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

Dear Readers,

Written goals can serve as a contract with yourself. The goals must be your own goals and not those of someone else, such as your parents or your spouse. The reason the goals need to be yours is that you are not likely to develop a burning desire to succeed unless the goals belong to you.

The goals should be measurable. After all, if you cannot measure your goals, how will you know that you have accomplished them?

Goals that you set out to accomplish also need a date or timeline. For example, if you have a personal goal of finishing your college degree, you must have a date by which you intend to complete it. If you do not commit to finishing your degree by, for example, December 31 of this year, you probably will not start taking courses, but instead will keep telling yourself that you are going to take courses you need someday. The problem with this is that someday is not on the calendar, and you have not committed yourself.


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


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The Major Advantages of Definiteness of Purpose
by Napoleon Hill

Definiteness of Purpose develops self-reliance, personal initiative, imagination, enthusiasm, self-discipline and concentration of effort, and all of these are prerequisites for the attainment of material success.

It induces one to budget his time and to plan all his day-to- day endeavors so they lead toward the attainment of his Major Purpose in life.

It makes one more alert in the recognition of opportunities related to the object of one’s Major Purpose, and it inspires the necessary courage to act upon those opportunities when they appear.

It inspires the cooperation of other people.

It prepares the way for the full exercise of that state of mind known as Faith, by making the mind positive and freeing it from the limitations of fear and doubt and indecision.

It provides one with a success consciousness, without which no one may attain enduring success in any calling.

It destroys the destructive habit of procrastination.

Lastly, it leads directly to the development and the continuous maintenance of the first of the Twelve Riches, a Positive Mental Attitude.

These are the major characteristics of Definiteness of Purpose, although it has many other qualities and usages, and it is directly related to each of the Twelve Riches because they are attainable only by singleness of purpose.

Compare the principle of Definiteness of Purpose with the Twelve Riches, one at a time, and observe how essential it is for the attainment of each.

Then take inventory of the men of outstanding achievement which this country has produced, and observe how each of them has emphasized some Major Purpose as the object of his endeavors.

Henry Ford concentrated upon the building of low-priced, dependable automobiles.

Thomas A. Edison devoted his efforts entirely to scientific inventions.

Andrew Carnegie specialized in the manufacture and sale of steel.

F. W. Woolworth centered his attention upon the operation of Five and Ten Cent Stores.

Philip D. Armour’s specialty was that of meatpacking and distribution.

James J. Hill concentrated on the building and maintenance of a great Transcontinental Railway System.

Alexander Graham Bell majored in scientific research in connection with the development of the modern telephone.

Marshall Field operated the world’s greatest retail store. Cyrus H. K. Curtis devoted his entire life to the development and publication of the Saturday Evening Post.

Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Paine devoted the better portion of their lives and their fortunes to a prolonged fight for the freedom of all people.

Men with singleness of purpose, each and every one!

And the list might be multiplied until it contained the name of every great American leader who has contributed to the establishment of the American way of life as we of today know and benefit by it.

How to Acquire a Definite Major Purpose

The procedure in the development of a Definite Major Purpose is simple, but important:

  1. Write out a complete, clear and definite statement of your Major Purpose in Life, sign it and commit it to memory; then repeat it orally at least once every day, more often if practicable. Repeat it over and over, thus placing back of your purpose all of your faith in Infinite Intelligence.
  2. Write out a clear, definite plan by which you intend to begin the attainment of the object of your Definite Major Purpose. In this plan state the maximum time allowed for the attainment of your purpose, and describe precisely what you intend to give in return for the realization of your purpose, remembering that there is no such reality as something for nothing, and that everything has a price which must be paid in advance in one form or another.
  3. Make your plan flexible enough to permit changes at any time you are inspired to do so. Remember that Infinite Intelligence, which operates in every atom of matter and in every living or inanimate thing, may present you with a plan far superior to any you can create. Therefore be ready at all times to recognize and adopt any superior plan that may be presented to your mind.
  4. Keep your Major Purpose and your plans for attaining it strictly to yourself except insofar as you will receive additional instructions for carrying out your plan, in the description of the Master Mind Principle, which follows.

Do not make the mistake of assuming that because you may not understand these instructions the principles here described are not sound. Follow the instructions to the letter; follow them in good faith, and remember that by so doing you are duplicating the procedure of many of the greatest leaders this nation has ever produced.

The instructions call for no effort that you may not easily put forth. They make no demands upon time or ability with which the average person may not comply.

And they are completely in harmony with the philosophy of all true religions.

Decide now what you desire from life and what you have to give in return. Decide where you are going and how you are to get there. Then make a start from where you now stand. Make the start with whatever means of attaining your goal that may be at hand. And you will discover that to the extent you make use of these, other and better means will reveal themselves to you.

That has been the experience of all men whom the world has recognized as successes. Most of them started with humble beginnings with little more to aid them than a passionate desire to attain a definite goal.

There is enduring magic in such a desire! And lastly, remember:

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

Yesterday has gone forever! Tomorrow will never arrive, but Today is yesterday’s Tomorrow within your reach. What are you doing with it?

Presently I shall reveal to you a principle which is the keystone to the arch of all great achievements; the principle which has been responsible for our great American way of life; our system of free enterprise; our riches and our freedom. But first let us make sure that you know what it is that you desire of life.

Source: The Master Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill

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Tools and Talent
by Jim Stovall


Here in the 21st century, it is easy to take the marvels of the computer age for granted. Things that seem commonplace to us now would have been science fiction a decade ago and complete fantasy a generation ago.

Many of us have deep-seated dreams and aspirations to create our masterpiece as a legacy of our life and time here on earth. It’s normal to want to leave something of ourselves behind so that when we are gone we will not be forgotten. When we think of the masters such as Mozart, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, or Ernest Hemingway, we often look at their work and forget the tools with which they created their enduring masterpieces. The most basic Smart Phone or iPad would have been an unimaginable quantum leap to any of these geniuses. As I dictate the words that are being typed into a computer for this column, it is easy to forget that the ability to edit with ease, check spelling and punctuation or instantly translate into dozens of languages is a recent phenomenon. If Shakespeare had only had the most basic word processing software, or Beethoven had had the benefit of simple editing and mixing technology that is available on your hand-held device, one shudders to think how much more output would have been generated from their life’s work. Maybe they would have grown complacent with the technology as we too often do, but I tend to think the masters would have harnessed the potential of these modern-day miracles.

The critical component in creating your masterpiece remains the unparalleled computerized graphic generator that is housed between your ears. The best programs and technology we have today to enhance our creativity are little more than a blank slate until we accept the task of filling in the blanks. Mozart still had to play and write the first note, and Shakespeare still had to imagine the first scene of one of his plays and the first line from the first character. The barriers to creativity and moats around our masterpieces are still our own lack of willingness to engage in the task.

One of my favorite 20th century authors, James Michener, was fond of saying, “The average aspiring writer is filled with seven volumes of garbage that they are, unfortunately, not willing to write through to get to the treasure beneath.” As in most things in life, greatness begins when you begin.

My late, great friend and mentor Dr. Robert Schuller often said, “Starting is halfway there.” Most people don’t fail to achieve. They fail to begin.

As you go through your day today, honor the masters and begin your masterpiece.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: Jim Stovall’s Winners Wisdom, Vol. 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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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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