ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: book review –
Thousands of personal finance books today promise to teach you just about anything under the sun. But perhaps none said it better than a 200-page book published in 1937, which went to become one of the bestselling books of all time: Think and Grow Rich.
This little gem presents a systematic approach to developing the skills and mindset required to achieve exceptional success in any field, personal or professional. It was the first book to ask, “What makes a winner?”
The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent “a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort” to produce the “Law of Success” philosophy that forms the basis of his books. And that is so powerfully summarized in this one, helping people overcome the psychological barriers that keep them from wealth.
“Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession. Then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognise failure, will bring riches.” (Napoleon Hill).
THE SIX STEPS
- Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. Then, be definite about the amount. There is a psychological reason for definiteness.
- Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. There is no such reality as “something for nothing.”
- Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
- Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire. Begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
- Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, Name the time limit for its acquisition. State what you intend to give in return for the money, And finally, describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
- Read your written statement aloud, twice daily. Once just before bed at night and once after waking up in the morning.