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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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“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,

An education enables people’s accomplishments, but getting an education does not assure one’s success. The world is full of educated people who do not realize that knowledge is important, but only when it is applied.

Hard work is a good trait too, but untold numbers of people have worked hard and given long hours for years but never seen success. You can be very productive for someone else’s dreams but not your own.

Qualities such as Personal Initiative, working hard, and having integrity are all important if you are to succeed.

The first step to success takes place in your thought process, and the way in which we use it is extremely important for our success. Begin with what you want to accomplish by establishing your Definite Major Purpose. Make sure to apply your knowledge and take action. Make a plan and carry out that plan with Personal Initiative! It is important to integrate knowledge with action. One without the other can leave one drifting as Napoleon Hill describes. But when you have both of those concepts working in your life you can see your dreams come true.


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


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by Napoleon Hill


There are two important laws with which you should become familiar. One is the law of compensation and the other is the law of increasing returns. Mankind is dependent upon the operation of these two laws for its very life. If the farmer did not comply with them he could produce no food. Let us see how he must necessarily observe these laws plus the principle of going the extra mile, whether he consciously recognizes it or not.

The farmer must clear the soil of trees and shrubs. Then he must plow, harrow and fertilize where necessary. After this he must put seed in the soil. He must mix intelligence with his labor, observing the proper season of the year for planting, the correct method of crop culture, and the right irrigation and cultivation techniques.

With these steps completed, he has done all he can do. Up to this point he has not been paid for his labor. He has literally done more than he has been paid for! Now he must wait for nature to germinate the seed and for time to elapse, during which growth occurs and a crop is produced.

If the farmer has performed his labor intelligently, nature will reward him through the law of compensation, by which she neither permits any living thing to get something for nothing, nor allows any form of labor to go unrewarded. This law assures the return of the seed which was planted.

But with a return of the seed alone, nothing would have been gained by the process, and no food could be produced for man or beast.

There must be another law operating at the same time. It is the law of increasing returns, for there is an increase in the amount produced over the amount planted. Nature gives back to the farmer the seed he planted in the ground plus a margin of many times the amount of seed. This is his reward for having done more than he was temporarily paid for. This unvarying law always rewards intelligent effort rendered in the attitude of faith, and rendered unstintingly without regard to the limits of immediate compensation.

Now you can understand the statement that this strategic principle of rendering more and better service than one is presently paid for is not a man-made law. Of course, you may think that these examples are simple. They are simple enough so far as effects are concerned, but you would hardly consider the cause behind them as simple. That cause is as profound and imponderable as the other laws by which this planet and the entire universe are maintained in an orderly and harmonious manner throughout time and space.

Nature has definite, established laws and principles to which man must adapt himself if he wishes to live successfully. It is not necessary for us to grasp the broad meaning and purpose of these laws. All we need do is observe their existence and adapt our actions to them.

Source: PMA Science of Success Course. Pgs. 142 & 143.

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Personal Initiative
by Frank Stewart

Strength and struggle go hand in hand. Render more and better service than you are paid for, and sooner or later you will receive compound interest from your investment. Q1+Q2+MA=C, the Quality of the service rendered, plus the Quantity of service rendered, plus the Mental Attitude in which it is rendered equals your Compensation. Trust yourself, and you will always have someone to rely on. When you do more than you are paid to do in a willing and cheerful manner, you will develop a positive and pleasing attitude, the cornerstone of an attractive personality. Make going the extra mile a habit!

The end of the rainbow is at the end of the second mile. The more you give, the more you get. You must achieve success for yourself without someone telling you what to do or how to do it. You are a leader in your field if you rate high on each of the following characteristics of personal initiative as outlined by Napoleon Hill:

The adoption of a definite major purpose
The motivation to act continuously in pursuit of that purpose
A mastermind alliance to acquire the power to attain that purpose
Persistence, based upon the will to win
Well-developed imagination, controlled and directed
The habit of prompt, definite decision making
The habit of basing opinions on known facts, not guesswork
The habit of going the extra mile
The capacity to generate enthusiasm at will and control it
A well-developed sense of details
The capacity to listen to criticism without resentment
Familiarity with the ten basic human motives
The capacity to concentrate attention on one task at a time
Assuming full responsibility for one’s own actions
Willingness to accept full responsibility for the mistakes of subordinates
Patience with subordinates and associates
Recognizing the merits and abilities of others
A positive mental attitude at all times
The capacity for applied faith
The habit of following through
The habit of emphasizing thoroughness instead of speed

In the years I spent studying the principles of success, I have observed many extraordinary people. The above list of qualities has constantly appeared in my observations. Identify these characteristics in yourself as you are now. Think about how you can increase and strengthen these characteristics.

Frank Stewart
Newly Certified Instructor
Email: frank@frankrstewart.com

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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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Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite

by Napoleon Hill


Based on a series of booklets written by bestselling motivational writer Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite outlines the importance of three essential principles of success: self-discipline, learning from defeat, and the Golden Rule applied.

In 1908, Napoleon Hill met industrialist Andrew Carnegie for what he believed would be a short interview for an article. Instead, Carnegie spent hours detailing his principles of success to the young magazine reporter. He then challenged Hill to devote 20 years to collating a proven formula that would propel people of all backgrounds to happiness, harmony, and prosperity. Hill accepted the challenge, which he distilled in the perennial bestseller Think and Grow Rich.

Now, more than a century later, the Napoleon Hill Foundation is releasing this epic conversation to remind people that there are simple solutions to the problems troubling us most, everything from relationships and education to homelessness and even democracy. This is revealed in three major principles: self-discipline, which shows how the six departments of the mind may be organized and directed to any end; learning from defeat, which describes how defeat can be made to yield “the seed of an equivalent benefit” and how to turn it into a stepping-stone to greater achievement; and the Golden Rule applied for developing rewarding relationships, peace of mind, and a strengthened consciousness.

Each chapter draws on Carnegie’s words and advice as inspiration, with annotations by Napoleon Hill scholar James Whittaker explaining why they are essential for reaching your goals and prospering—for you, your family, and your community.

Available on Amazon.com Sept 8

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by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
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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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