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The Power Of Thought 馃挱

The Power Of Thought 馃挱

In this first chapter, Hill demonstrates the power of your thought and how it has the power to shape your life.

Hill writes that Edwin Barnes, a man who had an immense desire to partner and work with the famous inventor, Thomas Edison.

Besides Edwin Barnes, Hill also writes about Darby, the guy quit because he failed to mine gold.

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Desire

According to Napoleon Hill, desire is the starting point of all achievement.

Anyone can achieve anything they want if they have a strong enough burning desire.

And desire is not the same as a wish or a hope, it is definite and insatiable.

Hill writes, 鈥淭he most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose.鈥

In the book, Hill shares a six-step method how anyone can achieve what they desire in life, such as to amass wealth

These six steps are a part of the transformation of what you desire in your mind into the physical equivalent.

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Faith

In the third chapter, Hill writes about the important to have unshakable faith.

He admits that it is difficult and challenging to be faithful when everything else around you is falling apart, but Hill states that faith is absolutely essential especially during tough times.

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NAPOLEON HILL

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.鈥

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Autosuggestion

according to Hill, is to train your subconscious mind to attain the success you want.

Auto-suggestion is a technique of teaching yourself to believe that you can achieve whatever you want.

What you want to do is to condition your desire into your subconscious mind

when you have convinced yourself about the desire you want to achieve through auto-suggestion, you will work on the success you desire and gain desirable results effortlessly.

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Specialized Knowledge

Hill states that knowledge is power and if you want to achieve outstanding success, you must use your specialized knowledge.

It is the application of the knowledge that is important.

Knowledge itself is just a form of potential power.

Hill suggests readers to always seek knowledge through public libraries, training courses, universities, colleges, practical experiences, and often read books in the related industry to gain more specialized knowledge that will give you an edge

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Imagination

Hill says that imagination is one the most important steps to success that everyone must use.

He explains that there are two types of imagination, one is the synthetic imagination, which simple rearrange the existing ideas into new concepts.

And another type of imagination is the creative imagination, which creates something from nothing.

Hill writes that riches come 鈥渋n response to definite demands, based upon the application of definite principles鈥 when a creator of ideas and a seller of ideas got together and worked in harmony.鈥

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Organized Planning

Hill discusses how one can achieve extraordinary success through organized planning.

He shares with the readers a couple of steps that can be taken to construct a practical plan to accomplish what people desire.

First, Hill says, you must associate yourself with other people to create a direction and put your plan into action.H

He calls this group of people, the 鈥榤astermind鈥, which he also dedicates a whole chapter to this subject

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Decision

According to Napoleon Hill, one of the most common reasons people fail is because of procrastination.

He says that it is important to avoid procrastination and take immediate action.

Most people will wait and refuse to do things immediately, which causes them to lose motivation and eventually, fail in their venture.

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Persistence

Persistence is an extremely important factor that will determine your success and riches in life.

Hill says that it is an important habit or practice you need to develop to build faith and succeed in your endeavors.

There are a couple of examples given by Hill to show their will and determination in handling difficult moments.

One is none other than Thomas Edison, the famous inventor who invented light-bulb.

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Power of the Mastermind

Hill writes that mastermind is perhaps the most important principles to success.

As what he already explains in the earlier chapter, you need to leverage both the economic and 鈥減sychic鈥 features of having such a group of individuals to support you in your journey.

In a simple term, the combination of experience and brainpower has a serious economic advantage

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The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

Hill describes the power of sex transmutation in this chapter. He says that sexual urge is a very powerful force and oftentimes, men lose their focus and risk their lives, career and also money to quench their desires.

And if this sexual energy can be transformed into a creative energy, it has tremendous power and ability to help boost your willpower.

What Hill is trying to say is that sexual desires are insatiable and they can be converted into something that is very productive.

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The Subconscious Mind

This book is all about harnessing the power of your subconscious mind.

And though Hill has covered some of the most important ideas and the concept of your subconscious mind works in the earlier chapter, Hill dedicates a full chapter to remind his readers about the importance of understanding and connecting their subconscious mind with richest and success.

According to Hill, we can voluntarily plant any idea we desire in our subconscious mind to use its power to achieve what we want in life.

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The Brain

Napoleon Hill explains that our brain is a remarkable machine and it works just like a broadcasting and receiving station for thoughts.

With more than 14 million nerve cells, the brain works like a factor that guides and controls our day-to-day life.

He also says that thoughts are things and the greater the vibration our brain receives, the higher the chances we can achieve our goals.

This is why a mastermind group works.

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The Sixth Sense

Some people refer sixth sense to their gut feeling or intuition, and Hill says that it is crucial to believe and tap into one鈥檚 sixth sense when it comes to making a decision and accumulates wealth.

Hill defines sixth sense as 鈥渢hat portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the Creative Imagination,鈥 through which 鈥測ou will be warned of impending dangers in time to avoid them, and notified of opportunities in time to embrace them.鈥

Hill continues to say that it is not possible to explain how the sixth sense works, but it can only be understood once you have experienced it.

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How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear

In this chapter, Hill addresses that there are six fears that stop us in life.

They are poverty, old age, criticism, illness, love, and death. And because faith cannot co-exist with fear, you must learn to master your fear in order to grow your faith and to achieve the success you want in life.

When you are fearful, you will never have faith, and when you are faithful, you will never be fearful.

And Hill writes that fear is a state of mind, and because you can control your state of mind, you can overcome your fears.

Therefore, choose to exercise your willpower to banish your fear, your worry.

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The Devil鈥檚 Workshop

This is the final chapter in Think and Grow Rich.

And in this section, Hill talks about another important factor that may prevent you from getting what you want and becoming rich.

Hill states that this evil is even stronger and dangerous than the previous six fears that you have learned from the last chapter.

According to Hill, this evil is your susceptibility to negative influences.

And if you did not take immediate action to analyze yourself to figure out if you are under negative influences, it will grow so strong that becomes very difficult to eliminate.

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