Reading Prosper While You Sleep book, Chapter 13: Hard work is success!?

What’s up, guys and gals? I’m Clark, your friendly neighborhood personal development guide and here on this page we shall look at Chapter 13 of the Prosper While You Sleep book, titled “Grow Rich in All Things – While You Sleep”. This chapter is called the basis of all the other chapters, and one thing that was at the forefront of my mind whilst I read this chapter was a quote I heard countless times before: “hard work is success”. I’m not sure who came up with it, but I suspect it has kept many people where they are in life without believing that something can change.   

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The Right Actions Feel Easy and Effortless

So what you do is this: Give your Creative Mind an order and know that it’s done. Just like you go to sleep at night and know that you will wake up tomorrow. Just like you make an order for KFC or Pizza Hut through the phone and know that it will arrive. Just like you know day will turn to night. So make your order and then relax and begin expecting life to surprise and inspire you by bringing you and what you want together in the most unexpected of ways.

You want to let your Creative Mind do most of the work, and stay out of the way. Because your Creative Mind has access to all the know-how, all the resources, all the people, the best ideas, the simplest methods.

And your Conscious Mind? What is it for then? You use it to execute the decisions that your Creative Mind has come up with. And what you do should feel easy and effortless, fun and inspiring. That’s how you know you are utilizing the power of your Creative Mind in a positive manner. So you see, there is no hard work involved in this equation. If what you do is the right thing, then it wouldn’t feel like work.


Your Creative Mind is said to work best when you are asleep or pleasantly occupied, and you can see all around you that the people who work the least seem to be the ones accomplishing the most. That’s because they are utilizing the power of their Creative Mind. That doesn’t mean you should quit your job now. By all means go to work, do all the things you typically do, but start to tap into the power that is available to you.

A statement that stuck with me while reading this chapter was the fact that our Creative Mind is always switched on, unlike our Conscious Mind which is switched off when we sleep. So if you’re not guiding your Creative Mind to think positive, constructive thoughts all day every day, then it might turn its attention to negative thoughts instead.

The Formula for Success?

There is a “magic formula” provided in this chapter, but in my opinion it is basically a summary of the suggestions that have been given in the previous chapters so I’m not going to repeat it here. You can go through the steps again in the book if you want to. And with that, I shall take my leave. Please come back soon to read the next chapter in this series, and leave any of your questions and comments below. Thanks a lot, and I’ll see you in the next one!

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