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THE BOOK: Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy is the essential modern companion to the bestselling self-help book of all time, Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic, Think and Grow Rich.  This book, released in conjunction with the major motion picture, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy.

Readers will be inspired through unflinching accounts of some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons who rose above the unlikeliest and in some cases, most tragic of circumstances to find personal fulfillment and make their mark on the world.

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

Dear Readers,

The Five Essentials was the topic of the address that Napoleon Hill gave to the graduating class of Salem University in 1957. It is important to realize that thirty-five years earlier, in 1922, Napoleon Hill also was the commencement speaker for graduation at the then Salem College. One of the 1922 graduates was Jennings Randolph, a man who would later become a US Senator. Mr. Randolph decided to write a letter to Napoleon Hill and told him that his speech inspired him to devote his life to public service. Jennings Randolph and Napoleon were destined to become great friends, and Mr. Randolph served on the board of trustees for the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

It is also important to understand that the letter from Jennings Randolph inspired Napoleon Hill to write Think and Grow Rich. For many years, the Foundation could not locate this speech. However, a few years ago, Napoleon’s grandson, Dr. JB Hill, was able to locate the speech on microfilm. It is now included in the book Napoleon Hill’s Greatest Speeches, which is available on our website or Amazon.

In continuing with the lecture given to the graduating class of 1957, Napoleon Hill felt that five principles were extremely important for success. These Five Essentials are definiteness of purpose, the mastermind, applied faith, going the extra mile, and self-discipline. Definiteness of purpose is simply the starting point of all achievement. It is the principle that we use to develop our burning passion and desire for life. On the other hand, the mastermind is an alliance between two or more people who coordinate their efforts in order to obtain a definite purpose. Napoleon Hill states that he first learned this principle from Andrew Carnegie and it is one of the principles Carnegie used to accumulate his huge fortune. Carnegie showed Napoleon that individuals can achieve success, but greater results can be obtained by working with others. Continually, applied faith is the faith in one’s self-backed by action. It is a state of mind where you believe that you can achieve your definite major purpose. Going the extra mile is simply the act of doing more than you are paid to do. This means taking initiative and performing tasks that no one asks you to do. Lastly, self-discipline can be used to combine the four principles I just mentioned. We have to be in control of our thoughts if we want to be successful.

I assure you, if you focus on implementing the Five Essentials in your own life, you will begin to see a dramatic change. You will become successful in ways that you could never imagine.


I wish you the best,
Don Green
Executive Director Napoleon Hill Foundation

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The Law of Success

Five Absolute Essentials of Success
by Napoleon Hill

Five of these principles will be presented to you today as absolute essentials of success. If properly applied, they can carry you from this point forward to wherever you desire to be in the calling of your choice.

I must remind you, however, that there is no such reality in this world as something for nothing. Everything worth having has a price upon it. As Emerson has so well stated: “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.”

Paraphrasing this wise admonition, let us say that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Nothing can bring you success but the application of the principles that have been responsible for all successes.

Let me list for you now the five essentials of success. They are:

  1. Definiteness of Purpose
  2. The Master Mind principle
  3. Going the Extra Mile
  4. Self-Discipline
  5. Applied Faith

Definiteness of Purpose

All successful achievement starts with definiteness of purpose. No man may hope to succeed unless he knows precisely what he wants and conditions his mind to complete the action necessary to attain it.

How does one go about conditioning his mind with definiteness of purpose? Simply by cultivating a deep and enduring capacity for belief!

I could cite example after example to prove that definiteness of purpose pays off. But I can think of no better case than that of Mr. W. Clement Stone of Chicago.

Shortly after my book Think and Grow Rich was published, Mr. Stone came across a copy of it. At that time, he was earning a modest living as an insurance salesman. That was in 1938.

As a result of what my book said about the need to choose a definite goal in life, Mr. Stone took a notebook from his pocket and wrote the following words: “My goal in life is this: By 1956 I will be president of the biggest exclusive old-line legal reserve health and accident insurance company in the world.”

Mr. Stone signed his name to this and began reading it over to himself daily until it was seared into his consciousness. And because he knew what he wanted, he was able to recognize opportunity when it came his way. When the chance came for him to acquire the Combined Insurance Company of America, he was able to act with swift determination toward accomplishing his goal. And through his energy, the firm has now become what he determined it would be—the biggest exclusive accident and health firm in the world.

Now, I might add, Mr. Stone devotes much of his time and talent to helping others achieve their goals—by sponsoring the Science of Success home study course and by publishing a monthly magazine, Success Unlimited.

Mr. Stone became successful because he knew what he wanted, believed he would get it, and stood by that belief until it produced the opportunities he needed to fulfill his purpose.

There is something about the power of thought that seems to attract to a person the material equivalent of his aims and purposes. This power is not man-made. But it was made for man to use, and to enable him to control much of his earthly destiny.

… How can you master the first of the five essentials of success?

Decide soon—within the next few weeks, if possible— upon a definite major purpose in your life. Write it down clearly and in detail in a pocket-sized notebook. Sign it, memorize it, and repeat it aloud at least three times daily in affirmation of your belief that it can be achieved. In the same notebook, write out a clear description of the plan by which you intend to achieve your goal. State the maximum of time in which you intend to achieve it. Also, describe in detail precisely why you believe you will attain your purpose and what you intend to give in return for it. This latter is important. Give it much thought.

(Next week: The Mastermind principle)

Source: Napoleon Hill’s Greatest Speeches

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Tomorrow Is Not The Day
by Jim Stovall


Those of you who are regular readers of this ongoing effort of mine know that each of my columns ends with the phrase “Today’s the day!” This is a constant reminder that yesterday is nothing more than a passing memory and tomorrow is nothing more than a hopeful promise. Today holds our only existence.

We, here in Western civilization, have failed to master the concept of living in the moment. We spend so much time worrying about yesterday or planning tomorrow that we fail to live today.

Think about trying to live your life “on purpose.” This means really do what you’re doing with your whole mind, body, and spirit. Don’t be doing one thing and thinking about doing another. This conscious effort to “live in the moment,” will make you better at the things you do but, more importantly, will cause you to examine the significance of the tasks on which you decide to invest your time.

Remember that this moment of this day is all we really have. As always, today’s the day!

One of the reasons we let our minds wander into the past or the future is because we are all guilty of filling our days with mundane and mindless activities. Some of these are unavoidable, but we must constantly eliminate as many of the time-wasters as possible. A life lived to its fullest is nothing more than a series of years, months, weeks, and days lived in the same fashion. Somehow, when we project into the future, we only think of things that hold a great deal of significance to us.

Our future can only be significant if we build it on top of the meaningful tasks that we perform today.

Remember that this moment of this day is all we really have. As always, today’s the day!

Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall is the president of Narrative Television Network as well as a published author of many books including The Ultimate Gift. He is also a columnist and motivational speaker. He may be reached at 5840 South Memorial Drive, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74145-9082; by email at Jim@JimStovall.com; on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stovallauthor; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jimstovallauthor.

Source: Wisdom for Winners, A Millionaire’s Mindset by Jim Stovall

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The Little Book of Leadership


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In this lost classic, the pioneering motivational coach teaches how to make the crucial leap from faith to action in bringing your dreams to life.

Believe in yourself…Have faith. We often hear these expressions. But faith is not enough. We need Applied Faith. In three hard-hitting chapters, motivational master Napoleon Hill teaches you how to transform belief to action, and faith into real-life plans.

Application. Enthusiasm. Action. These are the three keys required to do more than just “believe in yourself”–but to actually BE the person you want to be.

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How to Own Your Own Mind

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Locked in a vault since 1941, here is Napoleon Hill’s definitive lesson on how to organize your thinking to attain success!

In How to Own Your Mind, you receive a one-of-a-kind master class in how to think for success from motivational pioneer and author of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill. In three compelling chapters, Hill demonstrates how to organize, prioritize, and act on information so that it translates into opportunity.

Knowledge is not power. Only applied knowledge is power. This book teaches you how to use what you know, and how to know what’s worth knowing.

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The Path to Personal Power

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This true lost manuscript from the “grandfather of self-help,” Napoleon Hill provides timeless wisdom on how to attain a more successful and wealthy life using simple principles.

Napoleon Hill first wrote The Path to Personal Power in 1941, intending it as a handbook for people lifting themselves out of the Great Depression. But upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America’s entrance into World War II, these lessons were put aside and largely forgotten–until today.

Discovered in the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, this never-before-published work is made up of three easily digested lessons, each its own chapter: Definiteness of Purpose; the Master Mind; and Going the Extra Mile.

This concise book is a powerful road map that leads to a single discovery–you already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success, and prosperity you desire in life. All you need to do is walk the path without straying, and the rest will follow.

Using these lessons, you have principles to live by that will help you stay on your own personal path to power, and achieve success that you never thought possible.

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