In 1908, Andrew Carnegie, then the richest man in the world gave an assignment to a young journalist called Napoleon Hill who had prodded him on how he had become rich.
That assignment ran over 25 years and it involved the study of over 500 of America’s most successful businessmen in the start of the nineteenth century.
The youthful Napoleon Hill spent more than two decades observing, interviewing, and analyzing many self-made millionaires in regard to their money-making achievements.
Hill published the now-classic book, Think and Grow Rich, in 1937. The result was the bible of financial freedom. The success formula is as relevant and useable now as it was 100 years ago .
He drew inspiration from Andrew Carnegie’s personal life story. Carnegie had risen from being a Scottish immigrant with no money, worked himself the way up to become a giant steel manufacturer.
He believed that anyone could achieve the same success as him and wanted his success formula passed on to the world. The success formula is as relevant and useable now as it was 100 years ago.
Maybe it is even more relevant, since now people start to understand that it is not magic and lucky stars that make people rich.
It starts with the way we are thinking. The essence of the book is Napoleon Hill’s famous statement: “Everything your mind can conceive, you can achieve”.
The title says the same, in different words: Think and Grow Rich
The book teaches you to think differently, and if you are on your way to financial freedom, this one is a must.
If you desire something, think about it all the time, be persistent about it, and don’t let anyone turn you from your path no matter how much they ridicule you; you will get exactly what you want.
The book also teaches the principles of creating and accumulation of wealth by assuring you that you are “the master of your fate, the captain of your soul” because you have the power to control your thoughts.
Man men become the master of themselves and their environment, because they have the power to influence their subconscious mind, and through it, gain the cooperation of the infinite intelligence.
Man’s only limitation, within reason, lies in the development and use of his imagination.
Our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, and the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.
Before we can accumulate riches in great abundance, we must magnetize our minds with intense desire for riches that we must become “money conscious” until the desire for money drives us to create definite plans for acquiring it.
This book is a must read for anyone who case about his own personal development.