Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 motivational personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want. Jim Murray (sportswriter) wrote that Think and Grow Rich was credited for Ken Norton’s boxing upset of  Muhammed Ali in 1973.

Napoleon Hill’s classic mental-exercise book teaches you everything you need to know to empower yourself for success. Drawing on the experiences of not only the author, but famous U.S. businessmen, Hill makes real-world lessons which anyone can follow. One of the great self-help books of all time. Hill said “the most powerful instrument we have in our hand is the power of our mind.”

It is noted in the book that an individual with desire, faith and persistence can reach great heights by eliminating negative energy and thoughts and focusing on the greater goals in hand.

The 13 steps listed in the book are:

 

1. Desire

2. Faith

3. Autosuggestion

4. Specialized Knowledge

5. Imagination

6. Organized Planning

7. Decision

8. Persistence

9. Power of the Master Mind

10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

11. The Subconscious Mind

12. The Brain

13. The Sixth Sense

BusinessWeek Magazine’s Best-Seller List ranked the sixth best-selling paperback business book 70 years after it was published. Think and Grow Rich is listed in John C. Maxwell’s A Lifetime “Must Read” Books List.

Think and Grow Rich is one of those books which makes a lasting impression. No matter what you may think of Hill’s philosophy and his folksy writing style, you are bound to come away from this book feeling energized, more optimistic about life.

If you asked me to recommend to you the single best “success” book I have ever read, my answer would be a very definite Think and Grow Rich. JF

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