Updated: Jan 18
Keto Mom here!
We're currently in chapter two, page 52.
"I believe in the power of desire backed by faith because it truly changes people's lives. Our only limitations are those that we set up in our own minds" ~Napoleon Hill
Points to Ponder:
01:26 Difference between Wishing and being Ready
01:51 Napoleon Hill's Son
02:34 Burning Desire of Not Giving Up
03:15 Our Only Limitations Are Those We Set Up in Our Own Minds
04:48 An Attitude of Faith in Himself
05:38 The Power of Your Words
06:45 The Power of Desire
07:30 People Love to Tell You What They Think
08:23 I Will Not Receive a Negative Seed
09:08 I'm Taking Action Right Now
09:34 Don't Accept Other People's Negative Seeds
Full Episode Transcript:
Hey! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie and we're diving into our mindset. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from, it's a little bit later this morning. I was not slacking off, I already got my workout in. I already read all of the things that I usually do in the morning. I actually was waiting for one of my nieces to show up. So I didn't want to be in the middle of my live video while waiting for her to get here. I also had to wake up the girls, it's been a little bit of a busy morning but it's been great. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from?
We're going to dive into this book, "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. We are on chapter two... Yesterday and in the last few days, we've been talking about the "Power of Desire". We're currently in chapter two, and we're going to finish it. So if you're tuning in here every single day, I'm going to give you a very brief overview of the book. If you're reading the book along with me and you'd like to follow the pages, which many of you do, we're on page 52. And I just went to the end of the chapter, so we're going to finish chapter two. Why? Because it's basically three different stories.
We talked about the real nitty-gritty, like yesterday we talked about the power of desire and the difference between wishing and actually being ready. Wishing, hoping, taking action, and believing that you can do it.
Do you have the desire to go after what you want? That's the basics of chapter two... So as he finishes up this chapter, he just simply shares with you three different stories about burning desire, and what it can look like in your life. I'll give you a very basic overview. Napoleon Hill, who was the author, tells the story of one of his sons. His son was born with no ears, and not even holes in his head to be able to hear sound. And yet, Napoleon refused to accept the fact that his son would not speak and would not hear in his life. And what's so interesting is when you read stories, or like how often do you read stories of people defying the odds? You see those people who are in wheelchairs or doing crazy things that would have made you say "I never would have thought they would have done that"...
And if you look deep down, it was the burning desire of not giving up and seeing something differently than other people see.
So Napoleon Hill shares his story of the doctors telling him that his son would never ever hear and would never speak. By the way, if you want context, I don't think ever said this but Napoleon Hill was born in 1883. I mean this book was written years and years ago. They didn't even have the technology that we have today. And so he was told by the doctors, your son would always be mute.
What's interesting is Napoleon Hill understood the power of desire. He understood the power of your words, and he says it right here "Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds"...
And so I want you to know something. If you would have been his friend back in the early 1900s and you would have known his son who was born with no ears, physically you couldn't see them and there were no holes to hear. It would have been easy to assume with your eyes that he would have never been able to hear. But Napoleon Hill shared his story and journey about his son. He said "From the day that he was born, I refuse to accept that my son wouldn't hear"... So what he did as a dad is he spoke over his son even at infancy and into toddlerhood. And he told him "You will hear, you will defy the odds, you are going to be able to hear and speak". And he just spoke that over himself and over his son for years and years. If you continue to read on to the story, with the help of some technology, and with the belief that his son never doubted, his son believed his dad. They worked on it, they believed it, and they spoke at it. Through technology, through the belief system, and not giving up, his son was able to hear. It's pretty incredible!
He said "He planted a seed in his child's mind, to have an attitude of faith in himself that he would succeed"... We talk about the power of our mind, he said it right here "Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds".
That's why I talk so highly and really pressed into the fact that if you work on your mindset every single morning, and you truly have the desire, you will get what you want. There's no timeframe... So I think it was by the time his son was eighteen that they had the technology. His son had worked on hearing all the way up to then, and they had found that he was hearing slight noises and sounds...
I just want you to know that the desires that you have, if you are believing and you've got the faith, then you also need to pay attention to "The power of your words". If you're constantly saying "I will never", "I have to", "That won't be me", "I'm always going to be fat", "It's death, it was in my family", "It's genetics, it's always going to be this way"... Then you're going to get what you speak...
Napoleon Hill refuses to speak that over his son. He truly spoke life, he had faith, he had a belief and he poured that into a son. So as his son got older, his son didn't have anything else but to expect that he would hear, he just expected it.
"Reason told him plainly, that there was no adequate compensation for the lack of hearing and natural hearing equipment. Desire, backed by faith, pushed reason aside and inspired him to carry on year after year"...
Speaking truth over a son and believing that his son would hear. You know this story is a dramatic story. He also talked about an opera singer who was told she would never sing because she didn't have the looks and the appearance. But they underestimated the power of her desire and her voice. So she went on to change lives and be an incredible opera singer... There was one more story at the very end, I'm just trying to remember what it was. I think we're actually going to go through six or seven pages, so it's a little bit longer to read through.
But he just talks about the burning desire "I believe in the power of desire backed by faith because it truly changes people's lives"...
So between the story of his son, the opera singer, and there was one more. There were so many different things. I really want you to think about the power of your voice, what you're believing in and what you're speaking... I think I've told you guys this story before, about people kind of downgrading the fact that we have four daughters. Not downgrading, but people love to tell you what they think. If you don't stand up for your own desires, your own beliefs, you let other people talk to you and plant that negative seed in your mind. If you don't reject it and you don't stand up for what you believe, then it's going to plant a seed, which will plant a seed and ultimately determine your outcome.
I know what I believe, I know the power that we have in our minds, our hearts, our family, and the power of our words. So if somebody speaks something at me that I don't agree with, I immediately cut it off. I'm like "I reject that", "I'm so sorry, I'm not receiving that", "Nope! I will not receive that"... And so I know you might be asking what does it have to do if somebody speaks words at me?
I will not receive a negative seed. I will not let somebody tell me how my children are going to grow up. What they're going to be like as teenagers, and what it's going to be like as a mom of four daughters. Nope! I know what we're going to see, I've already spoken it over our girls and they will be best friends.
They will be respectful daughters, they will have character and they will have integrity. They're not going to be like all the other daughters. They're not going to be like all of the other girls. It doesn't mean that we're not going to work through challenges, but I'm not going to accept words like "Oh, you just wait till they hit puberty", "Oh, you just wait, you just wait"... I don't like that "You just wait". I'm not waiting. I'm taking action on it right now. We are teaching our daughters who they are and helping them become who God created them to be. And nobody's words are going to take that away from me, period.com...
I know that's a totally different idea and concept than fat loss, health, and fitness. But I just want you to pay attention to what you're speaking over yourself and what others are. Don't accept other people's negative seeds, because you don't have to.
Other people's negative words, you don't have to. What do you think people told Napoleon Hill for years when they saw his son didn't have any ears? Yet he was saying "My son will hear". He had a burning desire and faith that his son would hear and he did. If he would have just went and enrolled his son into a sign language or a deaf school, and just accepted the fact that he was deaf and mute, then his son would have been that way.
But he didn't! He defied the odds, he fought, and he had faith. He did something that most people said he was crazy to do, and he got a lot of scrutiny for it.
And so if we just back up and take this very light-hearted, we go "How is your health and fitness today?". My hope is that you believe in yourself. And if you don't, that's why we read. That's why we learn, and that's why we plug into people that you look up to. We also listen to podcasts to get your mindset right, to believe that you can achieve your goals, your visions, and the things that you want for your life. But you're going to have to take action, have the desire, have the belief, and not let other people come in and squash it. Don't let them squash it! So we're finishing chapter two with some great stories... We'll dive into chapter three, and remember that you don't have to keep up with me. This is your journey.
You can tune in just to get some nuggets, and if the only thing that you heard me say today was "Our only limitations are those that we set up in our own minds". And that's all you think about today, then think about the limitations that you set up for yourself. Today's the day where you draw a line in the sand and say "I'm not going to believe that anymore", "I will change", "I have the power to change", "I have the power of choice", "I'm going to watch my words", "I'm going to shift things to believe that I will achieve the goals I'm setting out to go after, in time and with consistency", and "As I'm working on my mindset, I'm going to see other things change in my life". So this is the book we're going over, "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill... We're starting chapter three tomorrow. I hope you took one little nugget away and that you can ponder on that. Think about that all day, today. Reach out with any questions that you have, whether it's Keto or Low Carb, homeschooling, parenting, or anything else. Send me a message and I will send you a message back. I hope you have an incredible morning and we'll talk to you later.
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