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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

How to build self confidence

How to build self confidence


How to build self confidence. Affirmations are an important part of the positive self suggestions you should be making to your subconscious mind. Self suggestion is important because what you think about eventually manifests itself into physical reality. Your physical reality. If you don’t suggest to your subconscious mind the things that you want out of life, then unfavorable thoughts will fill your mind. As Napoleon Hill says your subconscious mind is like a rich fertile garden in which weeds will grow if seeds of a more positive nature are not planted therein.

Affirmations are an important way to ensure that positive seeds are continuously planted in your subconscious mind. In case you don’t know, an affirmation is a positive statement that you either repeat aloud or repeat to yourself. This affirmation should be practiced daily. The reason an affirmation is important is that it programs your mind to begin to think positively. You can use it to control your thoughts. It also trains your mind to think in a positive manner when it is idle. A constant thought pattern that is positive will eventually manifest itself into your physical world.

Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich p. 45 has a Self Confidence Formula. The formula has five basic parts.

How to build self confidence

I will give you a summary of the parts and if you want to read more you have an opportunity to get a free copy of Think and Grow Rich on the right side of this blog post.

The first principle is that you formulate what your definite purpose in life is and that you demand of yourself action to achieve your purpose. Hill recognizes that you cannot reach success without having a goal. No ship can reach a destination if the captain and crew does not know what that destination is.

Second, You realize that the dominating thoughts of your mind will reproduce themselves in outward physical action and transform themselves into physical reality. This principle reinforces the idea that what you think about becomes your reality. Therefore, you should choose your thoughts carefully.

Third, Hill explains that through the principle of auto suggestion your mind will eventually seek expression through some means of attaining the object back of it. As a result, Hill advocates that you should devote ten minutes daily to the development of self confidence.

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How to build self confidence

The fourth principle recognizes that you should never stop trying to reach your definite chief aim in life and that you should never stop trying until you have developed sufficient self confidence for its attainment. Hill constantly promotes the development of self confidence.

Therefore, to accomplish thinking of the person I intend to become and the development of self confidence, I spend the time writing down my thoughts on this subject. These thoughts cover both the person I intend to become and self confidence. By writing down these thoughts I am able to ensure that I spend the time concentrating on the topics. Also, it ensures that at a later date I can review what those thoughts were.

The fifth principle acknowledges that once success is achieved, it cannot be maintained unless it is build upon truth and justice. Hill promotes eliminating hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism. He also causes you  to acknowledge that a negative attitude toward others can never bring you success.

This success formula is an affirmation that can be read daily. If followed, your self confidence will grow and you will be on the path to success. Your mind will have a constant focus on where it is you intend to go in your life. Success will be guaranteed. So go over to the right side of this post and get your free copy of Think and Grow Rich. 

See Also our blog post Do you practice mindfulness.

This is also an excellent PDF on Hill’s Keys to Success

Napoleon Hill – The Mastery of Procrastination

Napoleon Hill – The Mastery of Procrastination

Napoleon Hill – The Mastery of Procrastination.  The famous author Napoleon Hill wrote many books on success principles. His epic classic Think and Grow Rich tackled many important topics on success. In chapter 8 of the book entitled Decision: The Mastery of Procrastination, Hill discusses the importance of decision making and why it is one of the keys to success.

Hill cites  that one of Henry Ford’s outstanding qualities was his ability to come to quick decisions. In fact, Ford was known for this characteristic and one of his most famous decisions was to manufacture the Model T automobile over the objection of many of his advisers.

Hill notes that many successful people are quick to come to a decision and slow to change their minds. In fact, Hill cautions that many people that fail to accumulate wealth, do so because they are easily influenced by the decisions of others.

Napoleon Hill – The Mastery of Procrastination

Hill is a proponent of making up your own mind and then sticking to it. He advocates not sharing your opinions or plans with your friends and loved ones. He relates that your loved ones, will try to talk you out of accomplishing your plans. They will do this thinking that they are doing what is best for you. If you are easily persuaded than you will never have a plan of  your own.

Therefore, rely on your own research. Look at the example of others. Build a group of close associates that you can share your ideas with. These associates should also be successful people that Hill refers to as a mastermind group.

The main point is that you should formulate a plan and be persistent in carrying it out. When you continuously change from one thing to the next, the odds of your success are dim.

Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich, contains a gold mine of advice to attract success. Napoleon Hill’s – Mastery of Procrastination is a great chapter in a great book. You can get a copy of the book by clicking the link HERE or on right of this blog post.