Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Old but gold. Here are the top 5 takeaways from Napoleon Hill’s classic on why your mindset is the single most important factor for any success in life – Think and Grow Rich.

It is What You Think that Matters

  • If you don’t see riches in your thought, you can’t expect to be rich
  • Every great leader than existed was a dreamer
  • Thought + Burning Desire + Action = Result

A Burning Desire

  • Riches responds with a burning desire implemented through definite plans and a constant persistence
  • Need to attach desire with an outcome
  • 6 step method for transforming desire to outcome:
    • Fix in your mind a specific amount
    • Determine what are you going to give in return
    • Establish a specify date
    • Create a definite plan and start right away
    • Write 1-4 into a statement
    • Read statement 2X daily

Become an Unstoppable Force

  • Persistence is everything
  • “Persistence is to the character of man what carbon is to steel”
  • Immunity to failure
  • A quitter never wins and a winner ever quits

Sexual Energy

  • 5 strongest stimulants are in order (from lowest to highest): Friendship, music, desire for riches, love and sex
  • Those who reached the highest level of achievements have had highly developed sexual natures
  • Transmutation of sex energy to energy + creativity => primary source of genius

The Six Ghosts of Fear

  1. Fear of poverty
  2. Fear of criticism
  3. Fear of ill-health
  4. Fear of loss of love of someone
  5. Fear of old age
  6. Fear of death