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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.

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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 have the power to choose. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt noted: “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

There is a wonderful little book about our right to choose our future, Your Greatest Power, by J. Martin Kohe, that requires about 30 minutes to read.

You own a wonderful asset, and if you use it correctly, it will help give you confidence and peace of mind. The use of this powerful asset will permit you to move in the direction of your chief aim or purpose in life. The right application of this asset will turn failure into success.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, the right application of this asset is our power to choose gratitude. Choose to be GRATEFUL. Having an attitude of gratitude opens us up to the abundance that infinite intelligence holds for us. Have you ever noticed that when you are angry or disagree with someone we cross our arms? If we cross our arms we cannot reach out, nor can we receive from Infinite Intelligence. Having gratitude for what we already have can be a gateway for even more abundance. Being grateful also opens us up to having peace of mind here and now. Engage in the power of your gratitude by making a list of all the people and things you are grateful for. You will notice a difference.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Napoleon Hill Foundation!

Choose to be GRATEFUL!



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


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The following excerpts on GRATITUDE are from Napoleon Hill’s PMA: Science of Success Course.

Gratitude in Definiteness of Purpose

“There are many things in connection with which we should express our love every day. We should express the highest form of love in our daily prayers, and make them prayers, not so much for the things we want, but prayers of gratitude for what we already have. As you learn to pray this way to make your prayer of thanks for the blessings you have already received, you will find that you attract more of those things to you. And, in praying this way, you will find that you will get results almost instantaneously.”

Gratitude in Applied Faith

“You may wonder how you will know when you have an answer. You will recognize the soundness of the plan which occurs to you, and the authenticity of its power, by the feeling of intense enthusiasm that accompanies its inspiration. When the plan comes through to your conscious mind, accept it with appreciation and gratitude – and act on it at once. Do not hesitate.”

Do not expect Infinite Intelligence to bring you the physical equivalent of your desire. Accept with gratitude a plan by means of which you can fulfill your desire through the rules of human conduct. Infinite Intelligence prefers to work through natural laws, employing whatever physical means are available.”

Gratitude in Positive Mental Attitude

“Attune your mind to attract to you the things and circumstances you desire by expressing in a daily prayer your feeling of gratitude for having received the blessings listed in that sealed envelope marked Rewards. The prayer may be in any words or terms you choose.”

“Benefit from those who excel you by using them as pacemakers, with a firm determination not only to catch up with them, but to pass them. Then express gratitude for the influence which caused you to improve your own mental attitude.”

“Believe in the power of the spoken word and see to it – that you speak no word which does not harmonize in every respect with your positive mental attitude. An essay by Dr. S. L. Katzoff will aid you in recognizing the importance of the spoken word.”

The Spoken Word

The greatest mischief-maker is the human tongue.
It is not what we say that counts, but how and when.

Tactfulness will never dethrone the ego from its pedestal.
Measure your words with the yardstick of courtesy,
sentiment, and gratitude.

Conversational interest is based upon making another feel important,
and replacing telling with asking.

The less we say, the less we may have to take back.
Nature knew her business when she gave us two ears and only one mouth.
An unbridled tongue – even one word thoughtlessly spoken…
may destroy the happiness of a lifetime.

To prevent fault finding and bickering, invite criticism, give merited
praise, quickly admit guilt, and do not hesitate to say ‘I’m sorry.’
Settle disputes as quickly as possible. Every moment of delay adds
coals to the fires of dissension.

Gratitude in Sound Health

“Don’t forget to express gratitude daily, by prayer and affirmation, for the blessings you have.”

“The law of cosmic habitforce will be of great benefit when applied to eating. The mental attitude and thought patterns established while one is eating, and during the following two or three hours while the food is being broken down by the process of digestion, may determine whether or not this food can be used for the maintenance of sound health. It is an established fact that the physical manifestations of one’s thoughts enter into and become a vital part of the energy that food supplies to the body.

Worry, fear and all negative thoughts may cause food to have an injurious effect on the body. Therefore, controlled thought habits during mealtime are of utmost importance in the maintenance of health.

Sitting down and eating when one is worried or angry is almost like going to the drugstore, getting a bottle of strychnine and taking a good dose of it. If you will look around among the lower animals of nature, you will see that the medicine they use when they are ill is the medicine of fasting. They simply stop eating. It would be helpful if human beings always had sense enough to do that.

Mealtime should be considered a period of worship. It should be a time when you sit down with pleasant thoughts and pleasant words for those with whom you are dining. Instead of this, many families use mealtime as an opportunity to discipline the children, or to correct the faults of the husband or wife. They use the dinner hour to wash the family linen, so to speak. Perhaps one reason for this is that in this busy world the dinner hour is the one time when all the family is together and whoever needs reproof is within easy reach.

Ideally, the dinner hour should be an hour in which you express gratitude for your blessings. The custom of saying grace at the table is a fine one we could all well practice.”

Gratitude in Cosmic Habitforce

“Ideally the dinner hour should be an hour in which you express gratitude for your blessings. The custom of saying grace at the table is a fine one we could all well practice.”

Source: PMA Science of Success.by Napoleon Hill

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Why Being Grateful Makes Such a Big Difference in Our Lives
by Rich Cavaness

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy

What does it mean to truly be thankful for something? What does an attitude of gratitude really look like?

I have heard over the years attending many business and networking meetings, many different definitions of Gratitude:

  • To be appreciative
  • Focus on abundance
  • To be thankful in your circumstances and with others
  • Counting our blessings
  • To be focused on the present moment, appreciation where your life is today and what has made it so
  • Grateful to God for what we have and not taking things for granted
  • Gratitude is the kryptonite against negativity, envy, hostility, worry, and frustration.

The world’s most recognized authority and researcher about Gratitude, Robert Emmons, Ph.D., defines Gratitude as a “felt sense of wonder, thankfulness, and appreciation for life.”

Plain and simple, gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. As I have said many times, “Gratitude is the catalyst that fuels a positive mental attitude.”

Being grateful is a conscious choice to receive and access all the abundant blessings that are there for us. Being grateful is about personal awareness and admission of how fortunate we are for all the good that we have received.

Gratitude has been said to have one of the strongest links with mental health of any other character trait. Numerous studies suggest that grateful people are more likely to have higher levels of happiness and lower levels of stress and depression. They experience more frequent positive emotions. They tend to be more helpful, exercise more empathy towards others, and experience less depression, anxiety, loneliness, and envy than those who do not live a more grateful and thankful life.

While many emotions and personality traits are important to well-being, there seems to be evidence that gratitude may be uniquely important. The positive effects of being grateful are more far-reaching than many of the other possible virtues you can choose for yourself. Your overall well-being, environmental impact, manner of handling challenging circumstances life brings, and coping mechanisms are all greatly impacted by the power of gratitude and your attitude towards it.

This year in 2020, the challenges and threats are numerous to all of us. But with this Thanksgiving let us lay aside our fears, our self-centered attitudes, and focusing on what we don’t have, and let’s just be grateful for what we do have. Let’s just lay aside entitlement for a moment and be grateful for our families, our neighbors, our memories of those who have passed away or are very sick, for having the basic necessities of life so many in the world do not have. Take a step back this Thanksgiving from all the political noise, from the negative news, and just take a deep breath of gratitude and thankfulness for the life, country, and time we live in today.

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder said this about gratitude:

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

Thinking About My Attitude of Gratitude

Something to Think About: The benefits of being grateful can radically change your personal well-being.

Key Questions to Consider: Despite the negative things happening all the time around me, how can I remind myself that there is always something for which to be thankful and grateful each day?

Practical Application: Looking at the list of positive benefits to our well-being that gratefulness brings us, in which area do you see more gratefulness helping you the most? When you are not grateful, which areas above suffer the most in your life?

Impact on Me Journal: Write down 3 things for which you are grateful today.

Rich Cavaness
NHF Certified Instructor
Dallas, TX, 214-924-5693
www.TheGratitudeEffect.net and RichCavaness.com


Source: The Gratitude Effect
by Rich Cavaness

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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.

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