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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.

For more information please go to https://www.naphill.org/shop/education/online-distance-learning-class/ or contact Uriel Martinez at um17pma@gmail.com

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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.

Now available on Amazon.com



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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,

Just what are the factors that define what it takes to be a success? If you ask different people, you will receive many different answers. Some will suggest being highly educated; others will think it takes hard work. Others will remember President Calvin Coolidge’s statement on persistence. Ralph Waldo Emerson quote that “nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill put it well when he said, “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” This is the reason why many people start for a specified destination and do not quit until they reach that destination. Those who know their destination and have a strong desire to reach it will not stop until they do so.

This week we are gathering online with more than 30 students who are completing the third and final step for Leader Certification. They have come a long way, but we can see by their enthusiasm that they will complete all the requirements in due time. These times have been challenging and we too have had to adjust to accommodate our student’s desires to complete the certification process. Where there is a will there is a way and enthusiasm gives us wings.


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


Here are some of the students of our Leader Certification program that began June 24, 2020, via Zoom. Here they are sharing an expression of Enthusiasm on the first day of class! Included is Don Green Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Lanna Monday Emmett, and Uriel Martinez also of the Napoleon Hill Foundation.



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by Napoleon Hill



Henry Chester gave a marvelous dissertation on enthusiasm when he said:

Enthusiasm is one of the greatest assets of man. It beats money and power and influence.

Single-handed the enthusiast convinces and dominates where the wealth accumulated by a small army of workers would scarcely raise a tremor of interest.

Enthusiasm tramples over prejudice and opposition, spurns inaction, storms the citadel of its object and, like an avalanche, overwhelms and engulfs all obstacles.

It is nothing less than faith in action.

Faith and initiative rightly combined remove mountainous barriers and achieve the unheard of and miraculous.

Set the germ of enthusiasm afloat in your plant, your office or on your farm. Carry it in your attitude and manner. It will spread and influence every fiber of your industry before you realize it. It will mean increase in production and decrease in costs; joy, pleasure, and satisfaction to your workers; life – real and virile; spontaneous, rock-bed results – the vital things that pay big dividends throughout life.

Enthusiasm bears the same relationship to a human being that fire bears to a steam boiler. It concentrates the powers of the mind and gives them the wings of action.

Every philosopher and every thinker has discovered that enthusiasm gives added meaning to words and changes the meaning of deeds. And some have discovered that it gives a greater power to thought, as well as to the spoken word.

Enthusiasm is the offspring of motive.

The most important functions of enthusiasm are:

a. It serves as the major factor in converting negative into positive emotion.
b. It prepares the mind for the development and expression of faith.

Orison Swett Marden referred to enthusiasm as “the great force within us which is perpetually prodding us to do our best.” He called it an intense feeling of emotion known as a burning desire, without which words fail to carry conviction, deeds fail to impress and actions fall short of their intended mark.

Philip James Bailey understood the power of enthusiasm when he said:

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not figures on a dial.
We should count time by heartthrobs.
He most lives
Who thinks most, feels noblest, acts the best.

Yes, that is true, one “feels the noblest, and acts the best” when the inspiration of enthusiasm drives him onward toward the attainment of some pre-established goal.

A man without enthusiasm
is like a watch without
a mainspring

Froebel, father of the kindergarten system, revealed his deep understanding of the power of enthusiasm when he stated:

“The delusive idea that men toil and work for the sake of preserving their bodies, and procuring for themselves bread, houses, and clothes, is degrading and not to be encouraged. The true origin of man’s activity lies in his unceasing impulse to embody outside himself the divine and spiritual element within him.”

Enthusiasm is power, for it is the instrument by which adversities, failures and temporary defeat may be transmuted into action backed by faith. This is perhaps one of the most impressive single truths that has been presented in this philosophy of individual achievement.

We know that the death of a dear friend or loved one need bring not only sorrow, but may also serve as an inspiration to nobler efforts and deeper thinking, through the principle of transmutation of emotional feeling. This transmutation hinges upon control of the emotions. Hence the necessity to acquire the habit of voluntary expression of enthusiasm.

Thought is an expression of energy. It is as powerful when expressed in a negative form as it is in a positive form. The energy of thought used to express the feeling of great sorrow, loss or disappointment can, therefore, be transmuted into positive expression and made to serve as an inspiration to noble endeavor.

Thought energy can be expressed in several ways: either positive, negative, or a combination of both. Reasoning on this premise, you should realize that any negative emotion can be changed into a positive one which may be helpful. In this process you may find the most profound application for the emotion of enthusiasm.

The same thought energy which brings pain or sorrow can be converted into the joy of creative thought and action in connection with your definite major purpose, or some minor purpose. Here is where self-discipline comes to your aid, for only the self-disciplined person can transmute sorrow into joy.

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

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Learning about Learning
by Jim Stovall


For more than 25 years, I have provided scholarships for young people wanting to attend a private university here in my home town. Over the years, our scholarship fund has assisted more than 500 students with their education. I’m always amazed that young people will make great personal and financial sacrifices to apply to many universities in hopes that they can get a college degree. After being accepted to an institution, they commit a great amount of time and money toward their goal, but they can be heard to ask questions such as, “Are we required to come to class?” and “How much of the book do we have to read?” and “Will this actually be on the test?” They strive to avoid as much of the very classroom that they spent so much time trying to get in to.

The term “school” comes from a Greek word that means “free time.” School was actually a reward or an honor that was bestowed upon a young person who didn’t have to work in the fields a full day but was allowed to spend some of their time thinking, learning, and becoming exposed to new ideas.

Education is a lifelong process. It does not end when we graduate. Quite the contrary in fact. Our real education begins when we leave school, which is why the graduation ceremony is called a commencement.

I often think we put far too much emphasis on formal education as opposed to informal education. While I am very proud of my university education and degree, most of the things I know today that impact the way I live and pursue my passions came to me after my formal education.

If you read ten books on any subject, you will know more than 99 percent of people on that topic. We all need to organize our informal education as much as our formal education is organized. You need to have a reading list of books, magazines, and newspapers that pertain to your area of interest or passion. If you’re not sure what to read and study, simply ask the people who are where you want to be for a reading list.

My late, great friend, colleague, and publisher, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones always said, “You will be the same person you are today five years from now except for the books you read and the people you meet.” Through reading books and meeting people, you can go anywhere you want to go, be anything you want to be, and do anything you want to do.

As you go through your day today, commit to learning what you need to know to live the life you want to live.

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

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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

By: Jeffrey Gitomer


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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