You may have heard excellent RAVING reviews from this book, Think and Grow Rich, and even though the book is over half a century old, the principle in this book is timeless.
And it has been a decade, and I read this book at least twice yearly.
Every time you read this book, you almost feel the principles inside this book become more ingrained in you.
Chapter 2 is my favorite which talks about the power of desire. I love the story of Napoleon Hill’s BURNING DESIRE to help his son hear just like normal kids and how he plants a seed from a young age.
One of my favorite quotes from the chapter is:
“There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.
The state of mind must be in belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.”
Chapter 11, The Mystery Of Sex Transmutation, has led to interesting discussions with my close friends over the years, which is a topic for a long discussion.
Thanks to this book, the power of desire are one robust framework I have added to my tool kit.
When things get challenging, I remind myself of the power of desire, as challenging stuff we want to accomplish in our life could come with pitfalls and setbacks.
Still, with the power of BURNING DESIRE, we can be so engaged in the task that we focus on solutions rather than problems.
Another Principle from the book that I try my best to ingrain in my life is the power of the mastermind.
As the saying goes, we are the average of 5 people we hang out with. I can say from experience that I don’t have five badass friends in my life at the time of writing.
I have one friend (my close friend now) who is much more confident and financially successful. My confidence and wealth have more than doubled in the last year. Our close friends seem to just pull you up or down like a magnet.
United States of America President has around 25 cabinet ministers and advisors to seek guidance and advice on Health, Defence, Education, Environment, among others.
We could all gradually build our cabinet ministers or mastermind group in our own life and Imagine how much better our life could be having badass people in our lives and supporting one another.