Napoleon Hill

Yesterday I applied for about 20 iOS Developer roles, which is quite reasonable for a day spent on my other two jobs. I remember a time applying for over 50 iOS Developer jobs day after day anywhere in the world, sometimes applying twice for the same role through different job boards. This has been a long journey and after trying for over a year for a role in London, I started to look to other cities and countries and found more success with securing interviews. I’ve been told by recruiters that London is quite competitive for landing such a role but as Napolean Hill states “Anything the mind can conceive and believe, can be achieved”. I completed my Masters in September 2012 and returned to Trinidad and Tobago December 2012, returned to London early 2013 and finally came back to Trinidad in April 2013. As things were not going quite the way I would have hoped and my 30th birthday was approaching in August 2013, I started to feel a bit of anxiety. I always felt that by 30 I would have had all these things completed and I would have felt so accomplished and on top of the world.

As my 30th birthday drew closer and that sense of insecurity grew, I needed to find sources of inspiration to keep me going when I could not find it within myself. That’s when I found Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich and I became of fan of his work. I purchased the audiobook and I listened to it every moment I could. I listened to it at the gym, while coding, on speaker while in the kitchen, in the shower and even while driving. This book has definitely changed my life. It helped me to refine my definite major purpose and this is a constant work in progress. I’ve understood more about myself and the qualities that are probably holding me back in life. I’ve also learned alot about the power of Faith from Napolean Hill. One should not simply have Faith but apply that Faith. According to Napolean Hill, Faith is a state of mind which may develop by conditioning your mind to receive Infinite Intelligence, while Applied Faith is the adaptation of the power received from Infinite Intelligence to a definite major purpose.

It is imperative that I keep that vision in my mind of me doing the work I love in the place I want to be and feel the emotion of being there. Even when something not so great happens, I find a way to link it to how it could possibly be driving me towards accomplishing my goal which now turns it into something positive. Dave Bhajan, one of my previous managers at the University of Trinidad and Tobago once told me, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. This is something that I will always remember. According to Napolean Hill, when Faith is added to thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its physical equivalent and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence. Faith is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used. So I’ll keep the Faith, apply the Faith and keep pressing on towards my life’s goals.

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