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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.

For more information please go to https://www.naphill.org/shop/education/online-distance-learning-class/ or contact Uriel Martinez at um17pma@gmail.com 



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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,

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.

Just as “faith without works is dead,” so is having a purpose without action is dead. Work is necessary, and it is vain to hope for good results without good plans. Random or halfhearted efforts are generally only a waste of time.

Successful people’s purpose in life always involves careful plans followed by action.

Whether the object is learning or wealth, the ways and means are always laid out according to the best plans and methods. A sea captain uses a chart; an architect, plans; and a sculptor, a model – and all of them use these tools as a way to success. Even great inspirations that may be defined as genius can do little unless they include action applied to a well-formed plan; when they do, every step is a move toward the accomplishment of the chief aim or purpose in one’s life. No effort or time is lost, for nothing is done at random.

In the grand aim of life, some worthy purpose should be kept constantly in view, and every effort to accomplish it must be made every day. If you do that, you will, perhaps unconsciously, approach the goal of your ambition.


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


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Applied Faith
by Napoleon Hill

Here is a story that we would like to pass on to you. A man was driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, rolling along just fine – until his car stopped dead. He tried the starter repeatedly, but not a cylinder would fire. Being a businessman and no mechanic, he didn't know the first thing about the mechanics of his car. But he got out, lifted the hood and looked in rapt amazement at the confusing array of gadgets that greeted his eyes. Angered by his own mechanical ignorance, he slammed down the hood, locked the car and started down the highway to find a garage.

For nearly three miles he trudged along in the hot desert sun and arrived at a garage in a good sweat. The mechanic drove him back to his stalled car. Now when the mechanic lifted the hood, he knew what to look for, and he loosened a nut on the side of the carburetor, took out a tiny screen, held it up to the sunlight and, after a glance, blew on it quickly. He shook it a few times and put it back in. The engine immediately responded to the starter. All that was wrong with the engine, the mechanic explained, was that the flow of its gasoline had been temporarily shut off by the dust which had collected on the little screen. Being somewhat of a philosopher, the mechanic made the observation that men are like that: sometimes their mental screens become clogged and they fail to accept the bounteous blessings with which a generous Providence has surrounded them.

This caused the driver to do some thinking. He had received a tremendous lesson in applied faith. Suddenly he realized how many unhappy situations in life are caused by interruptions of inflowing life-energy from Infinite Intelligence. He understood more clearly than ever before how the screen of the mind, clogged by doubt, fear and worry, could shut off the life-giving inspiration and energy which is forever flowing around us. This simple story brings us face to face with the matter of applied faith.


We feel keenly the responsibility that we have assumed in attempting to lay before you a practicable, working technique for taking possession of the forces of the universe in which we live. We will do our best to tell you what faith really is and explain the source of its power. Here is a simple method by which you may make faith effective in your life. When you understand applied faith, you will have taken a long step forward toward achieving your objectives.

We would like you to understand clearly that we use the word applied in connection with the word faith to distinguish it unmistakably from any sort of religious connotation. It is not our purpose to encroach on the field of the clergy. The faith of which we speak is applied to the achievement of a definite major purpose in life. Hence the term applied faith.

Undoubtedly you have heard and read many different definitions of faith, and some of them have appealed to you more than others. There are as many definitions of faith as there are persons who have seriously contemplated the great universe in which we find ourselves, and who have arrived at an explanation of the elements of our environment which gives them the courage to face life with chin up, eyes bright, and a smile on their faces.

The purpose of this lesson is to describe the exact meaning of faith, with suggestions for its application to the solving of your daily problems. We are talking about the active, motivating faith that you can put into daily practice, without regard to any form of theology or religion. The only religion we intend to deal with is the broad, general religion of right thinking and right living as you meet the important human relationships in the real situations of life.

We will not merely tell you to have faith. Men have been saying that to each other since the birth of civilization. Very few have gone on to explain how you may get faith and use it in the solution of life's problems. This we will attempt to do. Many years of experience in dealing with the minds of other men, and with the unfolding of our own minds, have taught us ways and means of acquiring and using faith.

But you must use your own mind and reach your own conclusions on this profound subject. If we succeed only in inspiring you to serious thought and deep meditation on the subject of faith, we will have rendered you a service of great value. For a true understanding of faith you will have to become acquainted with the inner workings of your own mind.

You will appreciate the fact that we are working with you through the printed page, and this throws more of the burden upon you than would be the case if we were sitting opposite each other across a table, sharing those subtleties of mental communication discussed in connection with the master mind principle. We are capturing our mental attitude in these words, and your mind – if it is alerted and ready for this truth – will be able to pick it up from this page. So contagious are positive ideas!

The real difficulty in defining faith is that it is a state of mind. It is not a passive state of mind, where the mind is merely giving assent, but an active state of mind in which the mind is in the process of relating itself to the great eternal elan vital (vital force) of the universe. The word faith is an abstract idea, a purely mental conception, and that is why it is difficult to understand. Perhaps the best way faith can be explained is to say that it is man's awareness of, belief in, and harmonizing with the universal powers surrounding him as he feels them.

In the final analysis, faith is the activity by which individual minds find themselves and establish a working association with the power variously referred to as The Universal Mind, The Great Unseen, The Divine Mind, and by more orthodox religionists as God. In this philosophy it is termed Infinite Intelligence.

Thus it will be seen that we must describe what faith does, or causes us to do, rather than try to penetrate its essence. This can be demonstrated very readily by illustrations from the lives of men and women of achievement, and these illustrations and ideas will serve as stimuli for your own mind to commence its search for this unlimited power.

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

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Busy Is Better
by Jim Stovall

When I was a young person, one of my mentors told me, “If you want to get something done, ask someone who’s already busy to do it.” This seemed counterintuitive or even ridiculous to me then. Today, while I can’t explain why it works, experience has, indeed, taught me that people who are already getting a lot done seem to be most able to do more.

In a recent study of college students, it was revealed that students who worked a part-time job, up to 20 hours per week in addition to their coursework actually performed better and got higher grades than students who didn’t work at all. There is something about having a lot to do that forces us to both prioritize and focus.

Success is a result of not only doing things right but also doing the right things. People who write things down, keep a detailed calendar and organize their time function at a higher level while producing more and better results. In much the same way that organized investors get better returns on their money, organized people get better results from their time.

I have written 30 books having sold in excess of 10 million copies. In each of my books, as well as in all of my weekly columns, I provide my contact information. People from around the world call or email me about a variety of questions involving success. Among the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “How do you get so much done?” I have no definitive answer other than my time is very well organized by an efficient and effective team of professionals.

All of my books and weekly columns, including the words you are reading now, are typed, proofed, and edited by my colleague, Dorothy Thompson. In addition to being the best grammarian and editor in the publishing industry, Dorothy manages my calendar, correspondence, and daily activities. Recently, due to some family health issues and the holiday season, Dorothy was out of the office for almost a full month, only coming in a few hours each week to deal with the most critical matters. Ironically, we found that when she returned to the office fulltime, we were amazingly caught up with all of our tasks, duties, and responsibilities. Without fully intending to do so, we had organized the most critical elements of our work into the most productive activities surrounding those few hours that Dorothy and I could work together.

Unlike most people, as a blind person myself, having my team around me is not simply a convenience. It is a necessity. To this end, my blindness has probably made me more efficient and effective.

I believe each of us can do more with less if we will just focus on the priorities and the possibilities.

As you go through your day today, maximize your minutes with the activities that matter.

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

What readers are saying:

"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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