While we’re in the midst of Holy Week, and with Easter coming this Sunday, let us finish this series on wealth-building. First, let us thank God for sending His Son for sinners like us and giving us this chance to be, do and have whatever it is we desire. However, we must believe, and His angels will be camped all around each of us.
In this final article of this brief series, we’ll discuss the last three of the 12 principles in Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich.”
In case you missed the previous columns, here’s the list thus far: 1. A positive mental attitude. 2. Sound physical health. 3. Harmony in human relations. 4. Freedom from fear. 5. Hope of future achievement. 6. The capacity for applied faith. 7. A willingness to share blessings with others. 8. Being engaged in a labor of love. 9. An open mind on all subjects toward all people.
And this week, we will close this series with the final three things that make men rich:
Principle 10 — Complete self-discipline. What is discipline? It is defined as controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training. More simply, this tells each of us that we have control over our behavior, resulting in the good or bad things that happen in our lives.
Principle 11 — Wisdom with which to understand people. Scripture reminds us how sweet wisdom is, and it lets us know we can have hope. Take a look at Proverbs 24:14: “Wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Scripture also says in Proverbs 4:7, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Principle 12 — Financial security. Whatever amount of finances you believe will work for you is yours. You can feel rich when you have organized your finances in such a way as to keep your bills paid, maintain a strong credit rating and have adequate savings. You have worked on your goal as a businessman in one form or another, and you’ve actually learned how to accumulate great wealth.
Don’t expect to get wealth or keep it if you have a negative mental attitude about yourself and others. How can you achieve very much when your health is not good, or when you’re not even working in harmony with others? Forget about it! You cannot work against others, you must work with them.
Take some time, review these thought-provoking principles. Finally, just do it! Make that change!
Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show, “Think on These Things,” airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One station. To reach Grant, visit her website, www.lyndiagrantshow.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.