Think and Grow Rich.



Think and Grow Rich (1937) is the best-selling book. The book is divided into the following chapters to help you examine the psychological power and brain processing to help you in your monetary and personal satisfaction. Enjoy reading.


Towards Success.


“You are the “Master of your fate, The Captain of your soul,”


Think and Grow Rich is all about experiencing the powerful desire and making it to reality. The toughest journey of turning definite desire into reality. If we have strong faith in your desire it will be possible. the author project the formula :


Desire+ Ideas+ Plans+ Massive Action=Success.

Start setting your goals. What do you want to do? Where have you seen yourself in the future? Which type of job or career do you interested in? Start to write solutions to the questions. It will help you to analyze the situation.

To achieve future goals. Shift your thinking of failure consciousness to success consciousness. For this to happen fill your conscious mind with affirmative thoughts, the question is “I can’t do it,” needs to change into “I can do it.”

The author highlights.

“Never quit. Never give up. Focus. Seek help Make new connections. Take different approaches. Seek additional resources to help you improve your job search skills. Persist and find people who can help you to achieve your goals.”


1. Desire

(The Starting Point of all Achievement.)


The method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent. Practice these steps in the real life.

  • Be definite about the money you desire and the career
  • Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for your desire.
  • Establish a definite time when you intend to possess your desire.
  • Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and start working on it whether you are ready or not, By putting the plan into action.
  • Write out a clear, concise statement of the desire you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
  • Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning.

Lastly, look for the lessons from the failure and start asking yourself the questions why am I not able to get success? Analyze the problems start working on them. and follow the above steps to get better results.


2. Faith

(Visualization of and Belief in the Attainment of Desire.)


“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge, 

Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thoughts.”

Faith is the state of mind that you must learn to cultivate. Faith is the glue that helps to stick all that together. By repetition of the affirmation instructions in the subconscious mind. By replacing the negative thoughts with positive thoughts faith can be an important tool.


Faith is also be called Self Confidence. Faith is the starting point of success. A positive mind is more influential to the faith A great factor holding you back from success? i.e., self-confidence.

The author suggests FIVE FORMULA to increase self-confidence.


  1. That I can achieve my definite purpose.
  2. The dominating thought of your mind will result in reality. Every day spend 30 min thinking about what kind of a person you want to be.
  3. Persistently holding your thoughts in the mind will eventually seek expression and grow self-confidence.
  4. Don’t stop yourself until you reach your goals.
  5. Try to serve others, and in turn, will get others to serve you.


3. Auto suggestions

(The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind.)


The auto-suggestions principle directly connects our affirmation thoughts to our subconscious mind.

Exercise to control our thoughts, actions, feelings. by continuous visualization of the thoughts, the conscious mind directly connects it to the subconscious mind and makes it to the action.

Sit in a quiet place visualize your thoughts say aloud the written statement every day.

Follow this exercise in the morning and at night until you have a clear picture of your wish.

Palace your statement where you can see it first in the morning and at night. Read it until you have a clear picture of it in your memory.


4. Specialized Knowledge

(Personal Experiences or Observation.)


The step to translate our desire into success will also need to have specific knowledge of the profession, service, etc., which we intend to offer in return.

To be successful, we need to know specifically while taking courses, webinars, etc., other than knowledge while working with knowledgeable people is equally powerful. Lifelong learning is necessary for an ambitious person to keep up with the latest development in their field.


5. Imagination

(The Workshop of the Mind.)


“Ideas are the beginning points of all fortune.”


The author mentions two types of imagination synthetic and creative.

Synthetic Imagination is reformulating the existing ideas or plans into new forms.

Creative Imagination is based on the hunches and inspiration with new ideas formed.


6. Organized planning

(The Crystallization of Desire into Action.)


No task is done without proper planning. A planned person is always one step ahead of success. 

Remember no plan is perfect. The plan may fail or we will experience a temporary defeat. But the best way to work on the defeat is to accept the failure and work on it to try to figure out the solutions. Rebuild your plan and keeping in mind the earlier mistake start working on it.

To put your plan into action here are the 3 steps :

  1. Try to maintain a good relationship with the mastermind people who will help you to grow.
  2. Be sure that what is you can offer them in return for their work.
  3. Try to meet your group at least once a week or until the plan work.

7. Decision

(The Mastery of Procrastination.)


“Tell the world what you intend to do, but show it.”


Quick decisions can help to the growth but lack of decision i.e., procrastination will lead to failure. Those who are good at quick decision making are easy way going on the other hand those who struggle ate decision making are easily influenced by others.

Learn to trust yourself first, and only get information from the tested sources.

Remember the biggest enemy is procrastination. Learn to make decisions quickly. The world bends to those whose actions and words that they know where they are going. 


8. Persistence 

(The Sustained Effort Necessary to Induce Faith.)


Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the POWER OF WILL.

Will power and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair.

Like all states of mind, persistence is based upon definite causes, among them these:


  • Definiteness of purpose.
  • Desire.
  • Self-reliance
  • Definiteness of plans.
  • Accurate Knowledge.
  • Co-operation.
  • Will-power. 
  • Habit.

Find out where you are lacking from the above essential qualities.

Symptoms of lack of persistence:

  • Failure
  • Procrastination
  • Lack of interest.
  • Indecision
  • Self- satisfaction
  • Indifference 
  • Accepting unfavorable circumstances.
  • Weakness of Desire
  • Willingness to quit
  • Unorganized plans.
  • Negligence of opportunities
  • Wishing > willing 
  • Giving up
  • Fear of criticism.

Here are the steps to develop persistence:

  • A definite purpose, backed by the burning desire for its fulfillment.
  • A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
  • A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences.
  • Stay connected only with the people who will encourage you to follow through with your plan and purpose.


9.Power of the Mastermind 

(The Driving Force.)


“Power is required for the accumulation of money! Power is necessary for the retention of money after it has been accumulated!”

Let us ascertain how power may be acquired. If power is “organized knowledge,” let us examine the source of knowledge:

  1. Infinite Intelligence.
  2. Accumulated Experience.
  3. Experiment and Research.


By organizing the knowledge into a definite plan the knowledge can be converted into power.

Always ask for suggestions from your mastermind group people this will easily help you to acquire success. Co-ordinating with an intelligent group is far better than working alone.


10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation 


The meaning of the word “transmute” means “the change or transferring of one element, or form of energy, into another.”

The emotion of sex has back of it the possibility of three constructive potentialities, they are:

  1. The perpetuation of mankind.
  2. The maintenance of health.
  3. The transformation of mediocrity into genius through transmutation.


Sex transmutation means the switching of the mind from the thoughts of physical expression, to thoughts of some other nature.

Sex desire is the most powerful human develops a keenness of imagination, courage, willpower, persistence, and creative ability.


11. The Subconscious Mind 

(The Connecting Link.)


“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.”

The subconscious mind is the link between the definite desire of the human mind the infinite intelligence.

The subconscious mind is the key to turning your desire into a reality. always fill your mind with the affirmation of your definite desire.

The gain control over your subconscious mind these are 7 advantages that will help you: Desire, Faith, Love, Sex, Enthusiasm, Romance, and Hope.

However,  if you fill the negative thoughts into the subconscious mind it will turn into a failure. These are the 7 major negative emotions to work on it: Fear, Jealousy, Hatred, Revenge, Greed, Superstition, and Anger.

The dominating thought always is positive so that negative thoughts won’t affect your subconscious mind.


12. The Brain 

(Broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought.)


The human brain is the broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thought.

The subconscious mind is the “sending station” of the brain from which the vibration of thoughts is broadcast.

The author argues that if any person is engaging in sex transmutation, then their thoughts will vibrate with great frequency.

The author suggests that to operate your mental “broadcasting” abilities to optimum, focus on cultivating negative thoughts in your subconscious mind.


13. The Sixth Sense 

(The Door to the Temple of Wisdom.)


The sixth sense comes through the development of the habit of meditation. Meditation helps the person to relax the mind and to overcome fear.

However, if you can build the sixth sense, it will indicate to you whenever some danger will appear and also notify you about the opportunities.

If you still have fear, indecision, and fear in your mind sixth sense will never develop. The 6 basic fears are Poverty, Criticism, ill health, loss of love, old age, death, however, there is also the biggest 7th enemy i.e., Negative influence of others.


To protect yourself from the enemy, like all the great riches protect themselves are:

  1. Recognize that you have the WILL POWER and use it constantly until you build a wall of immunity against negative people.
  2. Recognize your weakness and Avoid procrastination.
  3. Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to THINK AND ACT FOR YOURSELF.


About the Author

Napoleon Hill on Work/Life Balance: a Message for 2015. | Tom Rapsas

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

Hill’s works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one’s life. Most of his books were promoted as expounding principles to achieve “success”.


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