Lessons I’ve Learned from Reading “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and Why You Should Read It Too

“Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, first published in 1937 is considered to be the “Granddaddy of all Motivational Literature” and that is for a good reason. In this self-help book Hill tells stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book explains the difference between winners and losers and how to become a winner. Born 1883 in Virginia, Napoleon Hill invested “a fortune and a better part of a lifetime of effort” to develop the “Law of Success”. “Think And Grow Rich” has already motivated more than 100 million people from all around the globe, and the timeless lessons in this book will motivate millions more in the future.

Why You Should Read “Think And Grow Rich

Easy, because if used correctly, the lessons in this book will bring you success. This book focuses on the mindset you need, to become successful and emphasizes the importance of obtaining the right mindset. After reading this book, you will want to change your life for the better and work towards your goals restlessly.

Most Important Lessons I Have Learned from Reading “Think And Grow Rich”

I have read this book about a year ago, and it changed my life. A year ago, I was not inspired nor motivated to work towards my goals; I don’t think I even had real goals at that time to be quite frank. But then I remember reading about this book online, and it sounded interesting, so I thought, “why not give it a try?” and if that wasn’t one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. 

“Think And Grow Rich” changed the way I view life and success. It has also made me realize my potential and that I can achieve anything I want with the right mindset.

This book is packed with valuable lessons, but in the following, I will talk about the 3 lessons that have made the most significant impact on my life.


The difference between hope and desire. 

“You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities unless you can work yourself into a white heat of desire for money and actually believe you will possess it.”

There is a slight yet significant difference between hope and desire. If you hope for something, then you want something to happen. Desire, however, is stronger than hope. If you genuinely desire something, then that is the only way for you. Desire is powerful. It transcends everything else. “When a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to state his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.” “Think and Grow Rich” taught me that when you desire something, really strongly desire something, if there is no Plan B, if you’re sure that this is what you want, then you are going to get it. It is as simple and complicated as that. 


The importance of having the right mindset.

“Whatever the mind of men can conceive and believe, it can achieve. “

This quote and how Napoleon Hill further explains it in his book made me realize that you can achieve whatever you want; whatever you desire is yours as long as you believe that you can do it and believe that you deserve it. 

It’s all about having the right mindset because before you can accumulate riches and become successful, you must program your life for success and magnetize your mind with an intense desire for wealth. 


Why failure is a good sign. 

“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage.”

In his book, Napoleon Hill also talks a lot about failure. 

Every human experiences failure and I always viewed failure as a bad thing, something to avoid. After reading “Think And Grow Rich “, I realized that failure is a part of life and that often it’s something good. That sounds bizarre at first. But failure is nothing more than a “temporary defeat “if you do not let it become permanent. 

What Napoleon hill taught me is that “opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. “what that means is that most of the time, when you “fail”, you are one step away from success. If you let the failure discourage you and give up, you will never experience success. If, however, you keep pushing and even view it as a good sign, you will become successful. 


I’ve learned countless other lessons from Napoleon Hill, and I encourage you to learn these lessons for yourself and read “Think and Grow Rich”. This book has the power to change your life.  

I believe in you.

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