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

Dear Readers,

I think Napoleon Hill was disciplined, at least in some areas. He was particular about his food and his health, and he lived to be eighty-seven. He followed a pretty strict routine for most of his life. He smoked a cigar occasionally, and he said sometimes he had a drink or two, but they never caused him problems.

It’s said that dominant thoughts make your inner world. Given the importance of this principle, you need to make sure that healthy, goal-oriented thoughts are your dominant thoughts. It can be tricky. If someone says, “Don’t think of a pink ele­phant,” a pink elephant will be all you can think of. Sometimes when people are going through a negative time or there’s a lot of negativity around them, it can be hard to change their stream of thoughts.

When I get off work, the first thing I do is change my clothes and walk for at least four miles. I probably don’t miss one day a month; I always find a way to get it in. In the wintertime, I have a pass to a recreation center at the gymnasium, which has a walking track above. I can look down and watch girls and boys practice basketball or some other sport. When I leave the office, the first thing I have on my mind is going to the recreation cen­ter. You make time for it, and it becomes a habit.

The first of the great riches of life is a positive mental attitude. Second is sound physical health. We all know how important this is. Napoleon Hill talks about health consciousness, which is produced by a mind that thinks in terms of health and not of illness; it also includes temperance of habits in eating and properly balanced physical activities.


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

Source: Napoleon Hill My Mentor by Don Green



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The best way to remove fear from your mind is to replace it with PMA. Emile Coue, the French psychologist, gave us a very simple but practical formula for building PMA and maintaining a health consciousness: “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Repeat this sentence to yourself many times a day until your subconscious picks it up, accepts it, and begins to carry it out in the form of good health. This is a simple yet astounding form of autosuggestion. It depends on your belief in the statement, but the best way to build that belief is to make the statement a part of your mental environment. Remember that your mind is strongly influenced by its environment, and by filling that environment with the right thoughts, you will come to believe them.

Eating Habits

The purpose of food is to supply the body with the things it needs to maintain itself in good repair. Your eating habits must be guided by this goal alone.

Think of your digestive system as a factory. To function efficiently, it has to have a supply of a variety of materials in varying quantities. If you provide the wrong mix of materials, some jobs will never be completed, some will be done with jerry-rigged parts, and some materials will simply be stored up in every corner until the walls of the factory begin to swell. Finally the walls burst, the roof caves in, and the factory is either out of business or in need of serious and expensive repair.

Information about nutritional requirements continues to evolve as scientists work to understand more and more about the body. Pay attention to new information (but do not be swept along by fads) as it becomes available. In the main, however, some simple points will keep your diet balanced:

1. Fresh fruits and vegetables should make up the largest portion of your meals. They supply complex mixes of vitamins and trace elements, and your body is designed to avail itself of them easily.

2. Complex carbohydrates, such as breads, grains, and potatoes, should be the next largest.

3. Protein, in the form of lean meats, fish, and dairy products, is important, but it should not be the center of your meals. Select small amounts of foods you enjoy, rather than gorge yourself on steak at every meal.

4. Avoid fats; limit your intake of butter and oils, and stay away from deep-fried foods. Also avoid sugars, like candy and colas, which provide little but calories.

Seek variety as well. Your body’s nutritional needs run a wide gamut, and the best way to serve those needs without becoming a food chemist is to be sure that you eat a wide spectrum of foods. Don’t say, “I can’t eat that way,” for all you are really saying is “I don’t want to eat that way.” It is a very glib bit of mental gymnastics to make yourself believe that it is impossible to do what is really only unappealing or different. Why should all your efforts for success stumble over your ill health because you don’t like broccoli?

Never eat while angry, frightened, or worried. Your body is simply not in a position to make use of the food when it is on a defensive footing. Worse, you can make eating a habitual response to stress, which can lead to overweight.

Moderation in food and alcohol intake is important, both because your body can be overwhelmed by an excess of either and because overindulgence can become a trick to avoid dealing with some problem that urgently needs to be faced. If you find that you cannot control either, seek the help of professionals or a worthy organization like Alcoholics or Overeaters Anonymous.

Rhythms in Relaxation

Relaxation entails completely forgetting the worries and problems of the day. As desirable as this may seem, many people have trouble relaxing.

Your conscious mind selects objects on which to concentrate, and this concentration means the exclusion of other thoughts. You cannot just collapse into a chair and announce, “I am relaxing,” because your mind will select some object of focus, most often the very item you wish to forget about for a time. You need to select an object of relaxation for your mind to concentrate on. It can be kite flying, gardening, reading a novel, or anything else which will absorb you.

Television and the corner bar are not the answers. Cultivate a variety of interests that take your mind to new places. Practicing controlled meditation will do wonders for your mental powers. Physical activity can be a terrific thing to immerse yourself in; not only do your relax your mind, but you strengthen your body.

Short periods of relaxation throughout the day can break tension and give your subconscious a chance to work. Read a magazine article; listen to a language tape; work on a crossword puzzle. This is not wasting time; it is keeping your mind in top condition through relaxation.


Your body needs time to rebuild and revitalize itself for the next day. It is sheer stupidity to try to increase your productivity by cutting your sleeping time. Six to eight hours a night are all you need. And remember that even while you sleep, your subconscious is working.

Insomnia is often caused by a failure to relax before going to bed. Don’t work until you drop. Instead wind down at the end of the day by doing something you enjoy that doesn’t overstimulate you. (For this reason, exercise is not good just before you go to bed.) Perhaps quiet small talk with your spouse is all you need, or an easy routine of brushing your teeth, stretching for a few moments, or making your bed. A habit which signals your body that it is time for sleep is a valuable aid.

Source: Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill

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Success Habits
by Napoleon Hill

There is a law in the universe known as the law of harmonious attraction. That law states that like attracts like.

If you’re a negative-minded person, you’re going to attract other negative-minded persons, and my, my what a gossip fest they oftentimes have when they get together. If you’re a positive-minded person, you will have fewer neighbors and friends, perhaps, but they’ll be only positive-minded people. You won’t attract the negatives. The agency through which this law operates is none other than the great overall law of cosmic habit force.

The next place to apply cosmic habit force is establishing the definite routine for developing a health consciousness. You don’t just develop a health consciousness by wanting to be healthy—everybody wishes to be healthy. No, I beg your pardon, that isn’t true. There are people who enjoy poor health, and we call them a $64 word: hypochondriacs. But generally speaking, other than the hypochondriac, most people want sound physical health, but I fear they don’t have the best of knowledge as to how to go about getting that.

If you want to have sound physical health, you’ve got to think in terms of health. Stop imagining that you’re suffering with all kinds of ailments, like the hypochondriac does. You’ve got to work at that. You’ve got to think about it day in and day out. I never go to bed at night that I don’t sit down on the side of my bed and express my gratitude to the prince of sound physical health for keeping me in such fine condition. If perchance I do get up with a bad headache of a morning, which is very rare, I immediately go back to trace the cause, and I get right after the prince of sound physical health and ask him to do something about that cause. So far, he hasn’t let me down.

. . .

I have placed myself in a position in life where I have everything in the world that I want or need or can possibly use, including peace of mind, including sound physical health, including the joy of being of service to people, in writing books and delivering lectures. Prior to that time, I had just as much knowledge about the science of success as I now have, but I didn’t have peace of mind, I didn’t have sound physical health; I didn’t have a lot of things because I hadn’t worked out a definite way of establishing a positive mental attitude, and keeping it positive at all times.

You may be interested in knowing, ladies and gentlemen, that the majority of people go all the way through this world with their minds fixed upon the fear of poverty, the fear of ill health, the fear of criticism, the fear of the loss of love of someone, the fear of the loss of liberty, the fear of old age, and the fear of death. They have at least those seven fears, and probably a lot more that I haven’t time to mention. The major portion of their time is taken up with allowing those fears to discourage them from taking advantage of their own prerogative rights to use their own minds.

What do you suppose those persons are getting out of life? They are getting the things that they allow their minds to dwell upon. That’s exactly what they are getting and nothing else. I suspect that there’s not a person in this room who hasn’t at one time or another suffered with all seven of these basic fears. If you’re going to make the most out of the great thing that was given you at birth, the right to control your own mind, you’ve got to learn that whenever fear appears, there’s something in your makeup that needs to be corrected. Fear is something like physical pain; it’s an indication that there is a problem that needs to be dealt with.

Source: Success Habits by Napoleon Hill (A series of lectures delivered in Paris, Illinois)

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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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