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Dear Student of Napoleon Hill,

This online distance learning course presents and examines the principles of success researched and developed by Dr. Napoleon Hill and others. It provides a framework for students to better understand life’s opportunities and the need for definiteness of purpose.

The class is based on and structured around Hill’s 17 Principles of Success. Each lesson focuses on one principle and contains online reading assignments, points to ponder, chapter quizzes, Napoleon Hill vintage audio and just released video, articles from the Think and Grow Rich and PMA Adviser newsletters, class discussion questions, journal writing assignments and, other activities that help reinforce the principle being studied. Each student in the class has a personalized relationship with a fully accredited and approved instructor for Napoleon Hill Distance Learning Courses. The class concludes with an assignment dealing with an individualized plan for personal success.

It is because we sincerely feel that every reader of Think and Grow Rich should go on into this post graduate course, that we take the liberty here of giving a few brief side lights upon this brilliant work. Napoleon Hill’s Course presents the true Philosophy upon which all lasting success is built. Ideas, when translated into intelligent plans of action, are the beginning of all successful achievement. So this course proceeds to show you how to create practical ideas for every human need. It does it in easy-to-understand lessons. Napoleon Hill spent the better part of twenty-five years in perfecting this Philosophy of Success.

During the long years he has worked on it, some parts or the whole of it, have been reviewed and praised by many of the greatest Americans of our times. Among them are included four Presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Wm. H. Taft; Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank, Wm. J. Wrigley, Alexander Graham Bell, Judge E. H. Gary, Cyrus H. K. Curtis, Edward Bok, E.M. Statler — dozens of glowing names in Politics, Finance, Education, Invention.

Don’t waste your own precious years blindly searching for the hidden road to the heights. Profit by the dearly brought experience of America’s leaders. Over 500 great and prominent men of America were minutely analyzed — their methods, motives, strategy — to find out the secrets that put them on top. No matter whether you are rich or poor — you have one asset as great as the richest man living — and that is TIME. But with each setting sun you become one day older, and have one day less in which to attain the success and wealth you desire. Thousands of progressive people throughout the North American continent have realized this mighty truth, and have sought the help so clearly and inspiringly taught in Napoleon Hill. You cannot afford to let day after day slip into eternity, without getting possession of this course. You will profit greatly from the lessons in Think and Grow Rich. You will take even more brilliant and gratifying rewards from this course. The cost is trifling; the benefits are tremendous.

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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,

Once you have developed your major purpose in life, the passion it creates will lead you to achieve greater self-discipline, self-reliance, and enthusiasm. Once you begin to work on your plans, you will see personal initiative begin to assist you and recognize that those who have a purpose, a plan, and personal initiative are the true success stories.

These principles are available to solve any problem, but it is important to use your personal initiative to see results. I encourage you to understand these principles and effectively apply them to the task to which you are seeking a solution.

Be definite in everything you do, and never leave unfinished thoughts in your mind. Form the habit of reaching definite decisions and follow through with the power of your personal initiative!


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


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by Napoleon Hill


“There are two types of men,” said Andrew Carnegie, “who never amount to anything. One is the fellow who never does anything except that which he is told to do. The other is the fellow who cannot do even that which he is told to do.

“The man who gets ahead,” Carnegie continued, “does the thing that should be done without being told to do it. But he doesn’t stop there; he goes the extra mile by doing a great deal more than is expected or demanded of him.”

Personal initiative bears the same relationship to an individual that a self-starter bears to an automobile! It is the power that starts all action. It is the power that assures completion of anything one begins.

There are many “starters” but few “finishers.” Personal initiative is the dynamo that pushes the faculty of the imagination into action. It is the process of translating your definite major purpose into its physical or financial equivalent. It is the quality that creates a major purpose, as well as all minor purposes.

It reveals favorable opportunities for self-advancement and inspires you to embrace them, and to make the most of them. It reveals many faults and helps to correct them. It gives you an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, new ideas and better ways of doing things.

It is the twin brother of the principle of going the extra mile.

It inspired the writing of the Declaration of Independence and helped translate that document into the freedom which we enjoy today.

It gave us the American system of free enterprise, which insures all men the right to act on their own personal initiative.

The Major Attributes of Personal Initiative

Personal initiative heads the list of qualities a successful leader must possess. These qualities are:

  • Personal initiative.
  • The adoption of a definite major purpose.
  • A motive to inspire continuous action in pursuit of a definite major purpose.
  • A master mind alliance through which you may acquire the power to attain your definite purpose.
  • Self-reliance in proportion to the scope and object of your major purpose.
  • Self-discipline sufficient to ensure mastery of the head and the heart, and to sustain your motives until they have been realized.
  • Persistence, based on the will to win.
  • A well-developed imagination, controlled and directed.
  • The habit of reaching definite and prompt decisions.
  • The habit of basing opinions on known facts instead of relying on guesswork.
  • The habit of going the extra mile.
  • The capacity to generate enthusiasm at will, and to control it.
  • A well-developed sense of details.
  • The capacity to take criticism without resentment.
  • Familiarity with the ten basic motives that inspire all human action.
  • The capacity to concentrate your full attention upon one task at a time.
  • Willingness to accept full responsibility for the mistakes of subordinates.
  • The habit of recognizing the merits and abilities of others.
  • A positive mental attitude at all times.
  • The habit of assuming full responsibility for any job or task undertaken.
  • The capacity for applied faith.
  • Patience with subordinates and associates.
  • The habit of following through with any task once begun.
  • The habit of emphasizing thoroughness instead of speed.
  • Dependability, the only requirement of leadership that can be stated with one word – but no less important to success on that account.

There are qualities of minor importance which leadership in many fields of endeavor may require, but those listed above are on the must list of all able leaders. Measure any successful leader by the list and observe how many of the traits he applies, although he may do so unconsciously.

Personal initiative, to be effective must be based upon a definite organized plan, inspired by a motive, and followed through to the end to which it is aimed.

During World War II, Henry J. Kaiser astounded the world by his achievements of speed and efficiency in building ships. His achievements were all the more amazing because he had never built ships before. The secret of his success lay in his leadership. And the quality that he emphasized throughout his entire organization was the habit of following through.

He followed this habit himself and required his associate workers and master mind allies to do the same.

For example, when he ordered a trainload of steel to be delivered at his shipbuilding yards on a given date, he took the necessary precautions to make sure it arrived there on time.

Successful men move on their own initiative but they know where they are going before they start.

Along with the order Mr. Kaiser sent an official expediter whose sole responsibility was to see that the steel arrived on time. The expediter left the steel mill with the shipment, and his instructions were to permit no railroad man to delay or sidetrack the cargo.

That shipment must go through and it must arrive on time! This rule was so rigidly enforced that no expediter with the Kaiser operations dared to neglect it.

That is why the Kaiser shipbuilding yards were seldom delayed by bottlenecks due to shortages of supplies. Personal initiative, backed by persistence, was the answer.

And it is the answer, in part, to the problem of the man who finds himself swept over into the failure side of the great River of Life, but who desires to get back onto the success side of the stream. He will never make it without applying personal initiative backed by persistence.

If one plan fails he must create another plan and try again, then again and still again. The procedure is not easy, because it calls for will power, persistence and determination to follow through, regardless of how hard the going may be.

Personal initiative is necessary for the application of the Big Four principles of personal achievement:

a. It inspires one to choose a definite major purpose, and to follow through with a clear-cut plan of action for its attainment.
b. It gives action to the habit of going the extra mile.
c. It inspires the organization of a master mind alliance.
d. It clears the mind for guidance through applied faith.

These four principles would be of no value without personal initiative.

Source: PMA: The Science of Success by Napoleon Hill.

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Keeping Score
by Jim Stovall


In our hectic, fast-paced world today, when it’s all said and done, there is an awful lot said and very little done. People talk a good game but rarely do they get around to playing it. We all have more information, knowledge, and expertise than it would take for several people to succeed.

Unfortunately, we don’t succeed for knowing something or learning something. We succeed in doing something. It is far better to apply one principle in the real world than to learn ten principles that remain abstract theories to us.

There are three states of existence that matter in this discussion: being, doing, and having. In our commercialized world today, everyone wants to have everything now. They don’t want to do anything to get it or be the kind of person who can have it, they simply want to be given everything instantly. The universe is set up so that if you will be the kind of person who will then do the right thing, you can eventually have everything you want.

Like any other equation, when we get the elements out of order, we are headed for disaster. When you want to have things today and pay for them tomorrow, or receive compensation now for effort you will expend later, you are traveling on an unsustainable path.

Each generation of parents wants their children to live better than they do. This is good and admirable. Parents have felt this way since the beginning of recorded history; however, our commercialized, instant information society has made this generation’s young people not only want to exceed their parents’ standard of living, but do it now if not yesterday.

You never do anything good or bad that you don’t get paid for. You have heard it said a thousand times that you reap what you sow. Too many people are trying to sow one thing and reap something else—or worse yet, sow nothing and enjoy a huge harvest today. Nothing is as easy, simple, or fast as we would like it to be, but the fruits of our labor are, indeed, sweet, life-sustaining, and more than a fair exchange for our toil.

The next time you are communicating with a parent, teacher, or mentor about the success they have achieved or the level of accomplishment they have obtained, don’t just dwell on the finish line they have crossed, but learn all you can about the journey they have traveled and the race they have run.

As you go through your day today, focus not on what you have or even what you want to do, but who you want to be.

Today’s the day!

Source: Wisdom for Winners, Volume 2 by 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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Master-Key to Riches

Napoleon Hill’s Success Masters

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:

· Master yourself with a positive mindset and a winner’s habits
· Create a problem-solving model that works for you in any situation
· Harness the sales pitch that will transform your business
· Turn your day-to-day obstacles into opportunities for growth
· Stay strong through every setback by focusing on moving forward
· Make stronger decisions with curiosity, creativity, and confidence
· Develop an action plan to improve your productivity
· Maximize every hour, even while waiting, driving, or sleeping

Plus, work between the lines, along the margins, and beyond the pages with personal development checklists, exclusive action items, and more from the experts at Entrepreneur.

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by Napoleon Hill


Why leave a legacy when you can live one right now?

When you realize that your success journey is really a journey of giving, you will unlock the potential for profound riches. The world’s top entrepreneurs and leaders derive their success and fulfillment from the alignment of their professional endeavors with their search for meaning and impact. Rather than waiting until they feel they have something to offer, they consistently share their resources to better the lives of others. Now is the time for you to discover your unique gifts and create a giving plan so that you can begin to live your legacy.

The Gift of Giving traces the ultimate giving journeys of Jim Stovall and Don Green, who have implemented Napoleon Hill’s timeless achievement principles to live a legacy of generosity. When Jim Stovall committed to finding a driving passion and giving away $1 million to it, he was a broke college student whose dreams of playing in the NFL had been sidelined by a rare condition causing progressive blindness. With the guidance of the successful businessman Lee Braxton and a worn copy of Think and Grow Rich, Jim brought himself from poverty to prosperity and became an award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist. His journey connected him with Don Green, the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, who lives out his calling and continues Hill’s work through the Foundation’s many philanthropic efforts. Together, their stories reveal that you can render service and charity at every stage of your giving journey; you simply have to identify opportunities for generosity and take action on them.

You have everything you need to create your legacy. The time has come to live it now, while you can enjoy the gift of giving.

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Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
Jeffrey Gitomer

What readers are saying:

“Another Gem Amongst His Many Gems – Truthful Living is NOT just a book for people in sales; it is for people who are still breathing or in other words, EVERYONE!” ~ Gymbeaux

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The foundation of Napoleon Hill’s self-help legacy: his long-lost original notes, letters, and lectures – now compiled, edited, and annotated for the modern reader, brought to you by New York Times bestselling author, Jeffrey Gitomer.

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The Little Book of Leadership

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This comprehensive book will help you understand your situation, identify your opportunities, create your objectives, execute by action and delegation, and establish a leadership position through enthusiasm, brilliance, action, collaboration, resilience, and achievement.

The time for real-world leadership is NOW. This is a leadership book that transcends theory and philosophy, and gets right down to brass tacks and brass tactics, and adds a few brass balls.It’s full of practical, pragmatic, actionable ideas and strategies that when implemented assure respect and loyalty – and ensure long-term success and legacy.

The 12.5 Leadership Strengths revealed in this book will challenge you, admonish you, guide you, and create new success opportunities for you.

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