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Success Habits
by Napoleon Hill

Never-before-published wisdom from famed self-help author, Napoleon Hill


Napoleon Hill, the legendary author of the classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich, has been immortalized for his contributions to the self-help genre. In this never-before-published work, Hill shares his principles of success, key habits that provide the basis for life-changing success. Success Habits explains the fundamental rules that lead to a prosperous life. From the importance of having Definiteness of Purpose to the inexorable influence of the Cosmic Habit Force, Hill’s principles offer a new way of thinking about intention, self-discipline, and the way we lead our lives.

Originally a series of radio talks delivered in Paris, Missouri, Success Habits is filled with personal anecdotes and stories and is written in an approachable, conversational style. Hill’s insights apply to every facet of life, inspiring readers to leverage his principles to achieve their own aspirations and create the successful lives they have always dreamed of.

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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,

Every plan for success is fluid; it must constantly take into account the progress you are making, the defeats you suffer, and new information which pours in from the world at large. To calculate your progress, discover the reasons for your setbacks, and overcome obstacles which arise unforeseen, you need Accurate Thinking.

An incorrect assessment can cost you time, money, happiness and opportunity. Learning to evaluate the flood of stimuli which you experience in daily life is a skill that grows through constant employment. There is mental and sometimes physical labor involved in reaching an accurate conclusion, but the effort always pays off.


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


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The Law of Success

by Napoleon Hill

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

The art of Accurate Thinking is not difficult to acquire, although certain definite rules must be followed. To think accurately, one must follow at least two basic principles:

1. Accurate Thinking calls for the separation of facts from mere information.

2. Facts, when ascertained, must be separated into two classes; one is known as important and the other as unimportant or irrelevant.

The question naturally arises, “What is an important fact?” and the answer is, “An important fact is any fact essential for the attainment of one’s definite major purpose, or which may be useful or necessary in connection with one’s daily occupation. All other facts, while they may be useful and interesting, are comparatively unimportant as far as the individual is concerned.”

No man has the right to have an opinion on any subject, unless he has arrived at that opinion by a process of reasoning that is based on all the available facts connected with the subject of the opinion. Despite this fact, however, nearly everyone has opinions on nearly every subject, whether or not they are familiar with those subjects or have facts connected with them.

Snap judgments and opinions that are not opinions at all, but mere wild conjectures or guesses, are valueless; “there’s not an idea in a carload” of them. Any man may become an Accurate Thinker by making it his business to insist on getting the Facts, all that are available with reasonable effort, before reaching decisions or creating opinions on any subject.

When you hear a man begin a discourse with such generalities as “I hear that so and so is the case,” or “I see by the papers that so and so did so and so,” you may put that man down as one who is not an Accurate Thinker, and his opinions, guesses, statements, and conjectures, should be accepted, if at all, with a good big handful of the proverbial salt of caution.

Accuracy is Never Free

It often requires considerable effort to know facts on any subject, which is perhaps the main reason why so few people take the time or go to the trouble to gather facts as the basis for their opinions.

You are presumably following this philosophy for the purpose of learning how you may become more successful, and if that is true then you must break away from the common practices of the masses who do not think and take the time to gather facts as the basis of your thoughts. That this requires effort is freely admitted, but it must be kept in mind that success is not something that one may come along and pluck from a tree, where it has grown of its own accord. Success is something that represents perseverance, self-sacrifice, determination, and strong character.

Everything has its price, and nothing may be obtained without paying this price; or, if something of value is obtained, it cannot be retained for long. The price of Accurate Thinking is the effort required to gather and organize the facts on which to base the thought.

‘How many automobiles pass this filling station each day,’ the manager of a chain of filling stations asked a new serviceman. ‘And on what days is traffic the heaviest?’ ‘I am of the opinion…’ the young man began. ‘Never mind your opinion,’ the manager interrupted. ‘What I asked you for calls for an answer based upon facts. Opinions are worth nothing when actual facts are obtainable.’

With the aid of a pocket adder this young man began to count the automobiles that passed his station each day. He went a step further and recorded the number that actually stopped and purchased supplies, giving the figures day by day for two weeks, including Sundays.

Nor was this all! He estimated the number of automobiles that should have stopped at his station for supplies, day by day, for two weeks. Going still further, he created a plan that cost only a one cent postal card per motorist, that actually increased the number of automobiles that stopped at his station for service the following two weeks. This was not part of his required duties, but the question asked him by his manager had put him to thinking, and he made up his mind to profit by the incident.

The young man in question is now a half owner in a chain of filling stations of his own, and a moderately wealthy man, thanks to his ability to become an Accurate Thinker.

Source: Napoleon Hill’s The Magic Ladder to Success

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An Unlikely War Hero
by Jim Stovall


I read about the exploits of a man who served during World War II who may well have had more to do with the allied victory than any other single person. Abraham Wald used his talents, abilities, and gifts to save countless lives and turn the tide of the war. He did not serve in the European Theater nor in the Pacific. He never confronted the Nazis or the Japanese. He never held a gun, dropped a bomb, or drove a tank. Abraham Wald never even went through basic training and served out the war in an apartment in New York City.

Abraham Wald was arguably the most gifted mathematician of his generation. He was not only adept at coming up with the right answers to complex problems, Abraham Wald had a skill for identifying the right questions.

The allied air command faced a logistical dilemma throughout the war. Air superiority was the key to victory in both the conflict against Germany as well as Japan. Each pilot and plane was worth their weight in gold to the war effort. The difficult decision was where and how much armor should be put on each plane. The armor they used was very thick and heavy sheets of metal that were placed at strategic locations on each aircraft. If there was too much armor, the planes could not take off or would waste precious fuel. If there was not enough armor, the planes were shot down.

The generals made diagrams of the bullet holes in each plane as they returned from their missions. They found that the bullet holes were concentrated along the wings and fuselage of the planes with very little damage done to the cockpit area or the engine compartment. Previous to the study, all of the armor had been positioned around the cockpit and engine to protect the pilot and the motor that flew the plane.

The generals enlisted the help of Abraham Wald to determine how the armor could be moved to protect the fuselage and wings since the other more vital areas were rarely being hit anyway. It was at that point that the wisdom and genius of Abraham Wald won the war. Wald accurately informed the aviation experts that they needed to keep protecting the areas of the returning planes that weren’t being hit because they weren’t studying the planes that would tell the whole story. Abraham Wald went on to explain that the planes that were shot down had been hit in the cockpit or engine, and they never returned to be studied.

In-depth research after the war estimated that without Wald’s wisdom and intervention, the armor in our aircraft would have been moved to the wings and fuselage, and our superior air power would have been decimated within a few short months—quite possibly changing the outcome of the war. Wald understood that the right answer to the wrong question can be misleading and sometimes deadly.

As you go through your day today, seek the right answers to the right questions.

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;
Email at Jim@JimStovall.com;
Twitter at www.twitter.com/stovallauthor;
Facebook at www.facebook.com/jimstovallauthor.

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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 12.5 Leadership Strengths revealed in this book will challenge you, admonish you, guide you, and create new success opportunities for you.

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