1. Procrastination

 2. The Book of Wealth

 3. Definition of Success

Procrastination hamstrings a great majority of the population. It is a habit which is either inherited and more often created through habit. Where does this habit come from? You can search through several books on psychiatry, psychology, and neuro research and not find the real answer.

Procrastination is the result of fear and fear has killed more dreams of success than failure. When you are fearful of anything generally you will not take any action. Running is the first reaction when confronted with a fearful experience. This is a natural reaction as it is a survival response.

Procrastination has killed more dreams than failure ever will. When you take the time to examine the concept of failure, you may discover the only time it exists is when you choose not to start or when you quit in pursuit of your goals. Just because you don’t succeed on the first attempt, it doesn’t mean anything. It is just one path which is a dead end, and you should try again.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” 

Belief in Limitation
People refuse to believe that which they do not understand. They foolishly believe that their own limitations are the proper measure if limitations. Most people think of success as luck, being in the right place at the right time. They miss the meaning of sowing and reaping. You reap what you sow. If you sow thoughts of lack and limitation, you receive lack and limitation.

Prov 23:7 As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

The Question
In 2020, I asked the question, “What is the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t?”
A wealth of information has continued to flow to me since then. This was the same year when I was so frustrated by my own lack of success. Believing I would be further along in life than my current results indicated. Feeling as if I had hit rock bottom, I openly admitted, “I needed a coach, a mentor.”

Not long afterwards, my mentor found me and introduced me to the teachings of Bob Proctor.

The Book of Wealth
“Think and Grow Rich” written by Napoleon Hill is one of several books on success and prosperity which Bob studied, applied, and taught to thousands of people around the world. He had a dream of building an organization which operated in every country around the world. Prior to his passing, he had achieved this goal.

“If you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.” Bob Proctor
Your imagination is a very powerful tool, and it is an amazing gift to those who learn how to use it to their advantage.
The chair you are sitting in, the computer you use, the house you live in were at one time a thought in someone’s imagination. They put that thought to paper, drew out the plans, and then stepped into action to build it.
This is essentially a goal. Those who amass great success and wealth constantly and consistently strive towards a series of goals.

Failure to Succeed
Those who are mediocre or poor seldom if ever pursue a worthwhile goal. Read the parable of the talents in the Bible and you will see how the creator of the universe Blesses those who pursue their goals and take from those who succumb to laziness.

Definition of Success
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” Earl Nightingale
The following link takes you to the audio recording of “The Strangest Secret” narrated by Earl Nightingale


Success is something which is easily accomplished through inspired, committed action every day. There are those who believe monetary wealth determines a person’s success. Through years of study, I have found that success does not follow money instead money follows success.
Successful people have just as many problems and difficulties as everyone else. They just keep moving forward and find ways to address their problems without getting wrapped up in their feelings and the drama.

Studying success can help the average person get a better understanding of what it takes to be successful. There is no secret to success as it is something you see each day. The person who endeavors to reach a predetermined goal and is moving towards it is a success. The celebrities you see are success stories. They are the ones who come from humble beginnings.

Their hard work, dedication, and committed action took them to the top. While others say they’re lucky to be there. Luck has little to do with anything. A good, positive mental attitude has more to do with success than anything else. The successful people are those who do more to help others to succeed. In my experience, I have never seen an intelligent, competent leader dilute or diminish other people. They are constructive, supportive, and offer empowering words of encouragement.

Words of encouragement is how to leave others with the impression of increase. In the book “PDF “The Science of Getting Rich” written by Wallace D. Wattles dedicated an entire chapter on the impression of increase. This is both a guiding principle and trait of the successful people.

Humility is another trait of the successful person. It has been my observation and experience that successful people are quite humble. They often admit to not being so intelligent. This amazed me when I first observed this. When taking time to analyze this one of the most prominent Greek Philosophers Plato (if I remember correctly) stated that he was an ignorant man. Which is why he asked the questions. He wanted to understand more.

This is an extremely high bar to achieve. Humility in pursuit of a worthy ideal.

Author: Michael Chavez