Born: October 26, 1883, Virgina, US | Successful For: Author (Think & Grow Rich) | Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success:
Napoleon Hill Learned From The Best, And Nothing Less. He Modeled The Masters:
Napoleon Hill learned from the most successful people that ever lived. Hill interviewed and analyzed the minds of famous inventors, the richest people in the world, and philanthropists over decades and wrote all of his wisdom in many books, one of which is known as the holy grail of self-help books, Think and Grow Rich. He broke down the principles and went on a self-discovering journey himself to find out what makes one prosper. This willingness to learn from the greats is what allowed him to prosper. These included people such as John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, and W Clement Stone.
Napoleon Hill Understood That Willing Is Not Enough, You Must Apply, Even After Failure:
Hill actually practiced, and taught what he learned from his encounters with genius minds. Unlike many people who just keep learning, without actually applying, Hill put into practice what he learned from the most successful people in the world, and used it to teach others around the world. He taught that success can be achieved by anyone, and proved it by becoming a great success himself. He once said “action is the real measure of intelligence.” Napoleon Hill also preaches in his various teachings that the one main key that differentiates the successful from the ordinary, is the ability to keep moving forward, even in the face of failure. “Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.”
Napoleon Hill Once Said “Whatever The Mind Of Man Can Believe, And Conceive, It Can Achieve”
Napoleon Hill first achieved success in his mind. It is evident in Napoleon’s teachings that success is first achieved in the mind, that one must first put forth a definite purpose. The results that Napoleon Hill has achieved is evident that this is, in fact, true. What Hill learned from the powerful men he interviewed (which included around 500 bright minds), was that success is achieved first by the mind. He quotes that 98% of people have few or no strong beliefs, and that alone, keeps them from achieving success. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything” – Quote by Napoleon Hill
Little Known Success Fact:
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill’s most famous book is in the top 5 books read ever in history, number 1 being the Bible. In fact, many famous people including the master of martial arts Bruce Lee and Ken Norton (famous for beating Muhammad Ali) had this book in his library. To be the best, you must study from the best, and Napoleon Hill broke it down for you, in this book he interviewed the likes of John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, W. Clement Stone, and even Thomas Edison.
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements” – Napoleon Hill
Some of Nap Hill’s Greatest Works Include: