Ernest Holmes: “In the independence of your own mentality, believe and feel that you are wonderful.” Science of Mind, kindle version, page 306
Napoleon Hill: “It will not be difficult to detect, in the story of the Declaration of Independence, at least six of these principles; DESIRE, DECISION, FAITH, PERSISTENCE, THE MASTER MIND, and ORGANIZED PLANNING.” Think and Grow Rich, Kindle Version, page 222
Today is the day in the United States when the country has a holiday in honor of its independence. Napoleon Hill, in his classic work, says that the principles used to gain independence for the country can be used to gain independence for ourselves. I’m speaking to personal independence here: a life not dependent on the whims of our untrained thoughts nor on the actions of other people. A life of independence stems from orderly right direction which is based in trained thinking. How do we train our thinking? With daily practice. We daily turn from limited ways of thinking to limitless ways of thinking. This awareness of our own thinking allows us also to truly know ourselves. Introspection is a wonderful thing. With regular introspection, we can use Hill’s formula and become aware of our desires in life, make decisions based on those desires, have faith and persistence in taking action to accomplish those desires, connect with and nurture the connection with the Master Mind, and make organized plans. A life lived in this way is guaranteed success!
Affirmation: Today I declare my independence from my own limited ways of thinking and move into a glorious new way of living!