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Wisdom from the Devil

Outwitting the Devil is a brilliant interview between Napoleon Hill and the Devil himself, in which he reveals certain truths from the root of evil, to help us avoid his grasp and live a good life.

10 lessons from the Devil:

  1. Do your own thinking on all occasions. Think your own thoughts.

  2. Decide definitely what you want from life and create a plan to get it. Be willing to sacrifice everything else if necessary rather than accept permanent defeat.

  3. Analyse temporary defeat no matter what the cause is and extract from it a seed of an equivalent advantage. Be willing to provide useful service equivalent to the value of all what you demand of life and render it first.

  4. Be attuned to receive useful communications from the storehouse of infinite intelligence. Recognise that your brain is a mechanism working as a receiver.

  5. Time is your greatest asset.

  6. Fear is the filler - used by Devil to occupy the unused portion of your mind. It is only a state of mind which you can control by the space it occupies with faith in your ability to make life provide you whatever you demand of it.

  7. When you pray, don't request or beg. Demand what you want and insist upon getting exactly that with no substitutes.

  8. Life is a taskmaster. You either master it or it masters you. There is no half way or compromising point.

  9. Never settle for anything you do not want. You can refuse it in your own mind and it will make way for what you do want.

  10. Be careful what you dwell upon. Your dominating thoughts attract through the definite law of nature and most convenient route of your physical counterpart.

Interesting fact:

This wonderful imaginary interview with the root of all evil, written in 1938, has not seen the light of day until 2011. Hill's wife thought it too controversial for its time!

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