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Wishes Won’t
Bring Riches

The Mental Dynamite Series

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 into 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.

Wishes Won’t Bring Riches provides you with the missing link necessary to go from visualizing your dreams to living them.



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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.

“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

Dear Readers,

If you are an avid reader of Napoleon Hill’s work, I am sure you are aware of the importance of having self-confidence. In 1928, Napoleon’s famous work, the Law of Success, was first published. The third lesson in this book was titled Self-Confidence and Dr. Hill wrote that the lesson was based on twenty-five years of research. After interviewing hundreds of successful men and women, Napoleon Hill realized that self-confidence in one’s abilities is extremely important in being successful.

All positive achievement begins with the elimination of fear. This demon called fear often whispers in your ear that you can’t do something, or you aren’t good enough for something. Fear causes us to doubt our own abilities and talents. There are six basic fears that we all face, such as:

  • Fear of Poverty
  • Fear of Old Age
  • Fear of Criticism
  • Fear of Loss of Love
  • Fear of Ill Health
  • Fear of Death

It is strange that we often fear something that never happens. We always worry and think the worst, but rarely do events happen that way. Instead, we let fear destroy our personal initiative and creativity.

Napoleon Hill wrote that one of the most successful men he met gave credit for his success to his wife. When they were first married, the wife created a creed for her husband that he kept on his desk. It goes like this:

“I believe in myself. I believe in those who work with me. I believe in my employer. I believe in my friends. I believe in my family. I believe God will give me everything I need to succeed if I will do my best to earn it through faithful and honest service. I believe in prayer and I will never close my eyes to sleep at night without praying for divine guidance so I will be patient with other people and tolerate those who do not believe as I do. I believe success is the result of intelligent effort and does not depend on luck. I will treat others as I want them to treat me and I will not slander those whom I do not like. I pledge myself to be the best I can be and to succeed in life. Finally, I will forgive those who offend me because I realize that I shall sometimes offend others and will need their forgiveness.”


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

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The Law of Success

This is the third of a series of excerpts that focus on the “secret” in Think and Grow Rich. What makes these selections so unique is that a keyword was chosen with an emphasis on the secret that Napoleon Hill so often mentioned. I know you will enjoy reading these powerful excerpts.

by Napoleon Hill

THOUGHTS WHICH ARE MIXED WITH ANY OF THE FEELINGS OF EMOTIONS, CONSTITUTE A “MAGNETIC” FORCE WHICH ATTRACTS, FROM THE VIBRATIONS OF THE ETHER, OTHER SIMILAR, OR RELATED THOUGHTS. A thought thus “magnetized” with emotion may be compared to a seed which, when planted in fertile soil, germinates, grows, and multiplies itself over and over again, until that which was originally one small seed, becomes countless millions of seeds of the SAME BRAND!

The ether is a great cosmic mass of eternal forces of vibration. It is made up of both destructive vibrations and constructive vibrations. It carries, at all times, vibrations of fear, poverty, disease, failure, misery; and vibrations of prosperity, health, success, and happiness, just as surely as it carries the sound of hundreds of orchestrations of music, and hundreds of human voices, all of which maintain their own individuality, and means of identification, through the medium of radio.

From the great storehouse of the ether, the human mind is constantly attracting vibrations which harmonize with that which DOMINATES the human mind. Any thought, idea, plan, or purpose which one holds in one’s mind attracts, from the vibrations of the ether, a host of its relatives, adds these “relatives” to its own force, and grows until it becomes the dominating, MOTIVATING MASTER of the individual in whose mind it has been housed.

Now, let us go back to the starting point, and become informed as to how the original seed of an idea, plan, or purpose may be planted in the mind. The information is easily conveyed: any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. This is why you are asked to write out a statement of your major purpose, or Definite Chief Aim, commit it to memory, and repeat it, in audible words, day after day, until these vibrations of sound have reached your subconscious mind.

We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.

Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment, and to build your own life to ORDER. Taking inventory of mental assets and liabilities, you will discover that your greatest weakness is lack of self-confidence. This handicap can be surmounted, and timidity translated into courage, through the aid of the principle of auto-suggestion. The application of this principle may be made through a simple arrangement of positive thought impulses stated in writing, memorized, and repeated, until they become a part of the working equipment of the subconscious faculty of your mind.


First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.

Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.

Third. I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF-CONFIDENCE.

Fourth. I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.

Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them, and in myself.

I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.

Back of this formula is a law of Nature which no man has yet been able to explain. It has baffled the scientists of all ages. The psychologists have named this law “auto-suggestion,” and let it go at that.

The name by which one calls this law is of little importance. The important fact about it is—it WORKS for the glory and success of mankind, IF it is used constructively. On the other hand, if used destructively, it will destroy just as readily. In this statement may be found a very significant truth, namely; that those who go down in defeat, and end their lives in poverty, misery, and distress, do so because of negative application of the principle of auto-suggestion. The cause may be found in the fact that ALL IMPULSES OF THOUGHT HAVE A TENDENCY TO CLOTHE THEMSELVES IN THEIR PHYSICAL EQUIVALENT.

The subconscious mind, (the chemical laboratory in which all thought impulses are combined, and made ready for translation into physical reality), makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by FEAR just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by COURAGE, or FAITH.

Source: Think and Grow Rich,the chapter on DESIRE, with excerpts from pages 46-52

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The Secret to Abundance
by Alex Alfaro


Abundance: That elusive quality most have thought about, dreamed about, talked about, but only merely wish for. To have the life you want for yourself, your family, and the ones you love. The ability to travel the world. To have anything you want when you want it. To see anything and experience everything. To do anything you want without violating the rights of others. In the words of Napoleon Hill, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” You can find that quote written on my office walls, it is my favorite of all of Napoleon Hill’s teachings. I look at this statement and the most significant word, the one that stood out to me early on in my studies, is “believe”; or, in other words, faith. Principle 3 of the 17 Laws of Success is Applied Faith. I asked myself some questions: What does faith mean? How do you get faith? How does this apply to my business? At one time or another we have been told or taught to have faith and that faith is a state of mind, you simply have to believe. Problem is, how do you just have faith? There isn’t a switch we can simply turn on, is there? We have never been taught how to develop the state of mind required for faith. We were never taught that faith is a state of mind which can be induced or created. We were never taught that without faith we could never create abundance.

My name is Alex Alfaro, Founder, and CEO of SCL Group, a Logistics Consulting Firm. Although I have been in the logistics industry since 1999, I founded my firm in 2013 immediately after reading Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. It was at this time that I began my quest for self-development, or what I call self-mastery, and it started when I found the Napoleon Hill Foundation. I enrolled in the three-step process to become a certified instructor for the foundation. I built my company using the core principles of Napoleon Hill’s teachings. My employees are required to read Think and Grow Rich. My marketing material for prospective clients is wrapped around Think and Grow Rich, and everyone who has ever agreed to a meeting with me has received a copy of the book. My head of operations, Beny Bravo, has finished the Science of Success course and has also become a certified instructor.

Napoleon Hill instructs us that faith is a mindset that can be induced, created by affirmation, or created by repeated instructions to the subconscious mind through the principle of auto-suggestion. Positive thought that is repeatedly passed to the subconscious mind through auto-suggestion is inevitably accepted by the subconscious and immediately translated into its physical equivalent. At SCL Group we have created a statement that everyone must write down, memorize, and then repeat to themselves on a daily basis. This is our daily auto-suggestion exercise. This not only helps us win in business, but it helps us win in life. It will, in turn, create that elusive quality of abundance which we all are interested in attaining. Our statement is:

“ADD MORE VALUE, do more for our others than anyone else on earth.”

If you can do that, then you have a solid foundation to build a brand, a company, a life with abundance, as well as friendships that are beyond compare. In scripture, it says, “If you wish to become great, learn to become a servant.” If you can serve a large number of people at a deep level it is imminent that you will have faith, self-confidence, and you will be successful in anything and everything you do. You will have the life you want for yourself, your family, and the ones you love. You will have, be, or do anything you want. All you have to do is add more value.

Alex Alfaro
Certified Instructor
Founder and CEO, SCL Group
Cerritos, California

Alex can reached at Alex@groupscl.com.

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Master-Key to Riches

Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill Foreword, Actions and Annotations by Jeffrey Gitomer


New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Gitomer brings you the very foundation of Napoleon Hill’s self-help legacy: his long-lost original notes, letters, and lectures—now compiled, edited, and annotated for the modern reader.

Twenty years before the publication of his magnum opus Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill was an instructor, philosopher, and writer at the George Washington Institute in Chicago, where he taught courses in advertising and sales. These rare, never-before-seen lectures were thought to be lost to history. Until now.

Given exclusive access to the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Jeffrey Gitomer has unearthed Hill’s original course notes containing the fundamental beliefs in hard work and personal development that established Hill as a global leader of success and positive attitude.

In Truthful Living, Gitomer has captured Hill’s foundational wisdom for the twenty-first century. These easy-to-implement real-world strategies for life, family, business, and the bottom line prove as energizing and inspiring today as they were nearly one hundred years ago.

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Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill


This edition of Napoleon Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book.

In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.

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The Master-Key to Riches

by Napoleon Hill


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The Master Key to Riches, a powerful formula for self-improvement, shows you how to harness the powers of your will and mind so that you can achieve mental happiness, business success, spiritual vitality and financial superiority.

Based on the Andrew Carnegie formula for money making, The Master Key to Riches describes in step-by-step detail the greatest practical philosophy of success. “Riches” means all riches—“not merely those represented by bank balances and material things,” says Napoleon Hill in the introduction to this master-manual for personal achievement.

This amazing philosophy, culled from the success experiences of many of the world’s most powerful and wealthy men, will show you how to succeed in any path of life, whether it be love, wealth, personal satisfaction, faith, or any number of other goals.

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The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude

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