Napoleon Hill was born in the year 1883 Virginia and died in 1970. He had a long life living for 87 years.
He had a long, interesting, and a successful career as a business consultant,lecturer and author.
Hill also established the Napoleon Hill Foundation,a non - profit educational institute.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has been an all time classic.
For those who may not have the luxury of time to read the Hill's Think And Grow Rich,I bring you lessons from the book that can make you rich and successful in whatever endeavour.
Below are the lessons from Hill's Think And Grow Rich:
To achieve anything worthwhile you need a burning desire,an obsessive desire. A keen, pulsating desire,which transcended everything else. Something definite.
Desire is the first step to riches. You must be willing to burn your ships destroy all sources of retreat. This is essential for success. One quality one must possess to win is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
You must visualize and believe that you can attain your desire.
Napoleon Hill said, Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith is blended with the vibration of 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.
You can create,induce faith by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion.
You need faith to go through life,you need it to be rich. You must believe that you can make it,you can build that business. Yes, you can!
Wake up in the morning and affirm to yourself that you can do it. It's possible.
3. Auto - suggestion:
This a principle for influencing the subconscious mind. That is communication between that part of the mind where subconscious thought takes place, and that which serves as the seat action for the subconscious mind.
4. Specialise knowledge:
Note that there are two types of knowledge: general and specialised knowledge. General knowledge is of little use in the accumulation of money.
Hill would say, knowledge will not attract money unless it is organised and intelligently directed through practical plans of action to the definite end of accumulation of money.
Knowledge is not power!
Knowledge is only a potential power. It becomes power only if,it is rightly applied .
Imagination is the work shop of the mind!.
Is the vision in your mind, the picture in your mind's eye. The faculty of imagination is where shape,form and action are given to the desire, impulse to become rich.
6. Organised planning:
This is where your desire,plan to become rich is crystallised into action. This point talks about the transformation of desire,impulse,plans into action. And you must be intentional about getting rich.
You will need people. You don't have enough experience all by yourself,you don't have all the required knowledge. Leverage on people's abilities.
Hill would say,ally yourself with a group of as many people as you may need for the creation and carrying out of your plan,or plans,for the accumulation of money. You can't do it alone.
You must be decisive inorder to be wealthy.
Master procrastination - procrastination is not only the thief of time but also the grave in which opportunities are being buried.
To be rich,you must overcome procrastination. Have a desire of your own not just the opinion of others. Have your own counsel and the counsel of those in your team.
Perseverance is key.
Napoleon Hill would say, persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the power of will.
The right combination of willpower and desire make an irresistible pair.
Don't give up! Don't quit!
You can be rich and have a good life.
Build persistence in your team members. Persistence is the sustained effort necessary to induce faith.
9. Power of the master mind:
Power is the driving force. Note that plans are useless without the power to translate them into action. Power simply means an organised and intelligently directed knowledge. And knowledge can be acquired from different sources. You need your team to have that great power.
10. The subconscious mind:
Your subconscious mind is the connecting link.
Napoleon Hill said and I quote "The subconscious mind consists of a field of consciousness in which every impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the five senses is classified and recorded,From here, thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet".
Don't dwell on the negatives subconsciously,dwell on the positive.
11. The brain:
Your brain is an amazing organ God has blessed you with. A broadcasting and receiving station for thoughts. Your brain is your broadcasting station consisting of subconscious mind,creative imagination,and autosuggestion.
There are over 14 billions of cells and connections in your brain. The brain is such a complex organ system.
You've got to ask yourself,why would God place such a complex organ system in your head if he didn't expect you to use it maximally.
Please note that in the journey to riches,making and accumulating money,your brain is very essential.
12. The sixth sense:
Napoleon Hill said, infinite intelligence may,and will, communicate voluntarily through the sixth sense without any effort from,or demands by,the individual.
Another name for the sixth sense is creative imagination.
Mastering the first 11 principles of this article will help you appreciates the sixth sense.
Please clear your brain for riches and wealth.
You have been created to dominate,to rule and you need money,power and influence to do this effectively. There is no glory in poverty,get rich.
Think positively,think wealth,think financial freedom and abundance.
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