Think and Grow Rich
Written By: Napoleon Hill
Read By: Erik Synnestvedt
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Publisher’s Summary: Think and Grow Rich by Mr Napoleon Hill. Is a bestseller and one for all ages, a modern day classic filled with ideas which have the power to change your life and set you upon the path of learning and self development. This book conveys the experience of more than 500 men of great wealth, who began at scratch, with nothing to give in return for riches except THOUGHTS, IDEAS and ORGANIZED PLANS. Here you have the entire philosophy of moneymaking, just as it was organized from the actual achievements of the most successful men known to the American people during the past fifty years. It describes WHAT TO DO, also, HOW TO DO IT! It presents complete instructions on HOW TO SELL YOUR PERSONAL SERVICES. It provides you with a perfect system of self-analysis that will readily disclose what has been standing between you and “the big money” in the past. It describes the famous Andrew Carnegie formula of personal achievement by which he accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars for himself and made no fewer than a score of millionaires of men to whom he taught his secret. Perhaps you do not need all that is to be found in the book- no one of the 500 men from whose experiences it was written did- but you may need ONE IDEA, PLAN OR SUGGESTION to start you toward your goal. Somewhere in the book you will find this needed stimulus. The book was inspired by Andrew Carnegie, after he had made his millions and retired. It was written by the man to whom Carnegie disclosed the astounding secret of his riches- the same man to whom the 500 wealthy men revealed the source of their riches. In this volume will be found the thirteen principles of money-making essential to every person who accumulates sufficient money to guarantee financial independence. It is estimated that the research which went into the preparation, before the book was written, or could be written- research covering more than twenty-five years of continuous effort- could not be duplicated at a cost of less than $100,000.00. Moreover, the knowledge contained in the book never can be duplicated, at any cost, for the reason that more than half of the 500 men who supplied the information it brings have passed on. Riches cannot always be measured in money! Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, harmonious family relationships, sympathy and understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one peace of mind measurable only in spiritual values! All who read, understand and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these higher estates which always have been and always will be denied to all except those who are ready for them. Be prepared, therefore, when you expose yourself to the influence of this philosophy, to experience a CHANGED LIFE which may help you not only to negotiate your way through life with harmony and understanding, but also to prepare you for the accumulation of material riches in abundance.
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The book of joy: Napoleon Hill
Audio Book Summary
Think and Grow Rich begins with a series of anecdotes in which the thoughts of some people had concrete effects in the real world, and not necessarily because they were born as a good idea.
Apparently, the spark essential to success is having determination and the desire to change your environment. Fortunately, the author does not remain stuck in the desire, and jumps once and for all; Whether you want a better job, a relationship or what is important to you, you must first define a plan of action.
The ingredient that the author adds next is faith; But not a passive or inactive faith, which simply assumes that you deserve the best. It is really having the confidence and mental discipline to believe that if you keep working for your dream every day, you will get it.
The autosuggestion that follows in the process of becoming what you want will help you reinforce the belief that you can succeed in spite of adversity, it has to do with the inner power of thoughts.
Hill was one of the first authors to do research and capture his knowledge about mental power. Self-suggestion allows for stimulating the mind through the five senses. Media between the conscious and the subconscious, that’s why it’s important to work to develop this state, Hill teaches us how to develop this ability.
It exposes the importance of repetition, of telling you again and again to yourself what you want and how you will get it. It is a way to program your conscious and your subconscious to go for what you want.
Other ingredients are needed to get things done, it’s not just about wanting it, it also requires formal education or training, imagination and creativity.
Thoughts combined with desire, perseverance, faith, self-discipline, and suggestion can potentiate the mind.In short, Napoleon Hill perfectly details the process to materialize a project, no matter the size or scope. It manages a good balance between the emotional, rational and emotional pillars of the process.