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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.


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~ 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

Dear Readers,

As the Executive Director of the foundation, I am invited to many functions and choose to attend some periodically. Several years ago, I was invited to a meeting of the Guideposts organization in Cleveland, Ohio. Guideposts is a very prestigious group that is operated today by the successors of Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the bestselling author of many books, but best known for The Power of Positive Thinking. This event was held in one of Cleveland’s most famous hotels.

Each attendee was furnished with a name tag. For example, mine simply read, “Don Green, Wise, Virginia.”

As we were seated at tables, we each introduced ourselves. The lady next to me said, “Where is Wise, Virginia?,” and I replied that Wise was in the southwestern part of the state, in the Appalachian Mountains. The woman then asked, “Don’t you have a lot of poverty where you live?” I replied, “Yes,” trying to keep the conversation short, as people were being introduced and I felt it was rude to engage in conversation. The next comment was kind of like, “Can’t somebody do something to help those poor people?”

Once we got a break, I turned toward the lady who kept talking about poverty in the Appalachian Mountains. I did not feel anger toward her, but only sympathy. No doubt this lady knew about poverty in the mountains where I live from old television programs like The Beverly Hillbillies, and Green Acres and documentaries such as the one by Rory Kennedy, daughter of Senator Robert Kennedy and niece of President John F. Kennedy. Most of the news has been exaggerated or focused on stories such as the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

I told the lady that when I arrived at the Cleveland airport, I had been picked up by a limousine that drove me downtown past the Cleveland Indians’ baseball stadium to the hotel. I told her that on my trip into the city, I could see several people underneath one of the many bridges there, apparently living under the bridge. I further informed her that in our area, I had never seen a homeless person, and I believed that if such a person existed, neighbors would assist him. I ended my conversation, perhaps a little abruptly, by telling her that there were poor people and rich people living everywhere. My advice to her was if she could just remember what I was telling her, that both poverty and riches were a product of the mind.

To the reader: please note that there is poverty in the Appalachian Mountains, as there is in every part of the world. The mountains have produced famous sports figures, such as All-American and former Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion Carroll Dale, a personal friend of mine; Thomas Jones, another All-American and All-Pro football player; distinguished authors such as Adriana Trigiani; and super wealthy people whom, for personal reasons, I will not name for publication.

This week we begin to feature Napoleon Hill’s, “The Master Key to Riches.” I know you will enjoy these selections as we continue to journey with Napoleon Hill’s publications.


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


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The Twelve Riches of Life
by Napoleon Hill

You have, I believe, that human urge for the better things in life which is the common desire of all people. You desire economic security which money alone can provide. You may desire an outlet for your talents in order that you may have the joy of creating your own riches.

Some seek the easy way to riches, hoping to find it without giving anything in return. That too is a common desire. But it is a desire I shall hope to modify for your benefit, as from experience I have learned that there is no such thing as something for nothing.

There is but one sure way to riches, and that may be attained only by those who have the Master-Key to Riches. This Master-Key is a marvelous device which those who possess it may use to unlock doors to the solutions of their problems.

It opens the door to sound health.

It opens the door to love and romance.

It opens the door to friendship, by revealing the traits of personality and character which makes enduring friends.

It reveals the method by which every adversity, every failure, every disappointment, every error of judgment, and every past defeat may be transmuted into riches of priceless value.

It kindles anew the dead hopes of all who possess it, and it reveals the formula by which one may “tune in” and draw upon the great reservoir of Infinite Intelligence.

It lifts humble men to positions of power, fame and fortune. It turns back the hands of the clock and renews the spirit of youth for those who have grown old too soon.

It provides the method by which you may take full and complete possession of your own mind, thus giving you unchallengeable control over the emotions of the heart and the power of thinking.

It bridges the deficiencies of those who have inadequate formal schooling, and puts them substantially on the same plane of opportunity that is enjoyed by those who have a better education.

And lastly, it opens the doors, one by one, to the Twelve Great Riches of Life which I shall presently describe.

No man may hear that for which he has not the preparation for hearing. The preparation consists of many things, among them sincerity of purpose, humility of heart, a full recognition of the truth that no man knows everything. I shall speak to you of facts and describe to you many principles, some of which you may never have heard, for they are known only to those who have prepared themselves to accept the Master-Key.

Your Two Selves

Before I describe the Twelve Great Riches, let me reveal to you some of the riches you already possess—riches of which you may not be conscious.

First, I would have you recognize that you are a plural personality, although you may regard yourself as a single personality. You and every other person consist of at least two distinct personalities, and many of you possess more.

There is that self which you recognize when you look into a mirror. That is your physical self. But it is only the house in which your other-selves live. In that house there are at least two individuals who are eternally in conflict which each other.

One is a negative sort of person who thinks and moves and lives in an atmosphere of doubt and fear and poverty and ill health. This negative self expects failure and is seldom disappointed. It dwells on sorry circumstances of life which you want to reject but seem forced to accept—poverty, greed, superstition, fear, doubt, worry, and physical sickness.

Your “other self” is a positive sort of person who thinks in dynamic, affirmative terms of wealth, sound health, love and friendship, personal achievement, creative vision, service to others, and who guides you unerringly to the attainment of these blessings. It is this self alone which is capable of recognizing and appropriating the Twelve Great Riches. It is the only self which is capable of receiving the Master-Key to Riches.

You have many other priceless assets of which you may not be aware, hidden riches you have neither recognized nor used. Among these is what we might call your “vibration center,” a sort of radio broadcasting and receiving set of exquisite sensitivity, attuned to your fellow men and the universe around you. This powerful unit projects your thoughts and feelings and receives unending swarms of messages of great importance to your success in living. It is a tireless two-way communication system of infinite capacity.

Your radio station operates automatically and continuously when you are asleep just as when you are awake. And it is under the control at all times of one or the other of your two major personalities—the negative personality or the positive personality.

When your negative personality is in control, your sensitive receivers register only the negative messages of countless negative personalities. Quite naturally, this leads to “what’s the use?” and “I haven’t got a chance” thinking; perhaps not formulated in just those words, but discouraging, if not deadly, to faith in yourself and the use of your energies to achieve what you desire. Negative messages received when your negative personality is in control of your receiving station, if accepted and used as a guide, invariably lead to circumstances of life that are the very opposite of what you would choose.

But when your positive personality is in control, it directs to your “action center” only those stimulating, high-energy optimistic, “I can do it” messages which you can translate into physical equivalents of prosperity, sound health, love, hope, faith, peace of mind and happiness—the values of life for which you and all other normal persons are searching.

The Greatest Gift

I wish to give you the Master-Key by which you may attain these and many other riches. Among other things, the Key places every individual radio station under the control of one’s “other self,” your positive personality.

I shall reveal to you the means by which you may share the blessings of the Master-Key, but the responsibility of sharing must become your own. Every close observer must have recognized that all individual successes which endure have had their beginning through the beneficent influence of some other individual, through some form of sharing.

I wish to share with you the knowledge by which you may acquire riches-all riches-through the expression of your own personal initiative!

That is the greatest of all gifts!

And it is the only kind of gift that anyone who is blessed with the advantages of a great nation like ours should expect. For here we have every form of potential riches available to mankind. We have them in great abundance.

I assume that you too wish to become rich.

I sought the path to riches the hard way before I learned that there is a short and dependable path I could have followed had I been guided as I hope to guide you.

First, let us be prepared to recognize riches when they come within our reach. Some believe that riches consist in money alone! But enduring riches, in the broader sense, consist of many other values than those of material things, and I may add that without these other intangible values the possession of money will not bring the happiness which some believe it will provide.

When I speak of “riches” I have in mind the greater riches whose possessors have made life pay off on their own terms—the terms of full and complete happiness. I call these the Twelve Riches of Life. And I sincerely wish to share them with all who are prepared to receive them.

(to be continued next week)

Source: The Master Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill

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A Straight Line
by Jim Stovall


As this column is being sent out to newspapers, magazines, and online publications around the world, I am sitting backstage in an arena getting ready to walk out onto the platform where I will be speaking to approximately ten thousand business people. While speaking at arena events is among my most favorite activities within my work routine, traveling to these events—particularly as a blind person—is among my least favorite tasks. However, this trip is dramatically different.

I have a great friend named John Reaves. John is a successful entrepreneur whom I greatly respect. Recently, John and I and our wives were having dinner together, and John mentioned one of the things he has on his bucket list is to go to one of my arena events so he can have the experience of hearing me speak to thousands of people in that kind of setting. John has heard me speak before, including an event I did for his company, but he really wanted to experience the arena setting. I was delighted that someone I respect as much as I respect John was willing to take the time and make the effort to travel to an arena event. I was even more delighted when he suggested we could travel on his jet.

I have traveled on private planes before, and the experience from take-off to landing is not dramatically different than traveling on a commercial airline. However, the ordeal before and after the flight is drastically diminished on a private jet.

As a general rule, I leave my house two hours before a commercial flight which allows me and my colleagues to get to the airport, park, go through security, and make our way to the departure gate. Then, assuming everything’s on time, we board the plane and fly to a distant airport. Unfortunately, the distant airport is rarely our final destination as the vast majority of commercial air travel involves a layover which I believe comes from the Greek word meaning “arriving somewhere you don’t want to be.” Then, because of my contractual commitment to be at a speaking engagement, I generally book at least a two-hour layover before my connecting flight which eventually arrives at our intended destination. After we wait for luggage and arrange for ground transportation, we generally find that we have spent a minimum of ten to twelve hours getting where we want to be.

John’s private jet can make the same trip in approximately forty minutes, and we park our car and load our luggage right next to the plane. Then, three quick steps up into the jet, and we’re on our way. This dramatic difference is not because a private jet is significantly faster than a commercial jet; it’s because a private jet travels in a straight line. You may remember from your high school geometry class that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. This is true in air travel, and it’s true of you and me as we look at our personal and professional goals. If you are currently working on a multi-step plan that you believe will bring you the success you want, the best way to reach your goal faster may not be to rush through each of the steps but, instead, to reconsider the entire journey and eliminate some of the steps entirely.

You may have heard the ancient wisdom that tells us there’s no shortcut to success. While this may be true, there is often a direct route to success and a straight line between you and where you want to be.

As you go through your day today, chart the most direct course to your destiny.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: Jim Stovall’s Winners Wisdom Column

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: 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.

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