Think and grow rich

One-sentence summary of “Think and get rich“: This book tries lớn explain why some people amass great fortunes while others fail to make ends meet. Since its launch in 1937, this has always been the reference book for people who want khổng lồ get rich.

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by Napoleon Hill, 1937, 250 pages

Note: this article is written by our guest writer Nicolas Bazard from the Object if 10% blog.

Book chronicle & summary of “Think & get rich”Chapter 0: Introduction

The author of Think & get rich, Napoleon Hill, studied và interviewed the 500 richest men of his time: Carnegie, Rockefeller, Ford,… To try & determine if there were any commonalities between these men who knew how to get wealthy.

Is there a reproducible method to learn how lớn become rich?

The answer is yes! And this method, the fruit of 25 years of retìm kiếm, has been divided inkhổng lồ 13 steps. Napoleon Hill tells us that personal enrichment is possible provided we know one and only one secret. This secret will never be precisely named in the book, but will nonetheless be evoked more than a hundred times because this secret is more effective when it is simply left in sight, where those who are willing & looking for it, will be able to lớn use it… But it is clear that through these 13 steps, you think và become rich.

Andrew Carnegie taught this secret to hyên when Napoleon Hill was still a young man. The latter then spent the next đôi mươi years of his life revealing this secret to more than 100,000 men khổng lồ check its effectiveness.

The author gives us a number of examples of people who have succeeded after acquiring this secret. For hyên ổn, all the people who acquired this secret and used it were carried away by success! Then the author says that this secret has nothing to lớn vày with in-depth studies or being particularly well educated. He cites the example of Henry Ford who never attended high school.

Finally, Napoleon Hill concludes by saying that if the reader of Think and get rich is ready for this secret then it will pop out of the text before his very eyes và he will recognise this secret in each of the chapters of the book.

In the end, Napoleon Hill declares: “Every success, every fortune begins with an idea.”

Chapter 1: The man who “in his mind” wanted khổng lồ become Thomas A Edison’s associate.

Napoleon Hill tells the story of Edwin C. Barnes, a man who eagerly wanted khổng lồ meet và work with Thomas A Edison.

However, Barnes did not know Thomas Edison and could not afford the trip to Edison’s office. These obstacles would have stopped most people, but not Barnes, who wanted so badly to work with Edison. So he took a freight train and managed lớn get an interview.

Barnes was a very ordinary boy but despite this, Edison felt that his desire lớn work with hyên ổn was very svào, so he hired hyên ổn as a simple employee.

This did not dampen Barnes’ willingness and focus khổng lồ become Edison’s partner and not his employee. After several years, Barnes still had his goal in mind and an opportunity arose. Edison had just invented a new machine that none of his salesmen could sell.

Barnes seizes this opportunity và goes on khổng lồ sell this “Ediphone” for over thirty years! He pocketed millions of dollars. It was this era that gave birth lớn the slogan “invented by Edison và installed by Barnes”.

He remains fixated on his idea: khổng lồ become Edison’s associate, a straightforward man who managed khổng lồ make a fortune. What did he have that others didn’t? He knew what he wanted & was willing lớn persevere until he reached his goal.

The links between all men who experience failure is abandonment. Barnes could have given up on many occasions, yet he persevered & succeeded.

Success comes after the failure



Napoleon Hill gives another example, that of a man who headed west in tìm kiếm of gold. He quickly found his sought-after metal and began to make a fortune. He exploited all the gold in his mine right up khổng lồ the day it dried up. And what did he vị then? He gave up.

An investor bought the apparently empty mine. He brought in an engineer who declared that there was still gold in the mine but one had lớn dig in a different area, close by. And this investor, who had consulted an engineer, made a fortune.

The moral of this story? Success rarely happens right away and you often have khổng lồ endure several failures before enjoying success.

The normal reaction after a failure is khổng lồ give up, which is what most people vì. Of the 500 richest of our time, most confided to the author that they only enjoyed great success after a failure that seemed hopeless.

Failure only obscures success that is actually much closer than we think.

Henry Ford’s secret to lớn becoming rich

One day, Henry Ford, the man who revolutionised the autoSmartphone, decided to produce his V8 engine. All his engineers told hyên that his idea was “impossible”. Ford ordered them to lớn try it anyway. Six months passed, then six more… And the engineers couldn’t build the much-touted engine. Determined, Ford told them lớn keep looking.

Then one day, magically, engineers discover the secret to lớn making the V8 engine.

It is Henry Ford’s legendary determination that is the source of his successes. Where more than one person would have sầu abandoned ship, he remains focused on his purpose.

Chapter 2: First step towards wealth: the desire

Desire is the starting point for any personal success.

When Barnes got off the freight train to meet Thomas Edison, he could have sầu been mistaken for a vagabond, but his thoughts were those of a king. Throughout the journey, he visualised himself working as Edison’s partner.

This desire was not a hope or a wish, it was a burning passion!

For everyone, Barnes was just another cog in Edison’s business. But in his own mind, he was Edison’s partner from the first day he started at the company.

How vị you keep this ardent desire lớn win, in mind?

Napoleon Hill tells an old story about a warrior who sailed lớn a battle probably lost in advance. When he arrived at the scene, he asked his soldiers khổng lồ mix fire to the boats. There was therefore only one solution left: “Conquer or die”. And they won this supposedly unwinnable battle.

Those wishing to succeed in any business must eliminate all sources of retreat. This is the only way khổng lồ maintain the ardent desire to win in mind, which is the key khổng lồ success.

Instructions lớn turn your desires inkhổng lồ cash

Here are 6 precise and practical instructions that will allow you to lớn transsize your desires in cash:

Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you seek.Determine exactly what you intkết thúc lớn give sầu in exchange for the money you want.Fix the date you want to lớn be in possession of this sum.Define a specific plan that will help you achieve sầu your desire, and immediately start putting it into action.Write clearly on a paper the amount you want to lớn acquire, the time you have sầu set và the specific plan you have sầu developed lớn achieve all of this.Read your written goals a loud, twice a day, in the evening before bedtime and in the morning as you wake up.

During this reading, you must see, feel and believe in the possession of this money. Your mind must be overtaken with the desire for money.

Have sầu a well-defined goal và an ardent desire. To be successful, you have sầu lớn have sầu a well-defined goal, to know exactly what you want & lớn have an ardent desire to possess it. All those who wish to become rich must bear in mind that the greademo skyscrapers, the most ingenious inventions, all started out as dreams.

Henry Ford’s secret to becoming rich



One day, Henry Ford, the man who revolutionised the autosản phẩm điện thoại, decided to lớn produce his V8 engine. All his engineers told hyên that his idea was “impossible”. Ford ordered them to lớn try anyway. Six months passed, then six more… And the engineers couldn’t build that famous engine. Ford, determined, told them khổng lồ keep looking.

Then one day, magically, engineers discover the secret of making the V8 engine.

It is the legendary determination of Henry Ford that is the source of all his successes. Where more than one person would have abandoned, it remains fixed on its purpose.

When you decide to acquire your giới thiệu of wealth, vì not sway, even if one mocks your dream. Loông xã into the spirit of the great pioneers whose dreams allowed the American civilisation to lớn attain all that it holds most valuable, as well as the opportunity lớn develop & launch our talents.

Desire makes the impossible, possible

Napoleon Hill then tells us the story of his child, born deaf-mute. Seeing hyên ổn, the author says to himself “I want my son to hear và speak, I want hlặng to have a normal life.”

Every day Napoleon Hill repeated khổng lồ himself that he wanted his son to lớn have a normal life.

A few years later, the author buys a phonograph that his son then listens to lớn for hours, his teeth clamped onlớn the device’s casing. The bone being a good conductor of sound, his son could hear the music, even softly.

More than anything in the world Napoleon Hill wanted his son lớn be able lớn hear, so he sought solutions in the technological advances of the time.

When the young boy arrived at university, he tried a high-tech electrical device that allowed hyên ổn to lớn hear for the first time!

Discovering a new world, the author’s son decided khổng lồ devote his life to selling these hearing aids.

Napoleon Hill concludes that nothing is impossible for someone who has faith. He could have accepted that his son would never hear, but he fought his whole life khổng lồ find a solution và eventually his son was found his hearing.

Chapter 3 The second step towards wealth: Faith

Faith is a state of mind obtained by affirming or repeating instructions khổng lồ the subconscious, which plays a major role in creating desire, using the principle of auto-suggestion.

Let’s use yourself as an example, why are you reading this chronicle? Because you want lớn know how lớn turn your desire inlớn its physical equivalent, that is money.

The only method to effectively develop faith is to repeat the following clear orders to lớn one’s subconscious: I want 1 million euros, I want 1 million euros, I want … ».

All thoughts, positive sầu or negative, influence the subconscious when stimulated by faith

When men are first confronted by crime, they hate it. The second time, they get used to lớn it. Over time they kết thúc up totally accepting it as normal.

All thoughts repeated again và again, end up being accepted by our subconscious, whether they are good or bad.

Most people feel condemned khổng lồ remaining poor và therefore keep repeating khổng lồ themselves: “I could never become rich.” In the end, they convince themselves it’s true. They are the creators of their own misfortune.

Faith is a state of mind that is created by auto-suggestion

You can develop your faith by strongly suggesting khổng lồ your subconscious that you have the faith. Your subconscious will then influence your actions.

If you understand this, then you will appreciate why it is essential khổng lồ drive sầu away ones negative sầu thoughts (“I will fail”) và lớn encourage positive sầu thoughts (“I will succeed”).

This faith is both the first step towards wealth và the only antidote lớn failure. This explains why the rich are always more successful & the poor always fail more.

The repetition of thought

How bởi vì you plant the seed of an idea in your mind?


It is very simple: any idea, plan or goal can be inserted inkhổng lồ the mind by the repetition of the thought. This is why the author recommends writing down your main purpose on paper và precisely defining it, learning it by heart & repeating it aloud every day, until this thought is firmly installed in your mind.

Once this idea is fixed in your mind, nothing can make you ignore it.

Rethành viên, wealth begins with a thought.

Chapter 4: The third step towards wealth: auto-suggestion, the tool to lớn influence the subconscious mind

Auto-suggestion is a form of suggestion that is addressed to oneself.

The subconscious is lượt thích a garden. Left unattended, weeds will grow. Conversely, by nourishing your garden with positive thoughts, all negative thoughts will disappear và you’ll succeed in everything you undertake.

To act on your subconscious, think emotionally

In the chapter on desire, we learnt lớn repeat our goals a loud, twice a day. Unfortunately just reading aloud is not enough. You have sầu to lớn read and feel your goals at the same time. Your subconscious can only act if it is motivated by emotional thoughts.

On top of this, you have lớn believe in what you say.

With your eyes closed, you can “visualise” the money you desire and imagine that, at the same time you are helping others and this it is not just about acquisition or personal advantage, but about exchanging. There can be no enrichment without a service rendered in return.

The fact that you are reading this article proves that you really want khổng lồ know the secrets of success. To obtain satisfactory results, you must follow all the instructions described in Think và get rich and deeply believe that your desire will materialise.

Man is the master of his earthly destiny

Many philosophers have sầu found that man is the master of his destiny, but most have not been able to lớn tell us why this is so. Man can become master of himself và all that surrounds hyên ổn, because he possesses the power khổng lồ influence his own subconscious.

Chapter 5: The fourth step towards wealth: specialisation, personal experiences or observations

There are two kinds of culture: general & specialised. General culture is of little use in the quest for wealth. Lengthy studying does not help you get rich, besides most professors are poor.

The main flaw in any educational system is the inability of schools to lớn teach students about organisation & use of knowledge.

Henry Ford, in a defamation suit, had lớn answer a number of general culture questions to prove sầu that he was not educated. What Henry Ford replied was unsettling: “I work with people who are all able khổng lồ answer your questions, all I have lớn vì chưng is press a button and they will come và answer them. So why should I try lớn answer all these questions when I work with men who are there to lớn help me if I fail? »

The lawyers didn’t know what khổng lồ say. Everyone recognised that Ford’s words were those of an educated man.

Before you can transform your desire inlớn its monetary equivalent, you first need khổng lồ specialise in a particular field. Knowledge of the service, goods or profession that you intkết thúc to offer, in exchange for the fortune, is indispensable.

It’s never too late to learn

Successful men, in all spheres of activity, never cease to lớn enrich their specialised knowledge.

Those who fail often make the mistake of believing that the time lớn learn ends with school. The truth is the school is just trying khổng lồ teach us how we can acquire practical knowledge.

To be trained in something, most of the time pays off! Someone who stops studying, simply because they think that they have finished their studies, is desperately condemned to lớn mediocrity. To achieve sầu success, you have to lớn continue khổng lồ acquire knowledge.

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Chapter 6: The fifth step towards wealth: imagination, the mind’s workshop

Imagination is the worksiêu thị in which all human plans are developed. The desire is shaped, sculpted & nourished by the imaginative sầu faculties of the mind.

It is with imagination that man conquered the sky, determined the distance from the sun and travelled faster than sound…

Napoleon Hill defines 2 types of imagination:

Synthetic Imagination: It does not create anything;it reheats old concepts, old ideas, & old plans. This size of imagination is based on experience, instruction and observationCreative Imagination: With this, the mind knows no limits. It creates new ideas. It works thanks to the ardent desire of our subconscious.

Have sầu precise intent và precise plans

If you are amongst those who believe sầu that only hard work leads to wealth, think again, it is not! Money is not the result of work. Money is the answer to a demvà. Those who get rich are those who respond to a specific dem&, one shared by a large number of individuals on earth.

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All sellers who master their profession know that an idea can be sold where the goods cannot. Bad sellers ignore it, which is why they will remain bad sellers!

The author then tells us the story of a book salesman who noticed that the best selling books were the ones that had the prettiest covers. So he changed the cover of the books he couldn’t sell & made a fortune!

As simple as it sounds, it’s a good idea! An idea springs from imagination.

For ideas, there is no standard price. The creator of ideas defines his own price and if he knows how to vày it right, he will earn a lot of money.

The story of almost all the big fortunes begins on the day the creator of ideas & a salesman of ideas meet and work together.

Chapter 7: The sixth step towards wealth: the elaboration of plans, the crystallisation of desire in action

Everything one creates or acquires begins with desire. In the imagination workshop, where plans are created & organised, desire begins its journey, from the abstract lớn the tangible.

The development of defined và practical plans to achieve sầu this transformation is a very important phase.

Here’s how khổng lồ develop plans:

Bring together all the people who will need for your plan to lớn succeedDecide on the advantages và benefits you can offer the different members of your group in exchange for their cooperation.Organise meetings with your group members at least twice a week until your plan is complete.Finally, be in perfect harmony with each thành viên of your group

Persevere until you succeed

If the first plan you make fails, replace it with a new plan. If that doesn’t succeed either, replace it again with a new one & so on until you find the one that works. This is exactly where the majority of people get discouraged & fail because of their lachồng of perseverance.

Temporary defeats leads lớn success

Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before inventing the electric light bulb. It could be said that he failed 10,000 times, but Napoleon Hill points out that he failed temporarily 10,000 times before his efforts were rewarded.

This is where the difference lies. Each failure should be considered as a temporary failure và a success-in-waiting. It is important not to give up at the first hurdle.

One is only ever beaten when one gives up mentally. No one can expect great financial success without experiencing temporary failures.

The author uses a phrase that I like very much: “A quitter never wins & a winner never lets go”

The key elements of leadership

There is no shame in being a follower, but you do not earn anything by staying as one. Most great leaders started as followers. They become great leaders because they are intelligent followers. With few exceptions, he who is unable lớn intelligently follow his leader will never be a good leader. Men who are cđại bại to lớn their superiors are often the ones who piông chồng up promotions first. An intelligent follower has several advantages, among mỏi them the opportunity to acquire the knowledge of its leader.

Here are the qualities that all the leaders should develop:

Infallible CourageSelf-controlA real sense of justiceFirmness in decisionsAccuracy of plansThe habit of doing more than othersA pleasant personalitySympathy & understandingControl of detailsWillingness lớn take full responsibilityCooperation

The 10 main causes of leadership failure

Neglect of detailsReluctance to lớn provide a modest serviceSeeking a salary for what they “know” and not for what they bởi vì with what they knowFear of competition from subordinatesLaông xã of imaginationSelfishnessIntemperanceDisloyaltyPrioritising the authority of managementPutting emphasis on title

The top 30 causes of failure

Beyond the analysis of great successes, Napoleon Hill was able to observe sầu significant failures. He highlights 30 reasons.

An unfavourable hereditary background: a mental disability for exampleThe lack of a well-defined goal in lifeLachồng of ambitionInadequate education: Men are paid for what they know, but especially for what they vì chưng with their knowledgeLaông xã of self-disciplinePoor healthBad childhood influences: “The way a plant grows is influenced by its caretaker”Hesitation: The most common cause of failure. It’s never The Right TimeLaông chồng of perseveranceA negative sầu personalityLaông chồng of control of sexual needsUncontrolled desire lớn get “something without giving anything”The lachồng of a well-defined decisionOne or more of the 6 basic fears: They are described in the “the Six Ghosts of Fear” sectionPoor choice of spouse: marital relationships will fail if they are marked by misery, sadness or the destruction of any sign of ambition.Excessive sầu prudenceBad choice of business associatesSuperstition & prejudiceThe wrong vocationSpreading your efforts too widelyThe habit of spending without countingLaông chồng of enthusiasmIntoleranceExcesses concerning food, beverages and sex lifeThe inability lớn cooperate, khổng lồ work with othersPossession of power not acquired by its own efforts: lớn inherit a great fortune for exampleDishonestySelfishness và vanity: these faults put others offAssessment instead of criticism: it is best lớn judge on reality và on “opinions”Lack of capitalChapter 8: The seventh step towards wealth: the decision

Napoleon Hill studied several thousand cases of chess và concluded that one of the main causes of failure is indecision. Most people who make a fortune have sầu the ability to make decisions quickly & stick khổng lồ them.

Make your own decisions và keep khổng lồ them

Most people who fail in their attempt to earn a lot of money are usually very impressionable.

Although it’s not their intention, cchiến bại friends & parents often curb our ambitions by issuing reservations or expressing a negative sầu opinion. Thousands of men và women carry inferiority complexes throughout their lives because a person destroyed their confidence with opinions và mockery.

You have sầu a spirit & a mind, so use them khổng lồ make your own decisions.

The value of a decision

The value of a decision depends on the courage it takes to lớn make it. Men who are prepared to lớn risk death take great decisions that drive civilisation forward.

The greathử nghiệm decision in the entire history of the United States was taken in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776 when 56 men signed a document, knowing that they may be buying freedom for all Americans, or hanging 56 of them by the neông chồng until dead.

This document became The Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to lớn the United States of America.

Chapter 9: Step eight towards wealth: perseverance, the effort required khổng lồ have faith

Perseverance is what allows you to transkhung your desire for money into lớn fully-fledged currency. Alongside perseverance, there is willpower. Combining these two attributes can get any man or woman to the summit of success.

Most people give sầu up at the first resistance & that is why they never get rich.

A lukewarm desire brings meagre results

Desire is the origin of any enterprise. Never forget it. A small desire delivers only meagre results, just as a small fire gives off little heat. If you lachồng perseverance, fight this weakness by stimulating your desire until it becomes obsessive.

Just as water is attracted to lớn the ocean, fortune is attracted to those who are prepared to receive it.

Those who cultivate the habit of perseverance are insured against failure. No matter how many defeats they endure, they are certain to win.

Perseverance is within reach for all

Perseverance is a state of mind, so it can be cultivated. To achieve this, here’s what is required:

Definition of the goalDesireFaith in itselfAccuracy of the plansAdequate knowledgeCooperationWillpowerHabit

The enemies of perseverance

Here are the weaknesses that must be overcome by those who seek khổng lồ make a fortune:

The inability lớn recognise & clearly define what you want.Hesitation & its alibis và excuses.Laông chồng of interest in speciacác mục education.Indecision & the habit of letting others make our decisions.The habit of relying on excuses instead of creating specific plans to lớn find a solution lớn ones problem.Self-satisfaction. Unfortunately there is nothing to treat this disease.The indifference that usually comes about in the systematic tìm kiếm for compromise, where it would be better khổng lồ face the obstacles & try to overcome them.The habit of criticizing the mistakes of others and accepting unfavourable circumstances as inevitable.The wish, và even sometimes being in a hurry, lớn give sầu up at the first sign of defeat.Laông xã of organised & carefully drafted plans for more effective sầu studying.The habit of neglecting opportunity.Wishing instead of wanting.The habit of making compromises with poverty instead of wanting a fortune. The total lachồng of ambition khổng lồ be, act, or possess.The quest for shortcuts leading khổng lồ fortune; trying khổng lồ take without giving anything.Fear of being criticised, fear of “what will be said” which results in failure of the elaboration and application of plans.Chapter 10: The ninth step towards wealth: the power of the “Master Mind” alliance

To make a fortune, power is indispensable. Napoleon Hill defines it as ” organised & intelligently-directed knowledge.”

The benefits of having a “mastermind” group

He who surrounds himself with intelligent men has a definite advantage over the loner. In addition, Napoleon Hill evokes mind synergies: 1 + 1 = 3. Two minds working together are more effective than two separate minds.

The key khổng lồ power & success is to lớn know how lớn surround oneself with brilliant men. This is no table in the case of Andrew Carnegie whose “Masterminds” group had fifty people whose mastery of the steel industry was at their fingertips. The success of great men is often down to the people who surrounded them.

Chapter 11: The tenth step towards wealth: The mystery of sexual transmutation

Sexual emotion is not only related to lớn a physical state, but also lớn an emotion. This emotion exists for three reasons:

ReproductionHealth & well beingThe transformation of mediocrity into lớn genius

Sexual desire is the most powerful of desires. It stimulates, develops imagination, courage, will, perseverance & an ever-growing creative sầu power.

Sexual desire is extremely powerful. To satisfy it, some risk their lives và their reputation.

This desire must therefore be mastered, catalyzed to lớn serve a “greater” cause than reproduction, for example the pursuit of wealth.

It has been proven that the most successful people are those who have sầu a very svào sexual desire but are able khổng lồ control it.

On the contrary, people who cannot catalyze this energy will always fail in life. It is for this reason that success does not materialise at 20 years old (with rare exceptions), but later when man eventually manages khổng lồ master his sexual energy.

Chapter 12: The eleventh step towards wealth: the subconscious mind

The subconscious records and classifies all thought that reaches the conscious through 1 of the 5 senses. The subconscious works day & night.

Entrust your subconscious with your plan, desire or goal

By an unknown phenomenon, the subconscious feeds on our thoughts & transforms them inkhổng lồ their physical equivalent. In addition, it always uses the most practical ways lớn vì it.

You vày not have control of your subconscious, but you can suggest an action plan. Once you have sầu accepted the existence of your subconscious, you will understvà why it is important to lớn specify your desires & write them down. However, to act on the subconscious, you have to lớn be patient and harness the power of habit: Repeat your goals & your plan aloud,every day.

If you bởi not try to lớn control it, your subconscious will feed on thoughts that cross your mind, whether these thoughts are positive sầu or not. Learn lớn master your thoughts và master your subconscious.

The seven positive emotions

You can choose khổng lồ feed your subconscious with positive emotions:

Desire, faith, love sầu, sexuality, enthusiasm, tenderness, hope

The seven negative sầu emotions

Or you can choose to giảm giá khuyến mãi with your negative emotions:

Fear, jealousy, hatred, vengeance, greed, superstition, angerChapter 13: The twelfth step towards wealth: The human brain, a transmitter and receiver for thought

The human brain is similar to lớn a radio station: it can emit waves, but also receive them. When the brain works intensely, it is able to lớn give sầu an emotional charge to lớn the waves received so that they are integrated into our subconscious.

The subconscious is the “transmitter station” of the brain và the “creative sầu imagination” is the “receiver unit” of the brain.

We are led by intangible forces

Napoleon Hill explains that there are intangible forces, things we cannot perceive with our five senses. Aước ao these intangible forces is thought.

In the author’s era & even today, scientists understvà brain functionality very poorly.

Setting up a positive environment can links the collective brains of your working group to each other. The author describes the ideal conditions for stimulating our “sixth sense” in the next chapter.

Chapter 14: The thirteenth step towards wealth: The sixth sense, the gate khổng lồ the temple of wisdom

The sixth sense cannot be understood nor assimilated if one has not understood and mastered the other 12 principles of Think & get rich,right from the start.

Napoleon Hill defines the sixth sense as the part of the subconscious that has been named the “creative imagination”. By developing this sixth sense, you will possess a “guardian angel” that will open the door to lớn the “temple of wisdom“.

For Napoleon Hill, the sixth sense is much lượt thích a miracle.

You can use the services of “invisible advisors”

It is beneficial lớn be inspired by great men. This becomes your “invisible advice” that can help you before any decision is made.

The author’s Personal Council is composed of the following 9 people:

Emerson: Leader of the literary movement of “Transcendentalism“Paine: Worked for the independence of the United StatesEdison: Pioneer in the field of electricityDarwin: Biologist, author of the Theory of EvolutionLincoln: 16th president of the United States, abolished slaveryBurbank: Famous American horticulturistNapoleon 1st: Emperor (you will notice that this is the only non-American)Ford: Inventor of the Ford TCarnegie: Billionaire who made a fortune in steel

How do you inspire the sixth sense?

Using & pausing the use one’s sixth sense cannot be done at will. However, by applying the principles of this book, one can develop one’s sixth sense.

The starting point for all fulfillment is desire and once there, one will discover the sixth sense. This unknown “something” has been the engine và source of inspiration for exceptionally great thinkers, entrepreneurs, artists và statesmen.

Any unexpected sự kiện that provokes emotions and causes the heart khổng lồ beat faster than usual will awaken your sixth sense. The author takes the example of the oto driver who turns the wheel at the last moment lớn avoid an accident: The sixth sense helped him.

By learning khổng lồ develop your sixth sense, you will be able to transkhung your desire into its material equivalent.

Chapter 15: How khổng lồ defeat the six ghosts of fear

To succeed, you must drive sầu away any size of fear from your mind.

Fear can be divided inkhổng lồ 6 different forms: Fear of poverty, criticism, illness, loss of love sầu, old age & death.

However you must not forget that fear is a state of mind and that a state of mind can be controlled and directed. Unfortunately for the fearful, states of mind are transformed inkhổng lồ their physical equivalent, whether the state of mind in question is voluntary or not.

The fear of poverty

The fear of poverty is the main fear that prevents us from enriching ourselves: “What if I fail?” Would I have to lớn live on the streets? »

The fear of poverty is merely a state of mind. And yet it can be enough khổng lồ destroy any chance of success. Many people vì not invest their money for fear of losing it.

Fear of being criticised

Napoleon Hill asks himself the following question: How did man come khổng lồ fear criticism?

The behaviour of most men is controlled by the fear of being judged negatively by others. That’s why everyone buys clothes so frequently,for fear of being out of fashion!

This fear removes man’s imagination & destroys any form of initiative. It is this fear of being “hit on the head” if you are out of the ordinary, which prevents men from living the life they really want.

Fear of disease

Man fears illness because he associates it with aging & death. However, a reputable physician has estimated that 75% of his patients had an imaginary sickness. It has also been proven that fear of the disease leads to…The disease itself!

This underlines the author’s thesis that thoughts turn inlớn their physical equivalent.

Fear of losing one’s loved one

Jealousy và other forms of neurosis come from the fear of losing a loved one. It is a very powerful size of fear, one that probably causes the most havoc in the body and mind.

Prehistoric man tended towards polygamy và it was the strongest man who got lớn choose his wife. He would take her with brute force.

Man can have several children from several women at the same time while a woman can only have sầu one child at a time và therefore only one partner. Moreover, women are more likely khổng lồ be afraid of losing their love, as a result of the polygamous nature of man.

The fear of aging

A fear of aging is associated with two types of fear: that of weakening và dying. This khung of fear leads to lớn the fear of poverty, that of losing independence as well as physical and economic freedom.

The fear of death

This fear is the cruelest of all. This anguish has spawned a number of religious fanaticism. Religion only gives meaning to life by suggesting that there is a life after death. Religion tries to lớn explain the following questions: “Where bởi vì we come from?” And where are we going?”

Destructive sầu thoughts

The waves emitted by fear are transmitted và pass from one mind to the other. This is why negative people tkết thúc to lớn project their pessimism & that positive people pass on their enthusiasm!

Whoever emits negative sầu thoughts will destroy their creative imagination. Moreover, these thoughts lead to lớn a negative personality & repel others, or even make them hostile! Fortunately, you can control your thinking, feed it with the ideas you have chosen. You will master your destiny as long as you control your thoughts. Many people use excuses.

People who bởi vì not succeed all have sầu one thing in common: they know the reasons for their failures và explain them by making excusing for them! Unfortunately, excuses don’t make money.

Here are some commonly used excuses:

If I had moneyIf I was in better healthAnd if I had more timeIf I could relive my lifeIf I was born richWeather my family understood meIf….

So no more imaginary excuses, ACT!

Book critique of “Think and get rich” :

Think và get rich is the very first book I’ve read on the subject of personal finances and personal development in general. It was after reading this book that I decided khổng lồ take my life inlớn my own hands.

As Napoleon Hill explains, the richest men are first and foremost men who never stop learning. I like lớn read, I like khổng lồ learn. As a result of this first book, I went in tìm kiếm of other books on personal finances và I managed khổng lồ change from a broke student to one with savings of €5000 when I embarked on working life.

I have sầu also read several books on the stock exchange such as The Intelligent Investor, the principles of which I strictly follow. My portfolio achieves an average performance of 30%!

I am now getting inkhổng lồ real estate, after reading several books such as Everyone Deserves To Be Rich và How I became Independently Wealthy In 4 Years.

Will I succeed in getting permanently rich with real estate? I’m sure I will!


Well because, as with my savings (which had started pretty well) or the stoông chồng exchange (my first investments were catastrophic) I will make mistakes… Even huge mistakes! But I will not give up, I will continue khổng lồ train myself and learn. I will succeed someday.

This is the secret of Napoleon Hill’s wealth: You have to lớn be persistent if you want to lớn succeed in everything you undertake, because it is often after big failures that we enjoy our greademo successes.

I myself created five different blogs and two information services that were all failures. Am I ashamed of them? No, as I am not giving up and most of all: I learned from my mistakes! I remain convinced that one day or another I will succeed on the Internet, it will take the time it takes.

Here is a quote, which I believe sums up Napoleon Hill’s thinking pretty well:

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing one senthusiasm” — Winston Churchill

I hope Think và get rich will make you want to nurture your mind with positive thoughts và create your business, invest in the stock market or invest in real estate.

Strong Points:

Think and get rich is an highly motivating book that encourages actionReads very easily and is peppered with many examplesAlthough theoretical, Napoleon Hill provides action points to lớn be carried out dailyThe “timeless” side of the book means that it will remain topical for decades to comeAlso known under the title “Think & become rich”, this book teaches us the life philosophy of people who have sầu learned how to lớn get rich.

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Weak Points:

Think and get rich is very “American” in spirit and especially regarding the author’s relationship lớn money: for the author, personal enrichment may be a goal, whereas in France it is taboo to say that one wants to become a millionaire.This book was written 80 years ago now, and one feels this occasionally, especially through some of the examples the author gives.

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