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Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules: The Lost Writings Paperback – December 31, 2008
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Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules: The Lost Writings consists of a series of magazine articles Napoleon Hill wrote between 1919 and 1923 for Success Magazine, of which he eventually became an editor. Hill's drive to become successful led him from the poverty stricken Appalachian Mountains to study rags-to-riches tycoons. These articles focus on Hill's philosophy of success. Drawing upon the thoughts and experiences of a multitude of influential people, Hill shows readers how those successful people achieved their status. Many of his writings, such as the chapter on the Law of Attraction, have been the basis of several bestselling books. Readers will discover principles designed to guide them to success if studied and put into action.
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Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author. Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success. His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the all time bestseller in the field. Hill established the Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement. His books, audio cassettes, videotapes, and other motivational products are made available as a service of the Foundation to help others build a library of personal achievement materials, and acquire financial wealth and the true riches of life.
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From the Back Cover
Napoleon Hill has been inspiring people to achieve their personal best for more than seventy years. He was the first and most famous motivational author of all time, and in fact, today's most successful self-help authors owe a lot to Hill's farsighted wisdom, including some of their very best ideas.
Now, Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules presents the articles Hill wrote between 1919 and 1923, which started it all. Never before collected in book form, these articles feature big nuggets of golden wisdom that are as applicable today as they were nearly a century ago. Based on interviews with famous rags-to-riches tycoons like Carnegie, Ford, and Edison, they reveal proven, effective paths to success that truly work for the average person—yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
These entertaining, lively articles are packed with plenty of inspiration and motivation and offer timeless insight on topics like the power of suggestion, building self-confidence, using persuasion versus force, and the law of attraction. If these ideas sound familiar, they are. Modern motivational writers have been tweaking and repackaging Hill's ideas for decades, but the original source remains the best. Read Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules and change your life.
Top Customer Reviews
There are twelve chapters in the book and the first chapter is only four pages long, but it is packed with information which should be read more than once. Hill says we all consist of and develop "sense impressions" from the same things; teachings we received at home, Sunday school or Church (which can be substituted for whatever religious background we have), public or private schools, and daily newspapers or magazines.
The impressions we have is what make up our conscious and sub-conscious minds and in order for us to be successful, we need to fine- tune them.
He emphasizes two things in later chapters; suggestion, which is how we influence the minds of others, and auto-suggestion, which is how we tap into the powers of our own mind. Hill believes the latter of the two is more important as we need to create in our minds the plan for achieving what we want.
He says the person who has a sound plan and has the self-confidence to make it work is undefeatable. Confidence must be created in the mind before that mind is "neutralized." What Hill means is that our minds can lose focus and it must be in a certain state where it will only accept the things which will help a person achieve his or her goals.
In the 4th chapter, Hill says there is an "unknown phenomena" that helps us when we pray. He emphasizes that it has "no connection whatsoever" with organized religion.Read more ›
Yes, this is the self help author that did it all almost 100 years ago and is still used as the inspiration for over 99% of all self help books!
Oh... That other 1% are not really self help as much as they are spiritual... like the Bible, and in all the religious books, Ask and you will receive, the law of attraction, they are as old as sand.
And Hill tells you he got his inspiration from God, so he's not taking all the credit like the people who use his information, spice it up and say it is theirs... when it is Napoleon Hill!
If we all read this there would have never been a group of people that take and give nothing back, causing all the pain and turmoil that we see from Wall Street.
Every technique or method, used in modern literature, is either directly borrowed or modified from Hill's ideas.
This particular book is a set of journal articles published in Hill's magazine in 30's. Although more than 70 years have passed the author's insight and ideas are extremely valuable.
Being totally honest because that is the only way I now it, after reading Think and Grow Rich this book is just o.k.
For me it was a hard read.
The only chapter that I thought was worth the read was lesson 6 How to Build Self Confidence.
Napoleon Hill is a great author but this is definitely not one of his best.
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Changed my perspective and confirmed my doubts about many things in our society. Most of all, this book gave me a better understanding of human habits. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah
Talk about a book that is relevant. This is just as relevant today as when it was written decades ago. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steve Meinen