Think & Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill has indeed written a gem of a book. Think and Grow Rich was first published in 1937 and even today, it is one of the bestseller books one must read. The book has been repackaged a lot of times but the 13 impeccable teaching from the books indeed pave the success road to the top. The 13 principles that the book teaches us to comprise, Desire, Faith, Auto-suggestion, Specialized knowledge, Imagination, Organized planning, Decision, Persistence, the Power of the mastermind, the Mystery of sex transmutation, the Subconscious mind, the Brain, and the Sixth sense.
Desire: Without desire, you are going nowhere. One has to desire things rather turn his wants into desires to become successful.
Faith: No, not the religious one, rather Napoleon advocates to have faith in oneself. One has to have the confidence to excel.
Auto- suggestion: “If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.” Hill supports traditional approaches for auto- suggestion.
Specialized Knowledge: No matter what you do, to become successful in your genre you need to hold specialized knowledge.
Imagination: “It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine,”, Clearly imagination is essential for success.
Organized Planning: “You are engaged in an undertaking of major importance to you. To be sure of success, you must have plans which are faultless.”, hope this does not need much explanation as the importance of planning is self-explanatory.
Decision: You must have leadership quality to succeed and decision making is related to leadership.
Persistence: You need to give persistent efforts to whatever you plan for. Never give up is the sole motto.
“No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.” Hope it explains all.
“Destroy the sex glands, whether in man or beast, and you have removed the major source of action. For proof of this, observe what happens to any animal after it has been castrated. A bull becomes as docile as a cow after it has been altered sexually.”
Here Hill describes the value of subconscious and seven distinct emotions- desire, faith, love, sex, enthusiasm, romance, and hope.
The brain: Hill quotes brain as the sending station and the body as a receiving set. The more the brain sends the more the body receives.
The Sixth Sense: Hill says, one cannot master his/her sixth sense. He quote, “the medium of contact between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence” and ”the point at which the mind of man contacts the Universal Mind.”
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