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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.

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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,

One evening before a meeting, I went to a local restaurant and was waited on by a very nice waitress named Brooke. I told her that she would go places because of her outstanding personality. I also told her that at the office of the Napoleon Hill Foundation at the University of Virginia-Wise, a part-time employee, also named Brooke, had a good personality, and I bet they both were going places.

I told Brooke, “I bet you won’t always be waiting on tables,” and she said, “How did you know that waiting on tables is just a pit stop?” I thought, what a wonderful answer. I told her I noticed that young people who were working in jobs just to make some money, but looking ahead to a future once they have graduated from college, usually had a good attitude. People who work at low-wage jobs can easily develop the attitude that they are in a dead-end job. But if this applies to you, do what Brooke did: consider the low-paying job as a “pit stop,” a temporary delay while you are getting ready for
your future.

Having a pleasing personality is one of Napoleon Hill’s principles of success. It must have been very important for him to have included it in his philosophy of success. Check out the twenty-five traits of a pleasing personality and assess yourself to make sure this success principle is an active part of your success journey.


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


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by Napoleon Hill


A pleasing personality is the aggregate of all the agreeable, gratifying and likable qualities of any one individual. As noted in the previous lesson, the person who continually practices the habit of going the extra mile and daily employs the Golden Rule will inevitably also acquire a pleasing personality. And a pleasing personality is an asset none of us can do without if we wish to attain success. Why is this?

Because it is through one’s pleasing personality that he motivates others to help him achieve the goals he desires, and, as we discovered in the lesson on the master mind, no one can attain notable success without the help of others.

Put a little differently, from birth until death every person engages in some type of selling every day of his life. And selling in the sense used here means winning acceptance, approval or adoption.

The newborn babe is a salesman from the first moment that it begins to breathe. It requires and desires food, which it procures by the simple sales method of crying to attract sympathy.

Later, during the child’s early activities, he sells himself into possession of that which will gratify his needs and wants by the control of his personal conduct. It is during this time that he can learn how valuable pleasing · behavior and right conduct toward others can be to him, for he has nothing else to offer.

After the child reaches the age of maturity, he begins to sell himself into the possession of his wants by a combination of his personal conduct and the service he renders to others. The most important factor at this point of his career is the mental attitude in which he renders service.


Tolerance is the disposition to be patient and fair toward those whose opinions, practices and beliefs differ from one’s own. In other words, it is the maintenance of an open mind.

Intolerance definitely limits an individual’s privileges of appropriating and using the knowledge and experience of others. Instead of winning their cooperation, intolerance repels and makes enemies of those who would otherwise be friends. It stops the growth of the mind by cutting off the search for knowledge. It discourages the development of the faculty of imagination. It prohibits accuracy in thinking and reasoning.

A great philosopher, recognizing the value of tolerance in all human relationships and wishing to guard himself against intolerance, wrote the following personal creed :


Let me be open-minded on all subjects so that I may grow mentally and spiritually.
May the time never come when I will be above learning from the humblest person.
Let me never forget that a closed mind is a narrow mind.
May I never express opinions on any subject unless they are founded upon reasonably dependable knowledge.
Forbid that I should ever find fault with another because he may not agree with me.
May I always show a wholesome respect for those with whom I may not agree.
Let me be always mindful of the fact that all my knowledge is as nothing when compared to all that remains to be learned.
Give me the courage to admit my ignorance when I am asked a question about which I know little or nothing.
May I always share with others such knowledge as I may possess which can be of help to them.
Let me never forget that humility of heart will attract more friends than all the wisdom of mankind.
Let me remain ever a student in search of truth, and never pretend to be a finished scholar on any subject.


Your personality is the sum total of your mental, spiritual and physical traits which distinguish you from all others. It is the factor which determines whether you are liked or disliked by your fellowmen. It is the medium by which you will negotiate your way through life. And it will determine, to a large extent, your ability to associate and cooperate with others with a minimum of friction and opposition.

The financial value of personality may be measured by observing that those who have negative, disagreeable personalities seldom are found in positions of responsibility or in the higher income brackets, while those with pleasing personalities have little difficulty in selling themselves successfully in all their relationships with others.

Consider these facts. Then analyze your personality carefully and courageously to make sure that it embraces no trait that is displeasing to others. It is well known that “your best friends will not tell you” of the negative traits of personality which may be attracting misery, opposition and defeat throughout your life. In the traits of a pleasing personality listed in this lesson you have a measuring device by which you can accurately determine and evaluate your own traits of personality.

The capacity to understand others is very important. But it is equally important to understand yourself.

All through the ages philosophers of every school of thought have admonished men to know themselves. But how can one know himself without an accurate inventory of the qualities of his personality?

Self-analysis must begin with strict self-discipline, based upon the courage to recognize your faults and a sincere desire to eliminate them.

The true philosopher evaluates his traits of personality as a whole; then picks them apart and examines them separately, one by one. And when the task is finished he may discover that he has some of the good traits and some which are not so good. And the time which he devotes to self-analysis pays big dividends, for it not only gives him a true measure of himself, but it also enables him to analyze and understand other people.

Review the 25 traits of a pleasing personality:

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), Flexibility, Sincerity of Purpose, Promptness of Decision, Courtesy, Tact, Tone of Voice, The Habit of Smiling, Facial Expression, Tolerance, Frankness of Manner and speech, A Keen Sense of humor, Faith in Infinite Intelligence, A Keen Sense of Justice, The Appropriate Use of Words, Effective Speech, Emotional Control, Alertness of Interest, Versatility, Fondness for people, Humility, Effective Showmanship, Clean Sportsmanship, A Good Handshake, Personal Magnetism.

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

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by Jim Stovall


If I were to ask you to give me the main trait, characteristic, or ability that comes to your mind when someone mentions a racehorse, you would probably think of words such as fast, speedy, or quick. If I were to ask you the same question about a grizzly bear, you might say ferocious, frightening, or deadly. While these are accurate descriptions, it might surprise you to know that a grizzly bear can outrun a racehorse.

Many times, we want to do the things we do best all of the time. My late, great friend and legendary basketball coach John Wooden told me that college basketball players invariably want to dunk the ball and shoot three-point shots. Rarely do they want to practice defense or passing. Defense and passing win championships; therefore, in order to be happy and successful, we often need to become multidimensional.

If I were to ask you to visualize Tiger Woods, you would likely picture him hitting one of those towering, unbelievably long drives from the tee of a par 5 hole. Only the most avid golf fans know and appreciate the fact that, in addition to those gigantic drives, Tiger Woods has one of the highest ranked and most efficient ratings for his play out of sand traps and his putting on the green. A one-dimensional game may get you onto someone’s highlight reel, but it will rarely win you championships or help you to succeed in your personal and professional life.

You may get noticed for doing one dimension of a task extremely well. You will be remembered for performing an entire job or skill at a level that makes you successful. Make a list of all of the tasks it takes for you to be successful in your current job, career, or business. Realize that each of these tasks are critical to your overall success. Don’t overlook any roles within your operation.

Remember, good impressions are made or lost most often based on how your telephone is answered. If this task is done in a mediocre fashion, it will take someone on your team a tremendous amount of effort and energy to overcome that first impression. On the other hand, if your telephone is answered promptly and professionally, the stage is set for your eventual success.

Once you have a list of all the tasks required to be successful, determine which ones you will do yourself and which ones you will delegate. Delegation should not always be determined solely based upon who does the job best. A great trial lawyer might be able to answer the phone at his law firm switchboard better than anybody else; however, if the operator and receptionist can do the job 99 percent as well, the efficiencies become obvious. In order to succeed, you must have the right person at the right place at the right time doing the right thing for the right reason.

When you start out in life or in business, it may seem as though you are doing everything yourself, and, in reality, you may be; however, there will come a day when you will discover new dimensions of your own talent and have people on your team whose talents will complement and not compete with yours.

As you go through your day today, consider yourself as the coach who is assessing everyone’s strengths and weaknesses so you can set the stage for your victory.

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
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· 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

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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

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