Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill
Review by Karl Rohde
I was once told to surround myself with successful people, and learn from them.
Although that’s a tall order in today’s society, there are books that can give you insights into success producing thinking. Once such book is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It’s one of three books everyone should have in their personal library if they seek to educate themselves about financial freedom. The first being The Richest Man in Babylon, which I have reviewed previously. The third I will reveal next week.
It amazes me how many people I meet that are completely unaware of the foundation books relating to success philosophy and motivation. Young and old alike, a common misconception is that we are powerless to change our lot in life, be it career, finances or even relationships. The issue here, and a resounding theme of Think and Grow Rich is that if you do what you have always done, you will never get more than you have previously got. You have to really think about what it is you want, how to achieve it, and then take action.
This is not an easy book to read, and for many you may not get through it the first time. But persevere, as the gems it hold are worth the effort. It’s also a book that does not necessarily need to be read from end to end. Skim it, then find a few chapters of particular interest.
Most people have heard of Andrew Carnegie, one of the world’s most famous philanthropists. Andrew Carnegie was believed to have more millionaires working for him than any other employer of his time.
The book was largely commission by Andrew Carnegie because of his fascination with the difference between success and failure. He wanted to find a way to provide average people with the skills and techniques that could allow them to also be successful. A total of 504 interviews were carried out by Napoleon Hill. It took him more than twenty years.
The summation of that investment of time was a 13 step approach, detail in this book.
Think And Grow Rich was first published in 1937, and has had wide ranging influence on many modern motivational speakers and consultants. It has become a timeless roadmap for many of the modern world’s success stories.finance book