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

Dear Readers,

At an early age, before I was of school age, my late father was an underground coal miner, and he told my brothers and me about the plants that grew wild in the mountainous area of southwestern Virginia where we lived. One of the plants was called mayapple, and once it was dug up and left in the sun to dry, it would sell for a few cents per pound. My father told me about the root and showed me how to dig it correctly. I did this and sold the roots for a few dollars; thus, even as a young child, I developed a belief that there was a way to make money. It was the biggest three dollars I had ever seen because I knew I had earned the money.

This city with all its houses, palaces, steam engines, cathedrals
and huge, immeasurable traffic and tumult, what is it
but a Thought, but millions of Thoughts made into one —
a huge immeasurable Spirit of a Thought, embodied in brick, in iron, smoke, dust, Palaces, Parliaments, coaches,
docks and the rest of it! Not a brick was made but some man
had to think of the making of that brick.

The meaning of these words from the pen of British writer Thomas Carlyle is that everything starts from the mind. An idea is the beginning of it all. Every event, condition, and thing is first an idea in someone’s mind.

Such great undertakings as the pyramids were built in an era when things like machinery were not available as they are today. But what the ancients had were their minds, in which they conceived tremendous projects so vividly that they were able to overcome obstacles that all but a few would believe to be insurmountable. The pyramids were built of huge stones, and the workers basically had nothing but their hands.

What the workers had was the power of the mind, which has no limit except that which one applies to oneself.

Humans have a creative mind and are capable of creating results that have not existed before. However, a thought must exist before the mind can work. Remember, in all instances, a thought exists before a thing.

It is worth repeating many times that ideas within the mind are limited only by those limits placed on the mind by the individual.


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

Source: Everything I Know about Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill by Don Green

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The Law of Success

Creative Vision
by Napoleon Hill

Creative Vision, expressed by men and women who have been unafraid of criticism has been responsible for the civilization of today as we know it. It has also been responsible for the scientific inventions of modern times which have led first to the steamboat age during the days of Robert Fulton; then the railroad age, then electrical age, the steel and iron age, the department store age, the skyscraper age, the automobile age, the airplane age, the age of plastics, and finally the atomic and space age.

Creative vision inspires men to pioneer and to dare to experiment with new ideas in every field of endeavor. It is always on the lookout for better ways of doing man’s labor and supplying man’s needs.

Creative vision is a quality of mind belonging only to men and women who follow the habit of going the extra mile, for it recognizes no such thing as the regularity of working hours, is not concerned with monetary compensation, and the highest aim is to do the impossible.

This quality, more than all others, gave us Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and many other great statesmen who laid the solid foundation for our way of life.

And it gave us Thomas A. Edison in invention, Henry Ford in automobile transportation, Orville and Wilbur Wright in the development of the airplane, James J. Hill in railroad pioneering, F.W. Woolworth in chain store merchandising, Andrew Carnegie in the development of the steel industry, Charles M. Schwab in the same industry, John D Rockefeller, Sr., in the refinement of crude oil, and many other American industrialists who pioneered our system of free enterprise through the trial an error method, and developed it to the point at which it is today.

Creative vision may be an inborn quality of the mind, or it may be an acquired quality, for it may be developed by the free and fearless use of the faculty of the imagination.

There are two types of imagination:

(a) Synthetic imagination, which consists of a combination of previously recognized ideas, concepts, plans or facts arranged in a new order, or put to a new use.
(b) Creative imagination, which has its base in the subconscious section of the mind, and serves as the medium by which basically new facts or ideas are revealed through the faculty of the sixth sense.

It is known that any idea, plan or purpose, brought into the conscious mind repeatedly and supported by emotional feeling, is automatically picked up by the subconscious section of the mind and carried out to its logical conclusion by means of whatever practical media are available.

Understand this truth and it will be clear why you should adopt a definite major purpose and begin at once to carry it out. The understanding of this truth will also reveal one of the major benefits of the mastermind principle, as a master mind alliance in operation inspires the use of the imagination and leads to the development of creative vision.

Creative vision is definitely and closely related to that state of mind known as faith, and it is significant that those who have demonstrated the greatest amount of creative vision are known to have been men with a great capacity for faith. This is both logical an understandable when we recognize that faith is the means of approach to Infinite Intelligence, the source of all knowledge and all facts, both great and small.

Sound character is built of sterner stuff than complaints

The great leaders of this and past generations began their careers in the humblest of capacities. By the application of some combination of the seventeen principles of individual achievement, each one promoted himself to the goals he had set his heart upon, and none of them complained of the lack of opportunity.

Andrew Carnegie began as a bobbin-boy in a textile mill, at wages of fifty cents a day. Charles M. Schwab began as a stagecoach driver and worked later as a day laborer in the steel mills of Pennsylvania.

Henry Ford began as a stationary engineer for an electric light and power plant. Edison began as a newsboy and later took up telegraphy.

John Wanamaker began as a clerk in a retail clothing store. F.W. Woolworth began in a similar capacity, in a hardware store. And many former Presidents of the United States began in equally humble positions.

The list could be extended until it would include practically every great leader America ever produced, each and every one of whom began his career under circumstances far less favorable than those which are enjoyed by the majority of workers in industry today, and at far less wages.

So it makes little difference where a man begins. The important thing is: Where is he going? What motive has he to inspire him to give him the best that is in him? Is he willing to go the extra mile, or does he allow his hammer to hang in the air, the blow only half struck, when the whistle blows? Which does he watch the closer, the clock or the sign of an opportunity to make himself indispensable by the quality and quantity of service he renders?

These are the questions which every ambitious man should ask himself. And he should be in a position to answer them. The man who has creative vision can answer them. He knows where he is going. He knows what he desires of life, and he knows that life never permits anyone to get something of value for nothing without eventually paying more for it than it is worth.

The man with creative vision knows that he can succeed only by helping others succeed, and he knows also that it is not necessary for another man to fail in order that he may succeed.

The man with creative vision produces results instead of alibis. If he makes mistakes, as all men do, he is not afraid to accept the responsibility for them, and he never tries to shift that responsibility to another man.

He makes decisions quickly, but changes them just as readily when he discovers that he has made the wrong decision. He has no fear of others, either of higher or lower rank than himself, for he is at peace with his own conscience, is fair with his fellowmen, and honest with himself.

These are some of the traits of character of which creative vision is born.

These are plain words, but men of sound character and creative vision relish plain speaking.

One of the common weaknesses of most of us is that we look with envy at the men who have attained noteworthy success, taking stock of them during the hour of their triumph without taking note of the price each had to pay for his success. And we erroneously believe that they owe their success to some sort of pull, luck or dishonesty.

Personal achievement, power, fame, and riches: each has a definite price, and the man with creative vision not only knows the price but is willing to pay it.

The man with creative vision understands the benefits of sharing his blessings, his experiences and his opportunities with others, for he recognizes that only by this method can he attain and enjoy enduring prosperity, happiness and the respect of other men.

The man with creative vision also understands that combined creative vision of several minds, directed toward a definite end in a spirit of harmony, is the very heart of the master mind principle and that this type of creative vision is a tremendous source of power.

Source: PMA Science of Success by Napoleon Hill Pages 401, 402, Pages 418-420.

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Releasing Creativity
by Jim Stovall


Some of the happiest, wealthy, and successful people in our society are those individuals who are creative. I believe everyone has the ability to be creative in some arena in life. Some individuals find outlets within which to release their creativity. Other people never do. Creativity may range from writing the great American novel to putting together an intricate business deal to creating a culinary masterpiece for you and your guests at a dinner party to hitting a great golf shot to save par on a difficult hole, and virtually every other range of human activity.

If you ever feel as if you’re not creative, it may be because you are trying to release your creativity in the wrong area. Most experts would agree that Michael Jordan was among the greatest basketball players ever to play the game. His highlight film would certainly qualify him for what I would call a creative genius. But when Michael Jordan decided to be a baseball player, he could only manage to be a mediocre Minor League player. While it’s remarkable that someone could switch sports and still be competitive at all, his creative genius was only evident in one area.

What if Picasso had never painted, or what if Beethoven had never composed? Would they have been known as creative geniuses in other areas of life? I believe that they have given gifts to the world for generations to come because they found their unique creative outlet. How, then, can you and I find our creative outlets? I believe it is a matter of removing everything that is not your creative outlet, and that which remains will be your passion in which you will excel.

I always enjoy remembering the story of the Renaissance sculptor who bet a friend that there was a beautiful girl playing the harp inside a solid block of marble. His friend took the bet, and the sculptor began chipping away. It wasn’t long before the beautiful girl playing the harp emerged. His friend, while paying off the bet, asked the artist, “How did you know she was in there?” The artist replied, “I could see her with my creative eye. All I needed to do was to get the rubble out of the way.” You and I have the ability to create masterpieces in our own field. But we must get the distractions and assorted rubble out of our way.

As you go through your day today, look for ways to think and act creatively. In your personal and professional life, an artist will emerge.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: Wisdom for Winners, a Millionaire Mindset

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.

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Think and Grow Rich


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.

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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.

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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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by Napoleon Hill


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