Book Review: Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow RichOver the last few years, self-help books have become increasingly popular. People seem to be more inclined to trust their ability to change their situations with guidance from an expert. These experts can be anyone from a pastor to a financial advisor to a regular Joe who has achieved financial freedom.

I am a great believer in the power of the mind and positive thinking. I have read books and watched videos by authors like Joel Osteen and Jack Canfield for several years and have encouraged others to do so. Naturally, Napoleon Hill is a part of that genre of writers.  He can be considered one of the first writers to capitalize on the principles of achieving success.

Think and Grow Rich is a compilation of success stories from persons who have made great strides in achieving insurmountable financial goals. Every story began with the individual’s idea but it is only when he/she has committed themselves that opportunities come and they begin to prosper. Every person is completely focused and willing to learn or start at the bottom if necessary. Education is of paramount importance (formal schooling in never mentioned).

I was a little disappointed in this book because I was familiar with most of the stories. However, it is no fault of the author; Think and Grow Rich is an old book and as I mentioned I read and watch a lot on the general topic. This book would be better suited for someone who is new to exploring these theories. Nevertheless, it is an informative, well-researched book and the advice is timeless.

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