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Target Think Thursday: Chapter 8

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Target Think Thursday is here again and this week we are focusing our attentions on Chapter 8:  Decision.  Per Mr. Hill, decision is the seventh step towards Riches.  I thought it would be best if we began our exploration of this chapter with a listing of my favorite quotes from this chapter. 

“Opinions” are the cheapest commodities on earth.”

“Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence”

“If you talk about your plans too freely, you may be surprised when you learn that some other person has beaten you to your goal.”

“Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it”

“Indecision is a habit which usually begins in youth”

This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the story behind the Declaration of the Independence and the lessons which can be learned from the signers of this historic document.  Do not skip over this section as it details the practice of not only the power of decision but also the power of confidence.  If you did skip it, I implore you to go back and re-read it.

Questions for self reflection:
1. How do you define decision?  How do you define failure?

2.  What are your personal top five causes of failure in your life?

3.  What does the author indicate as the opposite of DECISION?  How has this impacted your life?

4.  What will happen to you if you are influenced by the opinions of others?

5.  If you need facts or information to enable you to reach decisions, how does the author suggest you obtain it?

6.  What happens when you talk more than you listen?  Have you experienced this phenomenon?

7.  What can be learned from the first American Master Mind Group?
What was the common thread Adams, Hancock, and Jefferson possessed which lead to the creation of the Declaration of Indepence?

8.  What are the six principles of POWER illustrated in the story of the Declaration of Independence?

9.  What is not in reach of the person who neglects or refuses to EXPECT, PLAN, AND DEMAND?

Application Steps:
If you have not completed the Self-Analysis Questionnaire for Personal Inventory, pick up paper and write each question and your answer.

Til next time,
Definiteness of decision always requires courage, sometimes very great courage – Napoleon Hill

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