“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat,” is one of the many famous quotes that you can extract by going through Napoleon Hill’s epic book Think and Grow Rich.
Who was Napoleon Hill and why did he write this book?
Napoleon Hill was certainly a hero of its own time, a revolutionary if not. If you have not heard about him so far, he is an American author who elevated a new thought tradition during the 1930’s and 1940’s of the previous century. Think and Grow Rich is actually a book that was published in 1937. Ever since, it has sold an astounding 20 million copies worldwide. Hill’s works in general have insisted that fervid expectations and deep innate desires are truly winning components that can help you increase your personal income and wealth. Moreover, as brilliant as he was, he served as an adviser to two presidents of the United States, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosvelt.
A Philosophy of Achievement
In overall, the new though tradition that was introduced with the work of Napoleon Hill, is largely a philosophy of achievement. A book under the same title was published initially in 1928. More importantly, Hill identified freedom, democracy, capitalism and harmony among the foundations of his philosophy, and without which, personal achievements would not be possible.
He kept on to develop this concept in his Think and Grow Rich, where he writes: “If you truly desire money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money, and to be so determined to have it that you convince yourself that you will have it… You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities unless you work yourself into a white heat of desire for money, and actually believe you will possess it.”
His 1937 grew by large a successful self-help book. Aside the title implies that the book deals with how to attain monetary wealth, Napoleon Hills still explains how this philosophy can be applied in other spheres of daily lives.
Have you tried to adopt this kind of mindset so far? Do you think we will need a philosophy of achievement in the future or human society will utterly change? Share your thoughts with us!
You can order a copy of Napoleon Hill’s book here