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Think and Grow Rich

The secrets of 40 millionaires' wealth, revealed

By Napoleon Hill
18-minute read
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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

In Think and Grow Rich (1937), Napoleon Hill investigates the methods of the 500 most successful people of his time, including the world’s richest men, top politicians, famous inventors, writers and captains of industry. First published amidst the Great Depression, Think and Grow Rich has sold over 100 million copies.

  • Anyone who wants to learn the secrets of people who have made it big
  • Anyone who wants to be successful in life
  • Anyone who’s heard of this self-help classic and wants to see what it’s about 

Napoleon Hill (1883–1970) was an American journalist and writer. From 1933 to 1936 he was an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill
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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
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In Think and Grow Rich (1937), Napoleon Hill investigates the methods of the 500 most successful people of his time, including the world’s richest men, top politicians, famous inventors, writers and captains of industry. First published amidst the Great Depression, Think and Grow Rich has sold over 100 million copies.

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Goal setting and detailed planning are the basis of every achievement.

Every success story begins with people who know what they want to achieve.

So before you begin chasing after any old dream, you should start by defining your own personal goal as precisely as you can. For example, if you want to get rich, you should decide precisely how much money you want to make.

Additionally, you must have a clear understanding of when you want to achieve your goal and what you’re prepared to invest to accomplish it. Because setting a specific goal is pointless if it’s floating in some indeterminate future where you’ll only ever be able to pursue it halfheartedly.

It’s also important to come up with a plan that outlines every step you’ll need to take until the realization of your goal. And once you have a plan, get cracking! Don’t waste another minute.

The following method comes in handy if you want to make sure that your desire for success is anchored deeply enough in your own thoughts and actions. First, write down your goal and your detailed plan for achieving it. Then, read it aloud twice every day: once in the morning after you get up and once every night before going to bed.

Follow these recommendations and it’ll make it a lot easier for you to get rich – or make any other dream come true. 

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