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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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Vintage Essays By Judy Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumnet

Dear Readers,

John Ruskin, the nineteenth-century English writer, wrote: “You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and most delicate ways, improve yourself.”

I must admit that at the beginning of my career, it was money, money, money that motivated me, because I never thought I had enough. As I grew older, I learned what philosophers and other wise men had told us—that happiness would be found not in more possessions, but in providing a useful service to others. Dr. Albert Schweitzer encapsulated it well when he said, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

Purpose will help you develop a faith, and with that faith, confidence in yourself, and belief, you will succeed in your major purpose in life.

As you travel on your personal journey to success, you will find out for yourself that happiness is found in service.

Making money is easy but making a difference is quite another story.

As we are all a part of this earth, we should naturally have the desire to help others. The late Albert Schweitzer probably said it best: “You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others—something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.”

Napoleon Hill reminds us that that this kind of service is part of attaining a true peace of mind in our pursuit of success.


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


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Will You Master Money – or will it Master You?
by Napoleon Hill


Anything that robs you of peace of mind robs you of life’s greatest wealth. You may lose peace of mind by pursuing money too anxiously, or by trying to acquire more money than you can spend wisely. Money you earn through constructive work is the money most likely to benefit you. It is a mistake to deprive young people of the need to know life through work. Anyone can save, and the effort you make toward saving a percentage of your income gives you a true knowledge of the value of money. Saving also prepares you to handle many opportunities which otherwise might slip by.

In my exploration of the points of view of young people I rarely find a great appreciation of money, most especially when a good sum of money is yet to be earned. This is proper enough. A lack of money makes the business of living so difficult it is very likely to destroy peace of mind.

So the young man pursues money for a good part of his life he is likely to have no difficulty whatsoever in spending as much as he makes. If he has a family, they help him spend it. A successful man, however, is not very old before he begins to accumulate some money beyond his immediate needs and his household bank account. This money is likely to go into investments, real estate and the like.

Be he a truly positive-minded man, he will soon own considerable amounts of both property and money. And somewhere along the line, he will have passed an invisible border. He is now rich in the sense that he has a considerable surplus above his needs. Undoubtedly he can fulfill any reasonable want. And so, while his financial records show he is rich, his inward and very private record should show he has peace of mind.

He will have peace of mind – if he has mastered money. He will not –if money has mastered him.

A man who makes a big splash may be a man who has gone overboard. The “big splash” is the big show of one’s material wealth. I have freely admitted my own weakness for making a big splash in the days of my Catskill estate – which I was fortunate enough to lose before it permanently harmed me. Not every man is endangered by making a vast show of his wealth, and some seem to thrive on it. Others enter upon such conspicuous display that obviously they have gone overboard – their souls are drowning in the sea of dollars.

Some years ago a man who had earned several million dollars suddenly went bankrupt. When the lawyers searched his assets, they found a large warehouse filled with valuable antique furniture, magnificent paintings and the like. They all belonged to the man who was bankrupt and he had paid for them in cash. But had he ever enjoyed them? Most of those precious items had never been unpacked! He liked to talk about his treasures, however, and make himself sound like a veritable Croesus. Such an accumulation mania is at the opposite pole from a mind that knows peace.

“They are going to take it away from me!” The fear of poverty has a strange and ugly first cousin. It is the rich man’s fear that his money will be taken away from him; or that he will not be allowed to pile up his money into ten times the sum he possibly could use – twenty times – thirty times!

I once knew a majority stockholder of the fabulous Coca-Cola Company. He had gathered money in many ways, and was worth about twenty-five million dollars. Did he have peace of mind? He had a mind filled with hatred and mistrust. His worst hatred was directed toward the government. Although he was then well in his eighties, he always prophesied that the government would cause him to die a pauper.

The last time I ever saw him, he asked me a most significant question: “If you were in my place, what would you do to protect your peace of mind and save your money?”

I had determined that for the sake of my own peace of mind I never would start a quarrel with this man; but, if he ever asked me a direct question, he would receive a direct answer. Even so, I asked him now if he wanted my honest opinion. “Yes!” he said. “Naturally!”

“Well,” said I, “if I were in your place and wanted peace of mind I would not save my money. Your peace of mind and your money have become enemies who cannot live side by side. If I were you, I would first convert all my money into United States Bonds so that it would go to work for the benefit of all the people. Then I would pile all those bonds into my fireplace and set fire to them. And as I watched my money go up the chimney, I would watch a great deal of my unhappiness burn away.”

My friend snapped, “Don’t be facetious!”

“I was never more serious in my life,” I replied. “If I had your fortune and it deprived me of my peace of mind, I would first put my money where it would be well distributed and then I would burn every symbol of my government’s debt to me. Then I would go to bed and sleep like a child and wake up feeling peaceful and free.”

I did not expect this man to follow my advice. To the day he died he lived in fear and bitterness and I believe that the illness and debility which dogged him long before he died was rooted in his love – not of mankind, but of money.

There are very few people for whom advice to burn their money would be good advice. The principle is what holds for every one of us. Nothing, absolutely nothing is as precious as your peace of mind. Few young people see this. Some people see it as they gain more experience. Many never see it. Remember, you can be rich with peace of mind, but if money or anything else gets in the way of your peace of mind, choose peace of mind and let the other go.

Notice I made no attempt to evaluate my friends’ complaint against the government. His complaint may in some ways have been justified. It was his attitude I drove at – an attitude of fear and distrust while he was at least twenty-five times a millionaire and could have done so much toward making himself and others happy.

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Things That Matter
by Jim Stovall


In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we were shown the very best and the very worst of humanity. Crisis does not create character; it reveals it. We all have images or quotes that will be seared permanently into our consciousness of those who have experienced some of the worst that life has to offer.

I will never forget a gentleman who is a resident of New Orleans being interviewed several days after the storm. This gentleman described escaping New Orleans with his family at the last minute with no more than the clothes on their backs. Several days later, that family observed satellite photos of their house and everything they own submerged under 10 feet of water. The gentleman explained how they had lost their home, all of their possessions, their mementos, and their jobs. He went on to say, “We have lost just about everything.” But then he chuckled and looked at his family and said, “But I guess we got out with about everything that matters.”

This brings us to the question of things that matter. I believe that things in this life can be separated into two categories: Things that are valuable and things that matter. Things that are valuable would include your home, car, clothes, possessions, office, job, etc. These are all extremely important and significantly impact the way you live. Then there are the things that matter. They are your friends, family, hopes, goals, beliefs, and dreams. They impact us at a level that goes much deeper than status or possessions. They cannot be replaced.

I have come to the conclusion that no matter how valuable, anything that can be replaced with money does not matter—or at least should not be a treasure. It can be a valuable possession but when it is lost, we—like the man in New Orleans—begin to look toward the things that really do matter. Unfortunately, it often takes a disaster or life crisis to show us what really matters.

Many of us spend a lot of time working to acquire things that, while nice and valuable, don’t really matter when compared to the treasures represented by our friends and family. It is sad to think that sometimes we can get caught up in the rat race of acquiring things to the extent that we diminish the things that really matter in our lives.

As you go through your day today, take a hint from our friends along the Gulf Coast. Enjoy the things that are valuable, but treasure the things that really matter.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: Wisdom for Winners, Volume 1

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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