Discover How To Think And Grow Rich
In this book Discover How to Think and Grow Rich. This book is a classic written in 1937; Napoleon Hill was inspired to write this book by businessman and multi millionaire Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie planted in his mind the idea of organizing his principles of achievement into a philosophy of Success. It took Mr. Hill approximately twenty five years of determined effort he called “research” to complete this book. How many of us would spend twenty five years for that matter twenty five days at a business idea without pay?
He analyzed data and talked to 500 extremely successful and wealthy men. It became a burning desire! And then an obsession! This book is extremely motivating; it will inspire you to start “Dreaming” again. Although the title implies it is a book to help get rich Mr. Hill said the philosophies taught in this book is task they set out to achieve.
I feel this is the best book to start our blog series with since we will be covering a time proven Success Philosophy.
A Word from the Author:
Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula of personal achievement was “the secret” that he disclosed to Napoleon Hill and suggested he reveal it to the world. Mr. Carnegie and a small group of other infamous and wealthy individuals used this formulate to acquired their fortunes and he thought it was only fitting that the masses should be able to use it to do the same. This suggestion took Mr. Hill twenty five years of research where he carefully analyzed 100’s of exceeding wealthy men success. He discovered becoming wealthy is not a “get rich quick scheme. However, if applied correctly coupled with patience and persistence one can achieve their heart desire whether it is riches fame fortune or even perhaps starting a successful home-based business.
Throughout the book Mr. Hill refer to Andrew Carnegie’s formula for success as “the secret” once you get it you got it and apply it –game on (as they say). The author wants the reader to recognize the Carnegie Secret by reading the book. He concludes this section of the book by offering a clue in recognizing “the secret”, he wrote, “all achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea!” Therefore, if you have an idea you already possess half of the Carnegie Magic Secret Formula for Success.
The follow is a list of the chapters in the book along with a direct quote from each chapter giving a brief overview of what is to follow. Chapters II thru XIV are the thirteen principles that consist of Dr. Hill’s Success Philosophy:
Chapter I Thoughts are Things
The Man who thought his way in Partnership with Thomas Edison
“…and powerful thin at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects.”
The Thirteen Principles:
Chapter II Desire
The Starting Point of All Achievement
The First Step towards Riches
“Barnes’ desire was not a hope! It was not a wish. It was a keen, pulsating desire, which transcended everything else. It was definite…Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything, back of that goal.”
Chapter III Faith
Visualization of and Belief in Attainment of Desire
The Second Step towards Riches
“When faith is blended with thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer…faith is a state of mind which may be induced or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion.”
Chapter IV Autosuggestion
The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind
The Third Step towards Riches
“Autosuggestion is a term which applies to all suggestions and all self-administered stimuli which reach one’s mind through the five senses…Though the domination thoughts which one permits to remain in the conscious mind…the principles of autosuggestion voluntarily reaches the subconscious mind and influences it with those thoughts.”
Chapter V Specialized Knowledge
Personal Experiences or Observations
The Fourth step towards Riches
“Knowledge is Power…It is nothing of the sort! Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into defining plans of action and directed to a definite end.”
Chapter VI Imagination
The Workshop of the Mind
The Fifth Step towards Riches
“The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. The impulse, the desire, is given shape, form, and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.”
Chapter VII Organized Planning
The Crystallization of Desire into Action
The Sixth Step towards Riches
“You have learned that everything man creates or acquires begins in the form of desire, that desire is taken on the first lap of its journey, from the abstract to the concrete, into the workshop of the imagination, where plans for its transition are created and organized.”
Chapter VIII Decision
The Mastery of Procrastination
The Seventh Step towards Riches
“Procrastination, the opposite of decision, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.”
Chapter IX Persistence
The Sustained Effort necessary to Induce Faith
The Eighth Step towards Riches
“Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence Is the Power of Will…Will Power and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair.”
Chapter X The Power of The Mastermind
The Driving Force
The Ninth Step towards Riches
“The Master Mind may be defined as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of definite purpose.”
Chapter XI The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
The Tenth Step towards Riches
“Sex transmutation is single and easily explained. It means the switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression, to thoughts of some other nature…Sex drive is the most powerful of human desires. When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, will-power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other time.”
Chapter XII The Subconscious Mind
The Connecting Link
The Eleventh Step towards Riches
“The subconscious mind consist of a field of consciousness, in which every impulse of thought that reaches the conscious mind through any of the five senses, is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.”
Chapter XIII The Brain
A Broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought
The Twelfth Step towards Riches
“…every human brain is both a broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thought…every human brain is capable of packing u vibrations of thought which are being released by other brains.”
Chapter XIV The Six Sense
The Door to the Temple of wisdom
The Thirteenth Step towards Riches
“The Sixth Sense is that portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the creative imagination. It has also been referred to as the ‘receiving set’ through which ideas, plans, and thoughts flash into the mind. The flashes are sometimes called hunches or inspirations.”
Chapter XV The Six ghost of Fear
Take Inventory of Yourself a You read this Closing Chapter and Find Out How Many of the “ghosts” Are Standing in Your Way
This is the overview of our first: Think and Grow Rich. We have an extremely exciting and life changing journey ahead as we discover Andrew Carnegie’s magic success formula. The author Napoleon Hill called Mr. Carnegie’s magic formula “the secret” to achieving great wealth or other material greatness throughout the book. Your meaning of “great achievement or success” may be different than mind and others. Whatever it may be we are going to achieve it as we read the book together and apply Mr. Hill’s thirteen principles of his Philosophy of success. .
The next post we will be reviewing the first chapter of Napoleon Hill’s book Think and row Rich “Thought are Things.” We will discover that everything came into existence as a result of a thought: the electricity you are using to read this post; the car you ride in; even the telephone you talk on. They all started as a thought an idea. What is your Idea? The world is waiting?
Until Next Times
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