– Napoleon Hill
“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.”
Think and Grow Rich is a classic book, yet its principles are still widely applicable in the modern era. The initial idea to write this book came from Andrew Carnegie. He asked Napoleon Hill to research the techniques which successful people use to achieve their life goals. Hill then spent more than two decades and interviewed about 500 highly successful people to discover their secret formula.
In the book, Hill has primarily emphasized that whatever our mind thinks and believes, will transform into physical reality someday. The thoughts we have, the way we see the world, the things we believe in, all these impacts our action. For instance, if you think that you have a lot of money, then the money won’t arrive miraculously right now. However, you can earn it in the future with the guidance of the principles mentioned in this book.
A lot of real-life examples are provided in the book which can help the reader to connect with the author. One of the most profound examples is the way how Mahatma Gandhi gathered so many followers despite having no money or political power. He had what Hill called as a burning desire – the starting step of all success stories. He also had faith, and when burning desires and faith come together, nothing seems impossible as shown by Gandhi himself.
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
What I liked
My personal favorite part of this book was when Hill mentioned that in order to succeed, the desire for success should always be stronger than the fear of criticism. That point seems so easy to grasp but almost impossible to implement. However, the practical examples provided in the book make me believe that it is possible to do so with some deliberate effort.
What I disliked
The only part that I disliked about this book is that Hill has significantly highlighted how we can control and change our mind to attain literally anything in our lives instead of providing actual ways through which wealth can be accumulated.
“The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream.”
Personally, I would recommend this book not only to those who want to become financially independent but also to those who are willing to enhance their personal as well as professional life. Moreover, this book can be finished in a few sittings due to its short and precise content.
So what do guys think of the book? Do you believe it will be worth your time?
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