Ezine 681 | 31 January 2020




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We are deeply saddened by the recent loss of amazing athlete Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. The Foundation sends the warmest of regards to family, friends and colleagues of Bryant.

For those of you who may not know, Bryant was a reader of Napoleon Hill. At the early age of 18, he was given a copy of Napoleon Hill’s ‘Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude’ by Michael Jackson along with a selection of old movies, pop psychology and self help books.

It was an invitation by the King of Pop to Bryant for understanding what it took to be successful and ultimately shaped one of the greatest careers in NBA history. Jackson presented him the text when teaching him the rules of success. (If you’re wondering how Jackson was connected to Napoleon Hill, he knew and dined with W. Clement Stone years prior.) Click here to read the full article >>

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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,

Lee Iacocca, the legendary auto executive who was very successful at The Ford Motor Company, then went to Chrysler as CEO and literally saved Chrysler from going out of business, will no doubt be remembered for his management skills. What we also need to recall when Lee Iacocca’s name is mentioned is his remark quoting Elbert Hubbard, “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?”

What Iacocca’s statement means is that success begins with one’s family and that if one wishes to leave a legacy, then his family is the logical place to start.

As we reflect on the tragic loss of basketball legend Kobe Bryant we are reminded of how important family should be in our priorities. Kobe and his daughter Gianna were on their way to her basketball game when tragedy struck. No human is perfect but we can remember the good that one has left behind.

In seeing the many tribute articles written in Kobe’s memory, I came across one interesting article that mentioned in passing how Michael Jackson gave Kobe several items including a book by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone – Success through a Positive Mental Attitude. I would like to share with you an excerpt from this book that may have piqued his interest as it has to do with sports. Kobe had natural talent, but he enhanced it with self-discipline and that made him a legendary basketball star. Meanwhile, we pause and reflect on all those who have been taken from us much too soon.



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


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How to Raise Your Energy Level
by Napoleon Hill


How is your energy level today? Did you wake up eager to face the tasks ahead? Did you push your chair back from the breakfast table with the feeling that you were rarin’ to go? And did you plunge into your work with enthusiasm?

You didn’t? Perhaps for some time now you just haven’t had the vim and vigor you think you should have. Perhaps you feel tired before the day begins, and drag through your work without joy.

If so, let’s do something about it!

Vernon Wolfe, track coach, is an expert who can show us what to do. He is one of the outstanding coaches in the country, under his tutelage, several high school students have broken national prep school records.

How does he train these stars? Wolfe has a double prescription. He teaches them to condition both their minds and their bodies simultaneously.

“If you believe you can do it,” says Vernon Wolfe, “most of the time you can. It’s mind over matter.”

You have two types of energy. One is physical, the other is mental and spiritual. The latter is by far the more important, for from your subconscious mind you can draw vast power and strength in time of need.

Think for example, of the great feats of strength and endurance you’ve read about people performing while under the stress of intense emotion. There is an automobile accident and a husband is pinned under the overturned car. In her moment of fear and determination, his tiny and frail wife manages to raise the car enough to free him! Or the insane person, his mind dominated by his subconscious running wild, can break, lift, bend, and smash with a force he never could hope for during periods of normality.

In a series of articles for Sports Illustrated, Dr. Roger Bannister told how he first broke the four-minute mile on May 6, 1954, by training both his mind and his muscles to accomplish this long-sought dream of the athletic world. For months, he conditioned his subconscious into the belief that the record could be achieved. Others thought of the four-minute mark as a barrier. Bannister thought of it as a gateway which, if he once passed through, would open the way to many new records for himself and other milers.

And of course, he was right. Roger Bannister led the way. In a period of little more than four years after he first set a four-minute mile, the feat was performed 46 times by himself and other runners! And in one race, at Dublin, Ireland, on August 6, 1958, five runners ran the mile in less than four minutes!

The man who taught Roger Bannister the secret was Dr. Thomas Kirk Cureton, director of the physical fitness laboratory at the University of Illinois. Dr. Cureton has developed revolutionary ideas concerning the body’s energy level. They apply, he says, to both athletes and non-athletes. They can make a runner run faster and the average man live longer.

“There is no reason why,” Dr. Cureton says, “any man can’t be as fit at 50 as he was at 20 – providing he know how to train his body.”

Dr. Cureton’s system is based on two principles: (1) Train the whole body. (2) Push yourself to the limit of endurance, extending the limit with each workout.

“The art of record-breaking,” he says, “is the ability to take more out of yourself than you’ve got. You punish yourself more and more and rest between spells.”

Dr. Cureton became acquainted with Rogers Bannister while running physical fitness tests on European athlete stars. He noticed that Bannister’s body was wonderfully developed in some ways. For example, his heart was 25 percent larger than normal in relation to his body size. But, in other ways, Bannister wasn’t as well developed as the average man. Bannister took Cureton’s advice to develop his whole body. He learned to condition his mind by taking up mountain climbing. This taught him how to overcome obstacles.

Equally important, he learned to break big goals down into little ones. Roger Bannister reasoned that a man ran a single quarter-mile faster than he ran the four quarters of a full mile. So he trained himself to think of the four quarters in the mile separately. In his training, he would dash a quarter-mile, then jog a lap around the track to rest. Then he would dash another quarter mile. Each time, he aimed to runt the quarter in 58 seconds or less. Fifty-eight times four equals 232 seconds, or three minutes and 52 seconds. He ran to the point of collapse. Then he would rest. Each time, the point of collapse was pushed back a little. When he finally ran his great race, it was in three minutes. 59.6 seconds!

Dr. Cureton taught Roger Bannister that “the more the body endures, the more it will endure.” Beliefs about “overtraining” and “staleness,” he says, are myths.

But he emphasizes that rest is as important as exercise and activity. The body needs to rebuild in even larger quantities what has been torn down in exercise. That’s how strength, vitality, energy are developed. The body and mind both recharge themselves during periods of rest and relaxation. If you don’t give them a chance to do so, severe damage – and even death – can result.

Source: Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill

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The Four Minute Transformation
by Jim Stovall


In less than four minutes from now, you will have completed reading this column. Four minutes seems like an insignificant amount of time, and—in many endeavors of life—it is. There was a time when breaking the four-minute mile was the most controversial topic in the field of sports and human endeavor. For many decades, people had approached running a mile in four minutes, but no one had ever run a mile in less than four minutes.

Many coaches, commentators, and even physicians felt that it was impossible. There were dire warnings of permanent heart and lung damage or even death resulting from running so fast over such a long distance. Then one day, in one particular race, Roger Bannister ran just a few seconds faster than anyone had done before. He created the four minute transformation that, if understood, will not only apply to runners but to your performance level in every area of your life.

Although there had been literally thousands of world-class runners around the globe trying to break this record, it had never been done; however, the week after Roger Bannister broke the barrier, there were five runners who equaled the feat.

Within a year of Bannister’s sub-four-minute mile, 54 runners around the world had done it. A few years later, high school competitors were routinely breaking the four-minute mile.

It would be impossible to convince any thinking person that the state of training and competition was such that 54 people broke the same record the same year. Instead, we have to recognize that there was a mental and emotional component to this phenomenon. People couldn’t break the record because “No one had done it before.” Once someone had done it, it entered the realm of possibility. This releases creativity and power that results in performance.

There are high-level performers who can do anything if they can see that it is possible. There are high-level pioneers like Roger Bannister who break the barrier and set the standard for others to follow.

As you go through your day today, think of all the things that you do simply because “That’s the way we always do it.” Conversely, think of all the things you don’t do, or even attempt, because “No one’s ever done it that way before.” Remember, what someone else has or has not done will not affect you if you are a performance pioneer.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: Wisdom for Winners, Volume II

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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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.

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Success: Discovering the Path to Riches

by Napoleon Hill


A selection of Napoleon Hill’s life changing principles in a single volume.

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by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
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