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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,

THE KEY TO achieving what we want out of life lies in establishing our goals and then continuing to feed our minds with thoughts and ideas that are consistent with our goals and taking action. The one thing you can be assured of if you follow these steps you will realize the system has worked for others and it will work for you.

When someone said that we make our habits, and then our habits make us, that person made a true statement. It’s true whether the habit is a good one, like reading good books every day or regular exercise, or a bad one, like using tobacco. Our habits can have a tremendous effect on our lives, and whether that effect is negative or positive is a choice we each make.

The late J. Paul Getty, whom Fortune magazine once called “the richest man in the world,” wrote How to Be Rich. In this book, Mr. Getty related a wonderful example of what habits can do for us or to us. Some habits are good, and some are bad. Our accumulation of choices determines whether the habits we acquire will benefit us or will be a detriment to our future.

Mr. Getty told about driving through France and stopping for the night in a small town during a bad rainstorm. He awoke during the night with a desire to smoke, but he found that he had only an empty pack. He started to put on his clothes to go out into the storm, but then he realized that the habit had him. He related that having discovered his problem, he returned to bed and dropped the cigarette habit.

The thing to remember about habits is that we make our habits and then our habits make us.


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


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The Law which Fixes all Habits
by Napoleon Hill


The purpose of the philosophy of individual achievement presented in this PMA Science of Success course is to enable you to develop and establish habits that lead to peace of mind, health and financial security, all of which are necessary for happiness. This lesson will explain the law by which you acquire habits, and how you can adapt yourself to this law with greatest benefit.

It will show you how you can set up the pattern of any habit you desire by applying the principles of this philosophy. And it will explain how cosmic habitforce takes over a habit you form and causes you to act upon this habit automatically.

Cosmic habitforce pertains to the entire universe, and is the law by which the equilibrium of the universe is maintained through established patterns, or habits. It is the law which forces every living creature, and every particle of matter, to come under the dominating influence of its environment, including the physical habits and thought habits of mankind.


“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork” sang David, the inspired psalmist. And indeed the heavens are one of the most obvious and most awesome testimonies to the presence and power of this law of cosmic habitforce.

The stars and planets operate with clocklike precision. They never collide, never get off their appointed course, but roll on eternally, as the result of a preconceived plan. Infinite Intelligence is behind that plan. If anyone doubts the existence of Infinite Intelligence, that person need only study the stars and planets, and the precision with which they are related to one another, to become convinced of Its existence.

Another outstanding marvel of creation is the human mind, which is capable of projecting itself into the heavens and predicting astronomical occurrences to the moment, many years in advance of the actual event.

Back of this there must be order. Nature and the universe are organized and ordered. This order, or reliability, of nature simplifies life. It is not necessary to understand all of the laws and order of the universe to make them effective in our lives. They operate whether or not they are known or understood.

But where there is order, there is predictable action and reaction. This is what we term cosmic habitforce. You can find the fundamental principles by which you can relate yourself favorably to the forces of the universe in these lessons. The same law which holds our earth in its orbit and relates it to all other planets in their orbits, both in time and space, relates human beings to one another in exact conformity with the nature of their own thoughts.

Time, space, energy, matter and intelligence are nature’s building blocks with which she creates all things.

Another striking illustration of cosmic habitforce is found in the seasons of the year. We know without doubt that we are going to have spring, summer, fall and winter in that order. They do not always occur in the same intensity, but they do come and go, year in and year out because the law of cosmic habitforce is arranging and controlling them.

This law operates in the reproduction and growth of everything that springs from the soil of the earth, causing each seed to reproduce precisely its own kind without variation, unless changed by outside forces. An oak tree grows from an acorn, and a pine tree grows from a pine nut. An acorn never produces a pine tree, nor does a pine nut produce an oak tree. Nothing is ever produced which does not bear many, or all, of the characteristics of its ancestors.

There is nothing that is not controlled by this universal law. Even the electrons and protons of matter maintain a fixed relation to one another and to matter as a whole by a law whose mysteries are gradually being unfolded and understood. All chemical actions and reactions of matter are based firmly upon and fixed by habits through the law of cosmic habitforce.

Just as the natural forces of the universe are fixed and controlled by cosmic habitforce, so also the thought habits of individuals are automatically fixed and made permanent by cosmic habitforce, no matter whether these thought habits are positive or negative.

The same force which maintains precise balance between the actions and reactions of matter, and time and space relationships of the elements of creation, also builds men’s thought habits with varying degrees of permanency.

Negative thought habits attract to their creator physical manifestations corresponding to their nature as perfectly and as inevitably as nature germinates the acorn and develops it into an oak tree. Through the operation of this very same law, positive thoughts reach out into the vast ocean of potential power surrounding us and attract the physical counterparts of their nature.

Cosmic habitforce controls all human relationships and determines whether an individual will be a success or a failure in his life work. For nature uses this law as a medium by which every living thing is forced to take on and become a part of the environment in which it lives and moves daily.

All of us are ruled by habits. They are accepted by us because of repeated thoughts and experiences. Therefore, we can control our earthly destiny to the extent that we control our thoughts. As we have seen, our thought habits, our mental attitude, are the one and only things over which each individual has the right of complete control.

You create patterns of thought by repeating certain ideas, or behavior, and the law of cosmic habitforce takes over those patterns and makes them more or less permanent (depending upon the intensity with which they are repeated or practiced) unless or until you consciously rearrange them.

Man is the only living creature equipped with the power of choice through which he may establish his own thought and behavior patterns, or habits, or break them and rearrange them at will.

But while the Creator has given man the privilege of controlling his thoughts, He has also subjected man to the law of cosmic habitforce through which his thought habits must invariably clothe themselves in their physical likeness and equivalent. Cosmic habitforce does not dictate what thoughts a man must express, but it takes over whatever he does think and do, and sees to it that man’s thoughts and actions go on to fulfill the measure of their creation.

It is very evident that this great law of nature does not make something of nothing. Cosmic habitforce works in harmony with all other laws of nature, such as those of motion, gravity, electricity, magnetism, universal gravitation and the like. But it is greater than all or any of these because it is the very power under which they all operate.

The orderliness of the world gives evidence that all natural laws are under the control of a universal plan.

How does cosmic habitforce convert a positive emotion or desire created in the mind of man into its physical equivalent? It intensifies that emotion or desire until it induces the state of mind known as faith. In this state the mind becomes receptive to the inflow of Infinite Intelligence from whence are derived perfect plans to be followed by the individual for the attainment of his desired objective. These plans are always carried out by natural means.

Cosmic habitforce does not directly transmute desires for money into the coin of the realm, but it does activate the imagination to reveal to the individual a way to make the conversion through accepted procedure. This force works no miracles, makes no attempt to create something out of nothing. It helps, or rather – compels, the creator of a strong desire to carry his thoughts to completion through all possible and available natural media.

Often a person is awed by what appears to be coincidental combinations of favorable circumstances as he carries out his plans, but these strange and unexplained things happen in a perfectly natural way. Cosmic habitforce imparts a peculiar quality to your thought habits which gives you power to surmount all difficulties, remove all obstacles, overcome all resistances. Just what this power is, is a secret as profound as the secret which causes a seed of wheat to germinate, grow and reproduce itself, handing back to the farmer a hundredfold measure for his intelligent effort. You do not need to know how it works to follow the simple rules given to you for utilizing it in your affairs of life.

First you get a habit; then it gets you.

A violin is an excellent example of the power of habit. The wood in a violin takes on something of the quality of the tones which it produces. That is why an old instrument which has been played by a real artist is more valuable than a brand new one, for the wood in it has been impressed with beautiful tones and will give a sympathetic response to those same tones when they are recreated, thus lending a more desirable quality to the music played.

If you live some distance from your work and make it a habit to drive to and from your office or place of employment, you know that you have established the habit of covering the same route every day. You probably aren’t even aware that you do this unless you have had the experience of trying to remember to go home a different way some night in order to pick up a friend, or buy something from a store that is out of your way. You know that if anybody is with you, or if you are preoccupied with your thoughts, you will invariably take the usual route home and forget to make the tum for the special errand.

One bad habit often spoils a dozen good ones.

We can liken the brain of man to a great river which is peculiar in the respect that it has a division down the middle. The river is constantly flowing, but one side flows in one direction, carrying everyone who idly drifts into it to certain disappointment and failure. The other half flows in the opposite direction, carrying onward to success and power everyone who deliberately wades into it.

The river is the brain. The flowing force is the power of thought. The failure side of the stream is negative thought; the success side is positive thought.

There is one disturbing quality of this law of cosmic habitforce: it never leaves you room for alibis to explain your failures. You will never again be able truthfully to say that life never gave you an opportunity. You will know definitely that so long as you have the right to form and express your own thoughts, you have the potential power with which to change the circumstances of your life to what you would like them to be.

If your life is not what you want it to be, you will realize that you have drifted into your present condition because you have let the power of cosmic habitforce carry you into the failure side of the river of thought. But you will know with equal surety that you don’t have to stay there! For you will have learned how definiteness of purpose, backed by the irresistible power of this great law, and enforced by self-discipline and personal initiative, and given time, can sweep you into the positive side of the stream and on to the circumstances you desire.

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

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The famous labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France.

The Labyrinth of Cosmic Habitforce
by Uriel Martinez


THE LABYRINTH (see above picture) can be the visual representation of the pattern of thought habits. Napoleon Hill teaches us that we can change our pattern of thought habits if we want to create a new reality for our lives. It is most exciting if you are walking this enduring and timeless unicursal pattern called the labyrinth for the first time! The path represents a new pattern of thought, something perhaps you may have never walked before. But for those of you who have walked this pattern before, it holds the same truth as that quote about the river: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” This is why I think the labyrinth is a good exercise that compliments Napoleon Hill’s principle of Cosmic Habitforce.

To me, the circuits look like the orbit paths of the planets with the center being our sun. As you go in towards the center it may represent that one side of the river Napoleon Hill talks about, but when you return it may represent the other side of the river that leads you to prosperity. The labyrinth is meant to have layered meaning to spark creativity, and it works with and encourages new thought patterns that you wish to incorporate in your life. For those of you who find it a little challenging to sit and meditate, this pattern, the labyrinth, provides a refreshing alternative – walk and meditate.

With the labyrinth, you can practice “the three principles underlying the voluntary establishment of a habit” by Napoleon Hill:

PLASTICITY which is simply the property or capability of changing or being changed. It also implies that once a change has been made, the new form established remains until a subsequent change modifies it. In other words, plasticity is the sort of flexibility found in a piece of modeling clay used by children in school. It may be molded into any desired shape and it will remain in that shape until it is molded into a different shape. Man, of all living creatures, is the only one who possesses this characteristic of being plastic, of being capable of change, and his plasticity lies, of course, in his mental faculties.

FREQUENCY OF IMPRESSION As we have seen, repetition is the mother of memory. It is also the mother of habits. One of the factors affecting the speed with which a habit can be established is how often the action or thought involved is repeated. This, of course, varies with the individual, the circumstances, and the element of time.

INTENSITY OF IMPRESSION Here is another variable in the process of establishing a habit pattern. All through these principles, you have been told of the importance of a strong, compelling motive, and a burning desire, as essentials. Here is the reason. If an idea is impressed upon the mind, backed with all the emotion you are capable of, it will become an obsessional desire.

Some guidelines for walking the labyrinth

Before entering the labyrinth set your intention for walking this pattern. Have a word, a favorite inspirational phrase, or your definite major purpose ready before entering the labyrinth. As you begin to walk towards the center, repeat your phrase continually in your mind until you reach the center. When you reach the center stay there for a while and stretch forth your hands in a “V” shape. This physical stance represents your gratitude towards infinite intelligence. It also shows that you are open and ready to receive from infinite intelligence. This is a good time to visualize yourself as having that which you desire. Suspend your disbelief at this moment in time. Stay in the center of the labyrinth as long as you feel necessary. When you are ready to leave the center, continue to repeat your phrase with renewed gratitude.

The labyrinth is helping you direct your thoughts by following the path. You are establishing your new thought patterns. As you repeat your phrase you are increasing its “frequency.” At the center, attach emotion to your phrase to intensify the impression. All these actions intensify the law of attraction.

The Three Stages of the Labyrinth

From the entrance to the center represents “letting go” of your everyday routine and letting go of your everyday thought patterns. It is a sort of “emptying your cart” so that you have space to receive new ideas and patterns of thoughts.

The center represents the place where you are either “transmitting or receiving” from infinite intelligence depending on your intention.

And finally from the center back to the entrance represents “returning” and integrating your renewed and inspired self back to your everyday living.

The labyrinth is a great tool that helps you focus on the positive thought habits that “attract the physical counterparts of their nature.”

Find and walk a labyrinth near your city with this labyrinth locator link: https://labyrinthlocator.com/

I encourage you to walk a labyrinth near you, send me a picture! I would like to see the different labyrinths around the world! Also, let me know a little about your experience of walking the labyrinth for the first or second time. Then I will share them in this newsletter. You can send me your comments and pictures at um17pma @gmail.com

Try it out and have fun walking the “Labyrinth of Cosmic Habitforce!”

Uriel Martinez
Director of Distance Learning
The Napoleon Hill Foundation

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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
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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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