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THINK AND GROW RICH is a mega best-seller by Napoleon Hill with timeless wisdom from the original philosopher of personal success.

Here are key excerpts from the book and if you like what you read, read the whole book!

Wishing all of you a HAPPY, HEALTHY & WEALTHY life, always.

- Wong Yew Yip

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  1. 1. “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than hasever been taken from the earth.” ~ Dr. Napoleon Hill
  2. 2. Published around the world, the book THINK ANDGROW RICH has become the undisputed classic in thefield of motivational literature. THINK AND GROWRICH is the result of more than 20 years of study andresearch on more than 500 successful men, most ofwhom have created history and left a legacy for us.Its ideas are as vital, as fresh and powerful today asthey were when Hill first collected them. This book hasbeen cited by many as the “calling card” that propelledcountless numbers to fame and fortune, and is thestandard against which all other motivational material ismeasured.THINK AND GROW RICH has single-handedlychanged the lives of millions of men, women and youngadults and has left a legacy of achievement thatincludes many of today’s and yesterday’s leaders inbusiness, government and civic organizations
  3. 3. THOUGHTS ARE THINGSTruly, ‘thoughts are things”, and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation intoriches, or other material objectsWhatever the mind of man can Conceive and Believe it can Achieve
  4. 4. 1 DESIRE : The Starting Point Of All Achievement Desire is the burning fuel that is the first step towards success. The stronger is the desire the more likely the success.
  5. 5. Visualization Of And Belief In2 FAITH : Attainment of Desire Faith means having confidence, trust and an absolute, unwavering belief that you can do something. If you have anagging doubt in the back of your mind, or if you are just going through the motions of pretending you believe, it won’t work because your subconscious will know your doubts.
  6. 6. The Medium For Influencing3 AUTO-SUGGESTION : The Subconscious Mind Auto-suggestion is a term which applies to all suggestions and all self- administered stimuli whichreaches one’s mind through the 5 senses. Auto- suggestion is Self- suggestion. No thought, whether it be negative or positive, can enter thesubconscious mind without the aid of the principle of auto-suggestion.
  7. 7. Personal Experiences4 SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE : Or Observations There are 2 kinds of knowledge. One is general, the other is specialized.General knowledge, no matter how greatin quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money. Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed through practical plans of action, to the definite end of accumulation of money.
  8. 8. 5 IMAGINATION : The Workshop Of The Mind The imagination is literally the workshop of the mind wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. The impulse, the desire, is given shape, form and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind. It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine.
  9. 9. The Crystallization Of6 ORGANIZED PLANNING : Desire Into Action The most intelligent man living cannot succeed in accumulating money - nor in any other undertaking - without plans which are practical and workable. Just keep this fact in mind, and remember when your plans fail, that temporary defeat is not permanent failure. It may only mean that your plans have not been sound. Build other plans. Start all over again.
  10. 10. 7 DECISION : The Mastery Of Procrastination Accurate analysis of over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure, disclosed the fact that lack of decision was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of failure. This is no mere statement of a theory - it is a fact. Procrastination, the opposite of decision, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.
  11. 11. The Sustained Effort8 PERSISTENCE : Necessary To Induce Faith The basis of persistence is the power of will. Will power and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. Men who accumulate great fortunes are generally known as cold- blooded, and sometimes ruthless. Often they are misunderstood. What they have is will power, which they mix with persistence, and place behind their desires to insure the attainment of their objectives.
  12. 12. 9 POWER OF THE MASTER MIND : The Driving ForceThe “Master Mind” may be defined as “Coordination of knowledge, and effort, in the spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose”. No individual may have great power without availing himself of the “Master Mind”.
  13. 13. 10 THE MYSTERY OF SEX TRANSMUTATIONSex transmutation is simple and easily explained. It means switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression to thoughts of some other nature. Sex desire is themost powerful of human desires. When driven by this desire, men develop keennessof imagination, courage, will power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times. When harnessed, and redirected along other lines, this motivating force may be used as powerful creative forces in the accumulation of riches.
  14. 14. 11 THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND : The Connecting Link The subconscious mind works day and night. Through a method of procedure, unknown to man, the subconscious mind draws upon the forces of Infinite Intelligence for the power with which it voluntarily transmutes one’s desires into their physical equivalent, making use, always of the most practical media by which this end may be accomplished.
  15. 15. A Broadcasting And Receiving12 THE BRAIN : Station For Thought The subconscious mind is the “sending station” of the brain, through which vibrations of thought are broadcast. The creative imagination is the “receiving set” through which the vibrations of thought are picked up from the ether.
  16. 16. The Door To The13 THE SIXTH SENSE : Temple Of Wisdom The Sixth Sense is that portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the Creative Imagination. It has also been referred to as the “receiving set” through which ideas, plans and thoughts flash into the mind. The “flashes” are sometimes called “hunches” or “inspirations”. Prepared from Think And Grow Rich by Y.Y. Wong For more information, visit Napoleon Hill Associates (M) Sdn. Bhd. at