I just read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
A really powerful book on setting your intention and the power of your subconscious.
The key things from this book for me:
- When you really know what you want, set a plan to accomplish. Let nothing stop you and you will be successful.
- Pick a mentor group of your favorite people and if you are ever confused, imagine what they’d advise you to do.
- A positive mental attitude can solve all problems.
Here are you’ll get a brief summary, big takeways, and quotes from the book Think and Grow Rich:
When a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel, he is sure to win.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
The better portion of all sales I have made were made after people had said NO.
A key principle of success, desire: knowing what one wants.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.
Desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.
To win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
All who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they “arrive.” The turning point comes at a moment of some crisis where the person is introduced to their “other selves.”
To gain confidence, concentrate your thoughts for 30 minutes / day upon thinking of the person you intend to become and create a clear mental picture. (Click to Tweet!)
The subconscious mind works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses, constructive or destructive impulses…
Knowledge is only potential power, only if organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end.
Most men fail because their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. Temporary defeat is not permanent failure.
A great leader when occasion demands to perform any sort of labor.
It is one thing to want money – everyone wants more – but it is something entirely different to be worth more!
Annual self-analysis is essential. Have I attained the goal which I established? Disclose a decrease in faults, and an increase in virtues.
Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence.
Don’t be easily influenced. Take in facts from others and reach your own decisions and follow them.
Do NOT look for a miracle, you will NOT find it. Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely, know what they want, and generally get it. (Click to Tweet!)
If you ask 100 people what they want in life, 98 will not be able to tell you. Riches respond to definite plans. (Click to Tweet!)
Great male leaders success can be traced directly to women who aroused the creative faculties of their minds and sexual stimulation. When men deviate from that is when things go south.
Go back to your yesterdays, bathe your mind in beautiful memories of past love. It will ease the influence of present worries. One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely. Worry will never bring it back.
Imagine the 9 people you truly respect and they are in a room guiding you. What would THEY suggest you do in a situation you are confused about?
Indecision is the seedling of fear. It germinates and grows without their presence being observed.
Kill the habit of worry, in all its forms, by reaching a general, blanket decision that nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry.
Life is a checkerboard, the other player is time. If you hesitate, you will be wiped off the board. You are a playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision!