Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Ask any guru for a list of their top 10 books for motivation and wealth creation and the chances are they will include Think & Grow Richby Napoleon Hill. Originally published in the 1930’s, this book would have been amongst the first in the Law of Attraction Genre together with the other book I reviewed, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles.
When studying the Law of Attraction, there is a consistent negative theme from many, that it doesn’t work. They assume you just think what you want and hey presto it turns up. However, there are additional steps needed to make it work. Think & Grow Rich outlines in 15 chapters the processes and activities needed to manifest what you want through Law of Attraction. For this reason alone, it has become a classic to go reference book.
It’s important to realise, this book was written in 1930’s America, when the country was going through the great depression. There were successful businessmen such as Dale Carnegie, JP Morgan, JD Rockefeller and Henry Ford who were all part of the Industrial Age Boom. They became very wealthy very quickly. As people were struggling during the great depression it was important to offer hope and motivation to the population. This book was promoted as a self-help and personal development book. By the time of Napoleon Hill’s death in 1970 the book had sold 20 million copies. By 2015 it had sold over 100 million copies.
Hill spent more than 20 years studying the rich to determine the qualities, habits and attributes they had in common to achieve their success. As a result, he wrote the book The Law of Successcovering 19 Principals for success. Think & Grow Rich has a concise 15 principals
· Thoughts Are Things
· Specialised Knowledge
· Organised Planning
· Power of the Master Mind
· The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
· The Subconscious Mind
· The Brain
· The Sixth Sense
· The Six Ghosts of Fear
While the book is about obtaining wealth in money, the principals within this book will help the reader, who applies the principles to achieve whatever they desire.
As the book jacket says, read yourself into a fortune. The book will teach you the secret. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. If you learn and apply the simple basic techniques revealed in the book you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. And you may have whatever you want in life.
The great personal development coach Bob Proctor, says he reads this book every day. Just look at how successful he has been in his life. Tony Robbins says his book Awaken the Giant is based on this book. What can the book do for you?
Having read and practiced the principles within this book and enjoyed some of the benefit I can understand why this book is consistently in the top 10 books recommended. Think & Grow Rich is a genuine classic whose teachings work if you are willing to learn.