Friday Book in a Page: Think and Grow Rich


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

Imagine if the only thing standing between you and unlimited wealth was your own mindset. This is the cornerstone of Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic on wealth building.  This book is probably one of the most ubiquitous books on business reading lists and for good reason.  Its simple messages are timeless and effective and credited by past and current billionaires for their success.  Based on personal interviews with more than 500 successful people of the time, this book has sold over 100 million copies.

Key Messages of the Book:

  • All success first starts with a concrete goal and a burning desire to achieve it.  Wishing and maybe hoping will get you nowhere.  You need to really want it
  • Get clear, specific and definite about what you want to achieve and why.  From there, develop a thorough and precise plan to get you there.
  • It is essential to have unwavering faith in your ability to achieve your goals.
  • Create unwavering faith in yourself through the power of auto-suggestion.  Channel your subconscious to believe that you can reach your goals and turn thoughts into reality.
  • If you feed your subconscious with positive thoughts, positive actions will overtake your life. (If this is as much a challenge for you as it is for me, you might be interested in reading the Book in a Page: The Power of Positive Thinking)
  • Be open to learning all the time and acquiring knowledge from anywhere - and be sure to surround yourself with experts and positive people.
  • Do not allow yourself to be influenced by negative opinions.
  • Trust your desire.
  • Your creative imagination is your most powerful tool.  Every story of success begins with an idea and behind every idea is the imagination.
  • There is also synthetic imagination that takes existing ideas and combines them in new and different ways
  • Challenge and encourage your imagination to keep it from getting sluggish.
  • Persistence, determination and steadfastness are the traits for success.

Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass

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