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“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

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“Think and Grow Rich” by author Napoleon Hill was published on 1937 which is also known as the year of ‘Great Depression’, that is basically why a lot of people found the book appealing and interesting. Even after 75 years since the book was published, Napoleon’s strong, powerful words undoubtedly never failed many people to become inspired and motivated.

 

As we can see, Hill emphasized the common traits and attitude of people who aim to achieve success. Although everyone has different paths – whether they make their fortune in a different field of industries or different countries, they all had the same, one step towards their goals. The question is, what are those particular steps?

 

Moving forward, these are the 13 steps on how to ‘grow rich’ according to Hill:

 

Desire
Faith
Auto-Suggestion
Specialized Knowledge
Imagination
Organized Planning
Decision
Persistence
The Master Mind Group
The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
The Subconscious Mind
The Brain
The Sixth Sense

 

Let’s discuss just one of the 13 steps Napoleon Hill has said: Decision. According to him, when it comes to making tough decisions, stick with it. It is perfectly fine to gather your thoughts for a while, but when it’s time for you to take actions, be prompt and decisive. Be firm and avoid procrastinating as your subordinates will follow and will depend on you.

 

Another thing is: It really doesn’t matter what background you currently have in the society or what your current financial status is. As long as you follow the steps and of course live with the principles, you’ll definitely become successful even without having vast fortune beforehand.

 

The bottom line? It isn’t bad to dream big, but don’t just dream! Take a stand up, do something. Keep your eye on the prize. Think of a plan to make things happen and live on it. Just like what Napoleon said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Still not convinced? Having second thoughts because of possible failure? Always remember:

 

Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. 

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