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Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill: Essential Lessons for Using the Power of Positive Thinking by Don Green

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10LEARNING FROM OTHERS

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

—HELEN KELLER

WHEN I THINK of my childhood days, I think mostly of the happy events that have taken place in my life. Sometimes thoughts of my childhood seem like something that I read about in a book in my first year of elementary school, which had six grades in a two-room school.

The school had two teachers, Patton Edwards and Goldie Ball. My first memory of school was lunch. My mother filled a metal pail (which syrup had come in) with milk and cornbread and dropped spoons into the milk and bread. One of my older brothers—either Bobby or Jerry—would place the container in a small creek in front of the school. The water helped keep the milk cold. At lunchtime, ...

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