personal experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons. It took Hill over 20years to produce this book, a classic in the Personal Development field. Think andGrow Rich has sold over 9 million copies and has helped thousands attain truesuccess.
The secret to success is very simple but you will have to read the book to learnit for yourself.
Napoleon Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successfulcareer writing, teaching, and lecturing about these principles of success. His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the foundation of modernmotivation. His book,
Think and Grow Rich
, is the all time best-seller in the field.I believe it was the same year Hill died (1970) that I came upon and read thisbook for the first time. I was young, a freshman in high school at the time.Although, I realized the book contained the answers I had always searched for,consistently applying these techniques in my own life eluded me for many years.Ironically, much of what I do today is to demonstrate and assist others in applyingthese same principles in their own lives. Personal life experience is always thegreatest teacher of them all and the most valuable lesson I
ve learned is that whenanother man possesses the answers we seek
and is willing to make themavailable
pay close attention immediately as they become available to you.Several years ago I came upon a biography of Hill and it was an eye-opening journey into the life of a man whose days, it turns out, were not the smooth sailing Ihad always thought they were.Napoleon struggled against frequent obstacles all through the course of his life,many of which were brought on by some of the earlier choices he had made. I can
tcount the number of times he ended up flat broke following a vastly successfulventure gone sour. His personal life was as spotted as his financial life.My own discovery of his many flaws caused me not to lose respect, but toactually gain a sort of reverence for him. Having learned about the struggles of thisvery human man has given me a whole new perspective of admiration, even awe, of the incredible spirit and perseverance that he displayed repeatedly againstenormous odds.I now understand that Hill didn
t write about some theory of how to think andgrow rich. He wrote from his own experience and the experience of America
smost successful.We all have our own experiences and struggles. I will not share mine here. Butknow that whatever odds may be facing
you can, and will prevail