Think and Grow Rich was published in 1937 during the Great Depression, and is still today one of the best-selling books of all time. It was written by Napoleon Hill, one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal success literature. During the period when he was a journalist, he had the opportunity to interview the famous industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who was at the time one of the most powerful men in the world. Carnegie’s point of view about success was that there must be a simple formula that anyone would be able to understand and achieve. Napoleon Hill then started, as part of his research, to interview many of the most famous people of the time, like : Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt…
After assembling all the information he got out of these interviews, he wrote “Think and Grow Rich”. This book is presented in 13 steps that explain how to reach one’s desired goals.
One of these steps is Desire. Hill explained that, in order to reach a goal, one first needs to have a burning desire. He said that the only thought of our goals should scare us and excite us at the same time. Desire is followed by Faith. What Hill meant by Faith is the one must believe very strongly that one’s goals are going to happen, witout a doubt. This Desire, as well as Faith, followed by the 10 other steps of this book lead to the 13th chapter called “Sixth Sense” that drags in an acknowledgement of a higher power or an energy that cannot be explained. God, Infinite Intelligence, The Universe are the names given to this higher power. This part of his book has been compared several times to “The Secret” written by Rhonda Byrne, that reveals the most powerful law in the universe.
Think and Grow Rich has been a success for the last 70 years, with more than 30 million copie sold.
** This book has changed the lives of countless people. It has been one of the most popular books of all time & when I heard about it I rushed out to get my own copy. (Which was not that hard to be honest with you) The lessons I learned from it have influenced every decision I have made since picking it up. I am not overwhelmingly rich or famous but I do not hurt for anything. I am able to find & keep friends. I have a fine career & I do not have to worry about losing my job. I have lever had a hard time finding work & I am happily married. Anyone who reads & implements the ideas in this book should be better off for it!