On Think And Grow Rich

I recently finished reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Below are key excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful:

1- “Whatever THE MIND OF MAN can CONCEIVE and BELIEVE it can ACHIEVE.”

2- “There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it No one is ready for a thing until lie believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be believe, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief. Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.”

3- “I believe in the power of desire backed by faith, because 1 have seen this power lift men from lowly beginnings to places of power and wealth; I have seen it rob the grave of its victims; I have seen it serve as the medium by which men staged a comeback after having been defeated in a hundred different ways; I have seen it provide my own son with a normal, happy, successful life. despite Nature’s having sent him into the world without ears.”


5- “The amount is limited only by the person in whose mind the thought is put into motion. Faith removes limitations! Remember this when you are ready to bargain with life for whatever it is that you ask as your price for having passed this way.”

6- “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.”

7- “Back of all ideas is specialized knowledge. Unfortunately, for those who do not find riches in abundance, specialized knowledge is more abundant and more easily acquired than ideas. Because of this very truth, there a universal demand and an ever-increasing opportunity for the person capable of helping men and women to sell their personal services advantageously. Capability means imagination, the one quality needed to combine specialize knowledge with ideas, m the form of organized plans designed to yield riches.”

8- “Ideas are intangible forces, but they have more power than the physical brains that give birth to them. They have the power to live on, after the brain that creates them has returned to dust.”

9- “The Major Attributes of Leadership. The following are important factors of leadership:— 1. Unwavering courage…2. Self-control…3. A keen sense of justice…4. Definiteness of decision…5. Definiteness of plans…6, The habit of doing more than paid for…7. A pleasing personality…8. Sympathy and understanding…9. Mastery of detail…10. Willingness to assume full responsibility…11. Cooperation.”

10- “History is filled with evidences that leadership by force cannot endure. The downfall and disappearance of dictators and kings is significant. It means that people will Dot follow forced leadership indefinitely.”

11- “The “system” denies no one this right, but it does not, and cannot promise something for nothing, because the economics which neither recognizes nor tolerates for long. getting without giving.”


13- “Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely, know what they want, and generally get it. The leaders m every walk of life decide quickly, and firmly. That is the major reason why they are leaders. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”

14- “HAPPINESS is found in DOING Not merely in POSSESSING.”

15- “You may voluntarily plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought, or purpose which you desire to translate into its physical or monetary equivalent The subconscious acts first on the dominating desires which have been mixed with emotional feeling, such as faith.”

16- “ANYBODY can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few know that a definite plan, plus a burning desire for wealth, are the only dependable means of accumulating wealth.”

17- “There are six basic fears, with some combination of which every human suffers at one time or another. Most people are fortunate if they do not suffer from the entire six. Named m the order of their most common appearance, they are:— The fear of poverty,  The fear of criticism, The fear of ill health, The fear of loss of love of someone, The fear of old age, The fear of death.”

18- “Men and women have been burned at the stake for daring to express disbelief in ghosts. It is no wonder we have inherited a consciousness which makes us fear criticism. The time was, and not so far in the past, when criticism carried severe punishments—it still does in some countries.”

19- “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. With this decision will come poise, peace of mind, and calmness of thought which will bring happiness.”


Omar Halabieh

Think And Grow Rich


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