Ricky Kresslein

Think And Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill - Book Review


Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a phenomenal book that everyone with a desire to advance their financial and spiritual knowledge should read. It is a mix between The Secret and Rich Dad, Poor Dad. A little bit of woo-woo, without all the magic The Secret seemed to encapsulate.

Hill begins the book by letting the reader know the secret to wealth, success, and a positive mindset will not be revealed explicitly. He shares the secret implicitly, through stories and insights. The reader must then decipher the secret on her own. Having read the book before, as well as other similar books, I picked up on the secret quickly. The basis of it is mindset and positive thinking.

This is the recipe to all happiness, success, and wealth. Negative thoughts detract from one's positive goals and introduce negative events into one’s life.

Another factor is what Hill calls "autosuggestion". Autosuggestion is the principle of repeating specific desires and a plan for acquiring those desires to oneself at least twice per day, in the morning and at night. I have taken up this practice since finishing this chapter. I read ten goals aloud every night before I go to sleep and every morning before I get out of bed. If I forget, which often happens, I simply read them whenever I remember.

Most thoughts shared by Hill lose their force when taken out of the context of the book. He does an excellent job of ordering them in just the right way that allows one to compound the knowledge learned in the previous chapter.

This book should be on the shelf of every entrepreneur, creative, thinker, influence, leader, and do-good-er out there.