Arguably one of the best wealth creation books ever written is Think and Grow Rich written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. Hill was compelled to write the book after interviewing Andrew Carnegie (who was at the time America’s wealthiest man). Carnegie challenged Hill to seek out some 500 of America’s most successful people and to conduct a study into their common traits of success. Over a period of 20 years, Hill tirelessly proceeded with this challenge until he eventually published the book.
Today, the book is still in print and is freely available from many places on the web. Almost all successful people even today, dedicate a lot of their success to the principles outlined in the book.
These principles are sometimes associated with the Law of Attraction, and in more modern times, “The Secret” book and DVD. By using the principles in ones daily life, everyone is given the opportunity to harness the success of all who live by them.
This is not a book that is to be read in one sitting and then forgotten about. You must take your time, and be thorough to ensure that you understand exactly what it is Hill is trying to get across to the reader. Hill never actually tells us what the secret is, rather he indicates that the secret will appear in our minds when the reader is ready.
The fact that this book has been reprinted so many times, and prefaced by so many authors, adds to the weight of just how powerful this book is.
I list the principles below, but without you taking the action to read the book, these words will not have the full impact that I wish to bestow on you.
4. Specialized Knowledge
6. Organized Planning
9. The Master Mind
10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
11. The Subconscious Mind
12. The Brain
13. The Sixth Sense
I believe that this book should be made available to all school students, to prepare them for a life that could well take them away from the jobs that society says is acceptable, and to allow them to become who they were intended to be. I truly wish that I had the good fortune to read this book while I was still at school, instead of fifteen years later.
For anyone who is serious about obtaining success and financial freedom in their life, no matter what your position is in life right now, “Think and Grow Rich” is the one book that you simply must read.
Author: Clint Maher