Napoleon Hill's 17 Keys to Success


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Napoleon Hill's 17 Keys to Success

  1. 1. Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal- success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest writers on success. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
  2. 2. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with more than 70 million copies sold. Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, were the focal points of Hill's books. The 17 Principles or Keys here are the summary of his philosophy of success.
  3. 3. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. Without a purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly through life. KEY #1 Definiteness Of purpose
  4. 4. The Mastermind principle consists of an alliance of two or more minds working in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common definite objective. Success does not come without the cooperation of others. KEY #2 MASTERMIND ALLIANCE
  5. 5. Faith is a state of mind through which your aims, desires, plans and purposes may be translated into their physical or financial equivalent. KEY #3 Applied faith
  6. 6. Going the extra mile is the action of rendering more and better service than that for which you are presently paid. When you go the extra mile, the Law of Compensation comes into play. KEY #4 Go the extra mile
  7. 7. Personality is the sum total of one’s mental, spiritual and physical traits and habits that distinguish one from all others. It is the factor that determines whether one is liked or disliked by others. KEY #5 Pleasing personality
  8. 8. Personal initiative is the power that inspires the completion of that which one begins. It is the power that starts all action. No person is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own. KEY #6 Personal initiative
  9. 9. KEY #7 Positive mental Attitude Positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude in all circumstances. Success attracts more success while failure attracts more failure.
  10. 10. Enthusiasm is faith in action. It is the intense emotion known as burning desire. It comes from within, although it radiates outwardly in the expression of one’s voice and countenance. KEY #8 Enthusiasm
  11. 11. Self-discipline begins with the mastery of thought. If you do not control your thoughts, you cannot control your needs. Self-discipline calls for a balancing of the emotions of your heart with the reasoning faculty of your head. KEY #9 Self- discipline
  12. 12. Are your thoughts based on Facts or opinions? The power of thought is the most dangerous or the most beneficial power available to man, depending on how it is used. Key #10 Accurate thinking
  13. 13. Controlled attention leads to mastery in any type of human endeavor, because it enables one to focus the powers of his mind upon the attainment of a definite objective and to keep it so directed at will. Key #11 Controlled attention
  14. 14. Teamwork is harmonious cooperation that is willing, voluntary and free. Whenever the spirit of teamwork is the dominating influence in business or industry, success is inevitable. Harmonious cooperation is a priceless asset that you can acquire in proportion to your giving. Key #12 Teamwork
  15. 15. Individual success usually is in exact proportion of the scope of the defeat the individual has experienced and mastered. Many so- called failures represent only a temporary defeat that may prove to be a blessing in disguise. Key #13 Adversity & defeat
  16. 16. Creative vision is developed by the free and fearless use of one’s imagination. It is not a miraculous quality with which one is gifted or is not gifted at birth. Key #14 Creative vision
  17. 17. Key #15 Sound Health Sound health begins with a sound health consciousness, just as financial success begins with a prosperity consciousness.
  18. 18. Time and money are precious resources, and few people striving for success ever believe they possess either one in excess. Key #16 Budget time & money
  19. 19. Developing and establishing positive habits leads to peace of mind, health and financial security. You are where you are because of your established habits and thoughts and deeds. Key #17 Cosmic Habit force