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A motivational kick in your mental butt.
on October 10, 2012
As the author of [...], I know a thing or two about financial info-products such as what makes them good, bad, worth buying and reading or just skipping past. This one's worth buying and reading, specifically for those newly awakened to the idea of financial freedom.
Napoleon Hill, often credited with creating more millionaires than anyone else, writes about the mental secrets of achievement-oriented thinking in his classic book Think and Grow Rich. A must for anyone wanting to improve their lives and their positive thinking. This book teaches the universal laws of success, how to deal with failures and defeats, and then turn them into opportunities, how to have a winning attitude toward life, people, circumstances and almost everything.
It contains formulas for success, happiness, and wealth allegedly proven by 500 characters studied and discussed throughout this book. It is supported by stories of great successful people who applied the secrets and laws mention in this book whether knowingly or unknowingly on their parts.
The advice of this book is not exactly specific, but it rather seems very much like common sense and something that we should all know but really need to be reminded of. Hill's great secret is that "Anything the human mind can believe, the human mind can achieve." Although it may now be fashionable to dismiss (often with ridicule) all such aphorisms, the fact remains that every success in life does indeed require an idea, an insight, that someone then makes a reality.
While this book does not cover in detail topics such as investing and entrepreneurship, it is a very important read for those who need to change their mindsets about their chances of success. Three stars for Think and Grow Rich.
Less Jargony: Yes
Specific and Detailed: No
Easy to Read: Yes
Will you learn something new: No