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Napoleon Hill’s fifteen laws of success

Napoleon Hill’s fifteen laws of success

Napoleon Hill’s fifteen laws of success. As you may be aware, Napoleon Hill is the great guru of success. He spent most of his career interviewing some of the most successful captains of industry trying to determine common threads for their success. Hill’s motivation was that America had just gone through the Great Depression. Hill wanted to give valuable information that people could use to reinvigorate and move back on a track for success.

Hill’s work the Laws of Success is considered the only complete course on the topic. In this course, Hill examines fifteen laws of success. As a result, Hill has fifteen lessons that he relies on to teach the principles of success as he sees them.

Napoleon Hill’s fifteen laws of success

Hill outlines the purpose of the course as dealing with “one of the greatest problems in life, If not, in fact the greatest, is that of learning the art of harmonious negotiation with others. This course was created for the purpose of teaching people how to negotiate their way through life with harmony and poise, free from the destructive effects of disagreement and friction which bring millions of people to misery, want and failure every year.”

Hill defines success as “the attainment of your definite chief aim without violating the rights of other people.” This is why the main object of the course is learning the harmonious art of negotiation with others.

Therefore, Hill’s fifteen lessons are designed to show the reader step by step how to develop  a personalty that gives them to power to influence other people to cooperate in a spirit of harmony.

The first lesson teaches how to develop a definite chief aim in life. Hill acknowledges that many people go through life aimlessly and without purpose. The lesson teaches the reader how to settle on a well conceived purpose as a life work.

Napoleon Hill's fifteen laws of success

Napoleon Hill’s fifteen laws of success

Secondly, self confidence is taught to help the reader master the six basic fears, poverty, ill health, old age, fear of criticism, fear of loss of love and fear of death.

In the third lesson, Hill teaches the habit of saving.  Hill looks at saving as one of the greatest known sources of power. It is systematically distributing your income so that a definite percentage of it will steadily accumulate.

The fourth lesson teaches initiative and leadership. Hill teaches that success comes from being a leader in your chosen field of endeavor. This lesson will cause the reader to gradually gravitate to the top in all undertakings.

Likewise, the fifth lesson teaches how to develop the imagination. The imagination causes the mind to conceive of new ideas and to develop new plans.

Napoleon Hill’s fifteen laws of success

Enthusiasm is a lesson that Hill teaches because it enables the reader to “saturate” everyone that he/she comes in contact with in interest in them and their ideas. This lesson teaches the foundation of the pleasing personality.

The seventh lesson teaches self control. Hill refers to this skill as the “balance wheel.” it allows the reader to control their enthusiasm and direct it where the wish it to go.

In addition, the eighth lesson involves the habit of doing more than paid for. This lesson takes advantage of the law of increasing returns which means that a person will eventually get a return on their money far out of proportion to the services rendered.

The next lesson is one of the most important ones. A pleasing personality is the object of the ninth lesson. It teaches the reader how to transform his/her personality so as to adapt to any environment.  Likewise the reader learns to adapt to any other personality.

Lesson ten revolves around accurate thinking. The person mastering this lesson will learn how to separate facts from information. It teaches how to determine what is an important fact.

Likewise, concentration is the object of the eleventh lesson. it teaches the reader how to focus attention on one subject at a time. It teaches the lesson of how to align with others in such a manner that you will have use of their entire knowledge to back you up in your own plans and purposes.

The twelfth lesson teaches co-operation. This is the value of team work. The reader is taught how to apply the law of the ” master mind.” The main goal is to teach how to coordinate your efforts with the efforts of others.

Napoleon Hill’s fifteen laws of success

Moreover, the thirteenth lesson teaches how to profit by failure. It will teach how to make stepping stones out of all past and future mistakes and failures. It teaches the difference between failure and temporary defeats.

Additionally, lesson fourteen teaches tolerance. This lesson is the key to learning how to avoid the disastrous effects of racial and religious prejudice. Hill terms this lesson the twin sister of accurate thought because he recognizes that no one can become an accurate thinker without practicing tolerance.

The last and final lesson teaches the application of the golden rule. Hill defines the golden rule as the great universal law of human conduct. By using this rule correctly, one can gain harmonious co operation from any individual or group of individuals.

Mastery of Napoleon Hill’s  fifteen laws of success  will transform the student into a person with a personality that no one can resist. These lessons will allow the reader to gain the cooperation of any individual or group. The main purpose of this being to achieve your chief aim. This collection is a must have for any library and any avid student or success principles.

Listen to the Laws of Success here. Also, review our previous posts relating to Napoleon Hill. Napoleon Hill’s Six Practical Steps to Acquiring Riches