The Billionaire’s Secret
Think and Grow Rich
“Success comes to those who become success conscious.” — Napoleon Hill
The first-ever book in motivation and self-help genre, ‘Think and Grow Rich’, was written in 1938 by an American journalist Napoleon Hill. It is still trending very high on the Amazon’s bestselling list. The book, which is often called the called the “granddaddy of all motivational literature,” has sold over 100 million copies till now, and has helped millions achieve great accomplishments. Napoleon Hill interviewed over 500 rags-to-riches tycoons, including Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and almost all the richest and successful people and scientists of the twentieth century, to find a success formula. It took Hill over 25 years to produce Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill was hired by Andrew Carnegie to formulate his law of success.
The first point of Hill’s formula of success is ‘burning desire’. It is neither a wish nor a hope; it is a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything else in life. Hill associates burning desire with burning-your-boats concept, in which warriors have no other choice other but to win or die. He inspires us by citing that Christopher Columbus dreamed of an unknown world, staked his life on the existence of such a world, and finally discovered it.
Henry Ford, meagre and unschooled, dreamed of a horseless carriage, started working with tools he possessed, without waiting for chance to favour him, and has put more wheels into action than any man ever.
Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could function with electricity, and despite more than ten thousand disappointments, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical dreamers do not resign.
Lincoln visualized of freedom for the black slaves, put his dream into action and successfully translated his dream into reality.
Wright Brothers fantasized of a machine that would fly through the air. Now one may see proof all over the world that they dreamed soundly.
Marconi dreamed of a system of connecting the incorporeal forces of the air. Marconi’s dream made the people of the earth backdoor neighbours.
Charles Dickens’ tragedy of his first love infiltrated the depths of his soul, and converted him into one of the world’s greatest authors.
Robert Burns (Celebrated Scottish poet) was uneducated, George Washington (First President of the United States) was born into slavery, Ludwig van Beethoven (Legendary German composer of instrumental music) was deaf, John Milton (Poet of the epic poem “Paradise Lost’) was blind, Helen Keller (Noted American author and political activist) was deaf, dumb and blind, but their names will last as long as time sustains.
Hill’s first point in his success formula is ‘Burning desire’ which is a mental harmony that does not recognize words like impossible, and accepts no reality as defeat.
The second step to success is to take hold of your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the chemical workshop in which all thought impulses are combined, and readied for translation into reality. It makes no distinction between positive and negative impulses. The subconscious mind will interpret into reality a thought compelled by fear just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought motivated by courage or faith.
Repletion of statement to your subconscious is the only known method of intended development of the emotion of faith.
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
The third step towards success is Auto-suggestion. It is the organization of control through which an individual may voluntarily train his subconscious mind with thoughts of innovative nature, or, by neglect, license negative thoughts to find their way into this rich garden of the mind called ‘subconscious’.
Man can become the master of himself, and his environment, because he has the power to sway his own subconscious mind, and through it, gain the cooperation of infinite intelligence.
The fourth step towards riches is the specialized and practical knowledge, experience, and personal observation in one’s field of interest, and not the general knowledge which we mostly gain in schools and colleges.
The fifth, sixth and seventh step are imagination, organized planning and decision-making powers.
The eighth step is persistence. Hill writes that we may find it necessary to ‘snap’ out of our mental torpor, through a similar process, moving slowly at first, and then increasing our speed, until we gain complete control over our will. He calls on us to be persistent no matter how slowly we may, at first, have to move, with persistence comes success.
The ninth step is the power of mastermind which means “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for attainment of a definite purpose”. No individual may have great power without availing himself of the master mind.
The tenth step is the most important key to success and that is to channelize and exhaust your emotions into work instead of getting harmed by them. Out of 27 human emotions, physical desire is the most powerful of all. This emotion can either make or mar one’s life. The art of transmutation of this physical desire is to switch your mind from the thoughts of physical expression to thoughts of some fruitful nature which help you to achieve your goals. This transmutation transforms mediocrity into genius.
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Who are you?
Romantic like a raindrop.
Harmful like an ocean storm.
Innocent like a dew drop.
Painful like a tear drop.
Solid like an ice rock.
Soft like the winter fog.
Can I label you with your containers?
Ocean, river, dam or glass?
You are MYSTERIOUS.
You are shallow.
You are unfathomable.
A hurricane, a tumult, a storm?
Or a commotion predicting calm?
Hey, son of mother earth,
You help her to sow,
And let her plants to grow.
In moonlit nights you danced and sang.
But what happened now?
Your deadly dance is alarming,
Accompanied with global warming,
You swallowed man and land, lively and charming.
Some are dying drinking dirty you.
Some are wasting pure form of you
Why some countries stop your flow?
Are you in some political quandary?
Were you not born free of boundary?
No matter what;
You are hope, life and love.
You are source of existence for deer, man and dove.