So what is the secret of Think and Grow Rich?


What's the secret?

The basic consensus of the law of attraction is that your thoughts, both conscious and unconscious, create what happens in your life. The key is that you become what you think about most of the time. Your thoughts control who and what you become.

Napoleon Hill refers to the secret but does not state exactly what it is but rather alludes to it throughout the book. He states “In every chapter of this book, mention has been made of a money making secret which has made fortunes for more than 500 exceedingly wealthy men whom I carefully analyzed over a long period of years” And this:

“If you are ready to put it to use, you will recognise it at least once in every chapter. When it appears you will recognise it”

The opening paragraph on Think and Grow Rich states, “Truly, thoughts are things, and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects.”

Further evidence comes from the writings of Andrew Carnegie, the man Napoleon Hill studied for many years:

“Here is the prime condition of success, the great secret. Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun in one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it: adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it. This is the great secret…” Andrew Carnegie

The other key that Napoleon Hill focused on in his study of Carnegie was his belief that – ‘all achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea’.

So you must have an idea, link positive thoughts of expectation to the idea, get focused, believe that you can do you it, create a plan, take action and never give up. To sum up:

The Hidden Secret in Think and Grow Rich.

Step 1
Have a burning desire to one major definite purpose.

Step 2
Have faith that you will succeed.

Step 3
Create a definite plan and take action.

Step 4
Never give-up until you achieve your one major definite purpose.

When these steps are properly executed in the correct sequential order on a consistent basis you cannot fail but to achieve your major goal.

If your results are not what you want them to be – examine what you have been thinking about on a daily basis and you will see that your results match your thoughts – exactly. If you want to change your results, change what you think about on a daily basis. Your outer physical world will match your inner mental world – perfectly. If you have not aligned your thinking then you will have the experience of incongruence – nothing will match.

The best way to find out if your thoughts are aligned with reality is to look at what you are currently experiencing. For example, if you want to experience success in your job, you first have to identify what success means to you. Does success mean promotions, more money, or more responsibility?

As I have said before, the key is taking action. Sitting back and wishing will not make it happen. You need to know clearly what you are chasing and once you have the picture take action to get it.

This is true for all areas of prosperity.  If you want to be rich you need to start a business, get a better job or enrol in that course, if you want to be healthy you need to turn off the TV and exercise, if you want to be a great musician you have to practice. Wishing these things will not make them happen no matter how positive your mindset!

The benefits we get by along the way of creating prosperity are great.  Real abundance comes from striving for more, daring to be bold, imaginative and creative.  You make things happen and that gives you more confidence. As a side benefit significant personal growth happens.  To manifest more, you have to become more.


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6 Responses to “So what is the secret of Think and Grow Rich?”

  1. body mind Says:

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    • WorkLifeBankBalance Says:

      Thankyou very much for your comment. I really appreciate the fact that people are enjoying the blog. I certainly have a lot to say and find it’s a great outlet for 20 years of learning, experience and sharing!

  2. body mind Says:

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  3. body mind Says:

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