Napoleon Hill Foundation Ezine for September 30 2011

This week's Napoleon Hill Foundation ezine focuses on the desire for revenge. It is a part of the series about the ten basic motives that inspire all human action.

My amazing friend, Phil Taylor, is the guest columnist this week.

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Dear Readers,Instead of focusing on revenge when the motive overtakes you, why not focus on a blessing? Everyone can bless someone or something as a way of acknowledging their exposure to what they experienced or what they witnessed first or second hand. Acknowledge the affront, bless it and the perpetrator and then let it go! As you throw out the garbage, you will feel the grace of the decision made in your behalf.If you see something that is good, bad, or in between that catches your attention, bless it and move forward. Revenge gets you caught in the track of retaliation, one-upmanship, and is always a train wreck about to happen. Why go there? Better to release the hurt that produced the desire to hurt back in the first place. End the vicious cycle before it gets started. You can do it.When we feel crossed or wronged, the desire for revenge pushes our rational capacity into the background. Emotion rules and heads roll. In the end, however, both parties are harmed. The one who causes the situation and the one who responds to it in an aggressive, vengeance seeking way are both injured. In responding to getting even in a positive way, you are not ignoring the wrong or negating the wrong. Rather you are dissolving the control that it has over you. Try this and see if it works for you. When it does, and it will, you can then focus on polishing up your positive motives for success and you will arrive at your destination in record time.Hill exclaims: "If you have the power to advance . . . if you are certain that you can have a better future, you'll never surrender your birthright of freedom."

Be Your Very Best Always,

Judy Williamson

Director the Napoleon Hill Foundation World Learning Center

The Desire for Revenge

By Phil R. Taylor

"Revenge is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion." ~~Albert Schweitzer

If there is one emotion that is completely void of the essential quality of good sense, tolerance, accurate thought and wisdom, it is that emotion we call revenge. It quickly derails one from his definite chief aim, causes a loss of focus, drains one's vital positive energy and ultimately self sabotages one's own journey towards achievement.

On the final stretch of the 1979 Daytona 500, Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison, jostled for the lead. To the hundred thousand spectators in the stands and the millions who watched on TV, it was clear that one of them for sure, either Yarborough or Allison, would secure the victory, and claim stockcar racing's biggest purse!

All at once the car in second place tried to pass car number one. This caused the first car to drift inside and force the challenger onto the infield grass, and go slightly out of control. What happened next was astounding! The offended driver pulled his car back onto the track, caught up with the leader, and forced him into the outside wall. Both vehicles came to a screeching halt. The two drivers jumped out and quickly got into a good old fashion fist fight. In the meantime, Richard Petty who was well behind in third place, cruised in to an easy win.

The point of this story is not to cast blame on who was right or who was wrong, - but vividly point out the senselessness, counterproductive, and damaging effects that the desire for revenge can bring to those who are consumed by it. At the end, it spells out a form of suicide, and no one who is caught up in the entanglement of revenge can win, no matter who is right and who is wrong.

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Judy Williamson and Ray Stendall discuss this weeks ezine topic

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