For today’s video, we will explore the life of Napoleon Hill, the famous author of the best selling book ‘Think and Grow Rich,’ which, after 70 years after its publication remains one of the best selling books of all time.
The famous book explores Napoleon Hill’s belief that our thoughts govern the material universe, and we can achieve anything we want if we focus on visualizing it.
Just in case you haven’t seen or read the ‘Think and Grow Rich’ book, the areas it explores are similar to Rhonda Byrne’s best-selling book ‘The Secret,’ which also discusses the immense power of our thoughts.
But even though a lot of people have known, read, and praised his book, it appears that only few people know about the man behind this highly famous book, so today, let us flip the pages of the man behind the legend and explore the things we can learn from him.
His most famous quote, which never fails to inspire many people until today, is: “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can be achieved.”
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So without further ado, please welcome, Napoleon Hill.
Fact Number 1: It Was His Dream of Becoming A Lawyer
Initially, his plans for his series of writing stints is to finance his dream of entering law school, Georgetown University, since he was forced to finance his education because he was already an orphan that time.
But his earnings are simply not enough to sustain his studies, so he chose to withdraw from the school. This was a miracle in disguise because, after this setback, his love for writing grew, which would prepare him for his future successful ventures.
Fact Number 2: His Stepmother Encouraged Him To Write
But the young boy, even with his developing love for writing, needs more encouragement. Thanks to Napoleon Hill’s stepmother, who encouraged him to write and gave him a typewriter as a gift, he was able to publish legendary books that still exist today and continues to change the world.
Before Napoleon had the fascination of holding a pen, the first thing he actually like to hold is a six-shooter since he was a rebellious kid and a great fan of Jesse James.
A rebellious kid with a six-shooter, as everybody knows, is a perfect combination for disaster, and if not for Hill’s stepmother, Napoleon might have a different story to tell in which we would not surely admire.
Fact Number 3: He Learned The Ways of Wealthy People
Think and Grow wasn’t Napoleon Hill’s first venture in writing. His love for writing started as early as 1896 when he was 13 years old and first worked at his father’s paper.
The turning point in his writing career is when he interviewed a wealthy and powerful man at that time, a steel magnate named Andrew Carnegie, who suggested that he must interview powerful men like him for free and learn from their ways and success formula.
At that time, Napoleon Hill was still entangled in poverty, and he took this piece of advice deeply into his heart.
Fact Number 4: His 45 Interviews Lead to his First Best Seller Book
Napoleon Hill wasn’t ashamed and discouraged by his poverty. Self-pity wasn’t also an option for him. Instead, he wasted no time and followed the advice of Andrew Carnegie and had 45 successful interviews from successful people.
One of the bright minds he has interviewed in his book are Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. Talk about successful people!
This determination leads to his first publication and his first best-seller entitled ‘Law of Success,’ which was published in 1928. In this book, he discussed that harmony, capitalism, freedom, and democracy are the most important foundations of his newfound philosophy.
The book was endorsed non-other than by the brightest minds at that time, such as William H. Taft, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Edward W. Bok, and Luther Burbank.
Fact Number 5: ‘Think and Grow Rich’ Was Born After The Great Depression
Napoleon Hill responded differently after the Great Depression, instead of submitting to sadness, hopelessness, and bitterness, he wasted no time and focused on finding a way to make his time worthwhile after the Depression.
‘Think and Grow Rich’ was a product of his desire to get up and rise from the ashes of the Great Depression, not only to help himself, but other people as well. Since its publication, millions of people have read it and have learned from his timeless philosophies — and today, it is the present generation’s turn to reap the benefits of this goldmine book.
Fact Number 6: ‘The Law of Success’ Contains 16 Principles Which Made The Book a Necessity for Countless People
Here are the 16 principles contained inside his first best selling book:
2. Your Definite Chief Aim
4. The Habit of Saving
5. Initiative and Leadership
9. The habit of Doing More What Paid For
10. Pleasing Personality
11. Accurate Thought
16. The Golden Rule
Fact Number 7: Napoleon Hill Has More Books To Offer
If you’ve been fascinated by his famous book ‘Think and Grow Rich,’ Napoleon Hill has published many more books that can equip you with the essential foundations for success.
Today’s the best time to search for these titles to unlock the secrets of a happy, successful, and satisfying life:
1. Master Key To Riches
2. Think and Grow Rich Action Pack
3. Napoleon Hill’s Key To Success
4. Grow Rich With Peace of Mind
5. Outwitting the Devil
6. You Can Work Your Own Miracles
7. The Law of Success in 16 Lessons
8. The Magic Ladder To Success
9. Success and Grow Rich Through Persuasion
10. Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rule
11. Napoleon Hill’s Positive Action Plan
12. How To Sell Your Way Through Life
13. Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude
14. Think Your Way To Wealth
15. Napoleon Hill’s A Year of Growing Rich
16. Selling You
17. Your magic Power to be Rich
18. Your Right To Be Rich
Fact Number 8: Famous and Inspiring Icons Credits Napoleon Hill as their Inspiration
What do influential icons such as Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, W. Clement Stone, Less Brown, Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, and Brian Tracy, people who changed a lot of lives, have in common?
They were all the products of Napoleon Hill’s philosophy.
Napoleon’s death has never been a hindrance for him to exist in various part of the world, thanks to his series of his successful books, and of course, his believers whose life has been changed because of his teachings.
This turnaround on their lives has inspired them to spread Napoleon’s word to change more people, and eventually, the world, for the better.
Fact Number 9: Napoleon Hill Introduced Mastermind Group
One of the most important lessons that Napoleon Hill gave to the world is advocating the ‘Mastermind Group’ which suggests that there must be, to quote Napoleon Hill, “a coordination of knowledge and effort between two or more people who work towards a definite purpose in a spirit of harmony … no two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which maybe likened to a third man.”
Fact Number 10: Napoleon Hill Left Us With Life-Changing Quotes Which We Could Ponder
If you’re feeling down, needs encouragement or inspiration, here is one of Napoleon Hill’s best quotes that would certainly change your outlook in life:
a. “Every adversary, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
b. No man can succeed in his line of endeavor, which he does not like.
c. Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.
d. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
e. You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
So, there you have it, the most important things and lessons you (and we) should learn from this legendary man. We hope that we could grow together in studying his various books so we can establish strong foundations in different aspects of our lives.
By the way, what was the most memorable quote from Napoleon that has changed or currently changing your life? Let us know in the comment section.
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