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

Dear Readers,

When you have selected your major purpose in life and made plans to reach your goal, you will be less likely to quit if a plan that you previously made fails.

Once you have developed your major purpose in life, the passion it creates will lead you to achieve greater self-discipline, self-reliance, and enthusiasm. Once you begin to work on your plans, you will see personal initiative begin to assist you and recognize that those who have a purpose, a plan, and personal initiative are the true success stories.

Purpose will help you develop faith, and with that faith, confidence in yourself, and belief, you will succeed in your major purpose in life.

Vision helps us to see things as they can be, not as they are. The Old Testament says, “Without a vision, the people perish.” While it is important to study history, I think Thomas Jefferson’s preference for the vision of the future rather than the history of the past reflects the fact that where we are going is much more important than where we have been.

Visualization is “seeing” a positive result and taking action to make that vision become a reality.

Develop a belief such that when you look into the mirror, you can say to yourself, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” Once you believe in yourself, you will take the necessary steps to continue in the right direction and persist until you reach your goal.

In Grow Rich! With Peace of Mind, Napoleon Hill said, “When you speak of failure, you attract failure. When you speak of success, you attract success.”

Napoleon Hill was telling the reader that the people who failed were those who kept on living with their failure. These people lived in the past tense, reliving the pain of what had happened to them in the past.

Those who succeeded spoke in the future tense. Their concentrated attention was on the future. They put failure in the past tense and directed their effort toward the future.

I have noticed in my career that people who are successful tend to speak well of other successful people. Failures or those who are on their way to failure often speak of those who are successful with either envy or malice.


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


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The Law of Success

Initiative and Leadership
by Napoleon Hill

This is the fourth in a series of excerpts from Napoleon Hill’s Law of Success.

“You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!”

BEFORE you proceed to the mastery of this lesson your attention is directed to the fact that there is perfect coordination of thought running throughout this course. You will observe that the entire sixteen lessons harmonize and blend with each other so that they constitute a perfect chain that has been built, link by link, out of the factors that enter into the development of power through organized effort.

You will observe, also, that the same fundamental principles of Applied Psychology form the foundation of each of these sixteen lessons, although different application is made of these principles in each of the lessons.

This lesson, on Initiative and Leadership, follows the lesson on Self-confidence for the reason that no one could become an efficient leader or take the initiative in any great undertaking without belief in himself.

Initiative and Leadership are associated terms in this lesson for the reason that Leadership is essential for the attainment of Success, and Initiative is the very foundation upon which this necessary quality of Leadership is built. Initiative is as essential to success as a hub is essential to a wagon wheel.

And what is Initiative?

It is that exceedingly rare quality that prompts—nay, impels—a person to do that which ought to be done without being told to do it. Elbert Hubbard expressed himself on the subject of Initiative in these words:

“The world bestows its big prizes, both in money and honors, for one thing, and that is Initiative.

“What is initiative? I’ll tell you: It is doing the right thing without being told. “But next to doing the right thing without being told is to do it when you are told once. That is to say, `Carry the message to Garcia.’ Those who can carry a message get high honors, but their pay is not always in proportion.

“Next, there are those who do the right thing only when necessity kicks them from behind, and these get indifference instead of honors, and a pittance for pay.

“This kind spend most of the time polishing a bench with a hard-luck story.

“Then, still lower down in the scale than this we have the fellow who will not do the right thing even when someone goes along to show him how and stays to see that he does it; he is always out of a job, and receives the contempt he deserves, unless he has a rich pa, in which case destiny patiently waits around the corner with a stuffed club.

“To which class do you belong?”

Inasmuch as you will be expected to take inventory of yourself and determine which of the fifteen factors of this course, you need most, after you have completed the sixteenth lesson, it may be well if you begin to get ready for this analysis by answering the question that Elbert Hubbard has asked:

To which class do you belong?

One of the peculiarities of Leadership is the fact that it is never found in those who have not acquired the habit of taking the initiative. Leadership is something that you must invite yourself into; it will never thrust itself upon you. If you will carefully analyze all leaders whom you know you will see that they not only exercised Initiative, but they went about their work with a definite purpose in mind. You will also see that they possessed that quality described in the third lesson of this course, Self-confidence.

These facts are mentioned in this lesson for the reason that it will profit you to observe that successful people make use of all the factors covered by the sixteen lessons of the course; and, for the more important reason that it will profit you to understand thoroughly the principle of organized effort which this Reading Course is intended to establish in your mind.

This seems an appropriate place to state that this course is not intended as a short-cut to success, nor is it intended as a mechanical formula that you may use in noteworthy achievement without effort on your part. The real value of the course lies in the use that you will make of it, and not in the course itself. The chief purpose of the course is to help you develop in yourself the fifteen qualities covered by the sixteen lessons of the course, and one of the most important of these qualities is Initiative, the subject of this lesson.

Source: Law of Success. Lesson 5

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Seed of Leadership
by Jim Stovall


Once upon a time, there was an elderly, benevolent king who had served and led his people well for many years. As all good leaders do, the king was aware of his own mortality and was planning for the day he stepped down from the throne. As this king had no heir, the law of the land called for him to appoint the next king.

When he knew the time was right, he called all of the elders and servants of the castle to the throne room and told them, “One year from today, I will end my reign as your king, and on that day I will appoint the new ruler of our land.”

Gasps of surprise and murmurs of speculation could be heard throughout the throne room. The king waited until he had regained everyone’s attention and stated, “I am giving each of you one seed to plant and care for over the next year. One year from today, each of you will reconvene here in the throne room to show what harvest you have gleaned from the seed I am giving to you this day.”

Each of the elders, in turn, took a seed from the sack that the king held before him. Then the servants came forward, and each received their seed. Among the last of the servants to approach the throne was a young footman named Phillip. He bowed respectfully, took a seed from the bag held by his king, and rapidly left the throne room.’’

Phillip rushed home to his humble cottage that he shared with his young wife. Phillip showed his wife the seed he had received and told her of the king’s plan to select the next ruler. Phillip cleaned their best clay pot, filled it with the most fertile soil he could find, and lovingly planted the seed he had been given. Over the next weeks and months, Phillip and his wife lovingly watered and fertilized the seed, but alas, nothing seemed to be growing in the pot.

While performing his duties in the castle, Phillip heard the other servants and elders bragging and boasting of the voluminous, colorful plants they were cultivating. Phillip and his wife were dejected, but they meticulously cared for the seed in the pot for the rest of the year.

On the appointed day, all of the king’s elders and servants reconvened in the throne room to present their plants to the king and await his decision as to who would be his successor. The king commented on the lavish and healthy plants everyone had grown, and when it was Phillip’s turn to come forward, he was embarrassed to set before the king an empty pot. The other servants and elders laughed and jeered at Phillip’s obvious failure.

The king stood and raised his hands for silence, then announced, “I am pleased to turn my throne and the leadership of our land over to my honorable and dedicated servant, Phillip.”

Everyone gathered in the throne room stood in stunned silence until the king explained, “One year ago, I gave each of you a seed. All of the seeds had been boiled. They were dead and unable to produce any of the plants you have presented here today. Phillip deserves your allegiance and your honor as he has demonstrated the first and most important element of leadership—that of honesty and integrity.”

As you go through your day today, plant honesty, and you will live happily ever after.

Today’s the day!

Jim Stovall

Source: Wisdom for Winners, Volume Three

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


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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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Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rules

by Napoleon Hill


Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rules: The Lost Writings consists of a series of magazine articles Napoleon Hill wrote between 1919 and1923 for Success Magazine, of which he eventually become an editor. Hill’s obsession with achieving material success had led him from poverty stricken Appalachian Mountains with the desire to study successful people.

These articles focus on Hill’s philosophy of success, drawing on the thoughts and experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons, showing readers how these successful people achieved such status.

Many of his writings such as the chapter on Law of Attraction, written in the March 1919 issue, have recently basis of several bestselling books. Readers will discover principles that will assure their success if studied and put into action.

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The Law of Success

by Napoleon Hill


This edition of Law of Success contains 4 volumes, the other three volumes are available on Amazon.com too.

In response to popular de­mand, and with great pride, the Napoleon Hill Foun­dation and its Board of Trustees present this edition of Dr. Hill’s classic course, The Law of Suc­cess. To preserve the integrity of Napoleon Hill’s ideas, the text of his first published work is largely un­modified. Our changes have been small. Specifically, The Law of Success was originally released in eight volumes: beginning with the third edition, the eight volumes were combined into one facsimile volume. Consequently, you will notice that the page num­bers start over every second lesson. Additionally, a few pages where the type had become illegible have been reset for easier reading.

The universal message of The Law of Success remains unaltered, however. Because of changes in customs and word use, the language may some­times appear dated, but the underlying principles are as valid today as they were when Hill first pre­sented them in his dynamic and forceful style. In particular, his use of the masculine gender should be taken to connote “mankind” or “humankind” rather than men alone. No one would have been prouder or more excited by the advances of the women’s movement than Dr. Hill, who advocated equal rights and equal opportunity for all people long before it was fashionable.

The Success Philosophy that Napoleon Hill pre­sents in this course and in his other works has with­stood the test of time. His principles of success have changed the lives of countless women and men from all walks of life on every continent. They can change your life, too, if you will apply them and get into action. This power to change your life is the legacy of Napoleon Hill; that is the standard by which all works of motivational literature and programs are measured.

To attain your goals and know fulfillment in life, study, think, plan, and apply the principles this book has to offer. To merely read and agree with Dr. Hill is to miss the crucial point of his philosophy: Success comes only when you act on what you know and believe.

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The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude

By: Jeffrey Gitomer


Every person in the universe wants to hear YES! Every business and sales winner wants to hear one word: YES! Having and maintaining a YES! Attitude that’s powerful enough to help anyone achieve the impossible is possible. When you’ve got a YES! Attitude, you assume everything will start with YES! …and you’ll find a way to YES! even when the first, second, and third answer you hear is NO!

You say you weren’t born with a YES! Attitude? No problem! Jeffrey Gitomer will give you all the tools you need to build one and maintain it for a lifetime. As the world’s #1 expert in selling (and the author of the best-sellers Little Red Book of Selling and The Sales Bible), Gitomer knows more about attitude than anyone alive today. Now he’s brought those lessons together in a book you can read in one sitting… a book that’ll change your life!

What makes this book for you? It’s not just inspiration: it’s a complete, step-by-step, fully-integrated game plan for understanding and mastering your attitude. You’ll learn the 7.5 specific things you can do to maintain your intensity, drive, and commitment… discover 20.5 attitude gems that capture the value of thousands of dollars of books and courses… learn how to overcome the 10.5 most dangerous attitude busters … then learn how to maintain your YES! Attitude every day, for the rest of your life! Don’t just read this book once: study it, live it — and win.

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