9/4/13 – Weekly Words of Wealth – Million Dollars
Napoleon Hill poses the question, “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” in his classic book, Think and Grow Rich. He shares the story of Frank W. Gunsaulus who began his preaching career in the stockyards of Chicago. Dr. Gunsaulus had a dream to open a school where students learned by doing. He knew he needed money, in fact, he knew that he needed one million dollars to successfully accomplish his goal. He just didn’t know where he was going to get this money. He spent time trying to figure it out until one day, he just made up his mind that he was going to get it within the week. He didn’t know how he was going to do it, but he knew that his job was simply to stay focused on the what and leave the how to the hands of the Infinite.
He heard the inspiration to talk about it in a sermon on Sunday as he was a minister. So, he spent time crafting a beautiful presentation assured that it would be just the right action to accumulate the million dollars. On his way to church that day, he realized that he forgot his notes and didn’t have time to go back and get them. Instead, he stood before this congregation and shared his vision, his burning desire and what he would do with a million dollars. His vision was so clear and concise and filled with burning desire that after he was finished, Phillip D. Armour approached Dr. Gunsaulus and gave him the million dollars for which he asked. Today, as a result of that
million dollar question, we have the Armour Institute for Technology.
What would you do with a million dollars? Where would you contribute your wealth? What would you do to increase your quality of life and the lives of those around you? I encourage you to spend time this week asking that question. Understand that it is Life itself seeking to express in a much more expanded way by means of you. Paint the pictures so clearly in your mind. Allow your imagination to become ignited with the images and then listen for your next step. And then, just like Dr. Gunsaulus followed his guidance and took his action, I encourage you to do the same!
And let me know how it turns out.
Here’s to your million dollar idea,
PS: Are you going to be in the LA area this weekend? Then join me for the Sunday talk and my afternoon presentation, “Mastering Wealth” at Unity of Burbank. Go to my website www.feliciasearcy.com for more information.