God gives special blessings
to those who are humble.
—1 Peter 5:5
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone wasn’t the first “positive thinking” book to come to market, but it kicked the industry into high gear in the mid-twentieth century.
Since then, hundreds of books, tapes, CDs, videos, and seminars have promised prosperity and a quick climb to the top.
But an Executives’ Digest survey concluded: “The trouble with [the] success [credo] is that the formula is the same as the one for a nervous breakdown.” Let nothing stand in the way of your climb—not your marriage or family, not your convictions or conscience, not your health or friends.
“If you will humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in his good time he will lift you up” (1 Pt 5:6).
That’s getting to the top God’s way.
God’s way is best—and
has a spectacular ending.