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Napoleon Hill Around the World

One of the things I learned in life was to never forgo the chance to do a kind deed for others, even when that person is in no position to return the favor. The mere fact that we extend kindness to others is a reward in itself.

When the verse from Acts 20:35 tells us that it is more blessed to give than to receive, it simply means our rewards will be of greater value than the gift we have bestowed on others.

Giving shows that we are wanting to reward others for the gifts that we have received. Experience in giving should leave the giver with a state of mind that is creative and able to accomplish much more than if we tend to hold onto possessions that we think will assure our own happiness.

You may have discovered that “things” do not assure happiness and one who thinks material things will grant them happiness will learn that one never has enough “things.” The sooner one learns the lesson that our ability to give should be the real thing, and not the “thing” itself, only then will we be able to receive a similar blessing.

When I think of giving, I do not necessarily mean money, and it can be in many forms, such as giving away a book. I don’t mean loaning a book that you have read, but if it is worth reading, it is worth giving with nothing expected in return.

Just recently, Judith Williamson sent me a little book by Max Lucado, titled You Changed My Life. The book had a positive effect on me and I stopped to think of people who had a positive effect on my life. I did not just stop there, but went on the Internet and ordered several copies to give to some people that I recalled having changed my life. It will be of immense pleasure when I receive the books entitled You Changed My Life, so that I can give them to others. Whether the little books I give bring about positive action as Judy’s book did for me, I can only hope.

I wish you the best at whatever you do!


~ Don Green
Executive Director



“Man is not a creature of circumstances, but a creator of circumstances. He makes his own circumstances, his own opportunities.”
~Napoleon Hill




“Any business whose management has the foresight to adopt a policy which consolidates management, employees and the public it serves in a spirit of team work, provides itself with an insurance policy against failure.” ~Napoleon Hill

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Vintage Essays By Judy Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumnet

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create that fact. ~ William James

Dear Readers:

Resolutions always bridge the past to the future. Beginning with a will and a desire to start anew, resolutions help individuals focus on the changes that they want to experience in their lives. Resolving to travel, to read, to become fit, to be more social, to add family rituals to living, to attend more weekly services, to save money, to spend money, to extend kindnesses toward others, and on and on are all good things that focus a person on living in the present moment. It seems that the end result of all resolutions is in seeking more wisdom than was had in the past. To go beyond and find more knowledge in something ordinary that can in turn become extraordinary helps a person in their journey though life. Research bears out the fact that people who are “doing” people, active and involved people, enjoy life more and have better outcomes as the years roll by. Preferring to take a risk, get involved, invest in something untried and new, and grow from where you are to a more improved version of yourself, all bring richness and joy to life.

This year I have many new ideas that I want to pursue. I want to spend time on hobbies that I have considered undertaking and see if I can be good at making things with my hands. I want to read more quality material before retiring. I want to investigate choices that before I may have considered too risky. I want to live all the days of my life and not regret having missed the moment wherein change could have happened for the positive.

People always learn from those who have come before and Napoleon Hill was no exception to the rule. Many authors inspired and educated him on his personal journey of discovery. Weekly, I would like to introduce an author that accompanies Dr. Hill on the walk of personal improvement and ask you to read some of their works as well. This will only expand your appreciation and understanding of Dr. Hill’s philosophy because it expands your mental horizons as you form new thinking pathways in your thought patterns. Being open to ideas is the only way to expand and grow. Being closed reduces your overall capacity to embrace changes and ideas that could enlarge your impact and personal worldview.

Dr. Joseph Murphy was a contemporary of Dr. Hill, and his famous book entitled The Power of Your Subconscious Mind enlightens the reader as to how to make strong personal desire through affirmations, visualization, and imagery take hold in their lives. Dr. Murphy states: “Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.” This book is full of advice, practice, and results, that lead to wisdom for the person who begins by planting a single seed of thought. You begin this process by determining your definite major purpose and listing the steps toward its attainment. Next, you reinforce your desire by using the power of your subconscious mind to affirm ownership and thereby add a basic but necessary tool to your success toolbox. Why not be open to investigating this new thought approach? As in everything, it works if you work it.

May you ever increase your capacity for success and richness in your life. Attract what you desire, and make life a joyful experience rather than a struggle that curtails your highest desires.

Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson

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The Law of Success


Engage The Power of Your Mind
by Napoleon Hill

Take possession of your mind. Aim high. Don’t believe because you may not have achieved much in the past that you can’t achieve in the future. Don’t measure your future by your past. If you do, you’re sunk. A new day is coming. You’re going to be born again. You’re setting up a new pattern. You’re in a new world and you’re a new person. I intend that every one of you shall be born again–mentally, physically, and maybe spiritually. You shall be born to a new aim, a new purpose, a new realization of your own individual power, and a new realization of your own dignity as a unit of mankind.

If you ask me what I believe to be the greatest sin of mankind, I bet you’d be surprised at what my answer would be. What would yours be? What do you think the greatest sin of mankind is? I believe the greatest sin of mankind is neglecting to use his greatest asset–because if you’ll use that greatest asset, you’ll have everything you want and you’ll have it in abundance. Notice that I didn’t say you’ll have everything within reason. I said you’d have everything you want and have it in abundance. I didn’t put any qualifying words in there. You’re the only one that can put qualifying words in there as to what you want. You’re the only one that sets up limitations for yourself. Nobody can do it for you unless you let them.

Source: Your Right To Be Rich. Napoleon Hill Foundation. Penguin. 2015. Pgs. 37-38.

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The Amazing Adventures of Oliver Hill

Wisdom for Winners

Foundations for Success

The Little Book of Leadership


The Amazing Adventures of
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An official publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation

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In 1937 after the release of the most read self-help book of our time Think & Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill made a special request that would change the world…to take the 17 Principles of Success that has created countless millionaires and teach them to children of all ages!

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Napoleon Hill’s Greatest Speeches

from the Archives of Napoleon Hill

We are pleased to present this never before published collection from the one and only, Napoleon Hill.

Along with other never before published material, this volume includes the speech that inspired the worldwide bestseller Think and Grow Rich.

With a foreword by Napoleon’s grandson, Dr. J.B. Hill, and introductory comments by Don Green, Director of The Napoleon Hill Foundation, personal letters from family members and Senator Jennings Randolph, this fascinating exploration of the speeches given by the pioneer of the personal development movement is packed with a wealth of information.

It is a revealing look at one man’s quest for understanding why some men succeed, why others do not, and what makes success something that can be replicated.

This collection will provide you with some of Napoleon’s finest speeches including:

-What I Have Learned From Analyzing 10,000 People
-The Man Who Has Had no Chance
-The Commencement Address at Salem College in Salem, West Virginia, 1922—likely his best-remembered and most-influential speech.

Napoleon Hill dedicated much of his life to solving what he called “the most stupendous problem confronting the human race today.” That is, “How can I get what I want?”

As W. Clement Stone and thousands of others can attest, Hill succeeded in this venture, and we now have a success philosophy that Andrew Carnegie once saw as a possibility.

The pages within this book will tell you of the origins of a personal development legacy.

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Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

As Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, I receive many requests from people wanting the original 1937 copy of Think and Grow Rich. To satisfy those of you who desire to have a 1937 unedited copy, we have reproduced Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, printed in March of 1937. The book has the notation, “not to be loaned,” and signed: Annie Lou Hill (the wife of Dr. Hill). This personal copy of Dr. Hill’s was given to me by Dr. Charles W. Johnson, Chairman of the Napoleon Hill Foundation and a nephew of Napoleon Hill. It was Napoleon Hill who sent Dr. Johnson to medical school, and today he is a practicing cardiologist. Charlie refers to Napoleon Hill as “Uncle Nap” and will often makes the statement, “Uncle Nap would be proud of the Foundation today.” The original 1937 manuscript was written and edited with the assistance of Napoleon’s wife. In later years, the existing document was again edited by Dr. Hill. For example, the Foundation owns a 1958 edition that Hill edited personally. This did not lessen the book’s value in Hill’s judgment. Hill made the editing remarks in his own handwriting and the resulting 1960 edited edition has sold over 100 million copies making it the most read self-help book of all time

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The Little Book of Leadership

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