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Commissioned by Andrew Carnegie and given personal introductions to the likes of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John D.

Rockefeller, Alexander Graham Bell and hundreds of others, Napoleon Hill's research and study of successful people made him the bestselling success author of all time. Of all of his works, none have ever matched his landmark The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons. First published in 1928, these sixteen lessons became the world's first comprehensive philosophy of personal achievement. In Napoleon Hill's own words: "The purpose of the Law of Success course is to enable you to find out how you may become more capable in your chosen field of work. To this end you will be analyzed and all of your qualities classified so you may organize them and make the best possible use of them." Endorsed by two U.S. Presidents and countless leaders of business and industry, it's as powerful and effective today as it was 75 years ago. For dedicated students of success, there is no better primer. This is just the tiniest portion of what you'll learn from this remarkable "Encyclopedia of Success:" Lesson 1 - The Master Mind (128 pages) - The ten weaknesses that block your success. - The ONE thing without which you will never enjoy outstanding success. - The two classes of thought...and why listening to one of them will guarantee your success. - The principle of Organized Knowledge - and how you can use its power to your advantage. - The truth about your education...and why it makes no difference to your success. - What you need to influence other people to co-operate with you. - The six qualities that are essential for you to become a leader. - The secret of turning your knowledge into power. Lesson 2 - A Definite Chief Aim (68 pages) - The simple nightly routine that will change your life...without any effort on your part. - The three steps that are essential to insuring your success. - What you are constantly making use of...to your disadvantage. - The reasons why you literally attract what you wish for. - The four-step formula that will focus you on what's really important in your life. - The one statement that another person MUST tell YOU every day. - Why you need to change your friends regularly. - The one word that you should remind yourself every single day without fail. - The desire that you definitely have...yet is completely the opposite of what you should have. Lesson 3 - Self Confidence (77 pages) - The deadly enemy of your progress...which I guarantee that you are feeling right now. - Your six basic fears...and how you can extinguish them from your life for good. - The two Laws of your heredity...and how they affect your confidence.

- Why you have no grounds whatsoever for fearing poverty. - How your life will be plagued by uncertainty if you let these two things 'die'. - Why the worst thing you can do for your children is give them an 'easy' life. - The amazing five-point confidence formula that will guarantee you unbreakable selfconfidence. - The hidden force inside you that, once unleashed, will give you unlimited belief in your abilities. - The law of mental telepathy...and how you can use it to your advantage. Lesson 4 - The Habit of Saving (68 pages) - The Law of Habit...and how you automatically apply it. - The simple two-step process to increase your earning power. - How to think and talk your way to success. - The two classes of debt...and which one you should avoid like the plague. - Why a poverty consciousness will affect your health. - The two-step process that will get rid of poverty for good. - Why you think the wrong way around when you have some money. - How saving can lead to success in other areas of your life. - The shocking truth about the savings of 98% of people. - How to assure your financial independence. Lesson 5 - Initiative and Leadership (76 pages) - The three assets that all great leaders possess. - A surprising way that you can get ideas off of the ground when you don't have any money. - The three keys to banishing procrastination from your life for good. - The secret of why you remain underpaid...no matter what you do. - The two brands of leadership...and which one leads to absolute failure. - The most important word in the English language. - How a great soldier's amazing 17-page analysis will change your views on how to become a leader. - The only way for you to achieve lasting happiness. - The chief reason why you don't reach decisions. - The four Laws that will allow you to build plans for anything that will guarantee their success. Lesson 6 - Imagination (82 pages) - The greatest and most profitable thing that you can do with your imagination. - Why you need imagination to guarantee your success. - The two natures of imagination and how you can use them to create your future. - Why your thoughts 'give you away'...and what you can do about it. - The two main causes of failure. - "Mob psychology"...and why you should be aware of it. - Why being an employee can be more profitable than being a leader. - Why you will never sell yourself to others unless you do this one thing. - How to use the power of "planting the seed" to your advantage. - How you can turn your great ideas into reality. - The secret of getting what you want from other people.

- Why the battle for your success is only half-won unless you do this. Lesson 7 - Enthusiasm (74 pages) - The simple procedure that will guarantee you unlimited enthusiasm. - How you can harness your enthusiasm...and use it for profit. - The principle of Suggestion...and how you can use it to your advantage. - Why how you say something is more important than what you say. - The three things that you need to harmonize in order to influence somebody. - How the dangerous law of association can make matters worse for you than they really are. - The one thing in the world that gives you real and enduring power. - A simple three-step process to develop your enthusiasm. - Why knowledge alone is not enough for you to be a success. - How the secret of what you wear has a dramatic impact on your success. - Why your day-to-day routine can doom you to failure. - The seven deadly enemies inside your head...and why your success is measured by how well you do battle with them. Lesson 8 - Self-Control (76 pages) - The reason why opportunities pass 9 out of 10 people by. - The signs of a lack of self-control...and how you can defeat them. - Why self-sacrifice is the worse thing you can do for yourself. - The spending habit prophecy from 1928 - and why it has come true. - The most essential factor in the development of your personal power. - The simple response you can use against criticism. - The secret of your dominating thoughts. - The ability that is the outstanding quality of all successful people. - An amazingly simple method of controlling your anger. - The Law of Retaliation...and the correct way to apply it. - Why you are really a salesman...and how to use it to propel your success. - The secret of converting your enemies into friends. Lesson 9 - Habit of Doing More Than Paid For (73 pages) - The two astonishing reasons why you should do more than you are paid for. - The secret of being able to work better and longer. - How the power of the Law of Increasing Returns can literally explode your success. - Why the element of love is crucial to your success. - The two rewards that come directly from doing unselfish work. - The secret of establishing an outstanding reputation. - The surprising truth about being indispensable. - The amazing Law of Compensation...and how you can use it to your advantage. - The secret of the 'Pyramiding of Gains'. Lesson 10 - Pleasing Personality (60 pages) - The secret to using your personality to attract the right people into your life. - The two most important aspects of your personality.

- Why human nature always wants what is always difficult to get. - Why you should always make sure that your words fit the frame of mind of the listener. - The amazing value of 'you'...and the fatality of 'I'. - The seven major factors to developing an attractive personality. - Your most important step in building your character. - The two staggering benefits to self-suggestion. - The single thing that you need to express your true personality. - Why you can never hope to become a prominent leader...unless you have this one thing. Lesson 11 - Accurate Thought (80 pages) - The Law of Evidence...and how you can use it to propel yourself forward. - Why going against your own interest can work to your advantage. - Why a temporary penalty will turn into a greater reward. - Why it is crucial to know which facts are important and relevant to your success. - The secret of the power of creative thought. - The two outstanding characteristics of your subconscious mind. - How you can tap into 'infinite intelligence'...and use it to change your life. - The four major factors that will shape how successful you are. - The secret of six key steps you can use to focus your thinking. - The secret passageway to true knowledge...and how you can reach into it. - How your thoughts magnetize your entire personality. Lesson 12 - Concentration (78 pages) - The two important Laws that will enable you to fully concentrate your mind. - The stunning effect that a change in environment can have on your success. - The 'radio principle'...and how you can use it to tap into abundance. - The door to your success...and how to find "The Magic Key" to unlock it. - The staggeringly simple pledge that will enable you to spend only ten minutes a day focusing on your future. - Why thought is organized energy...and how you use its amazing potential. - The secret of concentrated attention...and how to use it to manage your time more effectively. - The simple visualization technique that trains your mind to concentrate. - The startling hypnotic truth behind the psychology of crowds. Lesson 13 - Co-operation (68 pages) - How you can use the two forms of co-operation to propel yourself to unbelievable new heights. - Why you should aim for success through co-operation rather than competition. - Why the curse of procrastination drives you towards failure...and how you can get out of it. - Why the 'psychology of inaction' is the chief reason of failure. - Your six states of mind that are fatal to continuing action. - The two forms of action...and why you are only doing one of them. - Why you should put as much effort into preparation as execution. - The three most important factors that give you personal power. - The four-step process to extinguish your procrastination for good.

- The three major motivating forces that compel you to act. Lesson 14 - Failure (52 pages) - Why failure is only really temporary defeat...and is usually a blessing in disguise. - The seven shocking turning points in Napoleon Hill's life...and the surprising lessons that you can learn from them. - The entire amazing six page introduction to "Hill's Golden Rule" magazine. - Why your failures are just stepping stones on the road to finding what you truly love. - Why defeat is a destructive force only when you accept it as failure. - Why you should love your enemies instead of hating them...by seeing the value of what they are doing for you. Lesson 15 - Tolerance (42 pages) - Why you should be aware of the two significant features of intolerance. - Why your life is built upon bias and prejudice...and how you need to re-learn what you previously thought was the truth. - Why children are more important to business than you think. - The two things that are the foundation of enduring success. - Why you don't have the time to allow intolerance into your life. - The lessons from a war built upon a lack of tolerance...and how you can profit from them. Lesson 16 - The Golden Rule (68 pages) - The secret of the Golden Rule...and why it is widely misunderstood. - The amazing power of your thoughts...and how they affect your life. - Why you are undoubtedly using your thoughts in a way that is completely the opposite way you need for success. - Why you are wrong to believe that the success of a person should be measured by money alone. - The amazing 12-step 'Code of Ethics', which if you live by...will guarantee your success. - Why you can never achieve success without happiness. - The reason why it is essential that you 'guard your thoughts'. - Why it is critical for you not to hate or be jealous of someone else. - Why it is impossible for you to be negative without having a corresponding effect on your success. - How you can directly benefit from the Law of Retaliation. - The outstanding weakness of the vast majority of people...and how you can overcome it. - Why the Law of Compensation will change your luck overnight.

A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. Napoleon Hill All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth. Napoleon Hill Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. Napoleon Hill Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do. Napoleon Hill Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. Napoleon Hill Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. Napoleon Hill Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. Napoleon Hill Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. Napoleon Hill Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. Napoleon Hill Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Napoleon Hill

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success. Napoleon Hill Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. Napoleon Hill Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. Napoleon Hill First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. Napoleon Hill Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. Napoleon Hill Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. Napoleon Hill Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it. Napoleon Hill Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. Napoleon Hill If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge. Napoleon Hill It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served. Napoleon Hill It is always your next move. Napoleon Hill

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. Napoleon Hill It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. Napoleon Hill Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. Napoleon Hill Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. Napoleon Hill Money without brains is always dangerous. Napoleon Hill More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth. Napoleon Hill Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price. Napoleon Hill No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him. Napoleon Hill No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like. Napoleon Hill No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. Napoleon Hill No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind. Napoleon Hill One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life. Napoleon Hill Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. Napoleon Hill Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. Napoleon Hill Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best. Napoleon Hill The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be. Napoleon Hill The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Napoleon Hill The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. Napoleon Hill The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. Napoleon Hill The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. Napoleon Hill The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. Napoleon Hill The starting point of all achievement is desire. Napoleon Hill The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. Napoleon Hill The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Napoleon Hill There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. Napoleon Hill Think and grow rich. Napoleon Hill Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. Napoleon Hill Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge. Napoleon Hill Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. Napoleon Hill War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man. Napoleon Hill We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted. Napoleon Hill When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. Napoleon Hill When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. Napoleon Hill You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill You give before you get. Napoleon Hill

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself. Napoleon Hill Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession. Napoleon Hill Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill