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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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“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,

Napoleon Hill, in his famous books such as Succeed and Grow Rich through Persuasion, likened our choices to being given, at birth, two sealed envelopes, each of which contained the orders by which our lives were to be governed. One envelope would contain a long list of blessings that the individual would receive if she took possession of her own mind and used it to make the right choices. The other envelope would contain a long list of consequences that the person would receive if she did not use accurate thinking to make the correct choices.

When someone said that we make our habits, and then our habits make us, that person made a true statement. It’s true whether the habit is a good one, like reading good books every day or regular exercise, or a bad one, like using tobacco. Our habits can have a tremendous effect on our lives, and whether that effect is negative or positive is a choice we each make with our accurate thinking.


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


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by Napoleon Hill


In this lesson we shall analyze the mystery of all mysteries, the power of the human mind. It is one of the most profound subjects of this philosophy. It contains the key to the secret of all success and all failure. It is a principle which is on the must list of all who would attain the master-key to riches and gain entrance to the great estate of Happy Valley. It is one of the most important subjects known to mankind; yet, paradoxically, it is one of the least understood.

The mind may be likened to a rich garden spot, the soil of which, by organized effort, may be converted into necessary and useful products, or by neglect may be allowed to produce useless weeds. The mind is constantly at work – building up or tearing down, bringing misery, unhappiness and poverty, or joy, pleasure and riches. But it is never idle!

The mind is the greatest of all man’s assets, yet it is often the least used and the most abused. Its abuse consists mainly of its non-use.

Science has revealed many of nature’s most profound secrets, but not the secret of man’s greatest source of riches – his own mind and the thoughts it produces. This is one secret which has never been completely revealed to man, perhaps because he has shown such unpardonable indifference toward this divine gift of God. The power of thought is the most mysterious and the greatest of all powers available. It can be the most beneficial, or the most dangerous, depending upon how it is used.

Through thought men build great empires. Through thought other men trample these same empires into dust. Every creation of man, whether it is good or bad, develops first as a thought pattern. All ideas are conceived through thought. All plans, purposes and desires are created by thought. And thought is the only thing over which man has been given the privilege of complete control.

Through the ages men have used the power of thought both wisely and unwisely. An unknown paper hanger sat moodily in a prison cell, pondering the strange experience of life which deprives some men of freedom and riches while others, with no greater ability or right to the blessings of life, acquire and hold the higher places in the world. The paperhanger was without influential friends. His education was limited. But something happened inside his mind which changed his brooding into a determination to free himself. He had begun to think!

When next the world heard of this paper hanger he had written a book in which he frankly revealed the inner workings of his mind, and put the world on notice of his specific goal in life. Some read the book and smiled tolerantly. Others did not bother to read it, believing it to be the work of a mad man because its claims were so fantastic.

And the next time the world heard of this “crazy” paper hanger, he had half of Europe under his heel and the other half frightened out of its wits and fighting for its life. He had set the world on fire, and the flames had reached out across the Atlantic and had begun to scorch the people of America. But the American people went complacently about their own business, believing the fire would bum itself out.

Then came that horrible Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor – which forced us to recognize for the first time that the world was on fire, and that personal liberty was being endangered throughout the world – by the power of this erstwhile paper hanger’s thoughts, implemented by action!

Hitler found an opportunity to use his thought power destructively because so many others in the world neglected to use theirs constructively. Although his thinking was not accurate, it was extremely powerful because he followed through with plans and action and brought on World War II.

Through the wise use of his power of thought another man also started at the bottom, without money and without powerful friends. He created a great American industry that now gives employment to tens of thousands of men. His name was Andrew Carnegie. He learned, and practiced, the art of thinking accurately and wisely.

Thomas A. Edison used the same power to become one of the greatest inventors of all time.

Henry Ford used the power of thought to cover the earth with his automobiles. Ford’s mind was precisely like every other normal mind, but he used his to think – not to harbor fear and self-imposed limitations.

And the fifty-six brave men who gave birth to the United States of America when they signed The Declaration of Independence used the power of accurate thought so effectively that our country has become the richest and most powerful nation in the world.

Have no illusions about this fact: Every person who achieves any form of enduring success above mediocrity must learn the art of thinking accurately. Without the support of accurate thinking, the Big Four principles of individual achievement would be useless. And the principle of personal initiative might be dangerous if it were not directed by accurate thinking.

Let us examine the steps to accurate thinking so that we may direct our personal initiative effectively toward the attainment of our desired purposes.

Accurate thinking is based upon two fundamentals, namely:

a. Induction: The act or process of reasoning from a part to a whole, from particulars to generals, from the individual to the universal.

b. Deduction: The use of inference by which a conclusion necessarily follows from the premises.

The accurate thinker takes these important steps as a means of making his thinking effective:

a. He separates fact from fiction, or hearsay evidence.
b. He separates facts into two classes: important and unimportant

What is an important fact? It is one that can be used to advantage for the attainment of a major purpose. All others are relatively unimportant.

The favorite question of the accurate thinker is how do you know? He demands evidence of the soundness of information furnished him. He knows that many opinions are mere hopeful wishing, and not the result of careful analysis of facts.

The accurate thinker knows the fallacy of endeavoring to deceive others with loosely gathered opinions, and makes it his business never to deceive himself with such opinions.

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

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A Change of Mind
by Jim Stovall


Several times each month, I get to leave my corporate world job as the president of a television network and travel to an arena or a convention center somewhere in the world to make a speech. In each of these speeches, my main theme is “You change your life when you change your mind.” This seems exceedingly simple as do most profound truths.

Everything you will ever do, know, have, give, and create first begins with a thought in your mind. Every good or bad thought can create an action and a corresponding result. If you want to change any aspect of your life, you first must change your mind.

Your current situation is the result of the thoughts and attitudes as well as the knowledge you have accumulated to this point. One of my favorite quotes from several of the 12 Step programs is, “Your best thinking has gotten you to this point.” This is to say that everything you know and think has brought you to this place in your life. Before you can change where you are, you must change what you think, feel, and know.

Bad thoughts and attitudes do not simply spring up, fully developed, into your mind. Instead, they are the result of emotional erosion over years and decades. In order to change these thoughts, you’re going to have to work on them constantly and experience some discomfort. It is as if you wanted to develop a long-unused muscle. First, you will experience some discomfort, then some soreness, but if you persist you will find yourself in possession of powers you never had before.

I am a firm believer in free enterprise capitalism. I believe the greatest good flows to the most people when they enjoy the fruits of their own efforts; however, if simply as an experiment we divided up all of the money and resources evenly among everyone, within a few short years the money would find its way back to the wealthy and successful people who have it now.

When you understand this phenomenon, you begin to know that money is not the precious commodity. Knowledge and attitude become what we all should seek. If you begin to know things you have never known and hold attitudes that you have never experienced, the success you seek will be soon to follow.

You have heard it said that “if you keep doing the same things, you will get the same results.” Furthermore, if you keep thinking and believing the same things, you will continue to do the same things that have brought you to this place.

As you go through your day today, seek opportunities to learn new things and develop new attitudes.

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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“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

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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