Principles of Success
This site originates from and is based on the Principles of Success as described by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich. And as we want to provide additional value related to that we created tools related to your definite purpose and the Principles of Success, meaning you can work on your own definite purpose and your own progress in using or understanding the Principles of Success by creating an acount and entering your definite purpose and your usage or understanding of the Principles of Success in this site. Just go here to login or register.
And a lot of things happened, so I am thinking of rewriting the home page, but I am not fully sure how. Main difference compared to when I started is that I have been more on a spiritual journey the last few years than on creating a success story, like becoming rich and/or famous. And maybe the spiritual is indeed what ‘success’ is about in the end. As life on this earth is temporary, even though I guess most of us, including me, don’t want to know that.
Wow, what a journey is this, what a journey has this been, building this site, building the plugins, writing and writing and writing. And yes, I started with the Principles of Success, with Think and Grow Rich, but it seems the focus is becoming more and on spirituality, on God, on HIgher Power, or on what Napoleon Hill calls Infinite Intelligence. So maybe there is truth in what Jesus said: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”.
So am I successful now, years after starting this site, after, yeah, wanting to achieve success through this site, this blog. No, I certainly don’t consider myself successful, as I am (still) not even able to earn enough income to even support my current lifestyle, a lifestyle I consider a very poor lifestyle, except maybe the house I live in and the dogs I have, as it is a big house and two are pretty big, and therefore pretty expensive dogs. As yes, I still relate success to being rich and famous. And I am certainly not rich and certainly not famous.
But well, the last years, or maybe better the last months, I guess I have been searching pretty hard for “The Kingdom of God” and I guess that is pretty much related to the first commandment as mentioned in the previous paragraph. And it seems I am starting to find things, it seems I am starting to learn what success, success in life, may be really about. And that is probably, or most certainly, not about being rich (in money) and being famous. As yeah, last Friday in a LIfe Group I am often attending the subject was about these things, and even Solomon was writing about how empty life is, no matter how rich, and probably famous, he was: “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A generation goes, and a generation comes…”.
And please don’t get me wrong. Even though I go to church and attend christian Life Groups and such I don’t consider myself a christian in the strict sense of the word, so this site is certainly not related to any religion. On the contrary, I strongly believe in something like God or Power of our own understanding, not a God as defined by any religion.
So yeah, I am still wondering how Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates and Donald Trump are different from me. Like how did they become rich and famous and why did I end up in relative poverty? Am I really a lesser human being than them? Did I not also work hard and such? I guess I did, so indeed there must be something else to ‘success’ than just working hard or a thing like ‘principles of success’. And it always seems to be this secret thing, this thing all those self help gurus and such don’t want to tell or can’t tell. But aren’t they not just like me, just wanting to earn from people who also don’t know how to be successful, as that of course was one of the reasons for me to start this site: to become rich and famous with ‘blogging’ or something like that.
Well, enough about this intermezzo, this chapter I am adding now, September 4, 2017. The chapter I thought I needed to add to make the homepage more related to what I am writing about recently, and yes, that is more about spirituality and my personal struggles and questions than about ‘inspiring people for success’.
And yeah, if you like my writing, and also if you don’t, please let me know. Believe me, writing a blog is a pretty lonely business, as there are only very few people who make comments or send e-mails and such. So no, I don’t really know where I stand with this blog, with this site, except that my James Bond page is doing pretty well. But that is certainly not the most important page in this site.
Inspiration for Success
So what is Inspiration for Success, why Inspiration for Success? Well, we guess many people or maybe even all people are looking for success. And inspiration makes things move, makes ‘life’, is a positive driver for success. Maybe inspiration is the only thing that makes things move in a positive way, in a fulfilling way.
Of course inspiration can come from within. And maybe you are a person who doesn’t need additional inspiration, inspiration from ‘outside’. In that case this site may have not much or nothing to offer to you.
But maybe you need external inspiration, or some additional inspiration. And that’s exactly why we built this website: Inspiration for Success is intended to give you additional inspiration, or all the inspiration. It is intended for you if you don’t have any, don’t feel any inspiration, or don’t have it or feel it anymore.
Inspiration makes things move, makes ‘life’, is a positive driver for success. Maybe inspiration is the only thing that makes things move in a positive way, in a fulfilling way. And we guess inspiration is an easier way than motivation, although you will also find information, links and exercises to motivate you if you need motivation or some more motivation.
So why inspiration for success? Why success?
Well, we think most people, probably including you, are looking for success, want to be successful, want to be successful in life. And even if you are successful you may be looking for more success. Or there may be areas in your life where you want to be more successful.
And it may be interesting to know that over time, while building the site and thinking about and researching success, we found that success comes in many forms and can mean many things to many people. So our project became more interesting and bigger than we originally intended. Think of:
- Success in life.
- Success in love.
- Success in work or career (many or most websites relate to this).
- Success in sports.
- Small successes.
- Big successes.
- Spiritual success…
You may want to read more about this, including links to the various success sections on our page success.
Origin Inspiration for Success
So the origin of the success part of Inspiration for Success was that the founder of the site was looking for success in life, considered himself not successful. And he figured out that he had and had had a lack of inspiration. And he thought there might be people like him not having success for a similar reason. That there may be people who had not been inspired, had no one to inspire them to achieve success.
So he thought a website might be a way to give people the inspiration they need, either through articles and exercises or making connections between ‘inspirators’ and people who need to be inspired.
So this is it, as of the moment still a work in progress, but we already have quite some content about inspiration, motivation and success, including a page with words of inspiration and some exercises to inspire you to achieve success.
Change the world
And the more I am working on this site, the more I am thinking and reading and talking to other people, the more I want to change the world. As there are some things that I think we can do much better as humanity. And somehow we don’t, some how we don’t manage.
And the main thing is that in my opinion we can produce anything we want, produce anything anybody could ever want, everything that any body in the world wants. And some how we are not able to organize that, somehow we are stuck in some old economical principles that seem to be outdated. Things like you need to work hard to get all those material things, to get money. But many people are doing nothing, or nothing really useful in ‘producing’ anything. And if we look around us there is abundance of everything as every shop seems to want to sell more and have more stock than what anybody could ever want.
So how to change that? I have no clue yet. But somehow I have the feeling that we have to change our economic system as there is an awful lot of producing power, but very little buying power. And is this situation not what we always wanted? Being able to get anything (material) we want without working? And now we can do that with enough people willing to work and enough machines to do the (remaining) work, we don’t do it.
Weird, but let’s change it, let’s distribute things better, let’s find a way.