Think and Grow Rich Lessons

Although originally published in 1937, “Think and Grow Rich” still holds its own amongst the many books available that discuss the psychology of wealth and investing.

The reason for this is simple. Hill studied the most successful men of his time. He was commissioned to this task, and when interviewing people like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller, Hill found some common traits, some threads of truth in the way they lived and the habits they had formed. The way it is written discusses clearly, using examples and case studies, what you need to do in order to succeed at whatever it is you wish to achieve in life.

Here are a few lessons from the fabulous book :

  • You Need a Burning Desire – Only when a man or woman truly wants something does he or she act towards attaining that which is wanted. Where wishing is often undefined and non-committal, wanting is well defined and commits to a course of action.
  • Faith – It might be faith in karma, the universe, a diving being, or yourself. But the bottom line is you need an unnatural amount of confidence, that your desire can be achieved. You need to truly believe that your success will be inevitable.
  • Auto Suggestion – Repeat your desire to your subconscious as much as you can and place a feeling of faith and love behind it. Eventually this will become your dominating thought.
  • Imagination – Whatever you’re going to bring into this world you need to see it in your own mind first. And the more clearly you see it and envision it, the better you bring it into reality.
  • Specialised Knowledge – To grow rich you need to have specialised knowledge. Think of any professional, they are paid the price of learning specialised knowledge through time and sometimes money.
  • Organised Planning – Without a plan, you don’t have a destination. What plan do you have for any life? Do you know where you want to be in 1 month, 3 month or a year?
  • Mastery of Procrastination – A trait that all successful people have in common decisiveness. You must learn to make deacons quickly and then change them slowly.
  • Persistence – Persistence is a state of mind that can be cultivated by having a definiteness of purpose, desire, self-reliance, definiteness of plans, accurate knowledge, cooperation, willpower, and habit.
  • The Mastermind – When two or more minds come together you can think bigger ideas that you may not have come up with yourself. You literally have more brain power than just one person on their own.
  • Subconscious Mind – You can only ever have a positive emotion or a negative emption in your head at one time. Whichever emption you have in your head is going to be what speaks to your subconscious.

Reference : https://youareyourreality.com

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn Renee says:

    I learned of this book by Bob Proctor on YouTube. I truly hope financial well-being will be a possibility for all (at least many), again.

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    1. Garima says:

      The premise of the book is simple:
      Riches begin with a state of mind. If we want to get rich, we must first change our minds so that we become, as Napoleon Hill calls it, money conscious. He says that we must literally THINK ourselves rich. The term riches by the way could mean any form of wealth like money, happiness, healthy relationships, business success etc. This book offers the How-To of the aforementioned concept. It shows us how we must think to become money conscious. It shows us how to think ourselves rich, how to control our minds and our thoughts so that we can become rich.

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      1. Dawn Renee says:

        Like the law of attraction and magick

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  2. Carol Anne says:

    that was an interesting read! I learned something 😛

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Carol, it’s an interesting read. Here is a excerpt from the book for you : “When you begin to think and grow rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work. You, and every other person, ought to be interested in knowing how to acquire that state of mind which will attract riches… Observe very closely, as soon as you master the principles of this philosophy, and begin to follow the instructions for applying those principles, your financial status will begin to improve, and everything you touch will begin to transmute itself into an asset for your benefit. Impossible? Not at all!”

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  3. Shashi says:

    Very nice article

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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  4. Thank for shairn this! It was a great read!! 🙂

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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      1. yes! which one was your favorite one from these books? definitely want to check them out 🙂

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      2. Garima says:

        Oh I have a list….long one 😁

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  5. Wow this is great!! Thanks for sharing this!!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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