Prudence.

In this word, the foundation for critical thinking intersects with both Napoleon Hill’s and Wallace Wattles’ bodies of work. To practice prudence is to demonstrate our ability to govern and discipline ourselves by the use of reason. There’s no circumventing the rational mind and the sense of sanity that it gives us. In that sense,…

Troubleshooting Thinking

“Truly, ‘thoughts are things,’ and powerful things at that, when mixed with purpose, persistence and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich, page 1. That statement is the first one made in the book, Think and Grow Rich. It’s also a great basis…

The Challenge of A Great

Andrew Carnegie asked Napoleon Hill if he “would be willing to spend twenty years or more, preparing myself to take it to the world, to men and women who, without the secret, might go through life as failures.” Napoleon Hill said yes, and his work and that quote is seen in the book Think and…

The Matrix.

Within nature’s domain is man. Within man’s domain is man’s creations. Among those creations are systems that may serve us. Some may fail to serve us and others may be developed past their point of use. Those systems are indeed tools and are not to be valued above human life, yes? Money, technology, mental tools…

Focal Quotient

What wins the forefront of the mind? A lover, an interest, the love of a sport? Service to others, purpose or love, a religious doctrine or a venomous tongue? An unpublished passion, your great escapes; a phantom life, the greatness of nature? Angels or spirits, health or woe? Finances in bliss, a credible pro? The…

Solidarity

In unity against common struggles, such as fear or hopelessness, we might stand in solidarity. And maybe we choose to stand in unison against solidarity. An anti – Solidarity ought to only be as strong as those it shadows, stuck within the confines of its’ reactions. How about solidarity in pursuit of change? The same…

Imagination

An imagined nation, all within the confines of your own capacity to think with your mind. According to Einstein, it’s a preview of life’s coming attractions. As much as it demonstrates the capacity of our imaginations, it typically falls short. One way to utilize the imagination to do just that is a process I’ll call…

Meta Ignorance

What a concept! Just considering it might send some off into the cosmic seas of laughter. To move beyond the concept of ignorance in relation to it – beyond ignorance might be knowledge, but it might also be more ignorance! I’m sure it depends on the purpose of acknowledging what is beyond ignorance, if anything…

Creativity

Isn’t it strange that original ideas and imagination are considered separate? We must use our imagination to identify and use anything we can’t see with our physical senses. Since they’re considered separate, where do the rivers meet? Where do they divide? California State University Northridge has shared about this concept as well as the usual…

First Class

How would you like to live like that? Maybe you are already and the name alone speaks to you. The fruits of your hard earned work – smart earned work – affords you the clear vision that you’ve entailed down to the exact time and circumstances that you’d like to live in. Perhaps among them…