Favorite quote from Think and Grow Rich is:
What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve” – Napoleon Hill
Even though Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937, the concepts are still relevant today, and will continue to be for centuries to come.
To understand Napoleon Hill I must first introduce Andrew Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist who made his fortune by innovating a cheap and efficient way to mass produce steel, forming the U.S. Steel Company where he sold for billions.
Decades earlier, Mr. Carnegie publicly said his goal was to spend the first half of his life making all his money and the second half giving it all away. During his philanthropic time, Mr. Carnegie was doing seminars to teach people how to do what he did, which is where Napoleon Hill met him.
Andrew Carnegie introduced, for the first time, the Law of Attraction and noticed that Napoleon Hill was seriously interested in it. Even though Napoleon Hill was a grade school drop out, there was mass potential in him and Mr. Carnegie proposed to study the world’s most successful people for the next 20 years.
After studying hundreds of successful people and over 20,000 others he wrote countless books, and in 1937 Napoleon
Hill published the world’s greatest book on success, Think and Grow Rich.
Think and Grow Rich lays out the blueprint to success in any endeavor that you pursue. Some of the concepts may seem a little weird to practice (The Invisible Counselors) but after time it becomes very beneficial.
The main idea behind Think and Grow Rich is to truly believe you can do anything, because you can. Re-read the quote at the top. Everything starts with an idea in someone’s head, even yours, and it takes work to turn that idea into reality. Anything is possible.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right” – Henry Ford
Think and Grow Rich is filled with stories of how people started with just an idea and turned it into a reality. Some of the most famous people that Mr. Hill interviewed you may have heard of.
Andrew Carnegie’s Philosophy of Success helped:
- Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company)
- John D. Rockefeller (Oil Refinery)
- Theodore Roosevelt (United States President)
- Alexander Graham Bell (Telephone)
- William Howard Taft (United States President)
- Thomas Edison (Inventor – Light Bulb)
All of Napoleon Hill’s revolve around how these people, and hundreds of others, became as successful as they did. It is a simple process but yet it is hard to do because you actually have to put these concepts into action on a daily basis.
You can achieve anything you want to and this book will help put you on the right path of thinking.
The only difference between me, you and the billionaires of this world is only one thing: Our Thoughts!