A review of Napoleon Hills “Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement”.
This is # 16.
16) “Budget Your Time and Money” I am the merit badge councilor for “Personal Management” for our scout troop. It’s an opportunity to, if nothing else, help these young men understand that time and money are theirs to manage. They can manage them with skill or haphazardly. Even with effort we can manage both time and money poorly, but if we are trying it will turn out so much better than if we just put in our time at work, pay the minimal monthly bills, and let the rest of life float along. That my friends, is a recipe for run of the mill, if you are lucky, but most likely, hardship and failure. We get to choose what we think about and how we use our spare time. If we do this wisely we will eventually have a better life and additional money that we can choose how we will use it. Those that chose to gamble to get ahead will not succeed long term. It is against the laws of nature to get something for nothing. We must be wise and use the talents, resources and time given to us to make the best of it. I believe that Heavenly Father expects us to use our time on earth and the resources, money and talents that we have to better ourselves and those around us. (I will let you find these Bible references this time. There are several. Hint: look at the parables of the Savior and you will find them.)
Napoleon Hill said: “Maximize these valuable, finite resources. Where will you be in five, ten, twenty years? You already know. Simply consider how you spend you spare time and how you spend you money. If your time and money are spent on your family, on improving yourself and buy helping others, you will achieve greatness.”
I will follow with the next principle in a day or so. I hope that you enjoy this and benefit from it.
Remember: It shouldn’t hurt to walk.