14 minutes | Dec 17th 2019

The Art Of Converting Defeat Into Stepping Stones To Opportunity

#003 - This episode discusses some of the topics in the first chapter of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. In this chapter, Hill writes:"But what of the man who has neither the time, nor the inclination to study failure in search of knowledge that may lead to success? Where, and how is he to learn the art of converting defeat into stepping stones to opportunity? In answer to these questions, this book was written." (Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich, Chapter 1)The part about "converting defeat into stepping stones to opportunity" really caught my attention (hence the name of this episode.) This is a valuable skill that I wanted to highlight so we can all absorb the information better.To do this, I call out some main points of the chapter including the theme of being persistent in your goals even when it's not the right time, not meant to be or as Hill writes "being in no position to act upon it." Inspired by the stories in these chapters, I also included a couple of questions that we can all ask ourselves when faced with obstacles.You'll also hear some of the key quotes in the chapter to help drive home these points, and listen to the poem that Hill references in it's entirety. (It's inspiring and I wanted to share it with you all!)Lastly, here's the chart I describe, which shows the steps of misfortune or temporary defeat leading to success. (I personally use this to stay on course when things get hard and I need a reminder of what it all actually means.)https://creationpeak.com/tagrEnjoy!
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