How To Think & Grow Rich (This Will Change Your Life!)

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this is Earl Nightingale the purpose of

this recording is to tell you about and

try to condense one of the most amazing

books ever written Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill without question this

single book has had a greater influence

on the lives accomplishments and

fortunes of more individuals than any

other work of its kind all over the free

world there are literally thousands of

successful men and all lines of work who

are where they are today because they

once picked up and bought a copy of

Think and Grow Rich and they'll be quick

to tell you so I first discovered this

remarkable book in the fall of 1949 it

was an enormous help to me it helped me

decide once and for all

how I was to accomplish my goal it

unified my thinking and gave me a

straight clear Road to the point I had

decided to reach one of my closest

friends found the book several years ago

and stayed home for three days reading

and digesting its material and he then

went on to reach the top in his industry

i sat in richly paneled carpeted

executive offices and listened to world

famous business leaders some of them old

enough to be my father

tell me that everything worked out fine

after they had read Think and Grow Rich

now what's the secret of this amazing

book why has this book out of all the

thousands of self-help books remain the

one towering giant I think to understand

this you have to know Napoleon Hill as I

do he certainly was not the first man to

be appalled at the poverty and seemingly

endless struggle and lack of direction

he saw about it was a boy and as a young

man nor was he the first to write on the

subject but he possessed two unique

highly developed abilities seldom found

in one man the first was in the manner

in which he approached his subject

Napoleon Hill went after the answers to

achievement in the same way a scientist

seeks to open to the light of Reason a

secret of nature he went after the

solution to accomplishment in the same

way Thomas Edison discovered the

solution to the electric light


indefatigably implacably until the truth

which had been there all the time

was revealed to it his second important

ability was the knack or skill of

writing about his findings in such a way

that it was instantly understood

intellectually but what is perhaps even

more important for this particular

subject understood emotionally as well

when the last page of think and Grow

Rich was read the hand which put the

book down on the table was a different

hand the man who then stood and walked

out into the world was a different

changed man the suffocating and tangling

webs of self-imposed frustration and

interaction had fallen away and now the

way was clear the man was now the

possessor of the unique unseen talent

for turning dreams into reality thoughts

into things so called fate of the idle

effects of exterior circumstances were

no longer in command he who had been a

passenger was now suddenly the captain

to begin we have to understand the

simple truth the principle or philosophy

which lies is the supporting structure

of this work unless whatever it is you

build is based on truth you will end

with the entire structure fallen and

scattered about you like the armor of

Homer's ancient warriors it simply

cannot stand it cannot withstand the

test of time the reason Think and Grow

Rich has withstood the test of time is

because it rests on the broad clean

foundation upon which may also be found

every accomplishment of man the clear

unchallengeable fact that everything

begins with an idea

a philosophy based on the fact that

riches of every kind begin with the

state of mind that one may start with

nothing but thoughts ideas and organized

plans thoughts are sings incredibly

powerful things when mixed with

definiteness of purpose persistence and

a burning desire for their translation

into material objects or riches riches

being whatever it is you happen to want

wise men have been saying this for

centuries and just recently Charles a

ceramic the truth is that the human mind

is as real and organism as any muscle in

the body but far greater in potential

power and like muscle fiber it can be

strengthened to lead on to an imagined

conquests so this then is the truth on

which Think and Grow Rich is based if

you know what you want and if you want

it strongly enough to muster the kind of

persistence that simply cannot be


you will most certainly achieve it by

controlling your mind you can control

your destiny here on earth with this is

our foundation let's talk about napoleon

hill's famous 13 proven steps to riches

as found in his book Think and Grow Rich

remembering of course that riches are

whatever it is you happen to want

and right here let me make two important

points the first is that whenever you

listen to this record have a notebook

handy and make notes as we go along the

second is that this record was produced

for your own personal use to go with you

on your own exciting journey to play

this record for a group will prove to be

of only temporary he'll make sure you

have your own personal copy to play

again and again particularly at those

times when you may feel yourself getting

off the track and now napoleon hill's

famous 13 principles you will notice

that we have separated each principle by

bending them on the record in this way

you're given quick access to any

particular principle to which you may

wish to return for reference the first

principle desire here is the starting

point for all achievement the first step

toward riches but it's right here that

we so often run into a stumbling block a

personal safe I know what I desire but

can I get it we'll get into this

business of doubt later but once and for

all let's clear up this point this point

of whether or not you can accomplish

that which you desire with all your

heart I think it was best expressed by

Emerson who wrote there is nothing

capricious in nature and the implanting

of a desire indicates that its

gratification is in the constitution of

the creature that feels it in other

words you would not have the desire

unless you were capable of its

achievement each of us has a built-in

governor and our desires are modified by

our abilities and leanings whatever it

is that you desire with all your heart

understand once and for all that it can

and should be yours in Think and Grow

Rich Napoleon Hill cites example after

example of why your burning desire is

nothing more than an accurate picture of

what you will one day become so right

here firmly establish in your mind that

which you desire more than anything else

for as Helvetia spirit by annihilating

the desires you annihilate the mind

every man without passions has within

him no principle of action nor motive to

act a good way to determine whether or

not you really have a burning desire is

to examine the way you go after it if

you go after that which you think you

desire tentatively timidly in an attempt

to play it safe you don't have a burning

desire at all you can't get the second

base if you keep one foot on first but

if you're willing to burn your bridges

behind you and say once and for all this

is it this is what I will do and I will

never retreat I'll never go back then

you have the sort of desire that can

only end in success it takes that kind

of resolve to be able to keep picking

yourself up after there falls you're

bound to take the only people who don't

make mistakes are those who never try

anything the timid feeders in the lagoon

who never venture into the broad deep

sea beyond well these principles will

work for anything you may want a more

harmonious home life a more successful

career for our example let's say your

desire happens to be more money to

better care for your family and provide

for your future years to get your share

of the prosperity that lies ahead

Napoleon Hill gives us six definite

practical steps to follow 1 6 in your

mind the exact amount of money you

desire it is not sufficient merely to

say I want plenty of money be definite

as to the amount there's a psychological

reason for definiteness which will be

described in a subsequent principle

number 2 determine exactly what you

intend to give in return for the money

your desire there's no such reality as

something for nothing

3 establish a definite date when you

intend to possess the money you desire

and 4 create a definite plan for

carrying out your desire and begin at

once whether you're ready or not


this plan into action 5 write out a

clear concise statement of the amount of

money you intend to acquire name the

time limit for its acquisition state

what you intend to give in return for

the money and describe clearly the plan

through which you intend to accumulate

it 6 read your written statement aloud

twice daily once just before retiring at

night and once after a rising in the

morning as you read see and feel and

believe yourself already in possession

of the money or whatever your goal

happens to be it's important that you

follow these instructions to the letter

play this part of the record over until

you have it down to your satisfaction

for this is by far the most important of

the 13 principles and this chapter of

the book ends with these words through

some strange and powerful principle of

mental chemistry which she has never

divulged nature wraps up in the impulse

of strong desire that's something which

recognizes no such word is impossible

and accepts no such reality as failures


the second principle is faith you never

would have even thought of your main

desire unless faith were tugging at your

mind and if you find it difficult at

times to have faith in yourself you can

be certain that you can have faith in

these principles Napoleon Hill writes

faith is a state of mind which may be

induced or created by affirmation or

repeated instructions to the

subconscious mind through the principle

of conscious Auto suggestion conscious

Auto suggestion simply means a

suggestion by yourself to yourself just

as an autobiography is a biography

written by the person it's about by

getting a mental image of yourself

already having accomplished your main

desire over and over again

you will muster the faith you need faith

is vital to accomplishment the emperor

napoleon once said all the scholastic

scaffolding falls as a ruined edifice

before one single word faith Pascal said

faith affirms many things respecting

which the senses are silent but nothing

which they deny it is superior to their

testimony but never

to it Goethe said epochs of faith are

epochs of fruitfulness but epochs of


however glittering a barren of all

permanent good and a Schlegel put it in

actual life every great Enterprise

begins with and takes its first forward

step in faith have faith that you can

accomplish that which you seek for you

would never have decided upon it unless

it was meant for you to accomplish in

his chapter on faith Napoleon Hill gives

us a self-confidence formula first I

know that I have the ability to achieve

the object of my definite purpose in

life therefore I demand of myself

persistent continuous action toward its

attainment and I hear and now promise to

render such action second I realize that

dominant thoughts of my mind will

eventually reproduce themselves in

outward physical action and gradually

transform themselves into physical

reality therefore I will concentrate my

thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the

task of thinking of the person I intend

to become thereby creating in my mind a

clear mental picture of that person

third I know through the principle of

Auto suggestion any desire that I

persistently hold in my mind will

eventually seek expression through some

practical means of attaining the object

back of it therefore I will devote ten

minutes daily to demanding of myself the

development of self-confidence fourth I

have clearly written down a description

of my definite chief aim in life and I

will never stop trying until I have

developed sufficient self-confidence for

its attainment fifth I fully realized

that no wealth or position can long


unless built upon truth and justice

therefore I will engage in no

transaction which does not benefit all

whom it affects I will succeed by

attracting to myself the forces I wish

to use and the cooperation of other

people I will induce others to serve me

because of my willingness to serve

others I will eliminate hatred envy

jealousy selfishness

by developing love for all humanity

because I know that a negative attitude

toward others can never bring me success

I will cause others to believe in me

because I will believe in them and in

myself in rereading Think and Grow Rich

so that I could write this condensation

for recording I was possibly struck all

over again by this great chapter on

faith particularly the examples of how

some of the world's greatest men have

accomplished what appeared to be

impossible through faith the third

principle is auto suggestion and we've

already touched on this this chapter the

book tells us how through repeated

suggestion the subconscious mind can be

put to work for us it is the Faculty of

being able to concentrate your mind on

your burning desire until your

subconscious mind accepts it as fact and

begins to devise ways of bringing it

about here is where hunches come from

sudden flashes of thought or inspiration

guidance the instructions given in

connection with the six steps in the

second chapter will now be summarized

and blended with the principles covered

by napoleon hill's chapter on auto

suggestion first go into some quiet spot

perhaps in bed at night close your eyes

and repeat aloud so you may hear your

own words the written statement of the

amount of money you intend to accumulate

or a careful reaffirmation of whatever

your goal happens to be the time limit

for its accumulation and a description

of the service or merchandise you intend

to give in return for the money

as you carry out these instructions see

yourself already in possession of your

goal for example suppose that you intend

to accumulate fifty thousand dollars by

the 1st of January 5 years from now that

you intend to give personal services in

return for the money in the capacity of

a Salesman your written statement of

your purpose should be similar to the

following by the first day of January 19

whatever it happens to me I will have in

my possession fifty thousand dollars

which will come to me in various amounts

from time to

during the interim in return for this

money I will give the most efficient

service of which I'm capable rendering

the fullest possible quantity and the

best possible quality of service in the

capacity of salesmen of and here

describe the product or service you

intend to sell or whatever it is you do

for a living

it goes on I believe that I will have

this money in my possession my faith is

so strong that I can now see this money

before my eyes I can touch it with my

hands it is now awaiting transfer to me

at the time and in the proportion that I

deliver the service I intend to render

in return for I am awaiting a plan by

which to accumulate this money and I

will follow that plan when it is

received second repeat this program

night and morning until you can see in

your imagination the money you intend to

accumulate third place a written copy of

your statement where you can see at

night and morning and read it just

before retiring and upon arising until

it's been memorized as you carry out

these instructions you are applying the

principle of auto suggestion


the fourth principle is specialized

knowledge it is here that I think

Napoleon Hill makes a very important


knowledge is power only to the extent

that it is organized into a definite

plan of action and directed to a

definite end to quote from the book

before you can be sure of your ability

to transmit desire into its monetary

equivalent you will require specialized

knowledge of the service merchandise or

profession which you intend to offer in

return for fortune perhaps you may need

much more specialized knowledge than you

have the ability or the inclination

require and if this should be true

you may bridge your weakness through the

aid of your mastermind group more on

this later but for now realize that you

must learn all you can about your

especially set aside a definite time

every day for learning more about one of

these you do for a living take the

courses that are offered on your subject

and associate with men who know your

business well the fifth principle is

imagination the imagination is literally

the workshop where in our fashion doll

plans created by men 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 he can

imagine as Napoleon Hill says and

teaches whatever the mind of man can

conceive and believe it can achieve

man's only limitation within reason lies

in his development and use of his

imagination and the subsequent

motivation to action the great leaders

of business industry finance and the

great artists musicians poets and

writers became great because they

developed the power of self motivation

incidentally one of the best books ever

put together on this subject if not the

greatest is success through positive

mental attitude by Napoleon Hill and W

Clement stone I suggest you get a copy

from your bookstore at your earliest


if your bookstore happens to be out of

the book you may obtain a copy by

writing to the address on the label of

this record

as you go about your daily work think

constantly of ways in which it could be

done better more efficiently think of

the changes that are inevitable can they

be made now and if you feel limited

remember the words of the late Frank

Lloyd Wright

he said the human race built most nobly

when limitations were greatest and

therefore when most was required of

imagination in order to build it all

limitations seemed to have always been

the best friends of architecture as you

build your future from this point onward

don't concern yourself with limitations

but remember that they may be your best

friends since they require imagination

if were to rise above them and the

speeches said the soul without

imagination is what an observatory would

be without a telescope now if you turn

this record over we'll get to the sixth

principle the sixth principle is

organized planning you have decided on

your desire your goal now let's organize

the plan for its accomplishment right on


let me quote again from Think and Grow

Rich you have learned that everything

man creates or acquires begins in the

form of desire the desire is taken on

the first lap of its journey from the

abstract to the concrete in the workshop

of the imagination for plans for its

transition are created and organized

earlier you were instructed to take six

definite practical steps as your first

move in translating the desire for

whatever you want into its physical

equivalent one of these steps is the

formation of a definite practical plan

or plans through which this

transformation may be made one allow

yourself with one or more persons a

group of as many people as you may need

for the creation and carrying out of

your plan or plans for the accumulation

of the money you've established as your

goal making use of the mastermind

principle this is important too before

forming your mastermind alliance decide

what advantages and benefits you may

offer the individual members of your

group in return for their cooperation

no one will work indefinitely without

some form of compensation although this

may not always be in the form of money 3

arrange to meet with the members of your


at least twice a week and more often

impossible until you have jointly

perfected the necessary plan or plans

for the accomplishment of your goal for

maintain perfect harmony between

yourself and every member of your

mastermind group keep in mind these

facts first you're engaged in an

undertaking of major importance to you

to be sure of success you must have

plans which are faultless second you

must have the advantage of the

experience education native ability and

imagination of other minds this is in

harmony with the methods followed by

every person who has risen above the

average work at this until you have a

well-executed formal plan for reaching

your objective in this way you're never

confused or wondering what you should do


every morning you know exactly what

you're going to do and why it is in this

chapter of thinking Grow Rich that

Napoleon Hill gives us his eleven

qualities of leadership one unwavering

courage to self control three a keen

sense of justice for definiteness of

decision five definiteness of plans six

the habit of doing more than paid for

seven a pleasing personality eight

sympathy and understanding nine mastery

of detail 10 willingness to assume full

responsibility and 11 cooperation the

chapter on organized planning is one of

the largest and most important in the

book it goes without saying that a man

without a plan to follow is like a ship

without a course no place to go with

disaster a probability

the seventh principle decision the

mastery of procrastination to quote

accurate analysis of over twenty five

thousand men and women who had

experienced failure disclosed the fact

that lack of decision was near the head

of the last of the thirty major causes

of failure this is no mayor's statement

of a theory in his effect

procrastination the opposite of decision

is a common enemy which every man must

conquer analysis of several hundred

people who had accumulated fortunes well

beyond the million dollar mark disclosed

the fact that every one of them had the

habit of reaching decisions promptly and

of changing these decisions slowly if

and when they were changed people who

fail to accumulate money without

exception have the habit of reaching

decisions if at all very slowly and of

changing these decisions quickly and

often a definite objective makes

reaching prompt decisions that much

easier Napoleon Hill gives many examples

one of which is the case of Henry Ford

one of Henry Ford's most outstanding

qualities was his habit of reaching

decisions quickly and definitely and

changing them slowly this quality was so

pronounced in the late mr. Ford that it

earned for him the reputation of being

obstinate it was this quality which

prompted mr. Ford to continue to

manufacture his famous Model T the

world's ugliest but for the time most

practical car when all of his advisors

and many of the purchases of the car

were urging him to change it perhaps

he'd laid too long in making the change

but the other side of the story is that

his firmness of decision yielded the

huge fortune before the change in model

became necessary and the company's

certainly none the worse for today when

you make up your mind stay with it the

majority of people who fail to make the

grade are generally easily influenced by

the opinions of others easily swayed

they permit the newspapers and the

gossiping neighbors to do their thinking

for them a

are the cheapest commodities on earth

keep your own counsel when you begin to

put into practice the principles we're

describing here by reaching your own

decisions and following them take no one

into your confidence except the members

of your mastermind group and be very

careful in your selection of this group

that you choose only those who will be

in complete sympathy in harmony with

your purpose close friends and relatives

while not meaning to do so often

handicapped one through opinions and

sometimes through ridicule thousands of

men and women carry inferiority

complexes with them all through life

because some well-meaning but ignorant

person destroyed their confidence

through opinions or ridicule if a

decision is worth anything at all it's

worth sticking to until it's been

completely worked the eighth principle

persistence Napoleon Hill defines

persistence as the power of will

willpower and desire when properly

combined to make an irresistible pair

persistence to an individual is what

carbon is to steel in uncounted

thousands of cases persistence has stood

as the difference between success and

failure it is this quality more than any

other that keeps the majority from great

accomplishment they will try a thing but

as soon as the going gets tough they

fold experience what thousands of people

has proved that lack of persistence is a

weakness common to the majority of men

it is a weakness which may be overcome

by effort if you are to accomplish the

desire you've set for yourself you must

form the habit of persistence

things will get dark it will seem as

though there's no longer any reason to

continue everything in you will tell you

to give up to quit trying and it's right

here that the men are separated from the

boys it's right here that if you'll go

that extra mile and keep going that the

skies will clear and you'll begin to see

the first signs of the abundance that is

to be yours because you had the courage

to persist with persistence will come


persistence is a state of mind therefore

it can be cultivated like all states of

mind persistence is based upon definite

causes among them these 1 definiteness

of purpose knowing what you want to

desire 3 self-reliance for definiteness

of plans 5 accurate knowledge knowing

that your plan is sound 6 cooperation

sympathy understanding and harmonious

cooperation with others tend to develop

resistance 7 willpower 8 habit

persistence is the direct result of

habit the ninth principle power of the

mastermind it is in this section that

Napoleon Hill describes the importance

of forming a group of individuals

sympathetic to your desire they may be

individuals with similar plans a

mastermind group can be made up of two

or more individuals no two Minds ever

come together without thereby creating a

third a third invisible intangible force

which may be likened to a third mind you

may have noticed many times that by

discussing something with another

individual you suddenly get good ideas

as a result of this Association ideas

you would not have gotten without this

Association the same thing happens to

the other person a lot of good ideas

have been born in individual minds as a

result of having met in committee

associating with your mastermind group

is not meant as a means of letting

others do your thinking for you far from

it it is to stimulate your own thinking

through the association with other minds

no one knows everything the more

sympathetic Minds you get together and

by sympathetic I mean working for a

common purpose the more related

information is going to be available and

great ideas are a combination of related

information so pick the member or

members of your mastermind group with

care make sure they're people you

respect and who are hardworking and

conscientious you have a lot of fun and

you'll all reach your goals just that

much sooner

the tenth principle could be called

enthusiasm that is the enthusiasm that

comes from the channeling of all bodily

drives into positive worthwhile outlets

it is in this chapter that Napoleon Hill

describes the importance of the woman

the one and only woman in the

achievement of a worthwhile goal it

seemed quite significant to mr. Hill

that practically every great leader was

a man whose achievements were largely

inspired by a woman when things get

tough and you can count on it they will

you may be deserted by what you thought

were friends but if you've got a good

woman you'll never be alone she'll be

willing to start over again if necessary

and she'll give you the new enthusiasm

that comes through her faith in you

having someone to love is having someone

to share your success and

accomplishments to give you the praise

that all of us need from time to time a

man can become successful without a wife

and family but all the real joy is taken

out of it

take care of your wife and children as

your greatest possessions the 11th

principle has to do with the

subconscious mind the subconscious mind

consists of a field of consciousness in

which every impulse of thought that

reaches the objective mind through any

of the five senses is classified and

recorded and from which thoughts may be

recalled or withdrawn as letters may be

taken from a filing cabinet it receives

and files sense impressions or thoughts

regardless of their nature you may

voluntarily plant in your subconscious

mind any plan thought or purpose which

you desire to translate into its

physical or monetary equivalent the

subconscious acts first on the

dominating desires which have been mixed

with emotional feeling such as faith

your subconscious mind works night and

day 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

you cannot entirely control your

subconscious mind but you can

voluntarily hand over to it any play

desire or purpose which you wish

transformed in the concrete form

no one knows very much about what we

call the subconscious or unconscious

mind we do know that it is incalculably

powerful and can solve our problems if

we go about using it the right way and

the best way is to hold in your

conscious mind as often as possible a

clearer picture of yourself already

having accomplished your goal you know

what you want define it clearly and then

project it on the motion picture screen

of your mind

hold it see yourself doing the things

and having the things you'll have when

your objective will have been reached do

this as often as possible as you go

about your daily work and particularly

at night just before you go to sleep and

the first thing upon arising as you do

this your subconscious will begin to

lead you in the most logical ways toward

your objective don't fight it

follow your sudden hunches the ideas

that come into your mind knowing that

it's your subconscious trying to get

through to your conscious mind if you

keep at this you'll be amazed and

delighted by the wonderful ideas that

just seem to come from nowhere in the

next principle we'll talk some more

about this sixth sense that seems to

control the lives of the great men and

women but it comes from a systemic

triggering of the subconscious mind the

lives of the great men and women would

seem miraculous to the average person

and nothing more than the fulfillment of

their burning desires through the power

of their subconscious minds time means

nothing to your subconscious a man could

work steadily at his job for 40 years

and not accomplish as much as is

possible in three or four years through

the proper working of this principle

your subconscious mind cannot remain

idle if you fail to plant desires in

your subconscious mind it will feed upon

the thoughts which reach it as a result

of your neglect remember that you're

living daily in the midst of all manner

of thought impulses which are reaching

your subconscious mind without your

knowledge some of these impulses are

negative some are positive you are now

engaged in trying to help shut off the

flow of negative impulses and to aid in

voluntarily influencing your

subconscious mind through positive

impulses of desire when you achieve this

you will possess the key which unlocks

the door to your subconscious mind

Bulwer wrote the man who succeeds above

his fellows is the one who early in life

clearly discerned his object and toward

that object habitually directs his

powers even genius itself is but fine

observation strengthened by fixity of


every man who observes vigilantly and

resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously

into genius the key word there is

unconsciously know what you want decide

once and for all that it will be yours

remain steadfast on course propelled by

faith and your subconscious or

unconscious mind will do the rest the

twelfth principle as outlined in Think

and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has to do

with the brain if you had access to all

the wealth in the world and took a penny

you would be doing exactly what you very

probably have been doing in the use of

your brain nothing in the world is more

pitiful than the misunderstanding by the

average person of the power of his brain

and the minds to which it is connected

the conscious and the subconscious you

own in your brain the most marvelous

miraculous inconceivably powerful force

the world has ever known

take for example the fact that the

number of lines which connect the brain

cells with one another equal a figure

one followed by 15 million ciphers it

has been determined that there are from

ten to fourteen billion cells and the

average human cerebral cortex it is

inconceivable that such a network of

intricate machinery should be in

existence for the sole purpose of

carrying on the physical functions

incidental to growth and maintenance of

the physical body this is the mechanism

that has given us the supersonic

airplane our deep

rocket probes into outer space the

sciences the arts all that we know and

use today and will use tomorrow have

hatched from this small grey mass each

of us carries around

do you can you doubt even for a moment

that it can bring you and yours

everything you want here on earth of

course it can if you will recognize your

power as an individual and stop acting

like those who have never even thought

about it give it the job you've decided

to accomplish and watch it handle it the

thirteenth and final principle is called

the sixth sense the sixth sense can be

described as the sense through which

infinite intelligence may and will

communicate voluntarily without any

effort from or demands by the individual

this principle is the apex of the

philosophy it can be assimilated

understood and applied only by first

mastering the other twelve principles

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 punches or

inspirations the sixth sense defies

description it cannot be described to a

person who has not mastered the other

principles of this philosophy because

such a person has no knowledge and no

experience with which the sixth sense

may be compared the sixth sense is not

something that one can take off and put

on it will ability he is this big power

comes slowly through application of the

other principles we've outlined many

individuals come into a workable

knowledge of the sixth sense even before

the age of 40 but more often the

knowledge is not available until one is

well past 50 and this for the reason

that the spiritual forces with which the

sixth sense is so closely related do not

mature and become usable generally

except through years of meditation

self-examination and serious thoughts

but begin to develop it now by applying

the principles we've talked about here

remember this man can create nothing

which he does not first conceived in the

form of an impulsive thought man's

thought impulses begin immediately to

translate themselves and their physical

equivalent whether those thoughts are

voluntary or involuntary keep fear out

of your mind by concentrating on the

mental picture of your

your greatest desire now I want to

mention that Think and Grow Rich as a

book carries more endorsements by great

men who knew of its truth than any other

book of its kind ever written I'll touch

on only a few all of these great men

actually endorsed Napoleon Hills

principles former President of the

United States William Howard Taft FW

Woolworth wrote that he had built his

great chain of stores by applying many

of these principles

Robert dollar who built the great dollar

steamship line wrote if I had had this

philosophy 50 years ago I suppose I

could have accomplished all that I've

done in less than half the time I

sincerely hope the world will discover

and reward you Samuel Gompers wrote that

the mastery of these principles is the

equivalent of an insurance policy

against failure President Woodrow Wilson

John Wanamaker the merchant Prince wrote

I know that your fundamentals are sound

because I've been applying them in my

business for more than 30 years George

Eastman the world's largest maker of

cameras Thomas Edison Luther Burbank

Theodore Roosevelt iam Statler john d

rockefeller i think you know that the

endorsements of these great men could

not have been bought with all the money

in the world what we have been talking

about here can change your life can

bring you anything and everything

worthwhile you want in life for yourself

and your family cut yourself away from

the average from the mediocre and chart

your course on the dream in your heart

these thirteen principles will never let

you down as long as you use them and now

it is with great pleasure that I give

you the author himself Napoleon Hill

Thank You Aaron I'm Gayle the message

which you who are listening have just

heard has brought you within three short

steps of the supreme secret of success

the same secret which has brought

happiness peace of mind and financial

success to countless thousands of people

who have read Think and Grow Rich the

same secret which has made master

salesmen out of ordinary order takers

and the same secret which has brought

friendship love and marriage to men and

women who have come under the spell of

the thirteen principle

which Earl Nightingale has just

described you desire the better things

of life or you wouldn't be listening to

this record come with me then and I will

help you chart your course so you may

acquire whatever it is that you desire

most in life by following these

instructions one condition your own

subconscious mind to work for you while

you sleep as well as when you are awake

you can do this by playing this record

to yourself every night just before you

retire then before you go to sleep after

hearing the record write out a clear

statement of what you wish to accomplish

the following day and request your

subconscious mind to work during the

night and provide you with the plan you

will need to achieve your purpose to

form a personal mastermind group of two

or more people who are closely

associated with you they can be members

of your family your business or your

professional associates or people who

work where you are employed and play

this record in their presence at least

once a week after you have done this

engage in a friendly roundtable

discussion of the thirteen success

principles and request each person in

the group to participate and to look for

inspirational ideas which may help him

or her to become more successful 3

beginning now follow the habit of

rendering more service and better

service than that which is expected of

you and do it in a pleasing positive

mental attitude

this will make friends for you it will

increase the value of your services and

it will attract opportunities by which

you may get from life whatever it is

that you most desire follow these

instructions to the letter and you will

surely see the day when you can express

a prayer of gratitude for having had the

privilege of hearing and acting on the

message which errol nightingale has

given you through this record

and now may I reach out across the space

and the time which separate us and offer

you a hand of friendship and a sincere

prayer that you will be blessed with a

richer and a fuller life because of this

message your big opportunity may be

right where you are now follow these

instructions faithfully and it will

reveal itself to you this is Napoleon

Hill saying don't search for opportunity

in the distance but recognize it and

embrace it right where you