- Author: Napoleon Hill
- Genre: Finance & Wealth
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About the author
Napoleon Hill was a self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich, which is featured in the top ten best selling self-help books of all time.
Who is it for?
Frankly, anyone interested in the world of personal development should read Think and Grow Rich. However, we recommend anyone interested in attaining financial wealth should definitely read it.
Every chapter of the book entails money-making secrets hundreds of wealthy people have used. All of the methods taught in the book are a part of Andrew Carnegie’s magical wealth formula. In order to write the book, Napoleon Hill analyzed the wealth formula of Andrew Carnegie and other wealthy men like Henry Ford and Harris Williams who admitted they had accumulated their vast fortunes through the aid of Andrew Carnegie’s secret.
The 13 steps towards wealth:
- Specialized knowledge
- Organized planning
- Power of the mastermind
- The mystery of sex transmutation
- The subconscious mind
- The brain
- The sixth sense
You can find a few key lessons from each chapter down below
Chapter 1 – Thoughts are things
Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe it can achieve
Chapter 2 – Desires
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge
Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought
Chapter 3 – Faith
Visualize and believe the attainment of your desire
Chapter 4 – Autosuggestion
Every Adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.
Chapter 5 – Specialized Knowledge
Make your ideas pay off through specialized knowledge
Chapter 6 – Imagination
Imagination is the workshop of the mind
Ideas that accumulate wealth are the product of an imagination
Chapter 7 – Organized Planning
Most leaders begin as followers – “It is no disgrace to be a follower. On the other hand, it is no credit to remain a follower. Most great leaders began in the capacity of followers. They became great leaders because they were intelligent followers.”
Success requires no explanations, failure permits no alibis
Chapter 8 – Decision
Know what you want and you will generally get it
Chapter 9 – Persistence
Climb over your failures
Train yourself to be persistent
Chapter 10 – Power of the mastermind
Multiply your brainpower by creating a team with individuals that add unique value to the group.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely in possessing
Chapter 11 – The mystery of sex transmutation
Sex can stimulate creativity
Chapter 12 – The subconscious mind
Anybody can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few know that a definite plan, plus a burning desire for wealth, are the only dependable means of accumulating wealth.
Chapter 13 – The brain
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top
Chapter 14 – The sixth sense
Let great men shape you – Learn from the habits and behavior of successful people
Chapter 15 – The six ghosts of fear
There are basic fears, some are more severe than others
Fear of poverty
Fear of criticism
Fear of ill health
Fear of loss of the love of someone
Fear of old age
Fear of death
These fears can be used as motivation.
Our favorite quotes from Think & Grow Rich
“You are the master of your destiny”
“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”
It is hard for us to capture all of the lessons taught in this book. We are going to be releasing content teaching lessons from this book soon, stay tuned!
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