Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich is the most powerful book I have read. I find myself reading bits of it all the time, and I have a CD version of it in my car. Not bad for a book written in 1937 by some dude names Napolean. What makes this book so special? Why do more wealthy people attribute their success to the principles described in this book than any other? Why is it re-read annually by leaders everywhere?

Because it works. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula for success, Think and Grow Rich is the result of interviews Napolean Hill conducted with the 504 wealthiest, most successful men in America over a 22 year span From studying the wealthiest and most successful people in America, Hill developed 13 principles for the attainment of wealth and riches. Carnegie asked him to develop an economic philosophy, and Hill did just that.

The premise of the book is that what the mind can conceive it can achieve:

“Desire truly is the starting point of all achievement. To achieve any goal in life, first you must want it so much so that you can practically taste it.

Choose a definite goal and place all your energy, all your willpower and all your effort to the achievement of that goal. Leave yourself no way of retreat. Think to yourself that you have to win, or perish in the attempt. Only by doing so will you attain a burning desire to win and that is essential for success at anything.

Wishing alone will not bring riches. You must desire riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession. You must then plan definite ways and means to acquire riches, and back those plans with persistence. Lastly, you should not recognize the possibility of failure.”

Set goals. Believe you can do it. Don’t consider failing. I know you’ll get there.

Benjamin Bach is a Sales Representative with Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty in Kitchener Waterloo. He is passionate about building wealth for his clients, and loves nothing more than to help people start building equity and get on the road to financial freedom and abundance. He wakes up each morning excited to fulfill his mission of building wealth for his clients through comprehensive Real Estate investment planning, and helping people achieve success. If you are interested in how you can start your Real Estate portfolio, or have any questions about buying a home or selling a home, you can email Benjamin (benjamin AT or reach him at 519 772 4376.

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3 responses to “Think and Grow Rich

  1. Think and Grow Rich changed my life. Best starting business book in the world. I think that if you don’t know what you want, what drives you, then you cannot learn how to accomplish what you want to accomplish. Everything is possible and Think and Grow Rich was the first to teach me that.

  2. As long as you don’t get too carried away – I agree. Had a friend, very smart, “read too much” in and end up having a panic attack – presumably because he thought his thoughts could control the world he was living in.

    What’s the difference between TaGR and “The Secret” ?

  3. Think and Grow Rich is one of those books you have to read and re-read. They say that you haven’t read The Millionaire Real Estate Agent until you’ve made your way through it 8 times. I’m guessing I’ll be still finding new pearls after rereading it multiple times. Since I picked up this book for the first time in January, I’ve already run across a three people who say they read it every year in December or January as they renew and get prepared for the coming year.

    I had the good fortune of reading Think at the same time I was reading the Celestine Prophecy. One illuminated and reinforced the other, and it was great to read them in tandem. If you haven’t read it yet, I think you’ll like it. Last time I was renting movies, I noticed it on the shelf.

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