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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

“Any business whose management has the foresight to adopt a policy which consolidates management, employees and the public it serves in a spirit of team work, provides itself with an insurance policy against failure.” ~Napoleon Hill

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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



THE MOVIE: Watch the MOVIE TRAILER and see the massive amount of value in this film and the bonus features.  This for Napoleon Hill subscribers/customers!

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,

Without self-discipline, you have no reason to expect to be successful. The key to achieving what you want out of life lies in establishing meaningful goals. You must continue to feed your minds with thoughts and ideas that are consistent with your goals. Next, you must take action and persist with self-discipline. The one thing we know for certain is that Napoleon Hill’s system works.

You can have high goals, develop good plans, and have a pleasing personality and many other desirable qualities. But to be truly successful, you must have self-discipline. Without self-discipline, you will be among the majority who will look over their lives and think about “what could have been.”

Discipline is a quality that you must learn, and the quicker you learn discipline and put it to use, the faster you will travel on the journey that others who have little or no discipline will only dream of.

Once you have developed a burning desire, make plans, and begin. If your plans need to change, or if the goal takes longer, you should still feel satisfied if you began what was a worthy goal for you. Achieving your goals takes self-discipline, but if you do not have it, you have no reason to expect to have a successful life.

Our next Distance Learning Course will be starting on July 13, 2020. I hope you can join us so that you can get a more in-depth study of self-discipline and all of Napoleon Hill’s principles of success. Self-discipline is the principle that can help you “Direct your thoughts, control your emotions, and ordain your destiny!” Go to this link and select the “summer” option.


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




Our official group photo from The Napoleon Hill Foundation Leader Certification that was held virtually on June 25 – 28, 2020.
Here are some of the participants and also some certified leaders who joined us for our class. A special thanks to Don Green who took time out of his busy schedule to encourage the students daily on their journey to certification. Also a special thanks to Lanna Monday Emmett (NHF) who set up the teachable platform for our students. Thanks also to Zane Sturgill of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. And a special thank you to our certified instructors who provided presentations especially for this program: Lefford Fate, Ann McNeill, Gary Schuering, Adora Evans, Alan Chen (NHF), Lanna Monday Emmett (NHF), Loretta Levin, John Raniola, Fred Wikkeling, Gary Burleson, Gerardo Dominguez, Alejandro Miranda, Dave Skattum, Sandra Valencia, Johnnie Lloyd, Kimberly Coots, and Ray Cantu.

Also special thanks to Dr. JB Hill (Napoleon Hill’s Grandson) Jim Oleson, President of NHF, and Jim Stovall for their participation via pre-recorded lectures and interviews.

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by Napoleon Hill


Before you begin the study of the principle of self-discipline, we will outline some of the benefits which will accrue to you if you master this principle and put the ideas contained in this lesson into action:

Your imagination will become more alert.
Your enthusiasm will grow more keen.
You will develop greater initiative.
Your self-reliance will increase.
You will look at the world through different eyes.
The scope of your vision will be widened.
Your problems will melt away.
Your personality will become more magnetic and you will find people seeking you who had previously ignored or overlooked you.
Your hopes and ambitions will be higher and stronger. Your faith will be more powerful.

No other single requirement for individual success is as important as self-discipline. Self-discipline, or self-control, means taking possession of your own mind. This has been mentioned repeatedly throughout the course. You are now at the point where you can tie together the other principles which you have studied, and recognize the relationship which exists between them. All of the principles of this philosophy are for the express purpose of enabling you to develop control over yourself. The matter of self-discipline is one of the greatest of all essentials for success. Indeed, if one cannot master himself, he has little hope of mastering anything or anyone else.

If it were possible for you to master self-discipline after studying only one lesson, the others could be eliminated. But a long study of human nature by the greatest minds the world has produced, from the ancient Greek philosophers down to the moderns, has proved that the most difficult lesson man has to learn is “to know thyself.” That is why there are seventeen principles, or lessons, in this course.

You are now studying the lesson which has been referred to as the “channel through which all of your personal power: for success must flow.” The word channel, as used here, indicates a controlled passageway which funnels all of the rivulets of power you have been mixing into one smooth Bowing river of great capacity. Your mind is the think tank, vat, or reservoir in which you have been creating and accumulating potential power. Now you are going to learn how to release that power in the precise quantities and specific directions that will best accomplish your purposes. Through self-discipline the power made available by the other principles of this philosophy is concentrated and made ready for practical application to your daily affairs.

To use a comparison: you have been building an automobile to take you from where you are now to where you want to go. You have selected a definite major purpose, based upon a compelling motive, which is your steering gear. You have adopted the strategy of going the extra mile, which assures you of the cooperation of other people and acts as a kind of transmission. You have actively and harmoniously associated yourself with certain other people through a master mind alliance which gives you a kind of chassis. You have learned how to receive the power of Infinite Intelligence and focus it upon the attainment of your objective by means of applied faith. This gives you a source of fuel energy or gasoline. You have the spark of a burning desire. And now you are learning to coordinate all of these units into a smoothly functioning automobile with an engine of unlimited power.

By this time you will agree that if you take possession of your own mind and use it, you can set the price tag on your services and make life pay you what you ask. You can see all around you those who fail to do this and who must, therefore, accept whatever life doles out to them. And you will understand, too, why life often gives them little more than a bare existence.

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you do not control your thoughts, you cannot control your deeds. Therefore, in its simplest form, self-discipline causes you to think first and act afterward. Almost everyone automatically does exactly the reverse of this. People generally act first and think later-unless they take possession of their minds and control their thoughts and deeds through self-discipline.

Self-Discipline is a Matter of Adopting Constructive Habits

Self-discipline entails the complete mastery of both your thought habits and your physical habits. When you have gained control over your thought habits, control over your physical habits will be almost automatic, and you will be well on the road to the attainment of complete self-discipline.

Definite motives are the beginning of thought habits, and you will not find it difficult to keep your mind concentrated on your real motive once it becomes an obsession.

The important fact to remember is that self-discipline calls for a balancing of the emotions of your heart with the reasoning faculty of your mind. This means that you must learn to consult both your feelings and your reason in reaching a decision concerning every circumstance of your life. Sometimes you will find it necessary to &et aside your emotions entirely, and follow the dictates of your reason. Other times you will decide in favor of your emotions, modified by the advice of reason. Try to find the happy medium between too much and too little of everything.

For example, some men have so little control over the emotion of love that they are like so much putty in the hands of a woman. Such men never accomplish very much in life. And on the other hand there are the men who are emotionally cold because they follow completely and solely the advice of their minds.

Both of these types undoubtedly miss many of the finer things in life. The ideal is to achieve and maintain a proper balance between the faculties of reason and emotion. This is the highest form of self-discipline.

You may wonder if perhaps it would not be safer and wiser to control your life entirely on the basis of reason and leave emotion out of your decisions and plans. The answer to this question is: No. And it would be very unwise even if it were possible.

The emotions provide the driving power, the activating force, which enables a man to put the decisions of reason into action. The emotions are the wellspring of man’s greatest power. If you destroy hope and faith, what would there be to live for? If you kill enthusiasm, loyalty and the desire for achievement7 but still retain the faculty of reason, what good will it be? The mind will still be there to direct, but what will it direct?

The proper procedure is to control and discipline the emotions, not to eliminate them. Besides, it is very difficult, if not even entirely impossible, to eliminate the emotional nature of man. A man’s emotions are somewhat like a river. Their power can be dammed up and released under control and direction, but it cannot be eliminated. Through self-discipline man can organize all his emotional power and cause it to How in a highly concentrated stream in the direction he selects toward the attainment of his major definite purpose in life.

Self-discipline is the tool with which man may harness and direct his inborn emotions in the direction of his choice.

So far we have mentioned only the positive emotions. You should know that the negative emotions can likewise be controlled and transmuted into a constructive driving force. Self-discipline can remove the harmful element from these emotions and make them serve a useful purpose. Sometimes fear and anger will inspire intense action. All actions arising from negative emotional impulses should have the modifying influence of the mind so they will be guided properly.

You should submit both the negative and positive emotions to the examination of the reasoning faculty before releasing them. The major function of self-discipline is to maintain proper balance between the judgment of the mind and the sentiments of the heart. Emotion without reason is man’s greatest enemy.

Another very important idea regarding this balance of power between the mind and the heart concerns the will power, or ego, which will be discussed later in this lesson. The will power should be the final judge of any particular situation or circumstance, and have the final word as to whether reason or emotion should be permitted to exert the greater influence in every given situation. Self-discipline should include an arrangement by which the ego, or will power, can throw its weight on the side of emotion or reason and amplify the intensity of their expression.

Both the mind and the heart need a master, and they can find such a master in the faculty of the will power. The ego, acting through the will, becomes the presiding judge only for the person who has deliberately trained his ego for the job through the use of self-discipline. In the absence of self-discipline the ego minds its own business and lets the mind and heart fight out their battles as they please. In this situation the person within whose mind the fight is carried on often gets badly hurt.

It is because of this inward conflict, which goes on without a referee, that so many people have problems they are unable to solve for themselves and which send them running to psychiatrists. This conflict is one of the basic causes of the alarming incidence of neuroses in our culture today. It has become more acute as civilization has evolved, because the situations faced by men and women of today are infinitely more complex than those of a generation, or generations, ago. In other words, as our culture becomes more complex, the need for self-discipline becomes greater.

Ignorance of how to proceed to take control of his mind and emotions causes the average person to be unwilling to develop conscious control of his emotions and reason. Thus he allows these two potent forces literally to tear his mind asunder.

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

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What’s On?
by Jim Stovall


One of the greatest influences of the 20th and now the 21st century has got to be the television. It is difficult for all but the most senior of us to imagine what life was like before that magic box came into our homes. The most magnificent, inspiring, horrific, educational, and historic images have come from all around the world and been presented to us in our living rooms.

People of our generation are connected in a way no other people throughout recorded history have ever known. We share the awareness of common sights and sounds. People everywhere know who got voted off the island or which star dances better than the other. Television makes a wonderful tool but a horrible master. Young people today spend far more time in front of a television than they do talking to their parents, studying, or engaging in exercise by playing with their peers.

One of my core professional pursuits is Narrative Television Network. NTN makes movies and television accessible for our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families, along with millions more around the world. All of us involved with Narrative Television Network are very proud of the work we do, as television has become the greatest source of information, education, and entertainment in our society. We have become a common culture, greatly due to the impact of television.

The challenge arises when we fail to control television and allow television to control us. Unfortunately, too many people come home after work or school and simply flop down in front of the TV. If you ask them the next day what they did the previous evening, they will say, “I watched TV.” However, if you ask them what they watched, they probably don’t even know, or they channel surfed, catching parts of a number of programs.

With the ability to digitally record any program at any time and enjoy it at your own discretion as it fits into your schedule, there is no excuse for not making the television your slave instead of allowing it to be your master. There are any number of easily accessible program guides that allow anyone to select programs worthy of the investment of their time. Television will bring you enjoyment, education, and information, or—if it is not controlled—it can waste all of the time you have and even more.

As you go through your day today, commit to using television as the priceless tool it is instead of allowing it to be a boredom reliever or babysitter. The best that the world has to offer is as close as your TV.

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
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· 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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by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
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