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Napoleon Hill

The secrets of 40 millionaires' wealth, revealed

4.4 (2016 ratings)
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Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a timeless self-help book that shares the secrets to achieving wealth, success, and personal growth through the power of the mind.
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    We can only accomplish our aims in life if we are driven by a burning desire.

    A great number of us wish for wealth and financial independence – but wishing alone isn’t going to help us achieve our goals. If we want to get rich and realize our dreams, we need to recognize a burning desire within us.

    For instance, even after more than 10,000 failed experiments, Thomas Edison could not be shaken from his goal of inventing an electric light source. He was – plain and simple – driven by the desire to make his dream come true. And, after years of hard work, he did just that when he invented the light bulb.

    Writer Fannie Hurst had a similar experience: she had to suffer over 36 rejections before a single one of her short stories was published in a newspaper. From then on, her career as a successful novelist and playwright took off. Her burning desire had proven stronger than the frustration she felt about being rejected – and she ultimately met with success.

    So it’s essential for those of us who want to be successful to examine our own personal attitude towards setting our goals and dreams.

    How do we feel about our goals and dreams? Are they only castles in the sky? Or is our burning desire strong enough to make them come true one day?

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    What is Think and Grow Rich about?

    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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    Think and Grow Rich Review

    Think And Grow Rich (1937) offers insightful strategies for wealth creation, personal success, and self-improvement. Here's why you should read it:

    • It presents practical techniques for harnessing the power of the mind to achieve your goals.
    • The book is based on interviews with successful individuals who share their wisdom and experiences.
    • Readers will learn about the importance of persistence and the role of attitude in achieving success.

    Unlock your potential and start your journey to success with Think And Grow Rich.

    Who should read Think and Grow Rich?

    • 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 

    About the Author

    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 FAQs 

    What is the main message of Think And Grow Rich?

    The main message of Think And Grow Rich is to achieve wealth, success, and personal growth through the power of the mind.

    How long does it take to read Think And Grow Rich?

    It takes approximately 6-8 hours to read Think And Grow Rich. The Blinkist summary can be read in just 15 minutes.

    Is Think And Grow Rich a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Think And Grow Rich is a valuable read for anyone seeking to improve their mindset and achieve success.

    Who is the author of Think And Grow Rich?

    The author of Think And Grow Rich is Napoleon Hill.

    How many chapters are in Think And Grow Rich?

    Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has 15 chapters. The chapters are

    1. Introduction
    2. Desire
    3. Faith
    4. Autosuggestion
    5. Specialized Knowledge
    6. Imagination
    7. Organized Planning
    8. Decision
    9. Persistence
    10. Power of the Master Mind
    11. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
    12. The Subconscious Mind
    13. The Brain
    14. The Sixth Sense, and
    15. How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear.

    How many pages are in Think And Grow Rich?

    There are 320 pages in Think And Grow Rich.

    When was Think And Grow Rich published?

    Think And Grow Rich was first published in 1937.

    What to read after Think and Grow Rich?

    If you're wondering what to read next after Think and Grow Rich, here are some recommendations we suggest:
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    • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
    • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
    • 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn
    • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
    • Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rules by Napoleon Hill
    • The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
    • The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey