master Key System.
It wasn’t until he teamed up with Stone to co-author Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, that the relationship he had with Andrew Carnegie, at that time the richest man in the world, became so well known.
Be that as it may, here we have Hill presenting the 20 ways to develop a positive mental attitude. I originally called it “Napper’s 20.” Since only a few MKE members currently know why I might entitle it this way, I’ve re-titled it, “Hill’s 20.”
1. Stay away from the small incidents of controversy when possible. Learn to adjust yourself to other people’s state of mind and difficulties to get along peacefully.
2. Condition your mind at the start of the day to stay positive. This can be done by adopting habits like yoga or listening to something positive (for example videos of our channel) at the start of the day.
3. Learn the art of selling yourself to other people by indirection, such as asking leading questions, which will bring out the sort of reactions from others which you desire.
4. Adopt the habit of having a good hearty laugh at the start of the day every time you become irritated or angry.
5. Start each day with an expression of gratitude. Remember all your adversities and find the seed of equivalent benefit from them. Then, give thanks for the blessings you expect to receive during the day.
6. Concentrate your attention on the can-do portion of all your problems and desires and take action on it.
7. Learn to transmute all unpleasant circumstances into immediate action. For example, when you are angry, switch your mind to some sort of action in connection with your hobby or your major purpose in life. And to keep it busy with that subject for five minutes.
8. Recognize that in every circumstance, there is good hidden away. So make every situation work for you and not against you. Follow this instruction and you will soon learn that there is no such thing as an unprofitable experience.
9. Look upon your life as a continuous process of education of learning from all your experiences, good and bad.
10. Start some sort of self-improvement, which will make you more open-minded, patient, and generous in your relations with others.
11. Express gratitude twice daily for your recognition of the fact that you have been given complete control over your own mind.
12. Go out of your way daily to comment enthusiastically on the good qualities of those with whom you live and work, but do not mention their negative qualities.
13. Use all criticism to find the area of life where you can still improve.
14. Use passive resistance and do not accept from anyone that which you do not desire.
15. If you cannot do something about a situation, do not let it worry you.
16. Keep your mind eternally engaged in thinking of that which you desire the most.
17. Find someone who is worse off than yourself and start where you stand to give him help.
18. Choose some person whom you considered to be the sort of person you would like to be, then go to work and emulate that person in every way possible.
19. Cultivate your tone of voice so that your words have a pleasing musical sound.
20. Write out this sentence and paste it in a prominent place where you work, and on a mirror where you see yourself in your home, “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
Do you know what success looks like?
I continue to find deep inspiration from several sources, but my friends from the Master Key Experience, who encourage me to stay true to the success formula, and keep sharing their own successes, well, that’s just pure magic for me.
Take Michael Puffer, for example. Michael is also a guide in the program, and he’s launching a charity to help those with brain injuries.
Then there’s Darren Davis, another guide, who, along with this sons, created the Global Heroes series to honor those who are going the extra mile for others. So many others who have finished the program and created success in their lives continue to give back, and I am honored to be one of them.
So what does success look like for you? Do you know what you want? Are you living the success formula to get it? Success can look like enjoying a black swallowtail’s visit in your garden.
Arm yourself with a proven toolbox and steps to go out and get exactly what you want in life. But of course, that requires full confidence and trust in yourself and in the success of the relationships and accomplishments you’ve already created.
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”.Ralph Waldo Emerson