How Your Spare Time Should be Budgeted by Napoleon Hill
Now we come to the question which every thinking man should ask himself: What am I doing with my spare time?
If you are not using this time beneficially, you will never become an outstanding success.
Many people believe that everything one needs comes to him when he is ready to receive it. But this great truth is misunderstood by many to mean that everything comes to one when he thinks he is ready to receive it. Readiness calls for preparation through the conditioning of your mind to accept guidance from within. Remember this, fellow wayfarers on the highway to personal success!
Remember also that you will never be ready to receive the better things of life which you desire unless you put yourself under a strict system of self-discipline in the use of your time.
And it will have to be self-discipline, for our American way of life is so generously adapted to the habits of freedom and personal liberty that no one tells another what he should do or what he should desire. And no one interferes, regardless of whether a man’s desire is to accumulate riches, or to kill off his pride and go on public relief. This is truly a free country: free in the sense that every man may establish his own goal and attain it in his own way, or drift through life as a hopeless failure. But this very measure of personal liberty both provides one with an abundance of opportunity to achieve personal success, and deprives him of all legitimate excuses for the neglect to embrace and use his opportunities.
Source: PMA Science of Success. Educational Edition. The Napoleon Hill Foundation. 1961. Pgs. 483-484.