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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
(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,

TRUE WEALTH CONSISTS of ideas, not money. Money is only the material medium that is exchanged for ideas. Paper money in itself—yen, euros, or another currency—is worth nothing; it is the ideas behind it that give it value.

The whole point is that you should not go outside to seek wealth. Wealth lies within you. Use your mind to think in a constructive manner.

Thinking does not mean idly wasting time. You need to think with a purpose in mind and an end in view: trying to solve a problem. In The Master Mind, Theron Q. Dumont says that thinking is forced upon us when we are deciding on a course to pursue, perhaps a life’s work to take up. This is the kind of thinking that was forced upon us in our younger days when we had to find the solution to a problem in mathematics, or when we tackled psychology in college.

When I talk about thinking, I do not mean holding petty opinions on a particular subject. I mean thinking about significant questions that lie outside the bounds of your narrow personal welfare. This is the kind of thinking that is now so rare—and so badly needed!

To seek to discover new worlds or new methods, you must do more than merely ponder. You must think in a constructive manner. The greatest discoveries have arisen out of things that everybody had seen, but only one person truly noticed. The biggest fortunes have been made from the opportunities that many people had, but that only one person took hold of.

Do you realize that the reality of poverty exists because the fear of poverty is visualized and thus brought into being? The lesson that the many millions of people who are in poverty have not yet learned is the law of supply.

The law of supply is that you must think abundance, see abundance, feel abundance, and believe abundance. No thought of limitations should enter your mind. It is not possible to desire anything of which, as far as the mind is concerned, there is not an abundant supply. If you can visualize it in your mind, you can realize it in your life.

Think Accurately to make your dreams come true.


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

Source: Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill by Don Green

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Techniques for Evaluation

As an accurate thinker you must scrutinize every bit of in­formation you encounter. You have to realize that some things contain facts while being colored, modified, or exag­gerated, either intentionally or carelessly. Any political campaign will demonstrate this point in glorious detail.

You should apply some tests to information you encounter. If you read a book, for example, you should ask questions like these:

1. Is the writer a recognized authority on the subject covered?

2. Did the writer have a motive in writing the book other than imparting accurate information? What is that motive?

3. Does the writer have a profit interest in the subject covered?

4. Is the writer a person of sound judgment or a fanatic?

5. Are there easily accessible sources to check and ver­ify the writer’s statements?

6. Do the writer’s statements harmonize with common sense and experience?

Before you accept anyone’s statements as facts, you must try to find the motive behind those statements. The motive can be completely honorable, but you must still be careful about accepting the statements of overzealous people who have a habit of letting their emotions run wild. Honor alone does not equal accuracy.

You must rely upon your own judgment and be cautious no matter who is trying to influence you. If a statement does not seem reasonable or contradicts your experience, set it aside for further examination.

When you ask others for facts or judgments, try not to disclose the answer you expect or your motives in asking, for people often alter their advice to fit what they assume is their listener’s desire. This process may be innocent or du­plicitous, but you should avoid it. Instead of asking, “Do you think it would be possible to send a man to Saturn?” or “How can I send a man to Saturn?” ask, “What do you know about the possibility of sending a man to Saturn?” or even better, “What do you know about space travel?” This exam­ple may seem a little absurd, but if you substitute “moon” for “Saturn” in the above sentences, you’ll see evidence of the power of accurate thinking.

Two Big Mistakes

Two opposite qualities are very prevalent in human nature, but each is a major roadblock to accurate thinking.

Credulousness – the habit of believing on the basis of little or no evidence- is a major human fault, for it is fatal to ac­curacy in thinking. This fault-in both his own people and those of the world-certainly let Hitler build his influence to such horrendous levels. The mind of an accurate thinker is an eternal question mark. You must challenge everyone and everything that influences it.

This does not imply a lack of faith. In fact, it is the greatest expression of respect for the Creator since you recognize that your thoughts are the only thing over which you have been given complete control and you embrace this blessing.

The small minority of accurate thinkers has always been the hope of humanity. For they are the pioneers in whatever they do. They create business and industry, advance science and education, and inspire invention and religion. Emerson said it best:

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe or where it will end. There is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned tomorrow; there is not literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of man­kind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generaliza­tion is always a new influx of the Divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.

When you are an accurate thinker, you are the master, not the slave, of your emotions. You live among other people without giving them the power to control your thinking. You must always be on guard against the human tendency initially to reject an idea because it is unsound but, by dose association with it in the form of family, friends, and coworkers, to endure it, then to embrace it as your own, forgetting its original source and your first evaluation of it.

Your mind will absorb any idea that it is repeatedly subjected to, whether good or bad, right or wrong. As an accurate thinker you can make this trait work for you in the sense that whatever you think today becomes what you are tomorrow. This is the essence of the power of a definite major purpose and positive mental attitude.

The other common weakness in most people’s thinking is a tendency to disbelieve anything they do not understand.

When the Wright brothers announced that they had built a machine that could fly and asked newspaper reporters to come to Kitty Hawk and see for themselves, no one would come. When Guglielmo Marconi revealed that he could send a message through the air without wires, some of his relatives had him sent to a psychiatrist for examination. They were convinced that he had lost his ability to reason.

Contempt prior to examination is a trap that will limit your opportunity, applied faith, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Do not confuse a suspension of belief in something unproved with a certainty that anything new is impossible. Accurate thinking is designed to help you understand new ideas or unusual facts, not to keep you from examining them.

Accurate thinking depends heavily on several other principles of success: definiteness of purpose, self-discipline, prompt decision making, and a positive mental attitude. It also plays an important role in the next principle, controlled attention, which will bring even more focus to your efforts toward your definite major purpose.

Source: Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill

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The Age of Knowledge


There are a number of periods in history that are considered to have been times of great knowledge and enlightenment. There are a handful of historical figures we consider to be the greatest minds of their time or even all times. We think of Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Thomas Edison among the greatest thinkers and innovators of the times in which they lived.

With regard to sheer knowledge, information, and potential expertise, these amazing people and hundreds of others collectively would be envious of you. Any high school student of average intelligence in the 21st century with a computer, Internet access, and a search engine, would be considered beyond a mega-genius at any time in recorded history.

If you are over 40 years of age, you remember a time when, if you wanted to know something, you had to go to a library, call someone, or consult your family’s Encyclopedia to even obtain a small amount of information. Now if you want to know who pitched the third game of the World Series in 1937 or how many longhorn cattle there are in Arkansas or how much tea there actually is in China, all you need do is go to the nearest computer or smartphone, type in a few brief commands, and there it is.

Knowledge is the beginning of all good things we can have in life. Ignorance is the curse that keeps people from these good things. There is no excuse in the 21st century for being ignorant. I have heard people say, “I don’t know how to use a computer” or “I don’t have access to the Internet.” You are currently reading a column written by a guy who cannot physically read a computer screen and does not know how to type on a computer keyboard. Nevertheless, I regularly tap into endless knowledge through the Internet with a little help from my colleagues.

Curiosity for most thinking people who have ever lived on earth was a natural, ongoing state. It was normal for people to think and even say, “I’ve always wondered….” In the past, people heard their parents and grandparents curiously remark, “I wonder….” Generations of people heard the question but simply did not have access to the answer. We live in a world today where the rules have changed. People who will prosper play by the new rules. If you believe that the winners are the people who get the most, you must understand that the people who get the most know the most.

As you go through your day today, commit to no longer idly wondering about things. Find the answers, realize that these answers will lead you to more questions, and know that those questions will lead you to your destiny.

Source: Wisdom for Winners by Jim Stovall

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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