This is a summary review of Think & Grow Rich containing key details about the book.
What is Think & Grow Rich About?
Think and Grow Rich is a personal development and self-improvement book. The book shows some simple basic techniques for lasting success and contains the habits and secrets of many successful great men.
While the book's title and much of the writing concerns increasing income, the author proclaims that his philosophy can help people succeed in any line of work, to do and be anything they can imagine.
Think and Grow Rich is based on Hill's earlier work and is the result of more than twenty years of study of many individuals who had amassed personal fortunes. Hill studied their habits and drew some 16 "laws" to be applied to achieve success. Think and Grow Rich condenses them, providing the reader with 14 principles in the form of a "Philosophy of Achievement".
Who is the Author of Think & Grow Rich?
Oliver Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich, which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time. Hill's works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one's life.
How Long is Think & Grow Rich?
- Print length: 233 pages
- Audiobook: 9 hrs and 35 mins
What genre is Think & Grow Rich?
Nonfiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Money, Personal Finance
What are key takeaways from Think & Grow Rich?
This motivational yet practical workbook is an enhanced version of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill that has been designed to specifically help consultants and knowledge based workers find their fame and fortune in 13 steps. It is a workbook rather than a fictional walk in the park so get ready to put pen to paper and change your life.
Takeaway #1 Why Do You Want To Be Rich?
If you aspire to be rich you need to get clear on how much money you want, what you want the money for, and by when. Think about the real reasons for wanting to be rich (to help people?), as well as the more superficial ones (because you want the lavish lifestyle with a mansion, yacht, and supercar?).
Your desire to be rich must be strong enough and you must have unwavering faith in yourself and your abilities otherwise the hurdles that get put in your way will stop you rather than spur you on. Remember, every rags to riches story has failure before fortune, do you want this badly enough?
Takeaway #2 The Success Principles of Thinking and Growing Rich
Plan How To Achieve Your Goals – Get precise on what you want, how you'll achieve it, and set a deadline. Your plan should list every single small step and action you'll take to achieve your goal, and be something you work on diligently.
Influence Yourself – Read your plan out loud twice a day and make sure you have full faith in yourself. Having faith in yourself may be something you need to increase, this is where auto suggestion comes into play. It's a method of influencing your subconsciousness by focusing on very specific thoughts and ideas so that you are able to convince yourself that you can do this – If you can think it, you can do it.
Knowledge = Power – If you instantly thought of knowledge as meaning you'll have to go back to school, think again. Getting an education does not have to mean getting letters after your name and a heap of certificates that impress people. Just think what Henry Ford, Richard Branson, and Sir Alan Sugar have all achieved, without attending university.
Grow Your Self Awareness – Know what you're good at, and what you're not so good at whether that's numbers, words, talking with people, or tech. Do an internal check-up on yourself as well as getting insider insight from those closest to you. Knowing where you need help makes you stronger, not weaker.
Stay Positive – You need to continually feed your subconsciousness mind positive things rather than getting caught in the spiral of negativity. Consider what brings you down and see if you can eliminate that thing or person from your life and where you can increase love, enthusiasm, and positivity for your work as well as your life. Sometimes it's better to keep your dreams and goals to yourself so that others cannot crush them.
Persist & Endure – Lack of determination is the key to failure so make sure you're stubborn about achieving your goals without being so stubborn that you become inflexible and the goal snaps in two! When obstacles come up, find ways to overcome them.
Surround yourself with a support group of smart people to help you keep the dream alive and overcome obstacles along the way.
Takeaway #3 Get To Work!
Grab your pen, answer the questions, and do the 50+ exercises in the workbook as you start applying the principles in your own life.
Your answers will help you put together your very own Rich Consultant Action Plan, a personalized strategy made up of tasks and tactics that ensure you fully understand the principles and how you can apply them in your own life. It's up to you how far you proceed along the road to riches, the sky really is the limit when you deploy your knowledge, skills, and experience.
What are the chapters in Think & Grow Rich?
Chapter One - Introduction: Too Much Wisdom
Chapter Two - Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement
Chapter Three - Faith Visualization of And Belief in Attainment of Desire
Chapter Four - Auto-Suggestion: The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind
Chapter Five - Specialized Knowledge: Personal Experiences or Observations
Chapter Six - Imagination: The Workshop of the Mind
Chapter Seven - Organized Planning: The Crystallization of Desire Into Action
Chapter Eight - Decision: The Mastery of Procrastination
Chapter Nine - Persistence: The Sustained Effort Necessary to Induce Faith
Chapter Ten - Power of the Master Mind: The Driving Force
Chapter Eleven - Sex Transmutation: The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
Chapter Twelve - The Subconscious Mind: The Connecting Link
Chapter Thirteen - The Brain: A Broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought
Chapter Fourteen - The Sixth Sense: The Door to the Temple of Wisdom
Chapter Fifteen - How to Outwit the Six Ghost of Fear
What are good quotes from Think & Grow Rich?
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”
“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”
“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”
“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”
“A quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits.”
“An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.”
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
“More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth itself”
“We refuse to believe that which we don't understand.”
― Napoleon Hill and Toks K. Oyegunle - Think & Grow Rich Workbook: The Consultant and Knowledge Workers Edition
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Tal Gur is an impact-driven entrepreneur, author, and investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has led him to found Elevate Society and other impact-driven ventures.