By Remez Sasson
Napoleon Hill was born on October 26, 1883 and passed away on November 8, 1970. He was an American author, who was one of the first authors who wrote ans publicized the connection between success and the powers of the mind. His most famous book is “Think and Grow Rich. which is one of the best-selling books of all times.
Napoleon Hill wrote about the power of belief and faith, and the role they play in achieving success. One of his most known saying is, “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
His formula for success, as taught in his book “Think and grow rich”, is followed by many people who have read his book. This book, and the other books he wrote, are still popular today, and are still exerting a great influence on the mind of the people who study or write about creative visualization and the law of attraction.
Napoleon Hill began his writing career at age 13 as a “mountain reporter” for small town newspapers and went on to become America’s most beloved motivational author. He dedicated many years of his life to define the reasons why people fail to achieve financial success and happiness in their life.
The turning point in the writing career of Napoleon Hill has occurred in 1908 with his assignment, as part of a series of articles about famous men, to interview the billionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who at the time was one of the most powerful men in the world.
Napoleon Hill discovered that Andrew Carnegie believed that the process of success could be elaborated in a simple formula that could be duplicated by the average person. Andrew Carnegie commissioned Napoleon Hill to interview over 500 successful men and women, many of them millionaires, in order to discover and publish this formula for success.
Read quotes and watch a video with Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich”.
“A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And as he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his unhappy condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts. He ceases to kick against circumstances, stops finding fault with his neighbors, and begins to discover the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.”
- Napoleon Hill
“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”
- Napoleon Hill