June 8, 2024


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No matter which profession one chooses to become rich, he/she must have the correct mindset. This is the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill who has given about the tactics and ideas to go with the idea of becoming rich. Below readers can find the top five takeaways summary of Think and grow rich.

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self

Takeaway 1: It is what you think that matters

Truly 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.

This is the main idea of “Think and Grow Rich”. The title also suggests if you do not see riches in your thoughts how can you expect to ever see them in your bank account.

Think and Grow Rich Summary by Santwana Mohanty

All achievements and all earned riches start with an idea. Every great leader that has ever existed was once a dreamer. One has the ability to control his/her own mind because he/she can feed it with whatever thought impulses that he/she choose.

Takeaway 2: A Burning Desire

The universe does not respond to vaguely expressed wishes. It responds to a burning desire, implemented through definite plans and constant persistence.

God seems to throw himself on the side of the man who knows exactly what he wants if he’s determined to get just that

If one wants to reach higher than mediocrity he/she should be sure that he/she can attach a burning desire to a possible outcome of that endeavor of him/her.

Takeaway 3: Become an unstoppable force

Persistence is everything in any part of life where you wish to thrive. Napoleon Hill states that

“There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the quality is to the character of a man what carbon is to steel”

When someone has cultivated the habit of persistence they gain insurance against failure. At times, it may seem like other people succeed without first paying the price but that is probably not true.

The grass is not greener on the other side. Stick to your plan and win.

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits

Takeaway 4: Sexual Energy

According to the author of “Think and Grow Rich”, the five strongest stimulants known to man are:

Friendship, Music, a burning desire for riches, Love, and Sex. The desire for sex is the most powerful of all human desires. Observe what happens to any animal after it has been castrated and you see what happens when sexual energy is removed from a being.

All men who have reached the highest level of achievements have had highly developed sexual natures. The transmutation of sex energy to energy and creativity in other endeavors is a primary source of genius.

The energy must be transmuted from desire for physical contact into some other form of desire and action before it will lift one to the status of a genius

Takeaway 5: The ghosts of fear

One must conquer the fears first. Here are six most common and most destructive ones and one must remember they only exist in one’s mind and he/she has the ability to control them if he/she so desires and practice enough.

They are the fear of poverty, Fear of Criticism, the Fear of Ill health also fear of loss of the love of someone, the Fear of old age, and mostly fear of Death

All must kill these fears by coming to the conclusion that nothing life has to offer is worth the price of a constant worry. It’s what you think that matters.


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