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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

Dear Readers,

Dr. Brent Kennedy was employed by the university as provost, and his job was to guide the campaign. Dr. Kennedy had a Ph.D. in philanthropy from the University of Tennessee and had worked in fund-raising at Georgetown University and for the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, among other places. I had known Kennedy and his family for many years, and I was confident of his ability to head a successful campaign. I met with him prior to the start of the campaign, and he convinced me that we could raise $20 million.

At our first meeting, we discussed various topics, such as who each of us knew who would be good prospects and what could be accomplished with the campaign. A suggestion that we try to raise $4 million was made, based on the fact that in the best year to date, gifts had amounted to $1 million. The campaign was to run for four years, and that goal appeared to be logical to some members of the group. I liked Dr. Kennedy’s suggestion of $20 million, but we were told that should we fail miserably, it would be a terrible public relations fiasco. I still thought we could raise $20 million, but the group settled on a goal of $13 million.

During the four years, not only did we raise $13 million, but we surpassed the $20 million amount also!

The reason I tell you this story is to show you that most people set their goals too small and fail to develop a belief in themselves that enables them to set goals that may seem impossible at the time. Some of us saw the goal as $20 million and worked to see that what we envisioned would be brought about by the end of the campaign.

Most people do not set goals, for some unknown reason. Nearly everyone has dreams of a better life and of improving her health, wealth, and comforts. But surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of people do not write down what they want to accomplish.

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?


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


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by Napoleon Hill

“You are a mind with a body!”

Because you are a mind, you possess mystical powers—powers known and unknown. Dare to explore the powers of your mind! Why explore them?

When you make the discoveries that are awaiting you, they can bring you: (1) physical, mental and moral health, happiness, and wealth; (2) success in your chosen field of endeavor; and even (3) a means to affect, use, control, or harmonize with powers known and unknown.

And dare to investigate all non-physical forces lying outside the realm of known physical processes—forces which you can use when you learn how to apply them. And this will not be so difficult for you—no more difficult than turning on a television set for the first time.

For a little child can tune into his favorite television program. Now, when he does, he neither knows the construction of the broadcasting station or his receiving set, nor the technology involved. But that’s all right. For all the child needs to know is how to turn the right knob or push the right button.

You will see in this chapter how you can turn the right knob or push the right button to get what you want from the most effective electrical machine ever conceived. Although this particular machine is the sublime handiwork of Divine Power—you own it. How is it made? Well, among other things, it is comprised of over 80 trillion electrical cells. Naturally, it has many component parts. And each part is in itself an electrical mechanism.

And one part is an electrical marvel. Yet it weighs only fifty ounces. Its mechanism consists of over 10 billion cells which generate, receive, record, and transmit energy.

What is this wonderful machine that you own? Your body. You are and will be the same you, even though you lose an arm, an eye, or other parts of your body.

And the electrical marvel? Your brain. It is the mechanism through which your body is controlled and through which your mind functions.

And your mind: it, too, has parts. One is known as the conscious, and the other the subconscious. They synchronize. They work together. Scientists have learned a great deal about the conscious mind. Yet it has been less than a hundred years since we began to explore the vast unknown territory of the subconscious—even though primitive man has deliberately used the mystical powers of the subconscious from the beginning of man’s history, and even today the Aborigines of Australia and other primitive peoples do so to a very great extent.

Let’s start exploring now!

Day by day in every way I’m getting richer and richer! Let’s begin by accompanying Bill McCall of Sydney, Australia on a journey from failure and defeat to success and achievement.

It was at the age of 19 that Bill started a business of his own—hides and skins. He failed. At the age of 21, he ran for Federal Congress. And again he failed. Now it seems that instead of crushing him, these and other defeats motivated this young Australian to develop inspirational dissatisfaction.

So he began searching for rules of success.

You see, Bill McCall wanted to become rich, and he thought he could find rules for acquiring wealth in inspirational books. Therefore, while checking the inspirational book section of the library, Bill became intrigued by the title Think and Grow Rich. He borrowed the book and began to read. He read it once, and then he read it again. And even though he read it the third time, Bill McCall was unable to understand exactly how he could apply the principles whereby some of the richest men in the world acquired their wealth. He recently told us:

“I was reading Think and Grow Rich for the fourth time while walking leisurely along a business street in Sydney. And then it happened! It happened suddenly. I stopped in front of a meat market window and glanced up. And in that very fraction of a second I had a flash of inspiration.” He smiled as he continued:

“I exclaimed aloud, ‘That’s it! I’ve got it!’ I was startled at my emotional outburst. So was a lady who was passing by. She stopped and looked at me in amazement. I hurried home with my new discovery.” He continued seriously:

“You see, I was reading Chapter Four entitled Autosuggestion. The subheading was The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind.

“Now I remember that when I was a boy my father read aloud from Emile Coué’s little book Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion.” He then looked at Napoleon Hill and said:

“It was you who pointed out in your book that if Emile Coué was successful in helping individuals avoid sickness and in bringing the sick back to good health, through conscious autosuggestion, autosuggestion could also be used to acquire riches or anything else one might desire. ‘Get rich through autosuggestion’: that was my great discovery. It was a new concept to me.” McCall then described the principles. It almost seemed as if he had memorized them from the book itself.

“You know: conscious autosuggestion is the agency of control through which an individual may voluntarily feed his subconscious mind on thoughts of a creative nature, or, by neglect, permit thoughts of a destructive nature to find their way into the rich garden of his mind.

“When you read aloud twice daily the written statement of your desire for money with emotion and concentrated attention, and you see and feel yourself already in possession of the money, you communicate the object of your desire directly to your subconscious mind. Through repetition of this procedure, you voluntarily create thought habits which are favorable to your efforts to transmute desire into its monetary equivalent.

“Let me say again: It is most important that when you read aloud the statement of your desire through which you are endeavoring to develop a money consciousness, you read with emotion and strong feeling.

“Your ability to use the principles of autosuggestion will depend very largely upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning desire.

“When I arrived home, out of breath from running, I immediately sat down at the dining room table and wrote: ‘My definite major aim is to be a millionaire by 1960.’” Still looking at Napoleon Hill, he continued, “You mentioned that a person should be specific as to the amount of money he wants and set a date. I did.”

Now the man to whom we were talking was not the young Bill McCall who failed at the age of 19. Today he is known as The Honorable William V. McCall; as the youngest man who ever became a member of the Australian Parliament; as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Coca Cola subsidiary in Sydney; as the director of 22 family-owned corporations. And as to riches—he is a millionaire—as rich as some of the men he read about in the book from which he got his inspiration: to explore the power of his subconscious mind with self-suggestion. And he became a millionaire four years ahead of schedule!

Source: Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill

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Passing the Torch
by Jim Stovall


Among life’s most enduring Principles is the fact that we become what we think about. This was the motivation for my latest book. Poems, Quotes, and Things to Think About gives readers bite-sized thoughts that can shape their day, hour, or even the next moment. (Visit: http://ow.ly/E4ixg.)

Recently in the field of success and personal development, there has been a school of thought that has emerged claiming that our thoughts can bring things into reality. While this is true, there is generally a step in-between thoughts and results. This step is action, our own efforts required to turn our thoughts into results.

Too many people have taken this teaching to heart as they sit on their couch watching a DVD or reading a book as they await what they believe will be their inevitable success. Our thoughts rarely change results directly. Instead, our thoughts change us, then we act, bringing on the results we desire.

If someone claims to believe something, but they do not act upon it, I question their belief.

I am sitting in my office as I dictate the words for this column. If someone rushed in and shouted, “The building’s on fire!” but I just continued to just sit here dictating, they would wonder whether I heard their warning and if I believe them or not. If I told them that I did hear them and believe them but continued to sit here, taking no action, there is an obvious disconnect. The warning of the fire is intended to change my thoughts, eliciting an action such as exiting the building, which would bring the desired result of saving my life.

Simply understanding there is a fire and even thinking about the fire without action cannot bring a positive result. In this case, it could bring a very deadly result.

Shakespeare said that our eyes are the windows to our soul. I believe that our actions provide a window or a clue to our thoughts. No matter what someone tells you they know, think, or believe, their actions will always give them away. People can claim to be serious about their goals and committed to the results, but if you simply examine their checkbook and their calendar, the reality will be clear.

How we spend our time and how we spend our money reveal our thoughts and the underlying priorities. I hope you will take control of your thoughts to an extent where they take control of your actions and provide the results you desire. You may be able to fool your friends, your family, and even the whole world, but you’ll never fool your thoughts.

As you go through your day today, master your thoughts and sample Poems, Quotes, and Things to Think About.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: Jim Stovall’s Winners Wisdom, Vol. One

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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by Napoleon Hill

Your possibilities for success are endless.

Success is a shapeshifter. Its form changes with the wind, and it cannot be caught or tamed. Often, it feels utterly unattainable. But rather than putting “success” in a box, claiming there’s only one path to achieve it, Napoleon Hill has proven in his work that the one thing you really need to succeed is simple: You.

Napoleon Hill’s Success Masters is your blueprint to discover the winner inside you and earn the success you desire―with essays from motivational powerhouses including Napoleon Hill alums like Paul Harvey, W. Clement Stone, Henry van Dyke, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Earl Nightingale. Dive in and learn how to:

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· Maximize every hour, even while waiting, driving, or sleeping

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Success: Discovering the Path to Riches

by Napoleon Hill


A selection of Napoleon Hill’s life changing principles in a single volume.

The writings and wisdom of Napoleon Hill have transformed millions of lives, making him one of the most influential writers on personal success and an incomparable bestseller. His invaluable classic, Think and Grow Rich, has guided more people to becoming millionaires and billionaires than any other book in history. Compiled by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, Success: Discovering the Path to Riches presents a curated collection of some of Napoleon Hill’s most significant teachings in one complete volume. Drawing on published as well as previously unpublished works by Hill, the book consists of Hill’s teachings presented in an accessible bite-sized format. Success is ideal for both readers who are new to Hill’s work and looking for an essential primer and for devoted followers who want to revisit his most impactful works.

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Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
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