Thoughts are Things

Every new year, I take some time to review Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Following is a list of quotes that I think are worth reviewing periodically.

…”Thoughts are Things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects.

…when a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.

…opportunity…often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat…this is why so many fail to recognize the opportunity. intangible impulse of thought can be transmuted into material rewards by the application of known principles.

One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.

…I never stop because men say ‘no’…

Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delign in tripping one when success is almost within reach.

The better portion of all sales I have made were made after people had said ‘NO.’

…keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be, a lesson I needed to learn before I could succeed in anything.

One sound idea is all that one needs to achieve success.

When riches begin to come they come so quickly, in such great abundance, that one wonders where they have been hiding during all those lean years.

…riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work.

Success comes to those who become success conscious.

Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.

Another weakness…is the habit of measuring everything, and everyone, by their own impressions and beliefs.

…desire: knowing what one wants.

…”I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul,”…because we have the power to control our thoughts.

…our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds…these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.

…we must magnetize our minds with intense desire for riches…we must become “money conscious” until the desire for money drives us to create definite plans for acquiring it.

Maintain a spirit of open-mindedness…


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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