Think and Grow Rich was published in 1937 and still, it holds up as the best Self-help book because Napoleon Hill didn’t just write random book, he interviewed up to 500 self-made millionaires from which he shared how you can grow rich.
In short, the book is backed up by research.
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Think and Grow Rich Summary
The Hill explores how desire changes the way you live, imagination is not only for businessmen, Procrastination is a time waster, how Persistence will let you move forward no matter what happens, and how you can use Autosuggestion to conquer anything.
He gives you 13 habits of successful people around the world and how you can use those habits to grow rich.
He doesn’t promise that you will become a millionaire after reading his book but he does promise that, if you follow one of the habits then you will see lots of changes in your life whether it will be in the form of money or your health.
Now, the book has 320 pages and I will try my best to summarize everything in a compact way, so you can decide whether Think and Grow Rich is worth reading for you or not.
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Conquer Your Dreams with Desire
Everyone has a desire whether they want to build a billion-dollar company, some just want a stable job or some want to buy their favorite car.
Now, out of everyone, some will achieve what they desire and some will get trapped during the journey.
As Hill says,
If you want to build a business then you need to have a desire and it needs to come within yourself, You can’t just start a business because you show someone making a good amount of money.
This kind of desire might work but it won’t stay stable because you started the business because of money and when you start something because of money, you will take lots of shortcuts.
For example, these days, lots of Cricket players and even well-repeated actors are doing surrogate advertisements which is all wrong because Indian youth Look up to them.
They’re doing it because those brands are giving them a hell of a lot of money.
What this will do is, people will lose their faith in those Cricket players and well-repeated actors.
So as Hill says “Work on the desire that makes you a better version of yourself, don’t work on desire that can bite you afterward”
Have a desire about how you can improve yourself and your business rather than thinking about money.
I don’t think about how much money BookiesTalk will make next year rather I think about how I can improve my writing, so I can make this website better for the readers like you.
So have a desire to improve yourself, this way, your business will grow at the same time, and you will also make money because you have improved your skills.
As Hill says
Through some strange and powerful principle of “mental chemistry” which she has never divulged, Nature wraps up in the impulse of STRONG DESIRE “that something” which recognizes no such word as impossible and accepts no such reality as failure
Use the Power of Autosuggestion
The subconscious mind is more powerful than the conscious mind and that’s the fact. Now, the same you can use to train it and make the most out of it.
When you are learning to drive a car, you will pay 100% attention when you enter the car, you will see how many people are walking, and you will continuously look outside whether any vehicles are coming or not.
Now, when you know how to drive a car, you won’t see what’s happening around you because your subconscious mind will take care of everything.
Some people also use their smartphones, talk with friends, or maybe think about what to eat.
Once you know how to drive, you won’t pay as much attention to driving compared to when you were learning it.
This is what is called “Autosuggestion“
The same you can apply to anything else whether you want to learn a new language or even add the habit of exercising.
If you want to start exercising every day then do one thing, start reading books about health, spend time with friends who are healthy and better, and get a gym membership.
This will remind your brain every single day that, you want to do exercise, and the reason behind it, and once it takes place in your subconscious mind. The exercise will be on autopilot just like when you drive a car.
So if you want to add a new habit or learn something new, use the power of Autosuggestion.
The Art of Delaying
So let’s start with “What is Procrastination?”.
It simply means, delaying the task that you are supposed to do in the first place.
I told myself that before going to bed, I will read a book for 30 minutes but when I went to bed, I told myself, “I’m tired, I worked hard today, so I will read for 60 minutes tomorrow for sure”.
You can apply this example to wherever you want whether it’s working on a project, reading a book, doing exercises, or starting a new business.
While doing so, see where and when you have delayed the task because you didn’t have a mood.
As Hill says, procrastination is nothing but our fear.
You delay certain tasks because you’re afraid of something.
So next time you say, “I don’t want to do exercise” then ask yourself “Why you don’t want to exercise and see what excuses you’re giving yourself”.
That’s the solution for procrastination “You just have to make yourself aware of yourself” Once you realize that, “I’m just giving these excuses”, that day, you will never make excuses.
How I Applied The Think and Grow Rich in My Life
I have been running a few websites for years and I wanted to start a new website about books but the problem was, I was a bit late because there are lots of people who have started a book website.
This is where I use the desire and the power of imagination along with Autosuggestion.
I started Bookiestalk, so I can share whatever I have learned from the Books and I will share in a way that no one else is sharing on the internet.
I won’t copy someone else style, I will share it like, one friend is having a conversation with another.
My first desire is not to make money from this website rather, I’m learning how can I improve my writing and explore new books.
Money will come but that’s not the end goal.
Imagination is a key part here, for example, the person who founded Google Maps will have imagined how it would look and what he has to do to make Google Maps.
Imagination was a key part for him to create something like Google Maps.
Use your imagination and go after your desire.
For example, if your weight is 100kg and you want to lose your weight then imagine how you will look when you lose up to 30 kg.
Just go to the gym and see what people are doing there and here, what you can do is, have a desire to lose 30kg weight along with that use the power of Autosuggestion.
If you have a strong desire to lose weight then no one will be able to stop you, not even you.
Now, if you have read Think and Grow Rich or any other books that made a huge impact in your life then feel free to share your story as it will encourage other readers to read those books and do new things in their life.
I will see you in the comment box.
Think and Grow Rich Lessons
- No matter where you are, you need to use your imagination.
- Have desire because it will move you forward toward your goal.
- Be aware of Autosuggestion and train your subconscious mind because it will make everything easy.
- Procrastination happens because of Fear.
- Persistence will give you everything you want but you have to keep moving.
Think and Grow Rich Quotes
“Men who succeed reach decisions promptly, and change them, if at all, very slowly. Men who fail, reach decisions, if at all, very slowly, and change them frequently, and quickly.”
“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.”
“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.”
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
“We refuse to believe that which we don’t understand.”
“If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a “quitter.” A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS. Lift this sentence out, write it on a piece of paper in letters an inch high, and place it where you will see it every night before you go to sleep, and every morning before you go to work”
“Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.”
Think and Grow Rich Review
If you have read a few self-help books and you plan to read Think and Grow Rich then it might not feel that powerful because this book was published in 1937 and till now, we have thousands of books that talk about the same things as Napoleon Hill.
Still, do read it to see how Napoleon Hill wrote the book, his thoughts, how he wrote the book, the research he did for this book, and much more.
What I’m saying is, Think and Grow Rich is an old classic, and to date, many authors have copied Napoleon Hill’s work one way or another and you might have read those books.
So if you’re planning to read this book with huge expectations that “I will learn something new” then the thing is, you won’t learn new things.
Now, think for a second that the book was published in 1937, so back then this would have added lots of value but now, it won’t do the same for everyone as people may have read other self-help or even business books.
In short, if you have read an entire article and you didn’t learn a new thing then it’s better to skip Think and Grow Rich but if you have learned new things then it’s better you read Think and Grow Rich right now.
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