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Hara Hachi Bu: The Reason Why The Japanese Live A Hundred Years Or More

Introduction ‘Hara Hachi Bu' is a Japanese saying which means, eat until you are 80% full. Experts today, after a lot of research have reached the conclusion that this is the key to a long, and healthy life. The author mentioned Okinawa Island in Japan, in his book Ikigai, which has the longest-living people in the world who live up to 100 years or even more. They have been following the principle of ‘Hara Hachi Bu’, practicing which the Okinawans are able to achieve longevity. Following are the 6 most effective ways that help you follow ‘Hara Hachi Bu’: Ways to follow ‘Hara Hachi Bu' 1) Reset your Muscle Memory: Reset your stomach’s muscle memory so that it gets used to smaller meals which will take around 15-20 meals. When you regularly eat smaller meals for a few days, it resets the muscle memory of your stomach. 2) Don’t get over-hungry: Eat consciously but do not starve yourself for long because then it will lead to over-eating and making poor food choices. It makes your

The Golden Rule by Napoleon Hill

the golden rules by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was an influential author who wrote books on personal success, motivation etc. We get to learn about making it easier to wake up whenever we want to, vivid imagination that leads to better public speaking skills and other different rules of success from the book titled ‘Golden Rules’ by Napoleon Hill,. He also talks about developing new skills and helpful habits in this book.

8 Golden Rules by Napoleon Hill

Rule 1: We create our lives through our thoughts and this can lead to transformative success:
We have the power to create the life that we want. The secret behind it is how we use our thoughts. Autosuggestion is one such powerful method that allows you to shape your development as an individual by feeding your mind with inspiring thoughts and images. Napoleon Hill regularly practised thinking of imaginary meetings, in that meeting he chat with distinguished and inspiring guests such as Abraham Lincoln, Socrates, Napoleon and Aristotle. During that meeting, he observed some characteristics of his guests.
Rule 2: Shakespeare teaches us how to gain anyone’s confidence - another key to success.
In difficult problems like developing an idea and convincing people, convincing the people is the hardest to solve. You can see in the play ‘Julius Caesar, how the path to changing someone’s mind starts by taking his side. During Caesar's funeral, the first person to address the crowd is Brutus - the man who killed Caesar - who gave a speech to convince everyone about how evil Caesar was. This technique is very useful in the professional world.
Rule 3: Positive suggestions have the power to improve performance at work and even make people healthier.
Through positive reinforcement, one can force someone to do something. If you give positive suggestions to the employees instead of negative suggestions, then the performance of your employee will increase. It can also lead to improvements in your health. Therefore, if you want to improve the work performance of your employees, you should give them positive suggestions. 
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Rule 4: The power of prayer and the law of retaliation for better business deals.
You can pray not only for impractical things but also for practical things like improvement in your business performance. According to Napoleon Hill, when you pray, you actually send a thought out into the universe. This thought acts like a wave of electricity that influences the well-being of your business or any other wish as well.
Rule 5: An important part of success is self-confidence and it can be improved through affirmation.
The fifth Golden Rule by Napoleon Hill suggests that you can attain both material wealth and happiness with self-confidence. Self-confidence can be improved through affirmation. An affirmation is a positive thought that you can repeat and focus on until it becomes a reality.
Rule 6: Helpful habits can be developed through Autosuggestion.
After the use of autosuggestion, you can fill your day with positive habits such as exercising, learning new skills etc. These habits will leave you energized and with a lot of willpower. With the help of autosuggestion, you can make way for positive habits from your thoughts to your body.
Rule 7: You should fill your environment with positive influences, and remove the negative influences from your prisons.
If you want to become a successful business executive, then you should live near other successful business executives. The suitable environment for you to be in is one surrounded by people who share your goals in life or career. You should avoid being around people with negative attitudes.
the golden rules by Napoleon Hill
Rule 8: Tips for strengthening the memory include a technique that also sharpens our powers of observation.
Our memory can be strengthened by the following steps:
1. Start paying attention.
You can start paying better attention by looking at someone carefully when you meet them for the first time and then thoughtfully form a full impression of that person.
2. Make mental associations.
Whenever you meet someone, they tell you their name you can associate them with something that you’re familiar with, such as another person, a place etc., which is highly relevant to you and your life.
3. Power of repetition
Repeating someone’s name multiple times immediately after the introduction is quite effective. You need to recall the name regularly over the next few days. If you do this, you will definitely get a stronger memory.


The rules given in this book are truly golden rules of success. If you put them to work for you and your goals, you will surely achieve success in your life. The golden rules given by Napoleon Hill suggest that you can achieve success if you put your mind to it. You should never underestimate the power of positive thinking as it brings real changes in your life. 


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