What if you got to learn from the 500 richest people in the entire world? People like Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie! That's what Napoleon Hill did, and he distilled the information into a classic guide to help you and me make more money, create more success, and live a higher quality of life.
The first of many book reviews is the classic THINK AND GROW RICH.
*** 10 BIG IDEAS ***
1.) Desire: If you want to create an amazing life, you have to first have a BURNING desire and a vision of what you want to create. Time to use your mind.
2.) FAITH: It is vital that you have faith or belief that you can accomplish your greatest desires. Remember that you would never have thought of your desires unless faith had been tugging at your mind.
3.) AUTO-SUGGESTION: AUTO-SUGGESTION This is the method of putting the sub-conscious mind to work for you through repeated suggestion. It is the faculty of being able to concentrate your mind on your burning desire until your subconscious mind accepts it as fact and starts to devise ways of bringing it about.
4.) SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE: To be successful you will require specialized knowledge of what you intend to do in return for fortune. People talk about the fact that “Knowledge is power”. However it is only potential power.
5.) IMAGINATION: This principle reminds us of how powerful our imagination is and the importance of tapping into in order to achieve great things. It has been said that we can create anything we can imagine.
6.) ORGANIZED PLANNING: In his chapter on desire Napolean Hill talked about the importance of having a definite plan on how to achieve your goal. A man without a plan is like a ship without a course – no place to go with disaster a probability.
7.) DECISION: One of the common attributes of highly successful people is the ability to reach decisions quickly and to change them slowly. Conversely unsuccessful people procrastinate regularly and often take a long time to make a decision and then they change far too quickly.
8.) PERSISTENCE: This quality has often been the key difference between success and failure in countless cases studied. The lack of persistence has kept the majority from great accomplishment.
9.) POWER OF THE “MASTER MIND”: Throughout the book Napoleon Hill refers to a “Master Mind” group. The ““Master Mind”” can be defined as “Co-ordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose”.
10.) THE SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND: The Subconscious Mind is a field of consciousness where every impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the 5 senses is classified and recorded and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn – the same way that letters can be taken from a filing cabinet.
So, have you read Think And Grow Rich? If so, what was one of your favorite takeaways from the book. I'd love to hear in the comments below.
Jake Ducey is a two-time published author with Penguin/Random-House (The Purpose Principles and Profit From Happiness), a leading speaker for his generation having been featured in TEDx Youth, hired by mega organizations such as Nielsen and Accenture, and a leader who has already inspired countless thousands of young people to seek meaningful career success and to make a difference in the world.