Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a classic personal finance book that, “contains money-making secrets that can change your life.”
And while Think and Grow Rich is more about the psychology of success (rather than trading or investing advice), it’s a great book any money manager can benefit from. And you can read this book review to find out why. After all…
The story of how Think and Grow Rich was created is almost as interesting as the book itself! You see…
Way back in the day, Andrew Carnegie (then one of the richest and most successful businessmen in America) revealed his secrets of success to Napoleon Hill and asked him to write them down. Then…
Carnegie offered to introduce the young Hill to 500 other wealthy and successful men, so they could tell him what they thought success required.
Eventually Hill was able to compile all of these lessons and reduce them into a book – the Laws of Success, which eventually led to the making of Think and Grow Rich. I hope you appreciate how influential this book has been, and continues to be, and that it’s creation is a boon for ambitious individuals like you and me.
Now let’s focus on what you can learn:
Why Think and Grow Rich is a MUST Read:
Think and Grow Rich is an absolute classic. The book is the seminal work on the philosophies of success. And Napoleon Hill – who devoted his life to the productive service of success-oriented people – is uniquely qualified to espouse on the topics that lead to a rich life (both in financial and intangible forms). Once you start talking about this book, you’ll be surprised how many people have read it.
Think and Grow Rich reveals psychological tricks and patterns of thinking that you can use to transform your life into one of purpose, meaning and passion. Napoleon Hill gives you a step-by-step approach to define where you want to be and build a road-map to get there.
So let me just say:
I honestly believe you and I are very lucky that Napoleon Hill’s lessons have been so well preserved. His laws of success are the psychological groundwork you need to have in place if you ever want to rise up through the ranks of life. Seriously…
And even though a lot of the lessons are relatively simple, it doesn’t mean they are ineffective. It also doesn’t mean they are easy to implement. Which reminds me…
Here’s How You Can Get The Most Out of Think and Grow Rich:
Think and Grow Rich is that even if you read the book very carefully and absorb as much as you can, there is bound to be some information that escapes you.
To get the most out of Think and Grow Rich I suggest you (1) read it with a pencil so you can take notes and indicate interesting passages, and (2) keep the book handy as reference material.
I’ve read Think and Grow Rich three times now, and I’ve read certain passages countless more. Since the book focuses so much on the applications of the psychology of success, I have found you can get much more out of it if you revisit the book often to remind yourself of the positive thought patterns.
Another great thing about Think and Grow Rich is that all of the lessons are pretty much self-contained. While it’s best to read the book from start to finish the first time, after that you can revisit any lesson on it’s own. In this way, the book is structured to allow you to
So what else is there to say about Think and Grow Rich?
Usually at this point in a book review I try to highlight an area where I felt like the book didn’t deliver. But I can honestly say that with Think and Grow Rich there aren’t really any shortcomings. Well…
Think and Grow Rich is Not a Get Rich Quick Scheme:
And I’m sure there are some of you who were eager to pick up Think and Grow Rich because you thought it would magically give you all the answers to your money problems or your investing shortcomings. So I should probably make it clear…
Think and Grow Rich is the kind of book that will help you for the rest of your life. The lessons, although simple, take dedicated practice and focus to implement. And while they can serve as powerful tail winds for years to come, Think and Grow Rich is not going to tell you how to make $1,000,000 tomorrow.
But could you really trust a book that promised that in the first place? I didn’t think so. Thus my only real regret is that Napoleon Hill is not still alive today!
Think and Grow Rich – The Final Word
If you haven’t read Think and Grow Rich I really compel you to check out this classic. It’s been around for a long time so I can almost guarantee you that even your local library has a few copies.
If you can afford it though I would recommend getting a dedicated copy you can keep. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve gotten the most out of this book by periodically revisiting it for refreshers on the most powerful and life-changing lessons.