Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: Book Review

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If you have ever wondered about how to use the potential of your subconscious mind, this “Think and Grow Rich” is for you. It is all about how a person can retrain its own mind and focus all its energy into becoming successful.

The book is all about the thirteen principles, which can change the course of one’s mindset. By applying these thirteen steps, one can begin to notice positive changes.

The author writes about successful people and their stories to inspire his readers. He talks about the value of persistence, constant efforts, and recognizing opportunities. The author tries to convenience readers about the need for a “Burning Desire” to achieve something.

Every person deals with fear, doubt, etcetera as obstacles in achieving success. “Think and Grow Rich” also talks about how to deal with failure and emotions, which cause a person to give up. Those people who are struggling with financial struggles should read this book. In simple words, read, “Think and Grow Rich”.

Napoleon Hill the author of this book done research on various millionaires and billionaires. After that, he analyzed and wrote about their mindset for a successful life. It took him twenty to twenty-five years to build this masterpiece.

About the Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Think and Grow Rich is the best selling book among self-help genre authored by Napoleon Hill. This book was first published in 1937 and people are still learning from it.

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Author: Napoleon Hill

The author was born in 1883 in Wise County, Virginia. His writing career was started when he was 13 years old in a newspaper agency.

When there is a positive side, there is a negative side too. The author has had allegations of fraud. There is also a dispute about the authenticity of many of Hill’s claims.

His wife Rosa Lee Hill helped him a lot in writing and editing the book. After 7 years of the book published, they divorced and most of the wealth author earned from this book has been taken by his wife.

Other Napoleon Hill Books:

  • The Law of Success (1928)
  • The Magic Ladder to Success (1930)
  • Outwitting the Devil (1938)
  • How to Sell Your Way Through Life (1939)
  • Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind (1967)
  • Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion (1970)

Book Review of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill:

Being one of the best-sold books of all time from the self-help and psychology genre, it certainly meets the talk. This book talks about how our own subconscious mind works against us.

Not only this but also various life-changing aspects as well. A lot of people feels that “Think and Grow Rich” is inspiring, and life-changing. It is a blueprint of all the characteristics and qualities Hill found in all his successful subjects.

There was one fact that called out to me the most about the book. Not only did Napoleon observe these great people but he also implemented all these ideas and principles.

Reading Think and Grow Rich
Reading Think and Grow Rich

Only after seeing the results, he wrote about them. He inspires his readers not to accept their situational reality but to make their aspirational desires.

Readers often try to find one secret from beginning to end but Napoleon doesn’t talk about it. Instead, he talks about mastering the thirteen principles for guarantees success.

Napoleon wrote in the book that how taking action is better than inaction. And, I guess it is the most important lesson. There is no profit in learning thousands of skills until we take action and master 1 skill. There are many such great lessons throughout the book, which are delightful to read.

How “Think And Grow Rich” is the Ultimate Guide to Success:

What if I would say that you can control your thoughts and emotions?. You might not believe me. But, let me tell you one thing that if you can control your subconscious mind, you will be a person you have dreamed of.

“Think and Grow Rich” is all about how we should have a definite purpose. It tells us about how we can use the power of autosuggestion.

Sometimes, we already know things and it comes to us automatically. We only have to channel our focus on recognizing it. The author asks us to mix thoughts with feelings.

Napoleon Hill says positive thoughts attract positive actions. He also tells us about the power and benefits of visualization. Think and Grow Rich teaches us to train and program our subconscious mind to achieve our goals and ambitions.

To follow a dream, there must be a passion inside you. The passion to do something and achieve something. This is a kind of guide to success that everyone must read at once. After all, we all have different paths and don’t know which is going to work.

Think and Grow Rich also talks about being crystal clear on what you will have to sacrifice to get achieve the desire. Hence, it is one of the firsts books usually preferred by a lot of people when someone is just starting the journey.

Reasons why you Might not Pick this Book:

Napoleon wrote this book in the era of Depression. So, a lot of people believe that it might be a little old fashioned. People believe that finances have got more complex over the years. Thus, some think the book is obsolete.

Most of the self-help book talks about financial issues and personal growth. But, think and grow rich doesn’t talk specifically about such issues. In spite of this, it talks about focusing the mind and being positive irrespective of the situation. This is what all the subjects of Mr. Hill used to practice and this is what the author wants us to practice.

The first few chapters are slow-paced. Some people may find it repetitive, which may discourage the readers as well. But, this book is still relevant to the complicated finances of growing times.

The principles there are sound, accurate, and everlasting. Once the book engages the reader, it is difficult to put it down. It picks up the pace from the fifth chapter.

The narration is fluid and smooth, and the author explains his point very well. Overall, this book is a must-read for people who need life lessons from a successful person, and want to learn from their success stories.

The Thirteen Principles of Think and Grow Rich:

Hill has divided the book into chapters based on a certain principle. He talks about how you should pursue something you love to do. The basic reason for this is widely known and eliminates the excuse for mediocrity.

The author suggests us to being surrounded by people who are successful. These people will help us change our environment for success. Because the environment is the main element that led to failure to succeed.

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Think and Grow Rich Insights

He also speaks about how writing and reading things that drive you. They impact your determination and strengthen your will to achieve.

Napoleon asks the readers about the value there are providing to the people. And, how do we apply the knowledge to bring more value to society.

The author also makes a point to recall the old saying “Jack of all trades and master of none.” He specifies that specialized knowledge is far better than general knowledge.

The Main Message of the book:

This book is a masterpiece and all points in this book should be considered with great detail. Also, it is very subjective. The message may vary from reader to reader.

However, the basic message of the book is the cycle that is created using the listed 13 principles. It creates a pyramid of Desire- Faith- Action (Decisions). All this continues because of Persistence.

The author claims that once a person has a clear vision of where he wants to be, it produces a burning desire within him. This desire should be backed by Faith and specialized knowledge, creating some action, or leading to certain decisions.

It also makes the reader realize that there will be a lot of obstacles that one will have to face while achieving something. These obstacles are not only external but internal as well. Feelings and emotions such as fear, anxiety, indecisiveness, etc are the main hurdles one may face.

Think and Grow Rich talks about the stories of many successful people and aims at making his audience understand how these principles work. Taking into account the real-life situations and incidences, Napoleon makes his book interesting, authentic, and proof-based. This not only motivates the reader but also prevents him from thinking about it as baseless preaching.

What I like the most:

I loved the fact that this book has success stories of other people which made me interested in knowing more. They told me about the adversaries and triumphs of these people whether they were famous or not. It is so easy to read that it fulfilled its aim to reach out to maximum readers, accurately conveying its message.

According to me, the best chapters were Desire, Organized Planning, and Devil’s Workshop. These chapters deal with the aforementioned principles and obstacles.

The Devil’s Workshop deals with how we should not let our sad thoughts affect us. Thoughts like “I wish I was born rich” or “If only I could catch a lucky break.”

Organized planning is all about how to form a plan that will do well. It also includes the attributes of an effective leader. Desire also tells us about having ambition and constantly working for achieving it.

I enjoyed reading the last principle of sixth sense, which cannot be questioned, disputed, or practiced. It’s a part of the universal truth that Napoleon Hill talks about.

Some of the Famous Quotes of Think and Grow Rich:

“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”

“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”

“An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.”

“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.”

“To win the big stakes in this changing world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit that serves as the life-blood of our own country – your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.”

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