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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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“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,

Napoleon Hill said “When you speak of failure, you attract failure. When you speak of success, you attract success.” Napoleon Hill was telling the reader that the people who failed were those who kept on living with their failure. These people lived in the past tense, reliving the pain of what had happened to them in the past.

Those who succeeded spoke in the future tense. Their concentrated attention was on the future. They put failure in the past tense and directed their effort toward the future.

I have noticed in my career that people who are successful tend to speak well of other successful people. Failures or those who are on their way to failure often speak of those who are successful with either envy or malice.

What are you concentrating your attention on? Napoleon Hill emphasizes that the power to control our mind is essential in directing us to our given goals. You too can follow the pattern of successful people by implementing the power of Controlled Attention! When we concentrate on our definite major purpose with a positive mental attitude and speak well of others, there is no doubt we can reach our most desired goals.


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


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by Napoleon Hill


An average lifetime is too short to permit any individual to achieve success in any calling without concentrating his efforts behind a definite major purpose.

History clearly reveals that the men who are successful are those who have placed all their eggs in one basket and concentrated their major efforts upon the protection of that basket. They are known as men with one-track minds because they have known where they are going and have required but one track to get there.

Perhaps the most important function of self-discipline is to aid you in the development and maintenance of habits of thought which enable you to fix your attention upon any desired purpose and hold it there until the purpose has been attained.

Anyone can quit when the going is hard,
but a thoroughbred never quits until he wins.

Success in all the higher brackets of individual achievement is reached by the application of thought-power, properly organized, concentrated and directed toward definite ends. Any power, thought or physical, is achieved by concentration of energy!

The greatest form of thought power is that which is developed by a master mind alliance. Here the power of many individual minds is blended into one and concentrated upon the attainment of a given objective.

The scientist concentrates his mind upon the search for hidden facts and secrets of nature, and the combined powers of the universe seem to conspire to reveal these secrets to him.

Militarists concentrate upon organized warfare, and through their search for new and more effective weapons, uncover better means of production in industry and new formulas in chemistry, physics, and biology. Concentration of military power at a given point is the means by which victories are gained.

The principle of concentration is also the keynote of success in business and industry. William Wrigley, Jr. concentrated upon the manufacture of a five-cent package of chewing gum and lived to see an entire nation take up the habit of chewing gum, not to mention the fortune he accumulated through his efforts.

F. W. Woolworth concentrated upon the operation of Five and Ten Cent Stores and accumulated a fortune from the sale of gadgets and trinkets in the low price merchandise field.

John D. Rockefeller concentrated upon refining and selling petroleum, and made this occupation yield him a fortune sufficient for the needs of thousands of people.

Henry Ford concentrated upon the manufacture and distribution of a low priced automobile and became the directing head of one of America’s greatest industrial empires.

Edgar Bergen concentrated upon a block of wood called Charlie McCarthy, and made it bring him fame and fortune far beyond his ordinary needs, or anything he had ever known before.

Madam Curie concentrated upon the discovery of radium, and kept her mind focused on that one purpose until nature was forced to give her the secret of radium.

The signers of the Declaration of Independence concentrated upon the desire for liberty and personal freedom for the people of the United States so effectively that liberty and freedom may someday become the common property of men throughout the world.

Andrew Carnegie concentrated upon the manufacture and sale of steel. He remained so steadfast in his purpose that he is credited with bringing about the great steel age which was destined to raise the standards of living of the entire nation, and the entire world. His efforts yielded him, personally, more money than he could give away during his lifetime.

Wilbur and Orville Wright concentrated upon the building of airplanes and lived to see the product of their minds become the master of the air.

Though he was without formal education, Thomas A. Edison concentrated upon scientific inventions and lived to see the products of his mind serve mankind in no less than a hundred different ways . The world is indebted to him for the great electrical age which has lessened man’s manual labor and improved the American way of life.

Control your mind and you will never
be controlled by the minds of others.

Henry J. Kaiser concentrated upon building ships to fill the emergency needs of our country at war. Though he had never built ships before, he concentrated on his job so effectively that he amazed the entire shipbuilding industry by his speed and efficiency, excelling the efforts of men who had been engaged in shipbuilding all their lives.

And the whole of American industry, at the outset of World War II, concentrated upon the production of war materials so effectively that our unprepared nation was spared defeat, and the world was astounded by our efficiency.

Last, but not least, the Nazarene concentrated upon the task of teaching men how to live with one another in peace and harmony, and though His efforts have not yet reached their intended climax, His teachings have become the greatest single influence for peace and goodwill among men which this world has ever known.

Concentration on one’s major purpose projects a clear picture of that purpose upon the conscious mind and holds it there until it is taken over by the subconscious and acted upon. This is called controlled attention.

Controlled attention is the act of coordinating all the faculties of the mind and directing their combined power to a given end. It is an act that can be achieved only by the strictest sort of self-discipline. Attention that is not controlled and directed may be nothing more than idle curiosity. The word controlled is the key to thought power.

You may achieve controlled attention by the application of the following six factors, through the application of self-discipline:

a. Definiteness of purpose, the starting point of all achievement.
b. Imagination, through which the object of one’s purpose is illuminated and mirrored in the mind so clearly that its nature cannot be mistaken.
c. Desire, turned on until it becomes a burning desire that will not be denied.
d. Faith in the ultimate achievement of your purpose. This faith must be so strong that you can already see yourself in possession of the object of your definite major purpose.
e. Will-power applied continuously, in full force, in support of faith.
f. The subconscious mind picks up the picture conveyed to it by the foregoing factors and carries it to its logical conclusion by whatever practical means may be available, according to the nature of your purpose.

Effective concentration, or controlled attention, then, requires that your attention be fully controlled and directed toward a definite end. Controlled attention is the highest form of self-discipline.

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

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A Change of Mind
by Jim Stovall


My late mentor, colleague, and friend Zig Ziglar often said, “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are, at their core, quite different.

Too many people in our world today are moving at warp speed in the wrong direction or without any direction at all. They may be very efficient but totally ineffective.

Effectiveness is the combination of doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason to get you from where you are to where you want to be. If you are effective, you will always be efficient; but just because you are efficient does not necessarily mean you are effective.

Only you can define your personal definition of effectiveness, because it will inevitably incorporate your life goals and the subsequent short-term goals required to get you to your destination. Others can judge your efficiency, but only you can judge your effectiveness in light of where you know you should be.

There are times in life when you don’t have enough information to make a critical decision. In this case, the most effective thing you can do is sit and wait. Sitting around and apparently doing nothing does not seem efficient, but it will prove to be so in the long run if it helps you to avoid doing a U-turn and starting over. I remember my grandfather asking me, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when are you going
to have time to do it over?”

Sometimes it is more efficient and, therefore, more effective to take a more deliberate and measured approach to the task at hand.

One of the true gifts that came into my life was a growing friendship with legendary basketball coach John Wooden. At age 97, he remained one of the sharpest and most effective thinkers I knew. He had a tremendous capacity for cutting through the noise and clutter to get to the fundamental issue at hand.

Coach Wooden often told his players to be quick but don’t hurry. Being quick means being prepared, being sharp, being aggressive. Hurrying often means being out of control, being rushed, and not being at your best. If you are going to be effective, you will always be quick, but you will never be rushed or hurried.

As you go through your day today, concentrate on being effective, and you will find that being efficient will take care of itself.

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
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