Napoleon Hill was an American writer and philosopher. This guy spend most of his lifetime in the area of self-help literature. He is undoubtedly considered to be one of the best writers on success of all time. Personally, I would say he is the best one in terms of practicality of his thoughts.
He is famous especially for his awesome book called Think and grow rich.
It’s still a bestseller and you’ll see very quickly why. Let’s go through his biggest thoughts and gain some insight into his practical philosophy on how to achieve success in our lives. The reading of this book itself is full of motivational, positive and energizing vibes! However, be aware that the thoughts of NH are very influential and addictive. You may become mega successful after acknowledging his principles.
“A goal is a dream with a deadline”
When defining your goals you must be specific enough. It is crucial to be able to know where you should focus on your next steps. You should have a clear vision and a direction. Draw a map, take a compass and follow your path.
“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds”
We are our biggest mentors. We are fully in charge when it comes to our decision making process. We are fully responsible for our lives. Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are correct in both cases. That is actually another paraphrased quote of H. Ford, also a very successful man!
“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”
Another very strong quote. The key there is to know about a very important life lesson on perspective. You will become a loser only when you accept it. If you won’t accept your failure as the final result, you will never lose.
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
Everything that happens to you has its own purpose. Someone calls it faith, someone coincidence and others call it life. Be proactive, open your eyes and learn from your hardships. What seems to be negative now might be the biggest reason and determinant of your future success. It’s up to you. Your actions will decide about your destiny. The life is 10% of what happens to us and 90 % of how you react.
“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”
In order to become successful we need to stay a student. We should be craving to know more. Our minds should be open to gaining new knowledge, even if we look like a fool. Question everyone about anything and let the wisdom of others inspire you. Become a lifelong learner and harvest the seeds of your gained knowledge. The world is full of rich people that would love to share their wealth with the passionate listeners. You’ve been given two ears and one mouth. Think about what is more effective to use.
“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”
You need to understand this. If you want to succeed then you have to begin now. It doesn’t matter how bad your situation is until you start doing something actively. This is so important. Focus on what you can do and do it right now! The best time was yesterday, the second is now. Don’t postpone your decisions. You don’t want to regret as you’ll get older. Thank Napoleon later.
“If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.”
If you want to be great, you need to start focusing on the smallest details. That’s the way you’ll make an impact.
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
Another awesome inspiring quote. It says basically that you should understand and remind yourself about the importance of the power you have. Do not underestimate yourself in terms of your influence. You can change your life completely on your own. All you need is your own positive attitude. Can you make yourself happy? If you don’t like your environment then change it. It’s very simple. Just don’t be afraid of change. Change means progress… So make it happen!
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
What drives you? Let your passion rise and drive you through your following steps. Be aware of what makes you happy and what you truly love. If you are truly passionate about something, follow your heart and senses in order to achieve what must be achieved. Listen to your gut feelings and let yourself fall into the deepest state of happiness in the presence – flow.
“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
How does reading books help you, if you don’t actually do what they recommend. Why do you even bother learning when you don’t change anything and live the same way as you lived before. Don’t be the person who constantly preaches water in public and drinks wine quietly in the living room. After all, the only person you are cheating is you. And you don’t want to be cheated and deceived.
Which quote is your favourite one? Did we miss any? Just feel free to write it down in the comment section!
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