Think and Grow Rich is a book written by Napoleon Hill and first published in 1937. The book offers a comprehensive “formula” for personal achievement which could mark a turning point in anyone’s life.
Hill spent more than two decades interviewing and synthesizing the experience and insights of over five hundred people who achieved great wealth during their lifetimes.
Energetic, the book is an easy read filled with practical advice. Although some passages might feel out-dated from a scientific point of view (the world has since made tremendous progress in the field of cognitive science), the text is remarkably relevant for our time.
As today is a time of unprecedented opportunity, all of the book’s principles and ideas still apply, in an even more significant manner.
Success comes to those who are success conscious.
Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.
— Napoleon Hill
While some worry about origin, education or amount of capital, Hill’s central idea is that the source of wealth is non-material. Successful men and women were not born this way, they thought and grew rich.
He describes 13 principles that makes for the perfect personal philosophy. In my opinion, mastering the first two—Desire and Faith—is both essential and enough, because they will make you do whatever it takes to achieve whatever you want.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
— Jim Rohn
Think and Grow Rich is a list of fundamentals that will change the way you think and, as an extra, make you rich.