Thinking that opens the door to success – (Think and Grow Rich)

Some people just dream while some people wake up and start working hard to find the meaning of their dreams.

Everything in the world happens twice. Once in someone’s mind, another time in the world. If you don’t have a picture of your success in your mind, you really can’t succeed.

“You become what you think you are.”

Napoleon Hill

In 1883, in a mountainous area of ​​southwest Virginia, a boy opened his eyes to a situation where his parents were living a big cosmopolitan life. The economic downturn was such that the whole family was living in a one-room cabin. His mother died when he was nine years old.

The father remarried and fortunately his stepmother proved to be good and started supporting him at every opportunity. He loved to write. At the age of 13, he started writing in his father’s newspaper. Gradually, his writing improved and he began to receive some compensation. As the family was financially backward, he decided to pay for his own education.

Until 1908, he continued to write and was also looking for a permanent source of income. One day he saw an interesting advertisement in a newspaper by Andrew Carnegie, the most influential and wealthy man of the time. He noticed something strange in the ad, so he was in front of Andrew Carnegie’s office the next day. Andrew made a strange offer to him, he said: “I have an offer. I want to research the topic of success. Most of the most successful people of the time are acquaintances of mine. You can interview them but also remember that you will not be paid for all this work. ”The meeting lasted for three days. The young man began to think. The advantages of this offer were not clear at the moment, so he began to think about other aspects of the offer (disadvantages) and eventually he agreed, because he had something to lose. no.

The young man is known to the world today as Napoleon Hill, author of ten books, including the world-famous Think and Grow Rich, and founder of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. A man who opened his eyes to poverty, who could not even get a higher education and who did not have a decent job and employment but still raised the flag of fame, because his work made the world successful. Gave a new idea.

He spent 25 years researching over 20,000 successful and unsuccessful people and interviewed the 500 richest people of his time, including Andrew Carnegie, Graham Bell, Birdstone, Luther Bank, Elmer Gates, George. Shepherd, Theodore Roosevelt, Daniel Wright, Frank Runderlip, Albert Gary, and Henry Ford, all of whom shared common traits, wrote a book called Think & Grow Rich. Is Napoleon Hill’s best-selling book, which has sold over 20 million original copies. In this book, Napoleon Hill explains what success and failure are, who gets it and who is the most successful person in the world. Are characterized by habits and attributes. Here we will try to present these points in a simple way.

(1) Thinking about success

All successful people think about their success. They look at all the systems and situations in the world and think, why am I not succeeding? They think I’m still where I left off, why? It is a fact that a person cannot progress without new circumstances, events and people in his life. Socrates says, “I do not teach, I do not teach, I just force to think.”

(2) Passion and obsession

Successful people are in control of almost every single situation, which can be called love, madness and madness. They would do whatever they wanted, no matter how much they had to wait and endure hardships.

(3) Belief

The third characteristic of successful people is faith. They were all convinced that we would do something. You may have noticed that the student who is capable believes that his hard work will pay off and that is why he works hard while the incompetent students have one thing in common, which is that they believe that There is no point in working hard and that is why they are left behind. If a person does not believe in the good of his future, he cannot try.

(4) Self-talk

One thing all the successful people had in common was that they used auto suggession. Man’s thoughts are formed in the same way as he speaks to himself and his thoughts are formed from his thoughts. All these successful people kept on convincing themselves through word of mouth that yes I can and with that belief they would succeed.

(5) Work in a specific field

All these successful people have achieved success by working in a specific field. As Edison worked on the bulb, Bridgestone took over the automotive industry, and Andrew Carnegie took over the steel industry. After taking on a job, they put all their energy into it and as a result they deserved success.

(6) Creativity

All these successful people were masters of imagination and imagination, they dreamed and started struggling for its interpretation and then they became successful. God gives every human being a chance. We believe that only the lucky ones get the chance, even though it is a wrong idea. The preparation for the occasion is called luck.

(7) Planning

The seventh great virtue of successful people was that they spent time in a very organized way. Remember that planning is not about big things but about small things. If we were to put the plan into a single sentence, it would be something like “using resources and resources to the best of our ability.”

(8) Self-control

One of the virtues of successful people was that they knew how to control themselves. These people did not submit themselves to their own mood but to their own mood. Every human being who knows how to fight and control his temper and mood can achieve great results in a short time.

(9) Perseverance

Another virtue of these people was perseverance. These people would stick to their intentions and no matter how difficult the situation would be, they would not back down from their intentions. Dana says: “There is virtue only in perseverance.” Allah helps a person who perseveres and this help leads him to a great result.

(10) Power of master mind

One of the virtues of successful people was that they took full help from their intelligence, experience and research and with that they included all the big minded people in their circle of counseling and made full use of their services. According to him, one and the other are not “two” but “eleven”. With the help of superior minds, he achieved great success.

(11) Emotional management

Napoleon says in his book: “I read the biographies of the great figures of two thousand years of human history and saw one thing in common that there was an important event behind every great human being.” His heart was broken, he changed his mind and became a great man. There are two human emotions that have the full potential to destroy and create. One is anger and the other is love. Wasif Ali Wasif’s sentence is that “the grief of a small man eats him and the grief of a big man makes him.”

(12) Controlling the ghost of fear

The man who controls his fears succeeds. Napoleon found in all of them that they controlled their fears. They were not afraid of what people would say if I failed. To be successful, one has to be fearless. It doesn’t matter if you succeed or fail, it does matter to you.

How did the book Think and Grow Rich change people’s lives?

Barbara Ann Corcorna, a well-known American businesswoman, speaker, author and founder of the Carcorna Group, says: “The story of Henry Ford in this book gave me the best idea about money. I had a lot of strengths, but I didn’t know how to handle money. I immediately hired a woman to take care of my finances and other things. From this book, I learned that you can turn to other experts for the qualities you do not have. I followed that point and achieved great things. “

Sande Glager: Proctor Glager is the CEO of the Institute and a well-known trainer. He also did several training programs with world-renowned trainer Bob Proctor. “This book changed my life,” he said. While I was practicing law, my friend invited me to a seminar. When I arrived in the hall, a speaker on stage was speaking in a very good manner. He was the famous trainer Bob Proctor, he had a book in his hand called: Think and grow rich, he was saying: “I have been reading this book for 45 years.

Each of us is trying to live a quiet life until he dies. ”His words made me think of something and as I was leaving the hall after the seminar was over. So I made a promise to myself that I would not live my life like that, but I must do something and then that thought took me a long way in life. ”

Jim Stowell, author of 13 books, including the best-selling novel The Ultimate Gift, speaker and well-known TV anchor, says of the book: “I had a big dream to be part of the American football team. One day while I was training, something happened to my eyes. After a check-up, I found out that my eyesight was slowly disappearing.

Ten years later I was completely blind. After that I felt like my life was over. I was given a white cane and told that you would have to spend the rest of your life in need. I had a radio, tape recorder and telephone in my room, someone gave me an audio book of Think and grow rich. I started listening, and as I listened, my thinking took on new angles. I started thinking accordingly and my life began to change. It was a voice that was giving me pure and positive energy and telling me that anything can be achieved in life and then it happened. I lost my sight and lived a successful life proving that if a person If I have true devotion, he can achieve anything. ”

Writer: Qasim Ali Shah (Motivational Speaker)

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.
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