Notes on The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill Lesson 12 on Tolerance

 My personal notes from the book The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

 This post contains notes on Lesson 12: Tolerance



Organized Intolerance is a form of ignorance. It’s the main cause of all wars. Intolerance ignores reason. It’s a disintegrating force that breaks up power into sections opposing each other.

Anything that retards the individual also retards the progress of civilization.

There is abundant opportunity for the person willing to serve before collecting.

Learn how and where you acquired your philosophy.

Trace your prejudices and biases to their source.

Discover how largely you are the result of the training you received before you reached fifteen years of age.

Physical Heredity: Size and form of the body, texture and color of the skin, hair and eyes, functioning power of vital organs. These are all static and fixed, for the most part, and cannot be changed; the result of millions of years of evolution.

Social Heredity: The effects of our environment and early training. Our conception of religion, war, politics, economics, philosophy, and the like.

Beliefs are formed strongest under highly emotionalized conditions; when the mind is receptive.

The three great organized forces of social heredity are the schools through education, the churches through religion, and the media through its information.

The ideal in Russia, Germany and China has been war. In the United States, the ideal has been to achieve wealth, and it is shown blatantly through consumerism. In the U.S., you don’t hear “who are you?” too often, usually you hear “what do you do for money?”.

War cannot be stopped immediately. It can only be eliminated by education, subordinating the individual interests to the interests of the human race as a whole, through the principle of social heredity. This is done by exposing the minds of the young of all races the fact that war is horrible and does not serve the interest of the individual engaging in it nor the group to which the individual belongs.

How to abolish war: Successful coordination between all of the churches and schools of the world for the purpose of fertilizing the minds of the young with the idea of ending war and strong focus on making the word ‘war’ strike fear in their hearts.

A Golden Rule Society: We must organize and highly emotionalize the people of every nation in the world, in support of a universal plan for peace. This plan must be forced upon the minds of the upcoming generations with the same diligent care that we currently force upon their young minds our respective religions and ineffective educations.

Emotion rules the world. The church’s power grows out of men’s emotions; to harness and direct emotional forces of civilization. Emotions are controlled by faith, not by reason.

We must place the interests of the human race above the interests of the individual.

It is woman’s nature to implant, in the minds of the young, ideals that will benefit generations unborn; while man is motivated generally by adding value through projects in present time.

Those who do not want peace are those who profit by war; those people only represent a fraction of the world, and can be eliminated in power if the majority of the others were organized as well as those who continuously profit by war.

Universal Peace

There’s no better way of influencing the parent than pleasing the children. Attract the children, and you attract the parents.

Allied Armies set aside all racial and religious beliefs in order to work together for the same goal.

Cities, communities, and entire industries can ally together to accomplish a big goal.

Cooperation and tolerance are the foundation for success.

A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.

Books and lessons arouse action that gets you out of your comfort zone.

Think and act with your knowledge and wisdom.

“To know, and not to do, is not to know.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

Educate: To educe, to draw out; to develop from within; to cause you to use the power that lies sleeping within you awaiting the awakening of some appropriate stimulus to rise you to action.

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Blockchain Nation Brand Research

Blockchain: a digital ledger where transactions made in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies are recorded chronologically for the public to see.

Symbols associated with ‘blockchain’: block or cube, chain link, ledger, network.

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: a large aggregate of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.

Symbols associated with ‘nation’: flag, star, plants such as olive wreath to represent peace, animals, musical instruments, shield to represent protection, arrows to represent defense, sun to represent knowledge and/or consciousness, star to represent locations such as states and also to represent the sun or consciousness.

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: digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank or certain country.

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There are over 800 types of cryptocurrency as of 2017. Some of the top cryptocurrencies in terms of market cap and popular use include: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, NEM, Ethereum Classic, Dash, IOTA, Monero, Stratis, EOS, BitShares, Veritaseum, Antshares, BitConnect, Zcash, Steem, Waves, Qtum, Tether, Iconomi, Status, SiaCoin, ByteCoin, Golem.

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The art of writing or solving codes.

Symbols associated with cryptogrpahy: lock, key, binary code, mathematics equations.

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Network: a group or system of interconnected people or things.

Symbols associated with a network: system, net, matrix, web.

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Hash: Like all computer data, hashes are large numbers, and are usually written as hexadecimal. BitCoin uses the SHA-256 hash algorithm to generate verifiably “random” numbers in a way that requires a predictable amount of CPU effort.

Hash Rate: The measuring unit of the processing power of the Bitcoin network. The Bitcoin network must make intensive mathematical operations for security purposes. When the network reached a hash rate of 10 Th/s, it meant it could make 10 trillion calculations per second.
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Mining: There are several different cryptocurrencies that can be mined. Bitcoin mining specifically is the process of the transaction information distributed within the Bitcoin network is validated and stored on the blockchain. Mining is a term used to describe the processing and confirmation of payments on the Bitcoin network.

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Notes on The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill: Lesson 11 on Concentration

 My personal notes from the book The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

 This post contains notes on Lesson 11: Concentration


Concentration is the act of focusing the mind upon a given desire until ways and means for its realization have been worked out and successfully put into action.

Concentrating on a desire requires auto-suggestion and habit.

The law of habit grows out of environment. Doing the same thing in the same way, over and over, through repetition. Thinking the same thoughts over and over. Education requires habit.

Your habits increase or increase your education. What are your habits?

Environment: The sum total of sources that you are influenced by through your five senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling.

Are you consciously creating your positive habits or following the habits of your environment by default? Are you a slave or a self leader?

Old habits are removed by engaging in new habits.

Auto-suggestion is the tool to dig a mental path. Concentration is the hand that holds that tool. Habit is the map which that tool follows.

To achieve a desire, it takes habit, faith, and persistence.

– The books we read.
– The people we associate with.
– The community we live in and the vibe of the community.
– The rules in the community we live in.
– The type of work we focus on. (physical, mental, spiritual)
– The country / state / city / neighborhood we live in.
– The clothes we wear.
– The music we listen to.
– The food and drinks we taste and nurture.
– The religious and intellectual training we receive, especially before the age of fourteen.

The elements of your environment have a major influence on the personality and character traits you are developing.

Concentrate on creating your ideal environment to achieve your definite purpose.

Read books that are about your definite purpose in life. Who do you listen to? It should be people who have what you want and have been where you are.. and ultimately, listen to yourself.

Talk with people who have similar goals as you.

Force yourself into the environment of progress.

Concentration: The ability, through fixed habit and practice, to keep your mind focused on one subject until you have thoroughly familiarized yourself with it and mastered it.

– The ability to control your attention and focus it on a given problem until you have solved it.
– Discard irrelevant habits.
– Create constructive habits.
– Complete self mastery.
– Organize your thoughts and knowledge into a plan of action to attain your definite purpose.
– Ambition and desire are key.

The flow from thought to manifestation: Imagination >> Desire >> Concentration >> Reality

Delete skepticism and doubt.

Concentration Creed
I am going to become a powerful ________ because this will enable me to render the world a useful service that is needed; and because it will yield me a financial return that will provide me with the necessary material things in life. I will concentrate my mind upon this desire for ten minutes daily, just before retiring at night and just after arising in the morning. I will do this for the purpose of determining just how I shall proceed to transform my desire into reality. I know that I can become a powerful and magnetic ________, therefore I will permit nothing to interfere with my doing so.

All great truths are simple and easily understood. If they’re not simple, they’re not great truths.

Forget your mistakes and failures, for yesterday never returns.

Organized effort: When two or more people ally themselves in a spirit of perfect harmony, for the purpose of attaining a definite end, and faithfully observed by all, this alliance brings super human power to each person involved. Example 1: One part hydrogen and two parts oxygen creates water, H2O. Hydrogen cannot create water by itself, and neither can oxygen, but combined correctly, they work together as a super power to form such a necessary ingredient of life. Example 2: In marriage, with a man and a woman, the woman stimulates and inspires a strong ambition in the man to achieve his goals and dreams. The man wouldn’t have that strong ambition without the woman being there to inspire him and encourage him.

A deep desire, once planted in the proper ‘mental soil’, attracts everything that harmonizes with that desire.

Think and research about your desire, then sit… concentrate your mind on that subject until thoughts related to it begin to flow right in. Write down these thoughts as they come into your conscious mind.

All of these thoughts of similar nature have been set in motion by others and endlessly cycle throughout the universe, available to tune into at any time in the form of a wave or frequency.

Read “The Man From Maine” by Edward Bok of the Saturday Evening Post Magazine, it pertains directly to the subject of concentration.

Memory Principles
1. Retention: The receiving of a sense impression through one of the five senses, and recording it.
2. Recall: The reviving or recalling of those sense impressions which have been recorded in the subconscious mind.
3. Recognition: The ability to recognize a sense impression when it’s called into the conscious mind and identified as being a duplicate of the original impression, and to associate it with the original source it was recorded. This allows us to distinguish between memory and imagination.

The Law of Association: Record the name you want to remember along with a name similar to one you already remember.

Concentration requires the controlling of your attention.

Practice the memory principles with your written definite purpose.

Visualize yourself experiencing your definite purpose.

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