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Positive Mental Attitude:
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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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Unlocking Think and Grow Rich. Based on years of research into Napoleon Hill’s published and unpublished work, this program is unlike anything you’ve read or learned before.

Some of the ground-breaking concepts you will learn about include:
• The Mind Filter
• Positive Mental Attitude
• Physical & Social Heredity
• Man-made laws and Mind-Made laws
• Going the Extra Mile

“Any business whose management has the foresight to adopt a policy which consolidates management, employees and the public it serves in a spirit of team work, provides itself with an insurance policy against failure.” ~Napoleon Hill

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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,

It is possible to face a challenge and go on. As Mr. Stone told us, “You can’t reason away worry.” You can substitute something for it so that it becomes a passion, something that will occupy your time and your mind to get away from what’s bothering you. Fear is the biggest deterrent to success—fear of the unknown, even if it’s just a simple fear of traveling. It’s not meant to be a stumbling block, it was meant to be a stepping-stone, but many people simply don’t want to face it, because they look for a negative outcome rather than a positive one.

If you read or watch the news, you hear about the levels of anxiety in the culture, which seem to be at epidemic levels. We’re an amped-up society now, and this has become a real problem. Yet studies say that only 5 percent of our daily worries are real; 95 percent never come to pass. It would be helpful if people could separate the 5 percent from the 95 percent, because a lot of them are probably thinking that they’re worrying about something important. What is a good strategy for focusing only on your legitimate worries? How do you discard that other 95 percent?


In today’s selection, Napoleon Hill encourages us to belong to the Positive and successful “2 percent.” He gives us a practical list of things to do when we are faced with the challenges of negativity that we encounter in our day-to-day living. I know you will find this very helpful! Join the “two percent club” today!


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

Source: Napoleon Hill My Mentor by Don Green

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A positive mental attitude is the single most important principle of the science of success. You will depend upon it in everything you do. You cannot get the maximum benefit out of the other sixteen principles without understanding and employing PMA.

The 2 Percent Who Succeed

The overwhelming majority of people never recognize the difference between wishing and believing. They never take six steps that will help them use their minds to attain their desires. These steps are summarized below, along with my observations, based on a lifetime of study, of the percentage of people who attain each one.

1. Most people go through life merely wishing for things. These wishes are as fleeting as the wind. They have no power to shape anything. The number of people who stop here: 70 percent.

2. A much smaller percentage develop their wishes into desires. They want the same thing constantly, but that is the end of their commitment. They represent 10 percent.

3. A still smaller percentage develop their wishes and desires into hopes. They dare to imagine, from time to time, that they might get what they seek. I estimate they constitute 8 percent.

4. An even smaller group translates that hope into belief. They expect what they want will actually happen. These people number 6 percent.

5. A smaller group of people crystallize their wishes, desires, and hopes into belief, then into a burning desire, and finally into faith. They constitute 4 percent.

6. Finally, a very few people take the last two steps and then make a plan to get what they want and carry it out. They apply their faith with positive mental attitudes. This group is only 2 percent.

The outstanding leaders in every walk of life are the people in the sixth group. They recognize the power of their own minds; they seize that power and direct it toward whatever they choose. When you take this step, the word “impossible” will have no meaning for you. Everything will be possible for you, and you will manage to get it.

Join the 2 Percent Club

Here are the requirements for membership in the 2 Percent Club. Only you will measure your success in meeting them.

l. Adjust yourself to other people’s states of mind and peculiarities so that you can get along peacefully with them. Observe a dog, and learn the art of self-control by watching how quickly it adjusts itself to its master’s moods.

2. Ignore trivial circumstances in your relations with others; do not let them become controversies. Big people look past small slights.

3. Establish control of your mind at the start of each day, using the techniques for building a positive mental attitude. Maintain that attitude throughout the day.

4. Learn the art of selling yourself indirectly, by persuasion and example rather than by the hard sell.

5. Develop a hearty laugh as a means to release anger.

6. Analyze all your setbacks and determine their causes. Discover the seed of equivalent benefit in each circumstance.

7. Concentrate your mind on the can-do portion of the tasks you face. Don’t worry about the cannot-do portion unless and until you meet it face-to-face. By that time the can-do portion will have shown you the way to success.

8. Turn all unpleasant circumstances into opportunities for positive action. Make this an automatic habit, and your success will multiply.

9. Remember that no one can win all of the time, no matter how much he deserves it. When you do not get exactly what you wanted, maximize your gain by increasing your understanding of yourself.

10. Look on life as a continuing learning process, and even bad experiences will become good ones.

11. Remember that every thought you release comes back to you multiplied in its effect. Monitor your thoughts, and make sure you send out only those whose fruits you are willing to receive.

12. Avoid associates with negative mental attitudes. Their attitudes will rub off on you and poison every effort you engage in.

13. Be aware of the dual nature of your personality. You have a positive side with a great capacity for belief and a negative side with an equal capacity for disbelief. Exercise the first, and the second will wither away.

14. Recognize that prayer brings the best results when you have sufficient faith to see yourself already in possession of the things you are praying for. This calls for a positive mental attitude of the highest order.

You can see how a positive mental attitude relies upon and reinforces so many of the principles crucial to personal achievement. You need a definite major purpose, applied faith in that purpose, and the personal initiative to act in ways that express your PMA.

Source: Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill

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Defeat Isn´t What Defeats You
by Sophia Bailey


To have a positive mental attitude doesn´t mean that you never feel defeated, it means that you don´t let that feeling stop you from succeeding.

In 2007, I was working for an event company in London.

My role was to call over 2000 attendees of a personal development seminar and upsell them on a high ticket training. The training cost thousands of pounds and I was calling people that could take months if not years to come up with that kind of money.

So after getting to know them on these follow-up calls and uncovering their deepest pain, I had to tell them that the solution to all their problems was to spend thousands on a training course.

Making these phone calls would fill me with dread before I even dialed the number. I knew what they would say at the end of the call, that this was too expensive, they didn’t have the time and couldn´t take up the offer.

My income was dependent on me making the sale but I was so torn, I felt defeated by the task but needed to do it. I also felt deep down that they were right, it was a lot of money. These thoughts filled me with the fear of embarrassment and rejection. My mind felt defeated and, even without saying it out loud, my energy said it too and my potential clients could feel that.

This is of course, not a recipe for success. If you want to make sales, you need to overcome the fear of rejection so you can provide solutions that a potential customer would pay to obtain. To change my situation, I had to change the way I thought about the challenge. Although I didn´t realize it at the time, I put the principle of a Positive Mental Attitude into action.

Napoleon Hill says “Make yourself understand that what whips you isn’t defeat, but your mental attitude toward it.”

Instead of seeing myself as a salesperson, I took on the role of their wealth coach. By studying the material that would be covered in the training, I could see exactly how it would be able to transform someone’s life. Instead of feeling fearful, I started to get happy and excited for them. Instead of picking up the phone full of fear, I began each day removing negative thoughts of fear and rejection.

I started thinking positively about the person I was going to help, instead of the person I needed to sell something to. I saw how happy and excited they would be to know that their dark days were over. I genuinely believed in the value I could provide to the person we were about to talk to and my positive attitude was contagious.

Sophia Bailey
Newly Certified Instructor
for The Napoleon Hill Foundation

Sophia Bailey-Larsen is a Vision Creation Mentor and Inspirational Trainer. She shares her personal brand of self-development for the spiritually-minded. Starting as a teenage Mum on a council estate, personal development transformed Sophia´s life by helping her see what’s possible when you master your mind and focus on your vision. Sophia has been studying Napoleon Hill´s work for over a decade and has trained over 7,000 women worldwide on what it takes to create wealth from a definite purpose. As well as being one of the first British Napoleon Hill Certified Leadership Instructors, she has been recognized as one of the 50 most influential Black Entrepreneurs in the UK. Her next goal is to reach a global stage where she can impact 5,000 families with her message of possibility.

Contact Info:
Website – www.sophiabailey.co.uk
Facebook – @thesophiabailey
Instagram – @thesophiabailey

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Think & Grow Rich in Ten Minutes a Day

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Napoleon Hill My Mentor

by Don Green


Napoleon Hill, born in the Appalachian town of Pound, Virginia, is best known for his world-renowned best seller, Think and Grow Rich. Among the ten top selling self-help books of all time, it contains many of the success secrets he learned as a result of a commission from Andrew Carnegie to write the world’s first philosophy of success.

Don Green, the son of a coal miner, was also born in Appalachia. Don always had an entrepreneurial streak and had many business successes. At forty-one he became the CEO of a bank on the verge of collapse. Running it at a profit for the next eighteen years, he was 60 when it was sold and Don was asked by the trustees of the Napoleon Hill Foundation to become their executive director. With his love for books and learning, particularly the works of Napoleon Hill, Don took the foundation’s work to a new level of success.

Don succeeded by applying the principles that his mentor Napoleon Hill taught. In this book, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of both of these outstanding individuals and learn:

The principles of success that made Hill famous
• Don’s personal knowledge of Hill, including stories and insights that haven’t been published before
• The principles behind Think and Grow Rich and why they’re relevant today
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• Tools to uncover the secrets of growth, creativity, power and achievement inside you

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Written specifically for a post-pandemic sales audience, Go Live! Turn Virtual Connections into Paying Customers delivers results for anyone expected to deliver sales results in a virtual environment. It also belongs on the bookshelves of those who hope to take their successful offline sales strategies to the online world.

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