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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,


It has been said, “Nature holds for each of us all that we need to make us useful and happy; but she requires us to labor and wait for all we get.” We are given nothing of value that does not include the need for labor; and we can expect to overcome difficulties only by strong and noble work. In our striving for “something better than we have known,” we should work for others’ good rather than for our own pleasure. Those whose object in life is their own happiness find at last that their lives are sad failures.

We each need to do something each day that moves us worthily in the direction of our definite plan of action. More than just dreaming is necessary if we are to succeed in the objects and ambitions of our life. We achieve our best results in every department of life only when we thoughtfully plan and earnestly work in the proper directions.


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


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Nature’s Definiteness of Purpose
The Eighth Miracle of Life
by Napoleon Hill


FIXATION OF NATURAL LAWS is a miracle which forever safeguards all of nature’s plans and purposes, and ensures that the overall plan of the universe will be carried out without the possibility of interference from man.

The Law of Cosmic Habitforce is the comptroller of all other natural laws, and is the power which gives fixation to all habits of every living thing in the lower orders of life than that of man. It also fixes the habits of energy and matter as well as the distances the relationships between all the stars and planets.

Man alone has been provided with the privilege and the means by which he may fix his own habits, good or bad. The habits of all living things, on a lower plane of life, have been fixed by what we call “instinct,” and the instinct pattern of each living thing on this lower plane represents the limitations and full extent of its activities.

Man’s privilege to make and to break his own habits has been so definitely left in his own hands that he is not bound by any form of inherited limitations, such as are all lower forms of life. That great universal truth, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve,” is given sound foundation because of man’s power to break all habits which have been fastened upon him by the Law of Cosmic Habitforce, and supplement them with other habits of his own choosing.

Once a man chooses a goal and creates plans for attaining it, Cosmic Habitforce will fix all his habits which are related to that goal so that they automatically lead him in the direction of the goal. However, man can break those habits at will, change his plans and his objectives, and set up an entirely new set of habits for the attainment of his objective.

This power of choice in the selection and control of habits gives man a rating but one step below that of infinite Intelligence, and, in fact, gives him the privilege of drawing upon the forces of Infinite Intelligence at will for the attainment of all his aims and purposes. For evidence to support this observation one has only to take inventory of man’s achievements during the first half of the twentieth century, during which man revealed more of nature’s carefully hidden secrets than had been uncovered during the entire previous existence of mankind.

Step by step, by the exercise of his self-established habits of thought, man was ushered in the push-button age which permits him, figuratively speaking, to supply his every need by calmly sitting down and pushing buttons which set up vibrations in whatever direction he may desire.

Perhaps this evolutionary advancement of man, through which he has transferred to machines most of the labors he previously performed by hand, is only a part of nature’s plan of introducing man to his own mind-power by the process of elimination. When there is no longer any need for the use of physical power, man will then have time to discover and use his brainpower; and in that discovery he may learn that he can do all the things which the Nazarene challenged him to do— “Even greater than I have done.”

The stars and planets, and the nebulous matters from which these were formed, are related to one another by nature’s habits of fixation, operating through the Law of Cosmic Habitforce. Day and night, the seasons of the year, the law of balance, and every living thing except man, is bound by inexorable habits which make their movements and actions accurately predictable over long periods of time and far in advance of the happenings.

Man alone has been given the privilege of fixing his own earthly destiny, with the right to make it pleasant or unpleasant, successful of unsuccessful, happy or unhappy, rich or poor, and his achievements are always unpredictable because his potential power is unlimited.

If man had but two more privileges than he now possesses he would be on an equal footing with the Creator; namely, (1) the privilege of coming into the world at birth, of his own choice; and (2) the privilege of remaining among the living as long as he desires. Man has potential control over almost everything else, but alas, he rarely discovers the powers available to him or makes any attempt to use these powers for his own uplift, or to make this a better world.

For the most part, man settles down in a sort of tug-of-war struggle with forces which become unfriendly toward him because he does not understand them—forces such as the great miracles of life—and he gladly settles with life for a place to sleep, a little food to fill his belly and enough clothes to hide his nakedness.

Once in a long while an individual steps out of the long procession of human beings, takes possession of his own mind, recognizes its powers and makes use of them. Then the world has found an Edison, or a Ford, or a Luther Burbank, or an Alexander Graham Bell, or a Henry J. Kaiser—men who have removed all self-imposed limitations because they learned the truth that “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

Source: You Can Work Your Own Miracles by Napoleon Hill

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Creating Overachievers
by Jim Stovall


In our society, there is a constant, never-ending struggle for normalcy. We seek to fit in at all costs. The advertisers tell us what we should look like, feel like, and smell like, and there is not enough of a premium placed on becoming outstanding.

When we study the lives of overachievers, we find that many of them were faced with a disadvantage or a disability of some type that made it harder for them to be considered normal.

In most cases, these overachievers were simply working harder than the rest of the world to be considered normal. But a funny thing happened to these overachievers on their way to
normality. It is called greatness.

It is important for us to understand that greatness comes not from being ten times better than anyone else, or even twice as good. It comes when we are willing to invest just a little more of ourselves toward the task at hand.

If you were to study the biographies of the great overachievers in history, you would find that each of them had a turning point in their lives where they veered off from what we call “average” and became great. In most cases, this turning point comes in the form of a disappointment, a disadvantage, or a disability.

The next time you are faced with a difficult challenge in your life, try viewing it as one of these turning points that can put you on the path toward the greatness for which you have been destined.

In the Chinese language, symbols are used to express thoughts and ideas, and not just individual words. The symbol for crisis has long been identified with the ancient Chinese mariners who viewed crisis as “opportunity on a dangerous wind.” The same stormy seas that threaten to founder our ship can often propel us toward a Promised Land that we never before imagined.

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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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:

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· Maximize every hour, even while waiting, driving, or sleeping

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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.

The writings and wisdom of Napoleon Hill have transformed millions of lives, making him one of the most influential writers on personal success and an incomparable bestseller. His invaluable classic, Think and Grow Rich, has guided more people to becoming millionaires and billionaires than any other book in history. Compiled by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, Success: Discovering the Path to Riches presents a curated collection of some of Napoleon Hill’s most significant teachings in one complete volume. Drawing on published as well as previously unpublished works by Hill, the book consists of Hill’s teachings presented in an accessible bite-sized format. Success is ideal for both readers who are new to Hill’s work and looking for an essential primer and for devoted followers who want to revisit his most impactful works.

This handsome hardback edition features striking debossing on the cover and designed endpapers, making it the perfect gift for fathers, young professionals, graduates, and many more. Success: Discovering the Path to Riches is an essential volume for everyone looking to build a prosperous life, both personally and professionally.

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Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
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