Think and Grow Rich

If I were going to summarize this book in three words I will say: focus, discipline and visualization. Napoleon Hill teaches us how to achieve wealth through 13 steps. Before starting discussing the 13 steps, the author touches on how your thoughts can help you achieve the goal that you want.

You need to be a student of yourself, learn from your mistakes and study your emotions. You also need to have self-control in order to manage yourself. Once you can manage yourself you can put your immediate needs aside and focus on your long-term goals. Maturity will let you enjoy the present. Take control of your doubts, indecisions, indifferences and procrastination. Here are the 13 steps:

  1. Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement
    • Write a vision for your life
  2. Faith: Visualizing and Believing in the Attainment of Desire
    • Believe in yourself and be persistent
  3. Autosuggestion: The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind
    • Program your mind, body and soul
  4. Specialized Knowledge: Personal Experiences or Observations
    • Seek knowledge
    • Develop a strategy
    • Execute
  5. Imagination: The Workshop of the Mind
    • Be like a kid and dream. Dream big, but don’t daydream…
  6. Organized Planning: The Crystallization of Desire into Action
    • You will be the average of the five people you spend the most time with
  7. Decision: The Mastery of Procrastination
    • What is The One Thing that will create more value
  8. Persistence: The Sustained Effort Necessary to Induce Faith
    • Combine persistence and desire
  9. Power of the Master Mind: The Driving Force
    • Transform intelligence, experience and research into energy
    • These people will help you with your accountability
  10.  The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
    • Use the same desire for sex, but toward your goals
  11. The Subconscious Mind: The Connecting Link
    • Train yourself for success
  12. The Brain: A Broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought
    • Train your mind
  13. The Sixth Sense: The Door to the Temple of Wisdom
    • This is the gut feeling. But this has to be developed and trained.

Be discipline and put these 13 steps into action and you will see how your life will change with time.