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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,

In 1894 while attending a private school, Marconi read an article that suggested the possibility of sending radio waves without wires (the invention of the radio).

Napoleon Hill wrote of Marconi’s dream of a system of harnessing ether in Think and Grow Rich. Marconi’s friend took him to a mental institution due to his belief of being able to send messages through the air.

He began studying wireless communication and in 1896 took out a patent and by 1901 Marconi was able to transmit signals across the Atlantic Ocean.


Marconi won the Nobel Prize in 1909 in physics for his work. The reason for opposition to different beliefs is that people usually believe only what they want to believe and reject those beliefs that run counter to their own. It seems that many people are just not comfortable with changes. It has been said that people oppose those things that they do not understand and will not take the time or effort to learn.

This week we begin to feature excerpts from Napoleon Hill’s You Can Work Your Own Miracles. Napoleon Hill tells us change is a natural concept in the laws of nature and they can be applied to the ever-evolving nature of commerce. Change can be repelled or embraced, and an older, wiser Napoleon Hill shares with us some of the best lessons he has learned throughout his career.


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


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The Law of Growth through Change the First Miracle of Life
by Napoleon Hill


ETERNAL CHANGE has been chosen to head the list of the Miracles of Life, not essentially because it is the most important of those here described, but for the reason that it is the one most bitterly opposed by the vast majority of the human race. Failure to understand it and adapt oneself to it is the major cause of all personal failures and defeats.

The changes in our way of living have revealed, during the first half of the twentieth century, more of nature’s secrets than had been uncovered during the entire past of civilization. Among these have been the invention of the automobile, the telephone, radio, television, talking pictures, airplanes, radar, and wireless telegraphy—all produced by ever-changing processes of the human mind.

Change is the tool of human progress, in the affairs of nations not less than in the lives of individuals. And the business or industry which neglects to keep moving forward through change is doomed to failure.

The great American way of life, which has provided the people with the highest standard of living the world has ever known has been the product of continuous change.

The Law of Change is one of Nature’s inexorable laws, without which there could have been no such reality as civilization. Without the law of change the human race would still be where it started from—on the plane with all the other animals and creatures of the earth which are eternally bound and limited by a pattern of instinct, beyond which they never can rise.

Through the law of change (popularly known as evolution), the human race has slowly left the baseline of the animal family, where the destiny of all living things was fixed by a life pattern of instinct, and has evolved into higher and still higher degrees of intelligence, until man now is something infinitely greater than the thirty-thousand man-made gods whom he has created and worshiped since the beginning of his long and tortuous trip upward.

The entire history of mankind, the record of life in all its forms, is a clearly marked pattern of perpetual change. No living thing is the same two minutes in succession, and this change is so inexorable that the entire physical body of man undergoes a complete change, and a replacement of all the physical cells of the body, every seven months.


Through the law of change, the habits of men, which do not conform to the overall pattern and purpose of the universe, are periodically broken up by wars, epidemics of disease, drought, and other irresistible forces of nature which force man to free himself from the effects of his follies and start all over again. This same law of change, which levels the peoples of all nations to the baseline of the overall plan of the universe, applies with equal force to individuals who fail to interpret and adapt themselves to nature’s laws.


When I was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to begin research in preparation for the organization of the world’s first practical philosophy of personal achievement, I was so little prepared for the job that truthfully I did not know the meaning of the world “philosophy” until I looked it up in a dictionary.

If ever anyone began a job by starting at scratch, I began right there! What I had to do to prepare myself for the successful fulfillment of the assignment Mr. Carnegie had given me was not mere change; it was practically a complete rebuilding job! Perhaps this was fortunate because the knowledge I gained from my own personal struggles led eventually to the revelation of the supreme “miracle” which is the central purpose in writing this volume.

The rebuilding job included the changing of self-made habits of failure for self-made habits of success, which at long last gave me a balanced life that includes everything I desire or need for the style of living I have chosen. Among other changes I had to make in preparation for my life work were these:

(a) Curing of the habit of selling myself short because of lack of self-confidence.

(b) Freeing myself from the habit of yielding to the seven basic fears, including the fear of ill health and physical pain.

(c) Removing the habit of binding myself to penury and want through my self-imposed limitations.

(d) Breaking the habit of neglect in taking possession of my own mind and directing it to the attainment of all my desires.

(e) Curing myself of the habit of failure to relate myself to recognition and freedom from want in a spirit of humble gratitude.

(f) Changing the habit of expecting to reap before I had sown (confusing my NEEDS with my RIGHTS to receive). SINCERITY OF PURPOSE alone will lead to success.

(h) Changing the false belief that EDUCATION comes only through the media of higher learning.

(i) Correcting the habit of neglecting to schedule my life on a practical budget and use of TIME.

(j) Curing myself of the habit of failure to devote the major portion of my TIME to the pursuit of my Definite Major Purpose in life.

(k) Changing my habit of impatience.

(l) Correcting the habit of failure to take inventory of all my intangible riches and express gratitude for them.

(m) Correction of the habit of endeavoring to accumulate more material riches than I could legitimately use.

(n) Correcting the habit of believing it is more beneficial to RECEIVE than to GIVE.

(o) Last, but not least, correcting the habit of neglect in recognizing the source of Infinite Intelligence and the means of contacting and using it for any desired purpose—by application of the SUPREME MIRACLE.

These do not represent the entire list of changes I had to make in my habits of thought and action, but they are some of the more important ones, from which it will be obvious that the LAW OF CHANGE has played an important part in my life, and just as obvious, that had I not made these changes, I would have deprived myself of the privilege of giving the world a workable philosophy of personal success, which has brought me more recognition than one person needs on this plane of life.

In presenting these intimate circumstances of my life so frankly, I hope you will recognize that I am preparing you to accept the truth that perhaps you too will need to change some of your habits before you may enjoy a full, well-balanced life made to your own pattern and style of living.

The extent to which you will need to make changes in your present habits is entirely something you will have to decide, but the list must include mastery of the seven basic fears if you aspire to the attainment of a well-balanced life, which includes peace of mind.


We are where we are and what we are because of our daily habits!

Our habits are under our individual control and they may be changed at any time by the mere will to change them. This prerogative is the one and only privilege over which the individual has complete control. Habits are made by our thinking, and our thinking is the one thing over which the Creator gave us the complete right of control; and along with this right profound rewards for our exercising the right, and terrible penalties for our failure to exercise it.

Source: You Can Work Your Own Miracles 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 the 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!
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: Discovering the Path to Riches

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

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