Principles from The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 1
Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World” is a classic guide to success that has profoundly impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. Follow the principles of the ten ancient scrolls for success outlined in the book on a daily basis and you can achieve phenomenal success. Here’s how:
- Begin a new life
Today is not a date, or a day. It’s a decision! As Stephen Covey said, “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Make the decision to begin a daily renewal and commit to a new life of positive change.
- Greet each day with love in your heart
Don’t get paralyzed by the future – remember the value of every single day. Each day has tremendous power in it so, if you want to experience positive change in your life, greet each new day with anticipation, excitement and love in your heart. Don’t throw your days away.
- Persist until you succeed
Adversity is a gift! When confronted with obstacles in your path, unleash the power of your will and persist resolutely until you succeed. You’re sitting on a bigger engine than you know so fire up all your gears, get after it and have no Plan B. As Napoleon Hill once said, “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
- Believe you are nature’s greatest miracle
If you don’t affirm and value your intrinsic gifts then who will? Your particular gifts are unique to your character. They were given to you for a reason so always cherish them and use them to the best of your ability.
- Live this day as if it will be your last
As Mohammad Ali said, “Live every day as if it were your last, because someday you’re going to be right.” Appreciate and value time. Life is for living so don’t waste it by majoring in minor things – know what’s important and what to prioritize.
- Master your emotions
When you’re not the master of your emotions, you are their slave. If you feel fearful, uncertain or sad, repeat positive affirmations to yourself. Remember: emotions are not permanent, they come and go.
- Laugh at the world
The world often takes itself too seriously, but you don’t have to. Acknowledge that things aren’t always perfect and learn to adapt with a lightness of attitude.
- Multiply your value a hundredfold
Many people think too small and underestimate what they are capable of achieving. Always think big, learn big and work big! As da Vinci once said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.”
- Act now
Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Information without application is merely entertainment, so get started and act now. Carpe Diem – seize the day!
- Pray for guidance
As Bruce Lee once said, “Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Pray for wisdom, strength and peace of mind and heart and you will not go wrong, no matter what challenges you encounter.
Principles don’t change. Use these ten ancient scrolls for success in your everyday life and you’ll always be ready and prepared for whatever comes your way!