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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.

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

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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,

Discipline, I think, starts with what you’re driven by. One time I remember an executive saying he was having trouble with his weight, so he took up running. He said he hated it, but he disci­plined himself. One time he was running in the rain, and all of a sudden it hit him how happy he was to be out there.

When you first start doing something and visualize the results that you’re going to get, it makes the process easier. Var­ious people say that it takes a certain number of days—some say fourteen; some say fifty-six—for something to become a habit. I don’t know how they arrive at these figures, but I do know if you repeat an activity such as exercise, it will come more easily each time. It becomes a routine, and we will do it almost automatically.

If your desire is strong, you will have the discipline to stick with it. People are in prison for one reason: lack of discipline. If you don’t have discipline, you’ll end up in a place where they feed you what they want to feed you when they want to feed you. These people lacked just one thing in life: they never disciplined themselves, and they’ve ended up at a place where discipline is imposed upon them. They never thought far enough ahead about what would happen to them.


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

Source: Napoleon Hill My Mentor by Don Green

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Earlier chapters have placed heavy emphasis on the importance of taking control of your mind. This control is pivotal to your personal initiative, positive mental attitude, and controlled enthusiasm. Self-discipline is the process that ties all these efforts together for you.

The Big Four

Your self-discipline will not only control your emotions and balance your reason but also be incredibly useful in four highly important areas.


Too much food, drink, and other outside influences—such as drugs-which are bad for your body can shorten your life, sap your energy, and distract you from the work at hand. It isn’t necessary to moralize on these points. The empirical effects of not being in control of your appetite is sufficient cause for you to subject your appetites to self-discipline.

Positive Mental Attitude

PMA is the only frame of mind in which you can have definiteness of purpose. Through it you can induce others to cooperate with you and help you; it can also attract the power of Infinite Intelligence by applying your faith. Self-discipline ensures that you use your mental attitude to attract the things you want and to repel the things that threaten you.


There is an old saying: “Wasting time is sinful.” Most people waste enough time in gossip alone to earn them all the luxuries they envy in others. Time is your most precious asset. If used correctly, it is like money in the bank. You must spend it under strict self-discipline. One of the easiest ways to do this is to schedule your time use for the next twenty-four hours and stick to that chart. Do it once, and it will be easier the next time.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is another example of someone whose self-discipline allowed him to have an enormous impact. Not only did he survive years in Soviet gulags and then dare to write about it, he kept to a rigorous schedule of writing even after being exiled to the United States. Though he was an international celebrity and could have spent the rest of his life basking in attention, Solzhenitsyn moved to a small town in Vermont so he could find solitude.

Until he returned to Russia to participate in the reform of the country, he would get up at six and begin to write after eating a small breakfast. He would stop for a short lunch, then begin writing again, often until late in the evening and sometimes until the sun rose again. He didn’t allow the telephone to interrupt his work and he rarely even left home. The result was a series of novels called The Red Wheel, a historical epic of tremendous importance.

Even when history finally caught up with his Soviet oppressors, Solzhenitsyn resisted the urge to rush back to Moscow because he knew he had to finish his work. He didn’t let countless opportunities to appear on news programs-which would have gained publicity for his books and made him money-distract him from the job at hand. His self-discipline, honed during his years in the gulags, allowed him to finish what he had started and made him a powerful figure when the Soviet empire finally collapsed.

Definiteness of Purpose

The importance of definiteness of purpose had better be clear to you by now. You know that it is the beginning of all achievements when it is tied to a strong, compelling motive. If you haven’t yet made up your mind about your definite purpose, go back to the first chapter, and write out your major objective in life and your plans for attaining it. This is the first step in self-discipline. Even Infinite Intelligence can’t help you get where you’re going if you haven’t made up your mind about exactly where you want to go.

There’s an old joke about a preacher who was stranded on the roof of his church in a flood. As the waters rose higher around him, he prayed fervently for God to rescue him. “The Lord will provide,” he told himself.

Soon a boat floated by. The occupants called to the preacher to swim to them. “Don’t worry about me,” the preacher called back. “The Lord will provide.” Reluctantly the people on the boat went on.

The waters rose higher and soon were lapping around the knees of the man of God. Another boat appeared within a few yards of the church rooftop. The rescuers inside called to the preacher, and again he replied, “The Lord will provide!” This boat went on, and the preacher prayed even more fervently.

Just as the water reached the preacher’s chin, a third boat appeared. It came so close that the preacher could have jumped right in. But the terrified man clutched his steeple and cried, “Save someone else. The Lord will provide for me!” And the boat went on.

Within a few minutes, the waters closed over the preacher’s head, and he drowned. Reaching the gates of heaven, he asked for an immediate audience with the Lord, which was granted. In the divine presence the preacher humbled himself and asked, “Heavenly Father, my work on earth was not yet finished. Why didn’t you save me?”

“Good grief” came the reply. “I thought you wanted to come here. I sent you three boats, didn’t I?”

Self-discipline makes you jump when your boat comes by.

Source: Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill

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Self-Discipline in Finances


We tend to think about money only in times of scarcity and abundance, but if we don’t think about it, we cannot prioritize appropriately. And if we aren’t actively aligning our financial habits with our priorities and values, then we are wasting the most precious resources of all: our time and life energy. Every month we should take time to manage our money, ensuring that it is working as hard for us as we worked for it.

There are only three things you can do with money: spend it, save it, or give it away. With every dollar we have, we should be engaging in each of these activities. A portion of every dollar we earn should be spent on the things we need to sustain us, a portion should be saved and invested for our future, and a portion of every dollar that comes into our hand should be given to people, organizations, and causes that make a difference in the world. These three behaviors are intricately intertwined, and they should be triangulated to achieve the peak of prosperity: your ultimate giving goal, and the peace of mind that results from experiencing your self-discipline, hard work, passion, and talents combine to produce a tangible outcome that betters humanity.


We all have a budget or spending plan—or a way to make our money go as long as our month does. How we assign purpose to our dollars reveals our priorities.

Most Americans fail to reach their financial goals, not because they don’t have enough money, but because they don’t effectively manage the money they have. There is immeasurable wisdom in the parable of the seed corn, which goes like this: The farmer who consumes his entire crop without saving his seed corn will quickly expend all his resources and will have nothing to generate new resources in the next planting season. On the other hand, the farmer who eats a portion of his crop and saves the seed corn to plant will create for himself a sustainable farming practice, where each year will bring new returns.


Saving gives you the peace of mind that comes from avoiding personal debts. But more than avoiding uncertainty and embarrassment, it helps you prioritize. It shows you the true value of money. Napoleon Hill explains how “the habit of saving does away with the habit of waste. As saving becomes a need, through habit, many a man finds he can live just as well as he did before, on the same salary, and this even if some prices have gone up. Why is this? Because he stops throwing away portions of his money on needless or frivolous items; he buys more carefully; he conserves his clothing and other possessions. He finds out how to make his money do its absolute most for him.”


The first two types of financial plans—spending and saving plans—are very common. The third type—the giving plan—is less frequently enacted. However, the giving plan might be the most important strategy of all, for it explains how you will direct your monetary resources not exclusively toward consumption or growth, but to adding value to others’ lives. It directs your money outward, rather than inward, creating the sort of returns that better humankind.

Unfortunately, so many people approach giving the wrong way. They say, “Once I’m wealthy, I’ll be a giver.” No, you won’t. If you’re not generous today, you never will be. People think they’ll get wealthy and then will have extra money with which they can be generous. Those people who are waiting to give are like the guy at the fireplace who says, “Give me some heat” before he gets the firewood. We don’t give from extra money; we give from every dollar we bring in.

Source: The Gift of Giving by Jim Stovall and Don Green

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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Napoleon Hill My Mentor

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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.

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