Think and Grow Rich

Anyone who writes about business likes to think that they can come up with earth-shaking, life-changing ideas.  You can count your humble blogmaster in that group.  But the fact is, there really isn’t anything new under the sun.  "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" was first said more than 2,000 years ago and people have been trying to improve on the idea ever since.  No one has.

Consider the following quotations:

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. "
"A goal is a dream with a deadline. "

All four of them are from the same source, Napoleon Hill.  Hill’s famous book, "Think and Grow Rich" was first published in 1937.  It’s still in print, having sold more than 30 million copies.  Chances are you own a copy.  Generations of self-help authors have written thousands of books in the past seventy years, but it’s very rare to find anything worth saying about success that Hill didn’t come up with first.  The best anyone can do is re-package Hill’s thoughts in more contemporary language.

If you’re a Napoleon Hill fan, or if you aren’t, there’s a way to learn from him right at your computer.  "Napoleon Hill, Yesterday and Today" is an email newsletter put out by the Napoleon Hill Foundation.  It’s an easy read and an excellent motivational tool.  And it’s FREE!  You can subscribe by clicking here.

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