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Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

The secret of success

Millions of people look at the achievements of [world-changing automaker] Henry Ford, after he has arrived, and envy him, because of his good fortune, or luck, or genius, or whatever it is that they credit for Ford’s fortune.


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Do you know the secret?

Perhaps one person in every hundred thousand knows the secret of Ford’s success, and those who do know are too modest, or too reluctant, to speak of it, because of its simplicity. A single transaction will illustrate the “secret” perfectly.

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It’s all about determination

A few years back, Ford decided to produce his now famous V-8 motor. He chose to build an engine with the entire eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine.

The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was...

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And belief

Ford said, “Produce it anyway.”

“But,” they replied, “it’s impossible!”

“Go ahead,” Ford commanded, “and stay on the job until you succeed no matter how much time is required.”

The engineers went ahead. There was nothing else for them to do, if they were to remain on the Ford st...

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To have what you want

At the end of the year, Ford checked with his engineers, and again they informed him they had found no way to carry out his orders.

Go right ahead,” said Ford, “I want it, and I’ll have it.” They went ahead, and then, as if by a stroke of magic, the secret was discovered.

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