The Greatest Salesman in the World!
Likewise, if you think money is not important,
you simply won’t have any. – T. Harv Eker
Today I cleanse my barren body of the dry flakes of failure
and the wretched wounds of discouragement.
Today I was born again and the place where
I was born is a vineyard full of sweet fruit.
Today I will pick bunches of sweet grapes from tall luxuriant vines.
The vines were planted by the wisest of my profession,
who came here before me, generation after generation.
Today I will taste the sweetness of the grapes of these trees and will,
indeed, swallow the seeds of success in each grape
and a new life will sprout in me.
The career I have chosen is very heavy,
full of failures and heartaches.
The corpses of those who failed were piled high like a mountain,
and the shadow of this mountain could
cover all the pyramids in the world.
Now I will not fail again,
unlike the others, for now my spirit will be a boat
that will carry me across stormy seas
and reach shores that were only yesterday.
Totally a dream come true for me.
Failure will no longer be my payment for my efforts.
Just as nature did not prepare my body for unbearable pain,
nor did it prepare my life for discouraging failures.
Failure, as well as pain,
will be strangers to my life.
In the past I have accepted failure as well as pain.
Now I reject them
and I am prepared for the wisdom
and principles that will lead me out of the darkness
into the sun of wealth, position,
A light so far beyond my wildest dreams,
that even the golden apple trees in the garden
of the Hesperides would be no more than I am rewarded.
Time will only teach those who live forever,
but I don’t have that luxury of eternity.
Now, with my limited time,
I must practice the art of patience
until my natural behavior is never rushed.
It takes hundreds of years for an olive tree,
king of the trees,
but for an onion bush it only takes nine weeks for it to grow old.
I used to live like an onion bush.
And that did not satisfy me.
Now I am an olive tree,
the biggest olive tree and will truly be the greatest salesman.
And how to get this done?
I don’t have the knowledge
or experience to accomplish great things,
I’m completely bewildered by ignorance and self-pity?
The answer is simple.
I will begin my work without bothering
with unnecessary knowledge or crippling meaningless experiences.
Nature has given me a much greater understanding
and instincts than the wild beasts of the jungle.
As for the value of experience is immeasurable,
experience is what is often invoked by old people
who are no longer lucid and speechless.
experience often swallows a person’s years,
and so the lessons learned
from it are often diminished by the time
it takes to learn wisdom from it.
experience is similar to taste,
an action that has proven successful
today will be completely useless tomorrow.
Only principles exist and these I possess
—the laws that will lead me to the greatness contained in these scrolls.
What these scrolls teach us is to avoid failure rather
than to achieve success,
and only spiritual success counts.
And failure is defined here as:
“Failure is the human inability to achieve goals in life,
whatever those goals may be.”
The truth is, the only difference between those
who fail and those who succeed is their behavior habits.
Good habits are the key to all success.
Bad habits are the unlocked door to all failures.
So, the first rule I followed was:
“I will form good habits and become a slave to them.”
As a child I was a slave to excitement,
now I am a slave of my habits,
like every adult.
I have yielded to my unbridled desires
and let them form bad habits,
the actions of which I have done in the past constitute a danger
that threatens to imprison my whole future.
My behavior has been driven by desire, passion,
and the worst of these is habit.
From here on,
if I must be a slave of habit,
please make me a slave of good habits.
My bad habits must be destroyed
and I must be ready for the seeds,
the green sprouts.
I will form good habits and become a slave to them.
How can I accomplish this arduous work?
With scrolls skin, it will be done,
in every scroll there is a life principle
to eliminate bad habits from my life
and replace it with a good habit that will bring me closer,
closer to successful.
This is another law of nature,
only a habit can replace a habit.
And according to what is written here,
to represent a selected task,
I must follow the first of my new habits, which is:
– I will read each of these scrolls over the course of 30 days
as instructed before continuing with the next one.
To begin with, I will read the first scroll in silence
as soon as I wake up in the morning.
Then I would read, still in silence, after lunch.
After all, I will read at the end of the day
when I am about to take a break,
and it is important
that I read it out loud this time.
The next day I repeat the same sequence
and I will continue in that way for thirty days.
Then came the second scroll, and so on for the next thirty days.
I will continue in this way
until reading becomes a part of my daily routine.
And what will be accomplished with this routine?
Here lie the hidden secrets of every human being’s fulfillment,
as I repeat these words daily,
they gradually become part of my active spirit,
and more importantly,
they also ingrained in my other psyche,
an ever-present source of magic that creates dreams
and often causes me to act in ways
that I cannot fathom or comprehend.
Once these words have been absorbed by my magical spirit,
I will begin to wake up each morning with a vital force
that I have never known before.
My vitality will increase,
my euphoria will rise,
my desire to face the world will dispel any fear
I once had when the sun rises
and I will feel unbelievably happy being able to exist in this jealous
and competitive world that I have always feared.
I will react to every emotion
I confront in such a way that these scrolls require me to react,
and then my actions and reactions will become increasingly easier
with regular practice often.
And from there a new good habit takes shape
as it is repeated over and over
until I am always satisfied every time I act,
and if it is a satisfaction it becomes natural to repeat it,
this more and more.
When I act like this all the time,
this will become a habit
and I will be a slave to it because it is a good habit.
Today, I start a new life.
I promised myself that nothing would slow the growth
of new life within me.
I will not go a day without reading these scrolls,
nor will I replace them with another time.
I won’t break the habit of reading them every day and really,
a few moments each day spent in this habit is just too small a price
for the success and happiness that will be mine later.
As I read and reread the contents of these scrolls,
I never let their brevity or simplicity make me take them lightly.
Thousands of new grapes are pressed to make a jar of wine
and the remaining pulp is thrown away to the birds.
And so it is with the grapes of wisdom from the years.
All are carefully filtered
and what remains will be sent to the wind.
Only pure truth remains in every word.
I will drink as directed and not waste a single drop.
And the seed of success,
I will swallow.
Today my old body has changed,
I hold my head high among people they don’t recognize
-today I am a new person with a new life.
Rich know they have the right to become rich if they create great value for others.