The Napoleon Hill Foundation is a great resource for entrepreneurial inspiration. In particular, I find the Napoleon Hill Thought For The Day to be of great use. Each day an inspirational success message is delivered to my inbox, for example this morning’s Thought For The Day is as follows:
If you try and fail, make another effort, and still another, until you succeed.”
Fairly simple and straightforward message, although seeing such snippets of knowledge at the beginning of the day serves as a reminder and reorienting mechanism of sorts. It’s a really good way to keep on track and focused on a goal.
Of course effort is a key aspect of any entrepreneurial endeavor. Many successes would would not have been if it were not for the persistent effort of the founder(s). At one point or another you will hit failure during your journey to build a business or something of value. The key is what you do when you encounter a failure. Do you give up or do you put forth the effort to keep pressing on despite adversity and continuous failure? It’s not easy, but seldom is anything worthwhile in life easy.
The Thought For The Day is a great way of revisiting key themes from the works of Napoleon Hill without continuously reading his books.
1. Napoleon Hill. Think And Grow Rich: http://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill/dp/0449214923
2. The Napoleon Hill Foundation: Effort: http://www.naphill.org/posts/tftd/tftd-tftd/thought-for-the-day-thursday-april-10-2014-2/