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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,

IF YOU WISH to be successful, here are the steps that will help you get there. You can read scores of books on the subject, or you can follow these simple steps and take action.
If you are to improve your station in life, positive change must take place. Here are five things you need to do:

Have a desire to improve. You can refer to this as your ultimate goal, your mission, your purpose, or something else, but it must be a burning obsession or passion. It must be so strong that you live it, eat it, go to bed with it, and are consumed by the need to “see” it materialize.

Belief is a state of mind that lets you be confident that your purpose will come alive. This can be achieved by often-repeated affirmations that make it a part of your subconscious. You should have notes or signs placed where you can see them daily as constant reminders of your purpose.

You generate actions based on the belief that you can accomplish your purpose in life. Action leads to practice. Perfect practice makes for perfection.

Feedback is what you get as a result of taking action. If the feedback is negative, such as falling when you are learning to ski, then you should accept it as a lesson, not a failure. The fall just means that you need more practice, maybe with the help of a professional instructor.

Repetition means doing the action over and over until the right results become a habit.

Of course there will be temporary setbacks, but remember that if a child who is learning to walk quit as soon as most adults do, the child would never learn to walk. I learned that either I could follow these steps taken by other successful people to get what I wanted, or I would have to make excuses for why I did not. It all sounds simple, and in fact, it is easy, but delaying these steps is also easy. If you are not ready to study and apply what other success stories tell you, then you should be prepared to make excuses.


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


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by Napoleon Hill

With the idea that we are about to give you, you can have riches far beyond your fondest hope.

This idea will bring you a wealth of happiness. For your personality will expand. And you will receive affection and love, both of a quality and a quantity you have never before dreamed possible.

This principle was expressed dramatically on many occasions by the author, Lloyd C. Douglas. When Douglas retired from the ministry he moved into a more extended form of inspirational teaching: the writing of novels. His ministry had reached hundreds; his books reached thousands; his movies, millions. And to each he preached the same basic message. But it was never so clearly expressed as in the novel The Magnificent Obsession. The principle is so obvious here that those who need it most may not see it at all. It is simply this:

Develop an obsession—a Magnificent Obsession—to help others.

Share yourself without expecting a reward, payment, or commendation. And above all else—keep your good turn a secret.

And, if you do this, you will set in motion the powers of a universal law. For, try as you will to avoid payment for your good deed—blessings and rewards will be showered upon you.

No matter who you are, you can have a magnificent obsession. Every living person can help others by sharing a part of himself. You don’t have to be rich or powerful to develop a Magnificent Obsession. Regardless of who you are, or what you have been, you can create inside yourself a burning desire to be helpful to others.

Take, for example, the sinner with a magnificent obsession. You’ll never know his name. That’s a secret. When he was asked to help the Boys Clubs of America—an organization the sole purpose of which is the building of character in children—with a small donation, he refused. In fact, he was more than rude to the man who had called to interview him on this occasion.

“Get out!” he said. “I’m sick and tired of people asking me for money!”

As the representative was walking toward the door to leave, he stopped, turned around, and looked kindly at the man sitting behind his desk. “You may not wish to share with the needy. But I do. I’ll share with you a part of what I have—a prayer: May God bless you.” And then he turned swiftly and left.

You see, with a flash of inspiration the Boys Club representative had remembered: “. . .silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give unto you.” And a few days later an interesting thing happened.

The man who had said, “Get out!” knocked on the door of the Club representative’s office and asked, “May I come in?” He brought with him a part of what he had to share: a check for half a million dollars. As he laid the check on the desk, he said: “I am giving this on one condition: that you never let anyone know that I did it.”

“Why not?” he was asked.

“I don’t want my name to represent to boys and girls that I am good. I’m not a saint. For I have been a sinner.”

And that is why you’ll never know his name. Just he, the Boys Club representative, and the Greatest Giver of All know the name of the sinner whose money was donated for the purpose of helping boys and girls avoid doing the wrong things he had done.

Like the Boys Club representative, you may not have money, but you can share by giving a part of what you have. And like him, you can be a part of a great cause. And you, too, when you give, can give generously.

Your most precious valued possessions and your greatest powers are often necessarily invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You and you alone can share them.

The more you share, the more you will have.

Now if you doubt this, you can prove it to yourself by giving: a smile to everyone you meet; a kind word; a pleasant response; appreciation with warmth from the heart; cheer; encouragement; hope; honor, credit, and applause; good thoughts; evidence of love for your fellowmen; happiness; a prayer for the godless and the godly; and time for a worthy cause with eagerness.

If you do experiment by giving any one of the above, you will also prove to yourself what we have found is one of the most difficult principles to teach those who need it most: how to cause desirable actions within yourself. Until you do learn, you will fail to realize that what is left with you when you share it with others will multiply and grow; and what you withhold from others will diminish and decrease. Therefore, share that which is good and desirable and withhold that which is bad and undesirable.

Source: Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill

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The Critical Question
by Jim Stovall


Today’s column is for people who are attempting to achieve something extraordinary. The principles are designed to help you realize world-class results within a limited scope. This advice should not be applied to creating lifelong balance and stability in your personal, professional, family, financial, fitness, faith, or other areas of life.

As an Olympic weightlifter, I remember focusing total energy into short term training bursts that culminated in magnifying that energy into one moment of competition. I believe this can be accomplished by invoking the critical question.

The United Kingdom, for centuries, was known for their nautical prowess and elite naval forces around the world. It was a point of shame and frustration that the English rowing team did not win a gold medal between 1912 and the end of the 20th century. While training for the 2000 games, the coach of the rowing team came up with a revolutionary question that focused the team’s energy and culminated in them winning a gold medal. This technique is something you and I can use when we are facing short term, high-level goals or challenges.

Regardless of the task, inquiry, or activity, the coach instructed the rowers to ask themselves one simple question, “Will it make the boat go faster?” Whether it involved attending a late-night party before an early morning workout, eating ice cream, engaging in debates or conflicts with teammates, maintaining their equipment, or any other activity, the simple question, “Will it make the boat go faster?” created focus and clarity on how they should proceed.

Over the long haul, life cannot be lived in this way, but for short term, high-level activities, employing this kind of self-examination can make all the difference. I believe we have the ability to do anything in this life, but we can’t do everything. Napoleon Hill may have said it best, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” This requires us to focus all our energy which involves us eliminating any and all distractions.

Olympic gold medalists, master artists, and thought-leaders engaged in social change all have the ability to bring their best efforts and all of their energy to the task at hand. In much the same way that a cheap magnifying glass can focus the rays of the sun and create a flame, all of us can gather our attention and energy into one focused, directed effort and change our lives and even change the world.

As you go through your day today, remember that you will find the answers you seek when you ask the right question.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: 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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· 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.

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