Think and Grow Rich: Fact or Fiction?

Think and Grow Rich

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Is Think and Grow Rich the secret sauce for success or simply a time worn opinion of the author?  Has anyone you know actually credited their abundant lifestyle to the knowledge they gleaned from Hill’s best seller? Do the principles still apply in today’s fast paced world? Is it much ado about nothing or is should I run out and buy a new copy right now?

Take a little trip in the time machine with me…

In 1928 Napoleon Hill developed a sixteen week course entitled “The Law of Success”.  His course slowly morphed from wisdom he gained in 20 years of studying the habits of the world’s most successful people. It reveals the 16 “laws”  Hill considered to be essential for success in achieving what you want in life.

In Think and Grow Rich, he distilled the 16 laws to a success philosophy of 13 principles focused primarily around income goals. Hill emphasizes; desire, faith and persistence with a consistent positive bias and focus on long term goals can catapult you to the highest levels of achievement in any profession. And it’s not only about the money.

Mark Victor Hansen has said time has shown the two most important principles are: (1) The Master Mind principle and (2) Know with absolute clarity where you want to go.

Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937 as the result of a suggestion by Andrew Carnegie. As the story goes… Carnegie handed Hill a copy of Charles Haanel’s Master Key System to kick start his material for the book.  At the time of Hill’s death in 1970 his book had sole over 20 million copies. By 2011 the number had skyrocketed to more than 70 million copies!

From Think and Grow Rich

Specialized Knowledge
Organized Planning
Power of the Master Mind
The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
The Subconscious Mind
The Brain
The Sixth Sense

The MKE Adventure is Influenced by Think and Grow Rich

My study of Haanel’s work this year coupled with Hill, Emerson, Mandino and Chopra has paved the way for me to embrace a greater understanding of the limitless power we possess.  It’s almost scary to think how the world would change if our younger generations were educated with this material and taught how to think instead of what to think.

And it’s also given me a new connection to spirituality without the 28 flavours of organized religion slanting my perspective in any way.

But that’s a topic for another post…

The Master Key Experience course leverages the work of Hill for building self confidence by using constant spaced repetition to replace old false beliefs with powerful new ones resulting in standing tall in everyday life.  My confidence has soared to new heights over the past year as a direct result.  

In addition, the Definite Main Purpose outlined by Hill is an integral part of the MKE process to achieve important goals with a
Plan of Action.

So the influence of Haanel on Hill for for writing Think and Grow is playing out in reverse now for MKE members. We leverage the wisdom of both teachers.

BTW – it IS fact NOT fiction…

It all starts with thought (cause) and ends with results (effect).  Any self discovery journey is worthy when it raises your awareness to the limitless life you have available to you if you choose the correct thinking. It’s not easy but the ever vigilant observer is able to create a life of love, joy and abundance.  And of course I’ll continue to study Hill.

Riches in life are more than money.  Riches in life are the love of family and friends, gratitude for each precious moment and helping others live their best life.  The thoughts, feelings and activity to experience life on your terms… is the real wealth for all of us. You have to find the connection to your true self to discover your gifts and then share them with the world.

That’s the riches correct thinking manifests for me.

True wealth is the vibrant life you live by design when you become a self directed thinker and embark on your Hero’s Journey.  I’ll keep moving forward and avoid drifting back into the abyss. If you’d like to join us for the Master Key Experience – get on the Early Bird Notification list so you don’t miss out.  It fills every session and we turn hundreds away… Do it now!

The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential. You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.

Charles Haanel

The key benefit you’ll uncover with MKE is how to apply the power you find within as you progress in your adventure. (Find out More Here)

’til next time…
– Dennis

  • Hey Dennis,
    Great post and so true. It all starts in your/my/our head. Let’s get the good news out.

  • Thanks Liane – nice to see you here. Good to know we’re heading in the right direction… lol

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