Think and Grow Rich – The Original Version (Recommended Reading)

Frequently while being interviewed, the radio or podcast show host will ask me to recommend a book or resource to the listeners; and while there are many that I can highly recommend, one book really is a must read for virtually any entrepreneur regardless of spiritual beliefs, industry or demographic … and that is none other than the classic self-help book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

I’d like to take it a step further, because many of us have read Think and Grow Rich … some became wildly successful, yet others regardless of study and repetition didn’t quite get the desired results. And while there are a variety of reasons for the different results, one thing that many people don’t realize is that there are two slightly different versions of the book.

When Napoleon Hill published Think and Grow Rich back in 1937 he referenced some key information which was omitted from the later version. The ‘original’ version happens to be in the public domain and freely available to anyone who seeks Hill’s real masterpiece in its unaltered form. (A PDF is below for convenience.)

Regardless of whether you’ve read it once or one hundred times, reading it again at your present stage in life and business is a great idea! For those who have never been exposed to any version of the classic, then there is no better time than the present to expand your mind and apply your energy in a more clear, definite and focused way with Napoleon’s guidance.

Read Here: Think-and-Grow-Rich-PDF

About Think and Grow Rich according to Wikipedia:

The text of Think and Grow Rich is founded on Hill’s earlier work The Law of Success, the result of more than twenty years of research based on Hill’s close association with a large number of individuals who achieved great wealth during their lifetimes.

At Andrew Carnegie’s bidding, Hill studied the characteristics of these achievers and developed 16 “laws” of success meant to be applied by people to achieve success. Think and Grow Rich condenses these laws further and provides the reader with 13 principles in the form of a philosophy of personal achievement.

It is noted in the book that an individual with desire, faith and persistence can reach great heights by eliminating negative energy and thoughts and focusing on the greater goals at hand.

The 13 “steps” listed in the book are: 1. Desire 2. Faith 3. Autosuggestion 4. Specialized Knowledge 5. Imagination 6. Organized Planning 7. Decision 8. Persistence 9. Power of the Master Mind 10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation 11. The Subconscious Mind 12. The Brain 13. The Sixth Sense