Think and Grow Rich… Really?
I was first introduced to Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill by my father over 30 years ago was I was a teenager (oops, giving away my age). My father was an entrepreneur and salesperson all his life and instilled in me many of his traits and beliefs. One of them was that you can do anything you set your mind to. I think this may have come from this book, or if not, one of the many others on his large library bookshelf such as Zig Zigler, Dr. Stephen Covey, and others…
After founding VirtualTourCafe a couple of years ago, I was introduced to The Secret (by Rhonda Byrne), another self-help book on a similar topic. I learned that much of the concept from Think and Grow Rich is where The Secret originated from. So, I picked this book up again and re-read it. I have started to listen to the audio tapes as a refresher and a morning boost to get my day started in the right direction, amongst other things, such as exercise.
As I was on my morning walk today listening to chapter 2 (again), I thought, wouldn’t it be great to share some highlights of this book, chapter by chapter on my blog. Maybe even get some conversations going and some feedback from others who have read it, or are reading it now. If not, maybe this will inspire you to read it. I hope so, it is well worth it.
Think and Grow Rich is a book that was written in the 1930’s after the great depression by Napoleon Hill, a man that was born in a one-room cabin and yet is considered to have influenced more people into success than any other person in history, or so claims his biography. As a journalist, Mr. Hill was asked to interview the steel-magnate Andrew Carnegie, one of the richest people in America. It was from that meeting that Mr. Carnegie convinced Hill to interview, research and organize the thoughts and philosophies of the wealthiest people in America, which he did over the next 20 years! The result was his book Think and Grow Rich. I believe this is one of the greatest books ever written on the topic of success and the power of faith, definite of purpose and magnetic attraction.
The first chapter talks about the origins of the book and how one man was determined to become the business partner of Thomas Edison and how he achieved his goal, regardless of the fact that he had never met Thomas Edison and did not even have enough money for the train ticket to get to his factory!
The first chapter builds the foundation of the book and leads to the great stories that are about to come, with a story itself. Have you read the book? Ever set your sight on a goal and let nothing deter you?