Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Although the famous personal development book Think and Grow Rich was written more than 7 decades ago, the principles have remained true to this day.  Whether they know it or not, people who are financially successful exhibit many of the principles that were discussed in the book.  Let’s take a look at some of the examples and how this holds true.

One of the first principles that Napoleon Hill talks about in his book is desire.  This is one of the things that many personal development books are missing.  While it is simple, too many people focus on strategies such as affirmations and other exercises.  The one thing that all successful people have in common is that they had a strong desire to succeed.

Another principle that is discussed is imagination.  The power of imagination is not only the ability to create a solution where a problem once was, it’s also the ability to imagine yourself being successful and having what you want in life.  This is a topic that is discussed in depth in the famous book “The Secret.”

One of the main exercises in the book is when you imagine yourself having what you want repeatedly in order to strengthen your desire and your belief that you can have it.  Many people have used this simple exercise consciously or even subconsciously to get what they want in their life.

Napoleon Hill also talks about the Master Mind.  When you look at all successful industry leaders, you will notice that they have a master mind – a group of likeminded people that share ideas, help each other grow, and hold each other accountable.  All financially successful people have a group that they consult with if they need advice.  Many budding entrepreneurs also know the strength of the master mind as it forces them to grow, gain new information and experiences.

Organized planning is also necessary when it comes to becoming successful.  The way you turn a dream into reality is to break it down and come up with a plan.  By setting up a plan, your goals and dreams become achievable and it will draw you to take action since you have a road map to where you want to be.

The final principle that I want to talk about is decision.  Many people plan build an intricate plan but never go ahead and take action.  Procrastination is one of the biggest enemies to success and you’ll notice that successful people do not procrastinate much.  They are quick to make decisions and take the necessary action to move forward.

As you can see, the qualities that make up a financially successful person have not changed in over 7 decades.  The principles that were discussed in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich still hold true today.  There are many other principles in the book that discuss the characteristics of successful people.  If you want to learn what makes successful people successful, you should study the book carefully and apply the valuable information.

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