“Andrew Carnegie’s Secret To Achieving Riches In Life” © 2011
Excerpt Article From: Succes Academy "Successercising - Successful Living Course Series" - Course #3
By Rick Gettle
In His All Time Bestselling Book, Think And Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill Mentions In His First Chapter That Throughout The Book He Will Be Referring Many Times To “The Carnegie Secret.” He Said He Would Not Tell You What That Secret Is, But When You Are Ready, It Will Jump Off The Page And Into Your Brain.
(Carnegie Never Did Reveal Exactly What The Secret Was And Neither Did Napoleon Hill)
After 42 Plus Years Of Teaching The Success Course Weekly – And Re-Reading All Of Napoleon Hill’s 7 Most Important Books Over 35 Times Each – I Was Able To Finally Put Together What The Carnegie Secret To Riches Was All About – And I Will Teach You All Exactly What The Secret Was And How To Use It To Get Whatever You Want From Life – Without Infringing On The Rights Of Others In Any Way.)
Many, Many Times Over The Years In Our Classes, Workshops, Talks, Rallies, And In Our Master Mind Alliance Success Club Meetings We Have Asked This Question To Those In Our Audience Who Had Read The Book Think And Grow Rich,
What Is The Carnegie Secret That Napoleon Hill Referred To In His Book?
We Got All Kinds Of Guesses.
Here Is ------- The Andrew Carnegie Secret To Riches In Life
Step #1. Have A Definite Major Purpose.
What Is The Most Important Thing You Would Like To Accomplish In Your Lifetime? Try To Define It In One Paragraph, Even If You Have To Keep Rewriting It A Hundred Times Until It Gets As Clear As Possible. It Has To Be The Most Important Thing In Your Life. Mahatma Gandhi’s Definite Major Purpose Was To Win Independence For India From Their British Rulers. He Succeeded. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Was Equality And The End Of Oppression For Black People. Doctor Jonas Salk’s Was To Find The Cure And End For Polio. Thomas Edison’s Was The Incandescent Light Bulb. What Is Yours?
If You Don’t Currently Have What You Feel Is A Definite Major Purpose, Then Have A Definite Major Purpose To Find Your Definite Major Purpose.
Napoleon Hill Said: “Success Is The Development Of Your Powers To Get Whatever You Want From Life - Without Violating The Rights Of Others In Any Way”
So Make Sure Your DMP Is Noble And Righteous – And That It Will Not Violate The Rights Of Others In Any Way
It Has To Be Something You Want So Bad That You Think About It All Of The Time.
Step #2. Be Willing To Stake Your Entire Existence On Achieving It.
Don’t Quit. There Are Many Starters In Life, But Very Few Finishers – When The Going Gets Tough They Quit. A Person With A Definite Major Purpose Never Gives Up No Matter How Long And Tough The Road Is; Instead, They Become More Determined. Jack London Was Rejected Over 600 Times Before He Finally Sold His First Piece Of Writing. Thomas Edison Actually Failed Over 9,999 Times Before He Perfected The Incandescent Light Bulb, And Over 5,000 Times Before He Perfected The World’s First Phonograph Record Player. There Will Be Times When Everything In You Will Tell You To Quit – To Stop Trying, But If You Hang In There, Eventually, You Will – You Must Succeed. Quitters Never Win And Winners Never Quit.
Persistence Is The Power To Hold On In Spite Of Everything - To Endure.
It’s The Ability To Face Defeat Repeatedly Without Giving Up—To Push On Even In The Face Of Great Difficulty Or Danger. Persistence Means Taking Pains To Overcome Every Obstacle, To Do All That Is Necessary To Reach Your Goals. You Win, Because You Refuse To Become Discouraged By Your Defeats. Those Who Conquer Are Those Who Endure.
Step #3. Keep Intensifying Your Desire.
There Are Many “Firemen” In Life That Will Come Along And Try To Put Your Fire Of Desire Out. They Will Give You All Kinds Of Reasons Why Your Idea Or Goal Won’t Work And Tell You To Give It Up, Forget It, Or Tell You, “You Can’t Do It.” You Have To Become An Arsonist. An Arsonist Sets Fires. Every Morning When You Wake Up You Have To Re-Light And Re-Build The Intensity Of Your Fire Of Desire. You Have To Eat It, Sleep It, Walk It, Talk It, And Concentrate On It Until It Becomes A Red-Hot Flaming, Burning, And Obsessional Desire That Will Eventually Mow Down All Of The Opposition You Will Face Throughout Each Day. If You Don’t, Your Sizzle Of Desire Will Fizzle Down To Nothing. I’m Not Suggesting That You Stop Talking To Or Seeing Your Family And Friends – What I’m Saying Is To Keep Focused Day And Night, Seven Days A Week. This Will Bring Into Play: The Law Of Harmonious Attraction. Your Burning Desire Becomes A Magnet. You Will Attract That Which You Need; The Ideas And Plans, The Money You Need, And The People You Need To Help You. They Will Eventually Gravitate Toward Your Desire.
Very Few People Know How To Desire With Sufficient Intensity.
They Don’t Know What It Is To Feel And Manifest That: Intense – Eager – Longing – Craving – Insistent – Demanding - Ravenous Desire - Which Is Akin To The Persistence - Insistent – Ardent - Overwhelming - Desire - Of The Drowning Man - For A Breath Of Air -- Of The Shipwrecked Or Desert-Lost Man -- For A Drink Of Water; -- Of The Famished Man -- For Bread And Meat…. Intensity – (Deeply Felt) - Eager – (Enthusiastic Or Anxious) - Longing – (To Desire Urgently) – Aching, Craving, Dreaming, Hankering, Hungering, Itching, Lusting, Pining, Sighing, Thirsting, Yearning. Ravenous – (Very Hungry, Famished, Starved, Starving) I Want It, I Need It, And I Can’t Live Without It (A Love, A Drug, A Drink, Money, Recognition – Some People Die For It – Some Kill For It)
Step #4. Have Bulldog Determination And Perseverance That Will Eventually Mow Down All Opposition.
Expect Lots Of Problems, Adversities And Discouragement Along The Way. Go Around It – Go Over It – Go Under It – Or Dig A Hole Through It – But Don’t Ever Turn Back. Make Your Definite Major Purpose The Dominating Thought In Your Mind. It Is A Known Fact That People Who Have Had Great Achievement – Formed The Habit Of Making An “Obsession” Of Their Definite Major Purpose. Andrew Carnegie Said To Put All Of Your Eggs In One Basket And Then Watch The Basket. Andrew Carnegie’s Definite Major Purpose, Which He Wrote Down At An Early Age And Kept In His Desk, Was To Earn As Much Money As He Can In Life And Then, In The End, To Set Up The Carnegie Foundation To Give It All Away To Worthy Causes. Even After His Death Long Ago, The Carnegie Foundation Is Still Giving Away Millions Every Year To Help Mankind.
Persistence Is The Power To Hold On In Spite Of Everything - To Endure. ----- It’s The Ability To Face Defeat Repeatedly Without Giving Up ---- To Push On Even In The Face Of Great Difficulty Or Danger. Persistence Means Taking Pains To Overcome Every Obstacle, To Do All That Is Necessary To Reach Your Goals. You Win, Because You Refuse To Become Discouraged By Your Defeats. Those Who Conquer Are Those Who Endure.
By James Allen
“You Will Be What You Will To Be;
Let Failure Find Its False Content
In That Poor Word, ‘Environment,’
But Spirit Scorns It, And Is Free.
“It Masters Time, It Conquers Space;
It Cows That Boastful Trickster, Chance,
And Bids The Tyrant Circumstance
Uncrown, And Fill A Servant’s Place.
“The Human Will, That Force Unseen,
The Offspring Of A Deathless Soul,
Can Hew A Way To Any Goal,
Though Walls Of Granite Intervene.
“Be Not Impatient In Delay,
But Wait As One Who Understands;
When Spirit Rises And Commands,
The Gods Are Ready To Obey.”
Example: “I Have Complete Faith In Infinite Intelligence And I Know That I Am Achieving My Goals”
“Whatever My Mind Can Conceive – And Believe – It Can Achieve”
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”
In The Book, Think And Grow Rich, Read The Self-Confidence Formula In The Chapter On Faith - Every Day - Until It Sinks In – And As You Read Your Goal Every Day Practice Seeing Feeling And Believing Yourself Already In Possession Of Your Goal.
Step #6 Of The Carnegie Secret. In Think And Grow Rich - Follow To The Letter – Napoleon Hill’s Six Ways To Turn Desires Into Gold - The Method By Which Desire For Riches Can Be Transmuted Into Its Financial Equivalent, Consists Of Six Definite, Practical Steps:
First: Fix In Your Mind The Exact Amount Of Money You Desire. It Is Not Sufficient Merely To Say, “I Want Plenty Of Money.” Be Definite As To The Amount. (There Is A Psychological Reason For Definiteness Which Will Be Described In A Subsequent Chapter.)
Second: Determine Exactly What You Intend To Give In Return For The Money You Desire. There Is No Such Reality As “Something For Nothing.”
(From Think And Grow Rich)
I Bargained In Life For A Penny
And Life Would Pay No More
However I Begged At Evening
When Counted My Scanty Store
For Life Is A Just Employer
He Give You What You Ask
But Once You Have Set The Wages
Why – You Must Bair The Task
I Worked For A Menial’s Hire
Only To Learn Dismayed
That Any Wag I Would Have Asked
Life Would Gladly Paid
Third: Establish A Definite Date When You Intend To Possess The Money You Desire.
Fourth: Create A Definite Plan For Carrying Out Your Desire, And Begin At Once, Whether You Are Ready Or Not To Put This Plan Into Action.
Fifth: Write Out A Clear, Concise Statement Of The Amount Of Money You Intend To Acquire, Name The Time Limit For Its Acquisition, State What You Intend To Give In Return For The Money, And Describe Clearly The Plan Through Which You Intend To Accumulate It.
Sixth: Read Your Written Statement Aloud, Twice Daily, Once Just Before Retiring At Night, And Once After Arising In The Morning. As You Read – See And Feel And Believe Yourself Already In Possession Of The Money.
(Do All These Steps And Read Them Every Day Or Throw Away The Entire Formula.)
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Rick Gettle Bio:
President/Founder of The Master Mind Alliance International, philosopher, publisher, author, success achievement teacher, speaker, trainer, human resources development consultant, and personal coach to individuals, including managers and owners of many mainstream businesses.
A native of San Francisco and local businessman based in the San Francisco Bay Area Rick has been in the “people building” business since 1958.
He has been a guest speaker for many organizations, service clubs, and conventions - a guest on many radio and TV shows and has written numerous articles on “Success Achievement Principles.”
Teaching: He Has Been Teaching “The Science Of Success Achievement Course” Full Time Since 1970 – Over 41 Years
The Research That Put This Course Together Was Started In 1908 By Andrew Carnegie Who Was At That Time The Richest Man In The World. He Commissioned Napoleon Hill To Spend 20 Years Researching And Compiling Material From Over 500 Of The Most Successful People In America On How They Achieved Their Great Success And What Were The Rules And Laws They Lived By To Reach Such Tremendous Success. He Sent Napoleon Hill Out With A Letter Of Introduction To Those 500 Successful People.
Napoleon Hill Did What Carnegie Asked Of Him – He Did Spend The Full 20 Years Researching The Most Successful People – Plus 42 More Years For A Total Of 62 Years – Until The Day He Died In 1970 At The Age Of 88. In 1922, While He Was Still Researching, He Introduced The World’s First Success Achievement Course In New York City - And The Very First Student Was Wm. Wriggly
Rick Started Studying Napoleon Hill’s Books And Works In 1951 At The Age Of 20 When He Was Working As A Crew Member On A Ship Heading For India – And He Kept Researching All Of Carnegie’s Work And Napoleon Hill’s Works As Well The Works Of All Of The Most Successful Writers On Success And Achievement Over The Last 60 Years.
In 1970, Before Napoleon Hill Died, Rick Was Commissioned By Napoleon Hill To Carry On With His Research And To Market And Teach His Philosophy Of Success Principles And Laws.
After Napoleon Hill Died – Rick Decided To Keep Studying In Even Greater Depth All Of Napoleon Hill’s Books And Materials And Add It To His “Master Course.” He Read Each Of His Major Books: Law Of Success, Think And Grow Rich, The Master Key To Riches, Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, Grow Rich With Peace Of Mind, You Can Work Your Own Miracles, Succeed And Grow Rich Through Persuasion Over 35 Times Each During The 41 Plus Years He Has Been Teaching The Course.
He Kept Studying Those Books Over And Over Again – Always Looking For The Best Of The Very Best Material That Needed To Be Included In The “Master” Course. He Has Been Teaching Full Time Since 1970. The Research Began In 1908 And Is Still Going On In 2011 – That’s 103 Years Of Researching, Upgrading And Improving
His Complete “Master Course” Is In His 426 Page 8 ½ X 11 Book Which Covers 110 Of The Most Important Lessons On Achieving And Maintaining Greater Financial Security, Freedom, Peace Of Mind And Happiness In Life – And How To Live A More Satisfying, Rewarding, And More Meaningful Life. The Title Of His Course Is “The Science Of Success Achievement Course” And It Is Currently Listed #1 Out Of 25,000,000 Google Listings Under “Success Achievement Courses” -- Also, #1 Out Of 20,000,000 Google Listings Under “Success Achievement Books”
He Has Been Teaching This Course Live On An Average Of 3 Times Per Week – 52 Weeks Per Year – For Over 41 Years.
There Were Times When He Had Over 6 Different Classes Going On Per Week. That Comes To Over 6,240 Times He Has Taught This Course - And Each Time – Always Looking For The Best Of The Very Best Material To Cover – And To Bring It Down To A Level That Any High School Student Would Be Able To Understand – And In Every Class - He Was Able To Look Into The Eyes And The Souls Of Those In His Audience To Really Penetrate Their Minds.
Some Of The Groups He Taught The Course To Included New Your Life, Metropolitan Life, Amway, Mary Kay Beauty Consultants, Herbal Life Distributors, Shearson Leamen, Century 21 Realty, Prudential, Coldwell Banker, San Quentin Prison, The Delancy Street Foundation, People On Self Growth.com, FACEBOOK, And LinkedIn.
Speaking: He has been giving a minimum of two talks per week for over 35 years to many major companies, had his own radio show titled, “Masterminding For Greater Success With Rick Gettle,” has been interviewed on several radio and television shows, and has been conducting weekly Teleseminars on success achievement.
Writing: Authored several books and articles on “Success Achievement.” Had a column, “Napoleon Hill’s Success Principles” in a major international magazine for five years. Has many articles being used by hundreds of online newsletters, has been publishing his own newsletter, “Successercising” for over five years.
Rick’s talks, workshops, courses, articles, and books stimulate positive action in people who are ready to turn their dreams into realities. He brings forth the needed motivation, ideas, plans and success formula that have been responsible for a vast number of individuals defining and achieving their goals.
Rick spent three years in the Army Air Corp and another three years in the United States Merchant Marines and then from 1954 until 1960 he spent his time in professional selling, sales training and sales management.
From 1961 until 1970, he was in advertising, promotion and marketing.
In 1970, Rick represented Nightingale/Conant Corp (Earl Nightingale’s Company. Earl was heard daily on over 1,000 Radio Stations), The Napoleon Hill Academy and Success Unlimited magazine. He created, marketed and conducted Success Achievement workshops and courses.