Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be use to help people success in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want.
Even it was published a long time ago, several edition was made and it was still a highly respected and well-read books. It has sold millions of copies and always a best seller of all time. According to Napoleon what the mind can conceive and believe can be achieved (becomes our family motto) and that is the real essence of the book. The main character of the book was Andrew Carnegie one of the very successful businessmen in America. Andrew Carnegie was at that time this book was written he was the richest man in the world. An immigrant from Scotland with no money and with little education but he was able to worked himself up and became a giant steel manufacturer.
The formula mention in the book is as relevant and useful as it was 100 years ago. Maybe it is more relevant now that internet and information were so easy. People starts to understand that becoming rich is not all about the lucky stars and magic (I used to think that before). That being rich starts with the way how we think. The book teaches me to think differently. And if you wanted financial freedom this book is a must to read.
Some of the words that I want to share it with you that I think without my knowledge I already use them unconsciously. Until I've read this book and start to wonder and became more aware now.
1. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
2. Great achievement is usually born of greatest sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.
3. Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
4. Self-discipline begins with the mastery of thoughts.
5. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
I once read this poem and according to author it was written out of Think and Grow Rich book.
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon relate the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!