Think and grow rich-worthy success is possible for any student. You don’t need a degree or even an education to make your dreams come true. All you need is the right mindset and some targeted knowledge. But you can’t get there alone; it’s important to learn from others who share your goals and passion. That’s why, when it comes to achieving the life of your dreams, what matters most isn’t just what you know but who you know.
In this book, the author teaches you how to begin your own thought with a ‘grow rich program’. By doing this, you’ll be able to increase your monetary resources, build a positive attitude that will enable you to attract opportunities into being, achieve great health, and develop a state of mind that will give you the power to achieve anything in the world. The author gives encouragement through an excellent sense of humor and by sharing personal wisdom gained from experience in business and life.
Have you ever wondered why “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, is such a famous book among self-help and finance circles? It’s because it has a rock-solid science behind it. In recent decades, behavioral sciences like psychology and neuroscience have grown in popularity, both in the academic world and among the masses. If you’re interested in science but shy away from substances like magic dust or black magic spells to speed things up (or even talk to an expert), then think again: Think and Grow Rich helps you reach your goals faster than any other self-help system out there.
You might be curious whether this classic of personal development is still worth reading decades after its release. Well, let’s find out. Let’s talk about the 13 think and grow rich principles from “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill so that you can judge for yourself.
1. A Burning Desire
Cultivating desire is the first step to attracting what you want. When you have a burning desire, you have to viscerally want it, and then create a vision of your life where you have it. This desire should be strong enough to get through during rough times by being persistent and having a clear vision in your mind.
2. Having Faith
Napoleon Hill calls faith an ‘eternal elixir which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought.’ Once you have a desire you need to have faith in the process to transform your thoughts into the universe and unite them with the Infinite Intelligence. The stronger the faith you have in the process, the more quickly and powerfully you can manifest what you want.
Self-suggestion takes your faith to another level. When you have words and mental scripts that you tell yourself, “I attract plenty of money with ease” it gets imprinted into your subconscious mind which the author calls ‘autosuggestion.’ The subconscious is like a fertile land, a creative aspect of your brain that can absorb everything without any discrimination. It also without judgment cultivates suggestions as, “I struggle for money and I’ll never be wealthy” or, “I attract plenty of money with ease.” Therefore, to maximize your faith, it is necessary to remove the negative suggestions and monitor them in thinking positive thoughts.
Organized knowledge attracts abundance through practical plans of action. When you have a plan and have faith in your plan, the knowledge creates a clear picture of exactly what you are looking for. Creating an action plan and drawing on the accumulated experience of those who have already accomplished the success you desire, will produce the outcome you desire and help you become wealthy.
Napoleon Hill famously quotes, “Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Using imagination to see a picture in your mind of what you are looking for gives you the ability to start a creative process. Dreaming big and having complete faith in your burning desires, gets imprinted in your subconscious mind with organized knowledge and the Infinite Intelligence will do everything possible to make your imaginations come to life.
Having a well-defined plan is just as important as knowing the route of the destination you’re going to take. For example, if you are taking a road trip, you put your destination into a GPS system and it will map out a route to follow. Without a well-mapped route, you will be lost with directions and be taking the wrong courses, and deviating from your destination. Also, the map always suggests the easiest and shortest path to the destination. Hence the sooner the course corrects, the faster you reach your goal.
A well-defined decision is more powerful than a vague wish. If you only have a blurry idea of your desire, you won’t be able to tap into the storeroom of power available from Infinite Intelligence. Clear-minded people make conscious decisions that set targets specific enough, like earning $100,000 per year with time aside to spend on a vacation (destination of your choice). To create this state of mind and employ this principle, the first thing you will need to do is to become mindful of your thoughts and feelings. Then you will be able to hit the target with certainty.
Temporary setback, rejection leads most people to quit. This is where persistence comes into action. Instead of holding your head down and giving up, why not persevere with double the effort? Successful people are people who have failed, more than people who haven’t failed at all. They are the ones that take a hit every time and fall, but rise back up and learn from their mistakes putting more effort back into their goals to achieve them no matter what. Be persistent, never settle.
The ladder of success can only be climbed with like-minded people playing the same role as you are when you will be needing help. A mastermind with talents of the same thought process will help you work on problems together. Yes, it is true that you must do it yourself, but you can’t do it alone. Having joined talents makes planning your destination shorter and with more wisdom and experience than having to do trials and errors. Most great achievements are the results of dedicated individuals working together.
Coming into harmony with the universal mind means you must resonate with the same frequency as what you want to receive. Feelings are vibrations that evoke a mental state that is driven by certain emotions that access the Infinite Intelligence. This means that if you want to start generating more money you need to start feeling abundant now. You receive what you ask for, but you should ask with powerful positive emotions being aware of your mental, emotional state, and transform your mind to oscillate on a higher frequency.
11. The Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind processes material, energy, thought and transforms them into our body to create and maintain life. You are made of your desires, ideas, plans, and dreams. The most minute element of your existence transmutes your desires into material form, therefore while you visualize abundance through your subconscious it directly talks to the force of the Infinite Intelligence and manifests abundance for you. We can conclude by saying that we are all connected to the infinite possibilities through our subconscious and all we need to do is ask with sheer determination.
12. The Brain
The author compares the brain to work as a radio. The brain tunes into frequencies, like a radio would tune into channels. We can distinguish these frequencies that we feel as emotions such as love, hate, fear, and more. Make sure that if you want to set your mind to gaining money, then you need to tune your brain into manifesting emotions of abundance such as frequencies of love, confidence, and other abundant feelings. We not only have a tool to communicate but access to the ultimate intelligence through the brain.
13. The Sixth Sense
Once you have understood the principles above, you are now prepared to receive guidance from the Infinite Intelligence. Developing the sixth sense will help you guide to get what you ask for with unerring accuracy. You probably are wondering what the sixth sense is. It is an infallible source that you will start to receive by developing the 12 principles we talked about above. This is the last step to apply to take you to the system of success, it can’t be wrong.