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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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“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
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Vintage Essays By Judy Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumnet

Dear Readers,

You should relate to your belief system or faith as a source of energy, but if there is a secret, it is this: action is a key component. Having your mind under your complete control will allow you to remove limitations that you have previously applied to yourself or allowed others to apply to you.

A strong purpose or aim gives direction, will power, and the necessary energy to persevere in all one’s efforts. Controlled Attention and self-discipline assures success, and even with talent and intellect, a person with no purpose or aim in life will be a failure. We should have some definite purpose in front of us, some goal that we are striving to reach; we cannot expect to reach great heights without a worthy purpose in mind. Nature holds for each of us everything that she needs to make her useful and happy, but nature requires people to labor for what they get. Overcoming the obstacles in front of each of us requires strong efforts and perseverance.

As we continue our journey through the principles of success once again we have come to the principle of CONTROLLED ATTENTION. In order to make it a little more interesting this week, I am featuring “the tenth step to riches” that is in Think and Grow Rich – The Mystery of Sex Transmutation. This particular excerpt is from our new book called Think and Grow Rich in Ten Minutes a Day. I think it is appropriate to put this “step” under the heading of CONTROLLED ATTENTION because it requires us to redirect our energy and control our attention to a more creative and productive endeavor. Redirecting energy to a more productive purpose is what Napoleon Hill’s stepmother did when she exchanged his gun for a typewriter. Instead of shooting up the town with a gun, she helped him begin his journey to “shooting up” the pages with words using a typewriter.

We continue to accept enrollments for our distance learning course. Use your time constructively and join us as you control your attention on your higher purpose.


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


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The desire for sexual expression is by far the strongest and most impelling of all the human emotions, and for this very reason this desire, when harnessed and transmuted into action, other than that of physical expression, may raise one to the status of a genius.

The Great Motivator

When driven by [sexual] desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, will-power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times.

Hill discovered that individuals who had reached the apex of success shared two unique traits: they had what he calls a “highly developed sex nature,” and they were motivated by the influence of someone to whom they were sexually attracted. For such individuals, these two forces serve as a major source of action for them, energizing them to implement their definite plans and persevere through challenging times.

Sex, as one of the three great positive emotions (along with love and faith), induces a state of mind conducive to attracting riches, material and otherwise. When sexual desire arises in an individual, it stimulates the mind to vibrate at a higher rate, creating a more direct line between that individual and Infinite Intelligence. The mystery of sex transmutation functions according to the same basic logic as the psychological principle of sublimation, though without the moralizing over what constitutes “acceptable” and “unacceptable” drives: impulses can be redirected toward more productive means by harnessing them and giving them a positive outlet. In other words, sexual energy is converted into creative output through the application of willpower, courage, imagination, persistence, and creative ability.

Raw sexual energy is constructive in nature and can be directed toward three positive ends:

  • Ensuring the perpetuation of the human race
  • Maintaining sound mental health
  • Discarding mediocrity for creative genius

However, many people misuse it, dissipating its energy through overindulgence in physical ends meant only to gratify the individual’s carnal nature. This tendency is heightened in youth, which is one reason why most people do not amass great riches until they are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.

Geniuses Are Made, Not Born

Love, Romance, and Sex are all emotions capable of driving men to heights of super achievement.

Hill believed that genius is not an inborn trait; rather, it is something that can be cultivated through the enlargement of one’s thoughts and willingness to take action on them. Genius is the result of stimulating one’s thoughts so that they vibrate at a much higher frequency than normal thought, thereby attracting constructive vibrations from Infinite Intelligence (inspiration). This, in turn, results in higher-quality, wider-ranging thoughts that support the functioning of the creative imagination, which can pair with Infinite Intelligence to generate new knowledge. As you’ll recall from Chapter 5, the creative imagination is the only way of producing entirely new ideas. The synthetic imagination, otherwise known as the reasoning faculty, reorganizes existing knowledge to produce new combinations. Although it often is responsible for translating desire into riches, the synthetic imagination is prone to error because it results largely from an individual’s personal experience, which is altered by bias, memory, and other subjective elements.

The mind can be stimulated to a higher rate of vibration primarily through the following means:

  • Sexual desire
  • Love
  • Burning desire for fame, power, or financial riches
  • Music
  • Friendship
  • Mastermind Alliance
  • Mutual suffering (as through shared persecution)
  • Autosuggestion
  • Fear
  • Drugs and alcohol

The last two are destructive mental stimulants that can affect the mind in unpredictable and volatile ways. When one or more of these ten stimulants activates the mind and the creative imagination, the individual loses their bondage to lower-order concerns like food, shelter, and clothing and becomes focused almost exclusively on the creative expression of their ideas and the translation of desire into reality.

Many of the world’s greatest inventors have leveraged the power of sexual energy to create new knowledge by engaging in the following process:

1. Begin by organizing and combining known ideas and experiences through the synthetic imagination.
2. Using one of the eight constructive mental stimulants mentioned above, activate the mind so that it vibrates at a higher-than-average rate.
3. Concentrate on the combination or product of the known elements until a perfect mental picture results. Hold this picture in the mind until the subconscious grasps onto it.
4. Once it becomes embedded in the subconscious, clear the mind of all thought and await an answer (in the form of inspiration) to “flash” into the mind.

Source: PMA Science of Success.by Napoleon Hill

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My Story of Controlled Attention
by Iris Fernandez Tinco

Napoleon Hill says, “Put all your eggs in one basket and concentrate your attention on protecting that basket and getting it to market.” This is what I passionately applied in the year of 2001. At the very young age of sixteen I left home in search of my dreams. My desire was to become a Civil Engineer. No matter what awaited me this was my great desire.

In 2003, while I was still a student, I set out to generate income and move up the professional ladder. My parents, who are humble farmers, did not have the resources to help me greatly, yet they did make an effort to give me what little they could – $30 to $40 a month. I greatly appreciated their generosity and their belief in my dreams, but this did not cover the basic living expenses.

I heard a saying that goes like this – “if you want to succeed you must be willing to pay the price.” I began to do just that by starting pre-professional practices. The payment per week was a hamburger and a glass of juice. But I didn’t mind the small compensation because I was there to learn all I could about this area of interest. Eventually, I was given more responsibility and I was placed in charge of the management of important projects. I controlled my attention to win and grow, this allowed me to direct important projects of more than $100 million in the mining and construction industry. I had earned this position of great responsibility.

In 2012, I set out to become a businesswoman. I opened my own construction company along with two other businesses. The businesses were very successful. But in 2015, I was swindled out of more than $5 million on one particular project. I went into bankruptcy and ended up loaded with great debt (with outstanding payments to workers and suppliers). It was a very challenging and difficult time that greatly affected my life. But I held my head up high, rolled up my sleeves, and concentrated my attention on getting out of debt.

Looking back, I realize now, that I achieved my goals and got out of the failure by focusing on my Definiteness of Purpose, and using applied faith, personal initiative, going the extra mile, learning from defeat, accurate thinking and the gift of controlled attention.

In 2017, I read the book Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill says that “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.” I controlled my attention and began to look for people of the same mindset as myself. People who applied the principles and were successful. I traveled to Colombia and Mexico to learn more about Napoleon Hill but they did not know how to explain to me, in depth, the principles of success. By mid-2018, I made the effort to go to the source. I contacted the Napoleon Hill Foundation and I learned about the Leader Certification process and I focused on getting my certification. After completing all the steps I can proudly say that I am now a Certified Leader!

Today my purpose is to teach and inspire others by sharing the principles of success with the entire Latino community. I want to help them create and live the life that they truly desire! I certainly can say that I would not have been able to achieve all this without the principle of Controlled Attention.

Iris Fernandez Tinco
NHF Certified Instructor

My name is Iris Fernandez Tinco, I am from Peru, I was born in the Department of Ayacucho Province Huancapi, 2500 inhabitants, considered “Ecological City of the World”, identifies us because we are gentle and hospitable people.

Iris Fernández, Civil Engineer, CEO and Founder of the School of transformation “Your Right to be Rich” and Personal Growth Community (2000 members). Our purpose is to train leaders with principles of wealth, we are helping to awaken and develop the maximum potential to be an example of leadership. We do this through educational programs of high performance in each area with a duration of 6 months, accompanied by a coach during the process, our teaching system is digital and face-to-face.

Web: www.tuderechoaserrico.com
Email: iris.fert17@gmail.com / informes@tuderechoaserrico.com
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As Hill said, “There is no point in having such a great potential for achievement unless you do something to convert it into an actuality.” Think and Grow Rich in Ten Minutes a Day extracts the key principles, instructions, and stories from Hill’s original, unedited masterpiece and provides updated, relevant examples – in modernized, easily accessible language – so that all readers, regardless of how busy they are, can benefit from the timeless wisdom found in Hill’s book. Action items added to the original text will help readers expertly apply each chapter’s lessons.

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Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite

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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.

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