What are you asking for out of life?

Much of the reason that I have begun this year long journey of posting a blog every day and developing success habit is get out of life what I want. I recently heard something in the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill that drove this point home. I will share it with you.

Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. A great poet has correctly stated this universal truth through these lines:

“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”

Think and Grow Rich
(Original and Unabridged addition)
by Napoleon Hill
Pages 51-52