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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,

Learn to budget your time and money. If you don’t manage your most valuable assets of time and money then you are missing one of the key ingredients of success.

Habits formed from continued practice can have a tremendous effect on your success, either positive or negative. For example, if you are continually late, you are ignoring the fact that time is money, and the message you are sending to others is not favorable. The importance of being on time applies to appointments, returning phone calls, paying your debts, or returning books to the local library.

Being prompt sends a signal to others that you can be counted on and that you consider other people’s time important. Just as being prompt sends a good message, being late gives the reason to tell others that you are lazy, are undependable, or simply do not care.

We can discover that what we desire in life is obtainable if we are willing to pay the price. This is true whatever the goal may be, whether it is financial security or some other milepost we wish to reach. We will reach our goal only if we are willing to pay the price. Discipline in our lives is a necessity if we are to reach goals that are worthy of our time and efforts. Do not expect to get what you want without paying the price. This is a very simple but important lesson.


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


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by Napoleon Hill


The time has come for some very plain talk about you and your future. You have come a long way on the road that leads to happiness and success.

And now you have arrived at the sixteenth gate through which you shall have to pass. It is headed Budgeting Time and Money. After you pass through this gate you will know how to make the most of your time, and how to acquire money and make it serve a noble purpose.

If you have been an observing student, you have more useful knowl­edge now than many people acquire during their entire lifetimes. And it is not theoretical knowledge because it was provided by men of prac­tical experience, who attained it by trial and error through their own rich experiences.

You have the benefit of the lifetime experiences of Henry Ford, Thomas A. Edison and Andrew Carnegie, as well as the benefit of the better portion of knowledge gained by more than five hundred other distinguished men who have helped to create the great American way of life.

All that you have learned from the experiences of these men is very important, but we have come now to the place where you must forget about other men and their achievements and direct your attention to you and your future.

Your measure of respect for time is opportunity’s measure of respect for you.

This is your personal inventory time! You must find out who you are, where you are going in life, and how you are going to get there.

While looking for your best qualities we shall not overlook your worst qualities, for they must be removed before you can achieve the success and happiness you desire. For, if you are not where you want to be and what you wish to be, there is a definite reason. Let us find out what this reason is, and find out now!

If you do a good job of taking personal inventory, the chances are about a thousand to one, you will discover that you have been a time­waster. You are face to face with some facts which for the moment may not be pleasant. But, let us not pull any punches, but rather face these facts courageously.

Of course, you have a good alibi with which to explain away your time-wasting habits. Everyone has! But alibis will not bring you what you desire of life.

Are you a success or a failure?

If you are a failure, no amount of explanation will change the results, for the one thing the world will never forgive is failure. The world wants successes; it worships successes; but it has no time for failures.

The only way a man can explain away his failure is by trimming his sails, through self-discipline, so that the later circumstances of his life will lead him to success. Success requires no alibis or explanations. Failure knocks alibis and explanations into a cocked hat. The world has decreed it to be thus.

It is a great day in a man’s life when he sits down quietly and has a heart to heart talk with himself, for he is sure to make discoveries about himself which will be helpful, although his discoveries may give him a shock. Nothing is ever accomplished by wishing, hoping, or day-dreaming Earnest self-analysis helps one to rise above these.

Education is a good thing provided one doesn’t try to use it as a substitute for work.

No one can get something for nothing. Everything worth having has a definite price, and that price must be paid. The rules of personal achieve­ment are as definite as the rules of mathematics. If ever there was a true science, it is the science of personal achievement described in the seven­teen principles of this philosophy.

You are a student of this philosophy. Therefore you are deprived of alibis for failure, including the grandfather of them all, “I never had an opportunity.” You have an opportunity, and it lies in the privilege of availing yourself of the combined knowledge of more than five hundred men of great achievement who have made this philosophy available to you.

What are you going to do with your opportunity?

Success does not require a great amount of knowledge about any­thing, but it does call for the persistent use of whatever knowledge you may have.

How are you using your time?

How much of it are you wasting, and how are you wasting it?

What are you going to do to stop this waste?

These are the questions that should claim your earnest attention throughout this lesson. Successful men must know themselves, not as they think they are, but as their habits have made them. Therefore you are re­quested to take inventory of yourself so that you may discover where and how you are using your time.

You will find time for all your needs if you have your time properly organized.

Broadly speaking, there are two classes of people: the drifters and the non-drifters. A non-drifter is a person who has a definite major purpose, a definite plan to attain that purpose, and is busily engaged in carry­ing out his plan. The non-drifter thinks his own thoughts and assumes full responsibility for them, whether they are right or wrong.

The drifter does no real thinking, but accepts the thoughts, ideas and opinions of others, and acts upon them as if they were his own.

The world is managed by the non-drifters.

The non-drifter is a leader in his chosen occupation. The drifter is a follower. Drifting is a habit which is taken over by the law of cosmic habitforce (described in the next lesson) and made permanent. The drifter follows the line of least resistance on all occasions and repeats his mistakes over and over again, while the non-drifter takes pride in blazing new trails, assuming new hazards, and learning from his mistakes and failures.

The non-drifter expresses action through definiteness of purpose. And he follows the habit of going the extra mile in carrying out his purpose. He moves on his own personal initiative, without pressure from others.

He controls all of his habits of thought and action through the strictest self-discipline. He maintains a positive mental attitude and thinks in terms of that which he desires most, not of that which he does not desire. He supports his actions with applied faith.

He surrounds himself with a master mind group so that he may have the cooperation of others whose knowledge and experience he needs to carry out his purpose. He recognizes his own weaknesses and finds ways and means to bridge them. He takes personal inventory of himself as regularly as a first-class merchant takes inventory of his stock.

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

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Prompt, Polite, and Professional
by Jim Stovall


Time is the only irreplaceable—therefore priceless— commodity in the world. In our modern personal and professional lives, we all feel as if we are suffering from a distinct lack of time. We have as much time as anyone has ever had or will ever have. There are 24 hours each day. No one gets any more or less. In reality, you cannot waste time or save time. You can only spend it wisely or foolishly.

In our society, we expect people to respect our space, our money, our position, and any number of factors that relate to who we are; but too often, we do not expect people to respect our time. People who are habitually late for calls, appointments, or social engagements are stealing our time. These people make a habit of wandering in 10, 15, or 20 minutes late. Sometimes even later.

You have heard it said that time is money. This is true, because all of us exchange our time, effort, and energy for money and spend our money for other people’s time, effort, and energy in the form of products and services; therefore, when people are late, they not only steal our time, they—in effect—steal our money. In our society, you can go to jail for stealing money but, unfortunately, when people steal your time, you often don’t even get a decent apology.

I am certainly not talking about the occasional emergency that can be forgiven when someone is late. If you are on time for ten appointments in a row, an excuse of a flat tire, sick child, or other calamity is very acceptable; however, if you have been late eight out of ten times, no reason for your tardiness will suffice. It’s just another in a long line of never-ending excuses.

If you want to show people that you care about them, respect them, and appreciate them, be on time. Your promptness says, “I value you, both personally and professionally. I consider our time together very important, and I have taken time out of my day to spend it with you just as you have committed your time to me.”

Your lateness says, “I don’t care about you. I was doing more important things before this appointment that I did not wish to interrupt for you. I did not care enough to plan my day or my travel to be here on time so that I could take advantage of every minute of the commitment you have made to me.”

As you go through your day today, make a commitment to honor other people’s time, and make certain they honor yours.

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

The Master-Key to Riches

by Napoleon Hill

The Master-Key to Riches, a powerful formula for self-improvement, shows you how to harness the powers of your will and mind so that you can achieve mental happiness, business success, spiritual vitality and financial superiority.

Millions of readers all over the world are grateful to Dr. Napoleon hill for his now classic Think and Grow Rich. The Master-Key to Riches provides the key to why some people become successful and how you can become one of them. The Master Key is a marvelous device which, once discovered, may be used to:

• Open the door to sound health
• Reveal the method by which every disadvantage and disappointment can be turned into advantages of priceless value
• Open the door to love and romance
• Renew the spirit of youth
• Lift humble men to positions of power, fame and fortune

Based on the Andrew Carnegie formula for money making, The Master-Key to Riches describes in step-by-step detail the greatest practical philosophy of success. ”Riches means all riches not merely those represented by bank balances and material things,” says Napoleon Hill in the introduction to this master-manual for personal achievement.

This amazing philosophy, culled from the success experiences of many of the world s most powerful and wealthy men, will show you how to succeed in any path of life, whether it be love, wealth, personal satisfaction, faith, or any number of other goals.

The material woven by Napoleon Hill into The Master-Key to Riches has the endorsement of many men whose names have become synonymous with great achievement in the fields of industry, finance and statesmanship.

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The Magic Ladder to Success

by Napoleon Hill


The Magic Ladder to Success is Napoleon Hills lost classic and the book that preceded the all-time bestseller Think and Grow Rich. The original copy of this book has been appraised at over $40,000. Now you too can own this beautiful reproduction copy, with the content reproduced from one of only a few known original editions owned by the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

The Magic Ladder to Success is the volume in which Hill first distilled the seventeen factors that make up his “Law of Success” philosophy, revealing how people can acquire riches if they keenly desire them and put the necessary actions in place using their intellect. These key principles capture the ethics and actions that empower all who harness them to become leaders in the field of their choice. Leaders are not born, Hill argues; “they are molded by a remarkably similar, simple, and dynamic set of habits.”

There is a treasure of knowledge unearthed in this book. Hill offers a very concise, step-by-step pathway up the ladder of success, an advancement dependent on the organization of ones thought processes.

The Magic Ladder to Success is worth reading many times and applying throughout one’s life.

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Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
Jeffrey Gitomer

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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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