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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.


“I am a graduate of my Grandfather’s philosophy. I studied Napoleon Hill for years, reading Think and Grow Rich now eight times. I even used his philosophy to change my life —twice! In spite of this, the course pulled the philosophy all together for me and gave me a deeper understanding!”

~ Dr. J.B. Hill
(Napoleon Hill’s Grandson)


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

The Path to Personal Power

The book you are about to read is excerpted from a series of lessons on success that Napoleon Hill wrote in 1941 at the urging of Dr. William Plumer Jacobs of Clinton, South Carolina. Dr. Jacobs was president of Presbyterian College, owner of Jacobs Press, and consultant to many textile mill owners. He had heard Mr. Hill lecture a year earlier, was impressed, and believed that a self-help course and lecture series by Mr. Hill would help South Carolina and its neighboring states emerge from the lingering effects of the Great Depression. Believing that many Americans were still beaten down by the hard times of the 1930s, and were depending too much on the government for economic support, Mr. Hill saw this opportunity to teach people how to succeed.

Napoleon accepted Dr. Jacobs’ offer and moved to Clinton to write his lessons on success. He called the lessons “Mental Dynamite,” taking the title from an observation Mr. Carnegie made when they first met: “The power with which we think is mental dynamite.” He authored seventeen lessons, in booklet format, and each based on one of the principles of success he had discovered in his discussions with Mr. Carnegie and other men of achievement. Most of the lessons included lengthy excerpts from Napoleon’s interviews with Mr. Carnegie, and then set forth specific examples of how Mr. Carnegie’s principles had been applied by other successful people in America.

Mr. Hill’s Mental Dynamite booklets and lecture series were well received, but everything changed on December 7 of the year of their publication, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States entered World War II. These Mental Dynamite lessons were put aside during the War, and largely forgotten thereafter. In this book, the Foundation has put together three of the lessons, which focus on what many people think are the most important of all of Hill and Carnegie’s principles.

The Mental Dynamite lessons chosen for this book are those that anyone can use to achieve personal power. More importantly, they must be used in order to achieve personal power. The principles are Definiteness of Purpose, the Mastermind Principle, and Going the Extra Mile. As these lessons from the Foundation’s archives are read, and more importantly applied, you will begin your journey on the path to personal power.


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


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The Law of Success

Definiteness of Purpose
by Napoleon Hill

Somewhere in this book, you will find yourself—that “other self,” which will throw off all the chains of limitation that previously bound you and reveal to you a veritable giant of power asleep in your brain, needing only some outside force to awaken it. You will find this awakening force. It will come in the form of an idea that you will pick up as you read and think.

To begin with, there are 17 major principles of success and every person who attains the objective of his major goal, in any undertaking, must use some combination of these principles. I shall name first, the most important. It stands at the head of the list of the 17 principles of achievement because no one has ever been known to succeed without applying it. You may call it the principle of Definiteness of Purpose. Study any person who is known to be a permanent success and you will find that he has a Definite Major Goal; he has a plan for the attainment of this goal; he devotes the major portion of his thoughts and his efforts to the attainment of this purpose.

Everyone wishes for the better things of life, such as money, a good position, fame, and recognition; but most people never go far beyond the “wishing” stage. Men who know exactly what they want of life and are determined to get it do not stop with wishing. They intensify their wishes into a Burning Desire, and back that desire with continuous effort based on a sound plan.

The first step from poverty to riches is the most difficult.

All riches and all material things that anyone acquires through self-effort begin in the form of a clear, concise mental picture of the thing one seeks. When that picture grows, or has been forced to the proportions of an obsession, it is taken over by the subconscious mind through some hidden law of nature. From that point on one is drawn, attracted, or guided in the direction of the physical equivalent of the mental picture. I shall come back to this subject of the subconscious mind many times before we finish, as it is one of the vital factors in connection with all outstanding achievements.

It has long been a mystery to some people why men with little or no schooling often succeed, while men with extensive schooling often fail. Look carefully and you will discover that great successes are the result of understanding and the use of a positive mental attitude through which nature aids men in converting their aims and purposes into their physical and financial equivalent. Mental attitude is the quality of mind which gives power to one’s thoughts and plans.

The length of time which it takes for one’s mental attitude to begin attracting the physical and financial requisites of one’s major purpose depends entirely upon the nature and extent of one’s desires and the control one exercises over his mind in keeping it free from fear and doubt and self-imposed limitations. This sort of control comes through constant vigilance, wherein one keeps his mind free of all negative thoughts and leaves it open for the influx and the limitations. This sort of control comes through constant vigilance, wherein one keeps his mind free of all negative thoughts and leaves it open for the influx and the guidance of Infinite Intelligence. Definiteness of purpose involving a hundred dollars, for example, might be translated into its financial equivalent in a few days, or even a few hours, or a few minutes, whereas, desire for a million dollars might call for considerably more time, depending to some extent on what one had to give in return for the million dollars.

The best way to describe the time necessary for the translation of a definite purpose into its physical or financial equivalent can be accurately stated by determining the exact time necessary to deliver the service, or the equivalent in value one intends to give in return for the object of that purpose.

Before I finish describing the most important principles of achievement, I hope to be able to prove to you that there is a definite connection between giving and getting. Generally speaking, riches and material things that men get are the effect of some form of useful service they have rendered.

The only known way of insuring that a definite purpose will be carried out to a full realization, through the forces of natural law working through the minds of men, is by first establishing a cause for such realization, through useful service, rendered in a spirit of harmony.

A well-disciplined mind is capable of holding and acting upon a definite major purpose without any form of outside, or artificial aid. The undisciplined mind needs a crutch to lean upon while dealing with a definite major purpose. The best method to be followed, by one with an undisciplined mind, is that of writing down a complete description of one’s major purpose and then adopting the habit of reading it aloud at least once every day. The act of writing down one’s major purposes forces one to be specific as to its nature. The act of habitual reading fixes the nature of the purpose in the mind, where it can be picked up by the subconscious mind and acted upon.

The good there is in money consists of the use to which it is put and not in the mere possession of it. Generally speaking, the man who earns his own money acquires, along with it some of the necessary wisdom as to its constructive use.

If you want a practical illustration of this reasoning, look at what happens to the boy or girl who is brought up by rich parents and is made to feel from early childhood that individual effort in the accumulation of riches is unnecessary. I have never known of a single instance in which a boy brought up in this fashion came within sight of the business acumen and achievements of his father. The real joy of having money comes from earning it; not from receiving it as a gift.

We have more opportunities in America for the making of fortunes in return for useful service than in all other countries combined. This is a new country. Our resources have only been tapped. Every day brings on new endeavors to open hundreds of new roads of opportunity: Today it’s the automobile and the aeroplane— industries in their infancy. Their development opens fields for thousands of young men with imagination, skill, and initiative.

Our only lack of opportunities is going to be a shortage of imagination, self-reliance and initiative which will be needed to man the future of this country. The whole world is turning to America for new ideas, new inventions, new opportunities for skill and imagination. Look around you everywhere and you will see that this is but the budding age of stupendous opportunity on every hand.

. . . .

A man’s achievements correspond with unerring certainty to the philosophy with which he relates himself to others. If you follow through your willingness to give something in return for the knowledge you desire, you are certain to make yourself so useful to the world that it will be compelled to reward you in terms of your own choice. This is the spirit of true Americanism.

Every person who seeks personal success in America should both understand and respect the fundamentals of Americanism. Those who neglect or refuse to give loyal support to the institutions of Americanism may unconsciously contribute to the downfall of these supporting pillars, thereby cutting the very foundation from under their own opportunities for personal achievement. It is obvious that no individual may enjoy permanent success if he is out of step with the forces which have given him his opportunity to succeed.

Source: The Path to Personal Power by Napoleon Hill (originally published as Mental Dynamite)

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The Gift of Giving
by Jim Stovall


Tragic world events have forever changed the way we live, the way we feel, and the way we think. We have seen the very worst of humanity. Evil deeds have altered each of us, but not all of the changes have been bad ones.

There has been an emerging culture of giving that has brought renewed hope to anyone who is a consistent observer of the human condition. People have given money in unprecedented amounts. They have given their time, effort, and energy as volunteers and, when nothing else would do, they have given their own blood to assist victims that, in most cases, were unknown to them.

At its core, giving affects the receiver by virtue of the gift itself; but giving affects the giver in a much deeper and more lasting way. In the aftermath of an act of giving, the receiver has a new gift and the knowledge that someone cares deeply; but the giver has a new identity. He or she now has feelings of abundance, benevolence, and a sense of being able to make a difference—or at least communicate caring feelings.

Often, the greatest gifts are ones that cost very little or nothing at all. Just because something did not carry a sizeable price tag doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t be treasured forever by the person who receives it.

You have heard it said that “It’s the thought that counts.” This phrase is usually uttered after a gift has been given that may or may not be appropriate. In reality, whether it is the best gift ever or a useless trinket, it is, indeed, “The thought that counts.”

A gift communicates that I thought about you, I care about you, and I wanted to share something with you. As you go through your day, find special and unique ways to give to those around you. It will show them how you feel, but more importantly, it will change the way you feel about yourself. The Gift of Giving is just one of the twelve gifts being offered in my book and movie, The Ultimate Gift. I hope you will explore the Gift of Giving and each of the gifts that today has to offer.

When it’s all said and done, the best gift any of us have is the gift of this day and how we share it.

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.

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Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rules

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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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Success and Something Greater: Your Magic Key

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In Think and Grow Rich – Success and Something Greater, authors Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid once again join forces with the Napoleon Hill Foundation including never before published original content from Napoleon Hill.

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While their individual stories differ significantly…they all share a devotion to their mission…to their secret sauce…their Magic Key…their legacy.

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