napoleon hill says you can â€œthink and growrich.â€ but if youâ€™ve been brought up like most people with â€œwork and you wonâ€™t starve,â€this will make you uncomfortable. you might think, â€œthatâ€™s just stupid! it canâ€™tbe that easy!â€ and even though the only way youâ€™ll ever be rich is by thinking,itâ€™s the hardest work there is. letâ€™s take a look at my videos. everythingi do can be outsourced. i can pay a dollar to a guy across the world to animate my video.i can pay a few dollars for a ten times more pleasing voice-over. i could even outsourcelittle things like uploading my videos for a few cents to people who will gladly do it.the only thing i cannot outsource is my thoughts. i cannot outsource my mindset for what needsto be animated and what needs to be said.
again, if i were to outsource it, the animationcan be valued at a single dollar, a voice-over can be valued at a few dollars, all the littlelogistics can be valued at a few cents, but the value my thoughts can generate is literallyonly limited by my imagination. there are millions of people around the worldwho work 12-hour-days at horrible jobs and make less money than if i were to sit back,do nothing, and let my tiny youtube channel i created a couple of months ago make moneyon its own, and all because i was willing to think. thereâ€™s no way you can read andget paid for it, right? right. if you look for a job that will pay you for reading yourfavorite books, you probably wonâ€™t find one. if you think however, turns out the amountof opportunities is only limited by your imagination.
again, the only advantage i have over theguy willing to animate my video for a dollar is my thoughts. itâ€™s kind of crazy whenyou think about it that way. if he knew what to animate instead of how to animate, he wouldnâ€™tbe making a dollar for every hundred dollars he makes for someone else.however, thinking has no value to most people. in fact, itâ€™s associated with laziness.when i graduated, every time i talked to my mom, she would ask me, â€œhave you startedworking at a good job?â€ and i would say, â€œno, iâ€™m actually thinking about whatiâ€™m going to do.â€ and she would say, â€œokay, but you need to work.â€ and the reason sheis acting that way is because next time she sees her friends, she wants to say, â€œmyson works at a bank,â€ not â€œmy son has
been thinking a lot.â€ the latter has novalue to her friends. but letâ€™s not ask my momâ€™s friends about growing rich; letâ€™sask a man who personified growing rich. henry ford said, â€œthinking is the hardestwork there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.â€ if you think fordis just being poetic, let me give you a little challenge. next time you have a day off fromyour 9 to 5, spend the 8 hours thinking in your room instead. no phone, no facebook,no bullshit. just sit in your room quietly and think. in about 5 minutes, most peoplewill start wishing they were back at their 9 to 5.