How To ‘Think and Grow Rich’

Have You Read The Book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill?

If not, you’re missing out on some great principles for living a successful life!

Many of the great motivational gurus like Bob Proctor, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn and Zig Ziggler based their teachings on Napoleon Hill’s book: Think and Grow Rich. Much of the content is also the basis of the modern philosophies contained within The Secret and The Law of Attraction film/books. Bob Proctor re-reads sections of this book EVERY DAY and has done so for 50 years.

They say model your role models so perhaps this would be a great habit to form too. What do you think?

Although some of the book relates to ‘sales’, it has so much content of value to our lives in general and how the power of our imagination, living life with focus and determination are the keys to success in whatever we choose to do. I realise that many times, I’ve lost my focus when probably the ‘prize’ was round the next corner and at times, I’ve become distracted with daily life and activities that moved me away from my goal and not toward it. I lost sight of my vision, until I learned about creating Vision Boards and developing a clear picture in my mind about what I wanted to achieve. Having Vision Boards keeps me focussed and acts as a daily reminder to keep me better focussed on what’s really important to me.

You can read about how to create your own Dream Vision Board and Focus Vision Board in my Law of Attraction Series. Here’s a couple of links that may help to get you started on creating your own dream life:  How to Create a Dream Vision Board) and I’ve developed my ‘focus board’ too The picture below shows some of the original pictures I added to my Vision Board, with some ‘actual’ photographs of what has now become a reality…. Vision Boards really do work – as in the words of Napoleon Hill – IT STARTS IN OUR IMAGINATION!!!


Taking on some of the principles suggested by Napoleon Hill have definitely helped me improve the results I’ve experienced in my life.

Why is it then that sometimes I forget them and slip back off course?

As a reminder for myself and hopefully you too, here are some great quotes from Napoleon Hill:

“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”

If this has tickled your taste buds, you can download the book free – here’s a link:

If I haven’t got time to read the book,  I also love to listen his words while I’m putting on my makeup in the morning. Here’s a great YouTube clips of him talking about some principles he learned from his mentor Andrew Carnegie, who was one of the richest men in the World at that time and also a great philosopher:




  1. September 19, 2017 / 4:25 am

    Great post. I will have to look into this book. Thank you.

    • Wendy
      September 20, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      Fab – It’s definitely got some really great suggestions in it for improving our lives.. A classic!

  2. September 6, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Oh goodness me Wendy. I read this book eons ago. It’s one of the greats. The wonderful thing about this book is that you can pick it up anytime this way forward, and still get a wealth of motivating perks from it.

    You are so right when you mention how many contemporary motivators learned a thing or two from Norman. He really put it out there, but in a digestible way. What I especially love are his early video contributions. Brilliant!!!

    • Wendy
      September 6, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Yes it really is a book that every time I go back to, inspires me with some new nugget of wisdom.. He truly had an amazing insight into human behaviour and how to advance our lives. I absolutely love those early videos too.. amazing! xx

  3. August 27, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    What a brilliant post Wendy. Thanks for the reminder. It’s so easy to slip back into old habits, I am so guilty of that. Excellent book that I love to read. Great idea listening to clips while getting ready!

    • Wendy
      August 27, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      Fab and glad you enjoyed the post.. xx

  4. August 27, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Great post Wendy. I had never seen Napoleon Hill before but I do follow these principals. It soubds like he has inspired many. X

    • Wendy
      August 27, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks Brigid.. yes definitely some great life principles that we can benefit from! I’m glad you enjoyed the post Brigid! xx

  5. August 27, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Absolutely wonderful! I read the book many years ago and have been using this principle in my life for years and it has worked wonders. I also picked up a new copy last year. But I have never seen him speak until now. Thank you so much for this. Peace and Blessings

  6. August 27, 2017 / 11:37 am

    She leaves this coming Thursday. I’ll be catching up with her on Wednesday. Spoke to her tonight, she’s having foot issues (can you believe) and feeling a bit stressed but she’s coping okay. Once she’s on that plane that’s it. One foot forward …

    • Wendy
      August 27, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Aww bless her.. I’m sure once she gets there she’ll have an amazing time.. and what’s the worst that can happen.. She can’t complete the walk but could still have an amazing and spiritual time meeting ‘herself’ and ‘new people’.. Things always happen for a reason and hopefully it will all work out brilliantly for her! xx

      • August 27, 2017 / 12:06 pm

        Thanks Wendy, I’m sure it will. I said much the same thing to her. Regardless of how much of the walk she does I have a feeling it’ll be a freeing and healing time for her. xo

        • Wendy
          August 27, 2017 / 3:50 pm

          I think you’re right Miri!! I’ll be sending her Angel Blessings for her trip xx

  7. August 27, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Wonderful post Wendy. I’ve just finished listening to Napoleon Hill’s talk, yes, what a wise man he was. No wonder so many others have followed and expanded on his teachings and philosophies. Thank you for posting this and I’m looking forward to downloading the book. Big hugs to you. xo

    • Wendy
      August 27, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Fab!! Yes definitely when you read the wisdom in the book, it definitely helps ‘think about how we think’…. Hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend Miri.. Has your sister gone to Spain now?

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