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think and grow rich by napoleon hill

A Journey through 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill

“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill is a comprehensive guide to achieving success and prosperity in all aspects of life. Through a synthesis of personal anecdotes, interviews, and timeless wisdom, it serves as a constant source of inspiration and guidance on the journey towards realizing one’s fullest potential. My partner and I have found ourselves returning to its valuable principles multiple times, finding renewed motivation and clarity with each reading.

Through this book, readers can learn:

  • The importance of cultivating a burning desire for success as the catalyst for achievement.
  • Techniques for maintaining a positive mental attitude and overcoming self-doubt.
  • Strategies for harnessing the power of autosuggestion to reshape subconscious beliefs.
  • The significance of specialized knowledge and the mastermind alliance in achieving goals.
  • The role of persistence, perseverance, and decisive action in overcoming obstacles.
  • The transformative power of imagination and the subconscious mind.
  • The principles of organized planning and goal setting for success.
  • The law of attraction and how to attract opportunities and positive outcomes.
  • Methods for tapping into intuition and the sixth sense for guidance.
  • The timeless principles of success that apply across various aspects of life.

What are my key takeaways from this book

At the heart of Hill’s philosophy is the concept of desire. He asserts that a burning desire for achievement is the starting point of all great accomplishments. By cultivating a clear, definite purpose and maintaining unwavering faith in one’s ability to achieve it, individuals can harness the power of desire to propel themselves towards success. When we were starting as business owners, we we’re struggling to shift from having the employee mindset to entrepreneurs. It was a difficult shift that tested our persistence. But Mike and I have that burning desire to grow our business. We made it our life mission to the point that the tides of change was forced to change for us. From being the underdog, we became a nationally recognized company. As Napoleon Hill aptly puts it, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

We’re big fans of the idea of the mastermind alliance too. It’s been a game-changer for us. Having a group of supportive friends who share our goals has made all the difference on our journey to success. When we’re surrounded by people who understand what we’re trying to achieve, it’s like having our own personal cheerleading squad. They offer advice, share their experiences, and lift us up when we need it most. They’ve been a source of inspiration and encouragement, pushing us to keep going even when things get tough. Having this support network has made us feel like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves. It’s shown us that we’re not alone on this journey and that success is possible when we work together and support each other. 

If you know me personally, you know that I’m really into systems thinking. But that’s a topic for another day. What’s interesting is that this book, “Think and Grow Rich,” actually gives us a sneak peek into what systems thinking is all about. Hill’s focus on organized planning and taking decisive action is a prime example. By breaking down our goals into clear, actionable steps and creating detailed plans to achieve them, we’re essentially creating a system for success. It’s like putting together all the pieces of a puzzle to make sure we reach our objectives.


For someone like me who loves looking at the big picture and understanding how things work together, this approach really resonates. It’s not just about having big dreams – it’s about having a solid plan in place to make those dreams a reality.

The idea that the subconscious mind can influence reality is a central theme in “Think and Grow Rich,” and it’s one that resonates deeply with me as well. Despite how it may sound to some, our experiences have shown us the profound impact that our mindset can have on our outcomes. When Mike and I began to open ourselves up to the idea of altering our mindset and tapping into the power of our subconscious minds, we noticed a significant shift in our lives. It’s almost as if by aligning our thoughts and beliefs with our goals, we were able to attract opportunities and positive outcomes that moved us closer to success. While some may view this as superstitious, our firsthand experiences have shown us otherwise. It’s not about magic or wishful thinking; it’s about harnessing the incredible power of our minds to shape our reality.

If you haven't checked out "Think and Grow Rich" yet, now's the time to do it. This book is like a gold mine of valuable ideas that can really help you out. It's got all sorts of tips and tricks for reaching your goals and making your dreams happen. From believing in yourself to making solid plans, it's full of practical advice that anyone can use. So, if you're ready to start making some positive changes in your life, why not give it a read? You might be surprised at how much it can teach you!

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