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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,

I remember that when I was a young person, several weeks before Christmas, I was not thinking about toys or clothes that I might receive as gifts. I was thinking of ways to make money. I would think of holly, Christmas trees, and mistletoe that could be found in the woods and brought to the highway to sell to people who were traveling at this time of year. The thought of making money was so strong and I pictured it so vividly that its fruition seemed assured, as if it had already happened.

William James, the famous Harvard professor, and psychologist, said that the greatest discovery of his generation was the discovery of the power of the subconscious mind. It’s my belief that this was not only the greatest discovery of his generation but the greatest discovery of all time. What this means is that once this fact was known, people realized that they had within themselves the ability to control their surroundings. People are thereby separated from animals in that they are not at the mercy of luck or chance. With this discovery, people can engineer their own destiny.

A famous little book that I read many years ago and continue to read today on a frequent basis because of its powerful message is As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. Mr. Allen instructed us to “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at least unveil.”

Christmas time is a good time to “Dream lofty dreams.” To count your blessings and help others in need. Napoleon Hill teaches us that having a Positive Mental Attitude is a gift that can assist us greatly in bringing forth our dreams. This is an intangible and priceless gift that we can give to ourselves and to those around us.

Wishing you and all yours a Merry Christmas!


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


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May I suggest that this Christmas you can give yourself a present which will bring you riches in abundance, peace of mind, and attract to you enduring friendships?

The present I have in mind is something which only you can give yourself, and it happens to be the only thing over which you have complete control.

It can change your entire life so completely that every circumstance you experience–every transaction you have with others–will bring you definite benefits.

It can help you transmute sorrow and adversity into powerful spiritual qualities which may add new strength to your religion, in times of emergency.

It can banish all forms of fear and substitute faith with which you can direct your activities to ends of your own choice.

This gift is so miraculous that it will extend to the lives of your loved ones and make them richer in the values which count for most in life.

It will attract to you new and unexpected opportunities for advancement in your occupation.

And it can rekindle the fires of love and friendship where they may have grown cold by neglect.

It can remove the causes of many physical ailments and help you enjoy a dynamic, healthful physical body.

It can give you the magic power to convert enemies into friends.

It can put something into your handshake which was not there before and give your spoken words forcefulness that will command respect and attention from others.

It can give you the alertness of mind with which to make definite and accurate decisions.

There is no substitute for this gift which only you can present to yourself.

It’s name is a positive mental attitude.

It costs nothing except the will to appropriate it; however, the only way you can keep it is to give it first position through usage in the habits which control your daily living.

Source: Success Unlimited December 1954, Pgs. 10 & 11.

A good teacher is always a good student.

A positive mind finds a way it can be done.

All big things are made of smaller things of a related nature.

Close the door of fear behind you, and see how quickly the door to success opens in front of you.

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Courtesy is not dependent on education, but on common sense.

Decisions with actions are priceless.

Do it now . . . and before anyone tells you to do it!

Great achievement is born out of struggle.

Happiness is found in doing, not merely in possessing.

Happiness may be found only by helping others to find it.

If I had one wish that would be granted for the asking, I would ask for more wisdom.

If you don’t know what you want from life, what do you think you’ll get?

If you set a goal, you are more apt to recognize things that will help you achieve it than if you don’t set a goal.

If you’re unhappy with your world and want to change it, the place to begin is with yourself.

It’s helpful to know that you move toward and become that which you think about.

Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don’t want.

Meet the most important living person! That person is you.

More gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the earth.

No man can achieve greatness alone.

No man can become a permanent success without taking others along with him.

No two minds ever come together without creating a third invisible force, which may be likened to a “third mind.”

Some nuggets of thought are worth more than nuggets of gold.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

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The Gift of Dreams
by Jim Stovall

Dreams are the stuff that make up our lives. We are either in the fortunate group of people who are living out our dreams, or we are those restless, wondering individuals who are living the proverbial lives of quiet desperation.

I am not talking about daydreams or fantasies. We all have those fleeting glimpses of ourselves playing center field for the New York Yankees or the Arizona Diamondbacks, as the case may be, in the final game of the World Series. I am, instead, talking about dreams as a future visualization of how our lives could be or should be.

As young people, we all had those things we wanted to be or do or have. They were the dreams of our youth—the visualizations of our destiny. By the time we are an adult, functioning member of society, most of us have diminished our dreams or forgotten about them entirely.

Young people formulate their dreams as the choices among all the possibilities in the world. As we get older, we narrow our dreaming capacity to those things that we currently have the ability or the wherewithal to achieve. It is important to realize that the biggest dreams we ever had in our lives are still alive and well, and within the realm of possibility.

I always take the week between Christmas and the new year to reconnect with my dreams and goals. Often, throughout the year, it is hard to get away from the day-to-day rush and really think about the things that are important. We are so busy making a living we forget to create a life. The life we’re living right now is not a practice game. This is the Super Bowl and the World Series and the Olympics all rolled up into one. If you do not feel that kind of power and passion each day of your life, this would be a good time to dust off those old dreams and find your unique and fulfilling place in this world.

The Gift of Dreams is just one of the twelve life gifts in my book and movie The Ultimate Gift. I hope you will begin to explore each of the gifts and embrace your life as The Ultimate Gift.

Today’s the day!

Jim Stovall

Source: Wisdom for Winners, Vol. I

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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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.

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