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Think and Grow Rich - Have you taken action?

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  1. ShadeDream

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    Just wondering if anyone around who has read this book, has actually followed through and taken action?

    What's your experience so far?
     
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    How was the book OP? I was thinking of getting it. Would you recommend it?
     
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    I listened to the original audio book on youtube. It's a pittle different but that book has changed my life for the better. Writing down your goals and repeating them with confidence really seems to make them materialize. Id say more but Im on my phone and its being laggy and has no autocorrect.
     
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    They are pretty good. I would say he is even better than other life coaches.
    Anthony Robbins is pretty good too.

    But it is believed that Napoleon Hill is "crazy". If you read the later chapters, he kept saying he has a meeting with the invincible counsellors.

    http://www.successcurrent.com/personal_success/was-napoleon-hill-crazy/

    Do you know that his later book is more controversial? It is entitled, "Outwitting The Devil".
    Read it, it is terrible. Don't get it. It is not even half as good as Think and Grow Rich.
    It was one of his work that was supposed to be never published. But after his decease, his wife took the effort to have it published.

    The book is basically Napoleon Hill "meeting" the devil and interviewing him.

    Regardless, he inspired many (even me). Shifting paradigm, .etc. And it teaches a lot about not giving up, changing your belief system, .etc.
    Awesome book. So those who have NOT read it yet, don't let my above statements discourage you. It is still a wonderful book.

    I read it during high school and it changed me. Everyone sees me differently after that. I don't know how to describe it, but you just feel there's a guidance to be a better man.
     
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    I haven't yet finished it, I would say it is rather interesting but at the same time I think most would dismiss it as somewhat fictional.

    I would definitely recommend giving it a go as you may like it. I know I do.

    I'm in my early 20's and to be honest it feels like this book was meant to be read by me. Maybe not meant to be but it feels like it came along at the right time. It fits with some of my thoughts and it just clicks. I haven't finished reading it yet, but I'm really liking it.

    I've heard quite a bit about him, including the $10 million check story. He's been one of my favorite actors way before I even knew this.
     
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    I really liked the first part of the book and I implented some of his ideas into my life.
    For example: Write your goals down and repeat them every day. (after waking up and before going to bed).

    It´s a book where you really need to pick out the actual helpful parts and disregard his crazy ideas.
    He should have kept things seperated in my opinion.
     
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    What is it about IM'ers and self help nuts really? Shouldn't we all be spending more time on developing our methods and tangible skills, instead of sucking up to so called gurus, whose teachings and personal characters show themselves to be seriously flawed at even the most cursory of examinations?
     
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    You're missing the point.
     
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    The point of the thread? OK, fair enough. I haven't followed through on the teachings of Napoleon Hill. I was more into extrapolating on the subject.
     
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    Your Username never fails to let me down :)

    j/k
     
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    I don't agree about him going "crazy". I just finished reading "Outwitting the devil", and although I have some skepticism as to whether it was written by Napoleon himself and left like that for years, if it was - it's a masterpiece.

    There are some claims in that book regarding overindulgence in things, alcohol, narcotics, etc., which are described far better than most people today can describe them. It explains some concepts which would have made him appear crazy in HIS TIME, but today, I have a huge appreciation towards "Outwitting the Devil".

    As for Think and Grow Rich - I started reading it 4-5 times in high school, never got past the 3-4 chapters as it was motivating and I immediately started working on projects which took up my time lol. I'll give it another try this month and report back once I am done with the current readings.
     
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    Its bullshit... Napoleon Hill died a poor man and there is no record of the so called meeting between Hill and Andrew Carnegie dispide the fact that mr Carnegie made records of everybody and anything, he had some kind of a record OCD...

    Here is a great article about Hill http://www.dobermandan.com/napoleon-hill-was-wrong/
     
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    How long did it take to sell this many copies? He might have died a poor or a rich man, but if, when you read his principles, apply them, and get a good return for them, does that even matter?

    I love his books because what I have read from him makes sense TO ME, it works for me, gets me in the state I need to be in to achieve my goals and that's all that matters to me.

    Also, I don't believe him to be full of BS, but that doesn't make anything that I wrote above any less true.
     
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    I never bought into self help gurus or courses. If they were any good they would be busily living their own lives the way Steve Jobs or Warren Buffet did or are doing. To me these are just another variant on WSOs. The only advice I have followed is from John Irving, "You got to get obsessed and stay obsessed." Everything else will fall into place.
     
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    @Shadedream Once you are done with Think And Grow Rich check out...

    1. The Master Key System
    2. The Science Of Getting Rich
    3. The Richest Man In Babylon
     
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    I would also suggest "The Richest Man In Babylon" - a must read for anyone with high ambitions when it comes to wealth.
     
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    There is a person whom I would like to mention here. His name is Shiv Khera. If I did not read his book called "You can Win" a few years back, I would have been working in a Call center now, instead of becoming a coder. I will recommend it to all. If you haven't read it yet, please do :)
     
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    Well if you belief you can get rich by eating three frogs per day, and you die poor, how big is the change that you get rich from eating three frogs per day?

    Sure it is like a religion for you, but that doesn't make that the principals are true, there are billions of people whom believe in God while there is no shred of evidence of the existence of God... Just because you belief in something doesn't make it true now does it?

    Well i have read all his work, listen to all the audio recording there is to be found on the internet and i was like you once, i believed also in the hyped up bullshit of new age thinking and positive thinking, i have spend 10 years on that crap...

    Years i could have used to make money but instead if was studying various teachings, and i can say with confidence that there is no such thing as a universe that will give you shit just because you talk to yourself in the mirror each day.

    Even if you take action, you can still lose your shirt, i did...

    You know when i started to make real money, enough to provide for me and mine? When i dropped all that new age bullshit about positive thinking, Napoleon Hill, the secret and all that crap and just started to work on my business. For me that is proof that the seince of getting rich is a load of crap just like all the other spin off teachings.

    To bad it has cost me 10 years to find out that i was a dumbass idiot.
     
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    I think most books drag an idea out into several chapters when they could explain it all a lot quicker.

    The key of "think and grow rich" is the law of attraction. The law of attraction is sometimes taken to mean you sit around thinking about nice things and nice things will happen to you. This is of course crap and people that daydream of a better life are destined to fail.

    The point of the law of attraction and most positive thinking is to attract success into your life. You do this by working hard and seeking opportunity. You attack life with a positive attitude and overcome obstacles. Your winning spirit attracts kindred spirits who want to share in your positivity and can help you attain success.

    I am not some new age hippy, but hard work, belief,a definite goal and strong visualisation of what it will feel like to acheive your goal will give you a great chance of making it.
     
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