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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,

“To obtain wealth, you must have the desire for wealth.”
Some people ask how you can develop this to the level of a burning desire if you don’t have it.

Some people have more of a burning desire because they come from a disadvantaged background, but it’s not necessarily so. Take Bill Gates: he was raised in an upper-middle-class fam­ily, but he developed his principles out of a desire to accomplish something worthwhile. It’s not all about the money, although the bigger the project is, the more likely it is that you’ll make money.

Of course, money should never be a goal in itself. It’s the use of money and what you can accomplish with it in the world. I could show you the first edition of Think and Grow Rich. At the top of the cover, it said, “For men and women who resent pov­erty.” Hill wrote it for the millions of men and women who were living in poverty and fear of poverty.

Some people find poverty easy to accept. I read a story years ago about a man and his neighbor out in the country. They were sitting on the porch, talking. The man lived in a rough, unpainted house. He had a big dog, and it was lying there. The dog would moan and make sounds. The visitor asked the man, “What’s wrong with your dog?”
“That board he’s lying on has a nail in it. It’s sticking up.”
“Why don’t he just get up and move?”
“He’s not hurting that bad.”

I think this story explains a lot about accomplishment. There’s nothing wrong with being satisfied with mediocrity, but if you have a burning desire for something, you’re going to have to take certain steps to accomplish it.

People have many different motives for getting money. Some­body may want a better lifestyle and security, or they may want to help certain causes—medicine, church, education, anything to make the world a better place. For each one of us, it’s got to be developed within. Somebody can’t walk up to you and say, “I want you to get this burning desire to get this accomplished.”

Some people are going to have more burning desire and persistence than others, but the degree to which they have it will have a direct relation to what they accomplish in life.

The same principle can be applied to other things in life, because whether you’re writing your next book or improving a community or organizing a Little League baseball team, you’re going to have to take the same steps. You have to have a BURNING DESIRE, a plan, and persistence in following the steps to accom­plishing what you want.


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Don Green
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A long while ago, a great warrior faced a situation which made it necessary for him to make a decision which insured his success on the battlefield. He was about to send his armies against a powerful foe, whose men outnumbered his own. He loaded his soldiers into boats, sailed to the enemy’s country, unloaded soldiers and equipment, then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them. Addressing his men before the first battle, he said, “You see the boats going up in smoke. That means we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win! We now have no choice—we win—or we perish! They won.

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining the state of mind known as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success.

The morning after the great Chicago fire, a group of merchants stood on State Street, looking at the smoking remains of what had been their stores. They went into a conference to decide if they would try to rebuild, or leave Chicago and start over in a more promising section of the country. They reached a decision—all except one—to leave Chicago.

The merchant who decided to stay and rebuild pointed a finger at the remains of his store, and said, “Gentlemen, on that very spot I will build the world’s greatest store, no matter how many times it may burn down.”

That was more than fifty years ago. The store was built. It stands there today, a towering monument to the power of that state of mind known as a BURNING DESIRE. The easy thing for Marshal Field to have done, would have been exactly what his fellow merchants did. When the going was hard, and the future looked dismal, they pulled up and went where the going seemed easier.

Mark well this difference between Marshal Field and the other merchants, because it is the same difference which distinguishes Edwin C. Barnes from thousands of other young men who have worked in the Edison organization. It is the same difference which distinguishes practically all who succeed from those who fail.

Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money, wishes for it. Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

The method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps, viz:

First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).

Second. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.) Third. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

Fourth. 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.

Fifth. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.

Sixth. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ—SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.

It is important that you follow the instructions described in these six steps. It is especially important that you observe, and follow the instructions in the sixth paragraph. You may complain that is impossible for you to “see yourself in possession of money” before you actually have it. Here is where a BURNING DESIRE will come to your aid. If you truly DESIRE money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money, and to become so determined to have it that you CONVINCE yourself you will have it.

Source: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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by Adora Evans


In the middle of a dark room, at what felt like an emotional peak of loneliness, abandonment, helplessness, and shame, something else was also present. In the middle of very low self-esteem, and a feeling that I was no longer redeemable because I felt I had screwed up, even with the big guy upstairs – the most unconditional, loving being of them all.

There was something beneath all that, fighting for me, and advocating for me in spite of all of this. It felt like the tiniest spark of hope.

That little thing was DESIRE.

The desire to see that it could be different for me and my family. Desire is powerful because it will have its way, even to the most unaware. That’s the trick, many people do not even know what they truly desire.

Yes, I wanted more money, I wanted to be respected, I wanted to be a “good” person but more than anything I wanted to feel loved, to feel safe, and to belong. Everything from braces to living on beaches and writing my own books – those were all self-expressions that made me feel some version of love, belonging, safety, and meaning.

DESIRE is the one thing that is always driving us all either consciously or unconsciously. It may drive you to things you do not want. Like if you are subconsciously avoiding being abandoned and that desire is driving you, you may abandon others, choose unhealthy relationships, or avoid intimacy all together. If you think the desire to be rich is driving you, but really the desire to be loved is driving you. You think when you are rich enough, you will be loved – that can cause you to work your head off and sabotage and avoid the love relationships you have.

It is super important to really spend the time getting to know yourself and your desires. You need to look at both the surface level of what you are wanting next, whether it’s a new outfit or a new business and then go deeper. Ask yourself, why do I want this? How is it going to make me feel?

Keep digging.

When you hit the real DESIRE it will often make you cry, or feel a little vulnerable. This is magic. Because when you know intimately what you desire, then you can align your actions, and your life consciously with it and become absolutely unstoppable.

When you don’t know what you really desire you may find yourself spending equal energy working against yourself. Progress can seem slow and hard. Remember your deep desires are leading you whether you like it or not and whether you are aware or not. Doing the work of becoming aware of your desire allows you to leverage all of your energy more fully in the direction you actually want to go.

Companies are paying millions of dollars to make you think your needs will be met when you spend your money on their purse, home, or beer.

It is important to take responsibility for knowing what truly makes you tick. What is moving you in life? What is the reason you do what you do? Why are you working in the field you are in? Why do you watch the shows you watch? Why do you have the friends you have? Why do you spend time with the people you spend time with? What desires are leading you?

This is the starting point for getting leverage on yourself and to align with what is already happening inside of you and in your life. Then you can begin to design the life you want and actually see your true desires come to pass.


Adora is the best-selling author of the book Majestic Money-The 30-Day Femme Manifesting Game. Co-Owner of Body Legay a wellness and supplement company, International Speaker, and Professional Connector.

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Self-Confidence Formula

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A lack of self-confidence is one of the greatest maladies of today’s world, one that is responsible for the rampant helplessness, lack of self-control, aimlessness, procrastination, and despair that characterize modern society. But as the venerable steel magnate Andrew Carnegie emphasized to Hill, “Confidence is a state of mind, necessary to succeed, and the starting point of developing self-confidence is definiteness of purpose.”

The time for self-doubt and self-criticism is over. Your faith in yourself and your abilities determines whether you fail or succeed. Napoleon Hill’s Self-Confidence Formula enables you to boost your self-confidence through the application of Hill’s strategies for controlling your thoughts. By implementing these principles, you will not only be able to operate at a higher plane of thought and action—attracting more opportunities, gaining influence, and strengthening relationships—but you will also be able to instill this critical quality in others.

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