Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
I’m always looking for motivational and inspirational books. I need them because they help me see that my life has potential. Sometimes, in my depression, I get trapped in the way I think and see life. I feel lost. I feel like my life is pointless.
Books seem to be one of the only things that help me find my way out and so I’m always on the hunt for those that motivate me in new ways. The ones that change my perception and challenge my ideas.
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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one such book. It was written in 1937 during the Great Depression – commissioned by Andrew Carnegie. Napoleon Hill spent the better part of 20 years interviewing over 500 people. Both those who succeeded (Ford, Woolworth, Rockefeller, etc.) and those who didn’t.
Now I’m not going to lie. Some parts of this book are a little bit out there (aka batshit crazy), but a lot of the principles are pretty sound.
-Lack of decision causes failure.
-People who have no desire of their own are heavily influenced by others and therefore are not likely to succeed.
-General education does NOT correlate with wealth – specialized knowledge (or access to it) does.
-Create a strategy and start taking action.
Who Would Like This Book
I don’t own my own business. I’m not an entrepreneur. But regardless, I really enjoyed this book and thought it had a lot of great insights that I’ve applied to my every day life.
Whether you DO own your own business or just want to be more productive and feel a little more motivated.. this book is applicable to many different situations and suited for a variety of readers.