Inspect What You Expect

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“Inspect what you expect.”  ~Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was the author of Think and Grow Rich, one of the most important books in the Success and Achievement industry.  Hill spent twenty years researching why some people were successful and others weren’t—was it a matter of luck or were there particular skills and habits that controlled whether or not a person achieved his or her dreams?  He discovered that people can learn to be successful; success is like any other skill that, through applied study and practice, people can become good at it.

One of the habits Napoleon Hill discovered that all successful people had in common was that they regularly evaluated where they stood along the path to their dreams.  They assessed the things they were doing well and noted what needed improvement.  Hill found that successful people patted themselves on their backs for their successes and the progress they were making, and he found they also came up with a systematic course of action designed to strengthen their weaknesses.

It’s been a week since our last review session.  We have an opportunity to take a page out of every successful person’s book and reflect on how far we’ve come.

Your homework today is to carve out some quiet, alone-time for this review—time and space for thinking and contemplating.  Note your successes and the progress you made this week.  It doesn’t matter if you have “only” small successes and “only” microscopic progress.  The point is you’re moving in the right direction!  Congratulate yourself for this.  It’s awesome!

Observe areas that need strengthening.  Make a few notes about what can be done to improve.  Break the ideas into small steps and even smaller pieces that you can easily do.

Next, look at the upcoming week.  What steps will you commit to accomplishing?  When will you do them—do you have to shift things around; can you delegate some tasks; can you ask for help on other tasks to make them go quicker?  Do you need to break the steps into smaller pieces that fit easier into your schedule?

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Make sure you honor your successes and progress!  Post in the comments below what you’re doing to celebrate.

You’re making fantastic progress!  I’m so proud of you!

You’re Friend,

Lauren

PS  For extra credit go to your local library and borrow a copy of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

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