Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – Book Summary

Think and grow rich by napoleon hill is a top-selling book with over 15 million copies sold all over the world. The book was originally published in 1937 and throws deep insights into monetary and personal satisfaction for entrepreneurs.

Struggling financially? The book “think and grow rich” not only talks about how to think big and grow your income to become rich but also de-ciphers all mental barriers allocated to lack of growth. The book orchestrates ways into the power of burning desire to change your mind and ultimately change your life.

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The book highlights the importance of thoughts and mind power. It talks about goals, success, focus, and most importantly growth.

Here’s the complete summary of the book think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill.


A burning desire is a very powerful thing. It brings chemical changes in your mind through your positive thoughts. It pulls the motivation to do something and also pushes the motivation so you are inclined to take the action and move forward.


Want to excel in your career. Adapt the paradigm shift of thought process. Instead of thinking about salary, benefits think about growth opportunities in that position that will provide ways for the benefits in a long run.


To become a leader you have to follow a leader first. You have to learn how to make: a decision by closely observing a leader before presenting yourself to this opportunity.


You need to create a definite plan for the money. The plan must specify a date when you intend to make the money you wish. You need to point out what are you doing to make money by writing a clear statement about your course of action and then read your written statements aloud, two times a day, every single day.


People fail but instead of emotionally attaching themselves to the failure, assess the reason for your failure, prepare, and try again.


Everything has a starting point and faith is the starting point of success. It is the faith that holds your motive together for something. By bringing a change in your thinking and by training your mind, faith can be induced for creating affirmations to the subconscious mind by orchestrating ways for positive emotions and blocking negative emotions.

If you believe in yourself, people will believe in you and according to the author, Faith is an antidote for failure.

Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!

It’s an attribute that transmits spiritual elements and changes ordinary thoughts.

Faith also summons your proactiveness to never stop trying, to be willing to help others, and understand the importance of self-confidence.

If you spend 10 minutes a day practicing it, your mind will change forever.

Auto Suggestion:

Autosuggestion transmits our desires to the subconscious mind and solidates the faith.

It’s a way to affect the subconscious, influence it to the belief for taking control of decisions, feelings, and most important the actions. By repetitive conscious thoughts, we gain complete control of the mind.

Specialized Knowledge:

In order to achieve your desires, wish, and goals, the most important step is to gain personal experience of that particular thing. To become successful, you are required to have specialized knowledge of that product, service, or profession.


The author says humans are so powerful that they can achieve anything they desire. Ideas can be transformed into reality through our solid imagination. The best way to achieve this is to come up with a list of ideas that inspire you and make the best use of your talent.

You are as big as you imagine is the key to become successful in life. Every successful personal once imagined their goal.

Organized Planning:

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is organized planning. You must identify all clear steps you would take to covert your desires into achievements. Hoping to succeed is actually a hope against hope but executing the plan and be able to modify it to achieve your goals is the best course of action. Never give up on your goals and most importantly, never give up on yourselves.


You can only become successful if you develop the ability to make a decision. All successful people make decisions instantly and they stick to their words. They do not change their mind quickly and give their decision a fair shot which means, you’ve got to develop the courage to stand by your decision and work hard on it to make it a pleasant reality by achieving your goals.


If you are persistent, you will get it and if you are consistent you will keep it. The lack of persistence is one of the major causes of failures. Weak desires result in weak results but a strong persistence is inculcated through the power of a strong will of a person that makes things happen.

In order to develop persistence, you have to define a definite purpose backed by a burning desire to get a job done. You have to create a definite plan and filter out all negative thoughts while staying honest to your cause.

Power of the Mastermind:

A mastermind is referred to in the book as having a team of competent people in place who help you excel in your life. You can not gain power and succeed without the power of a mastermind.

“No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind”.

Subconscious Mind:

Your subconscious mind is the link between the finite mind and intelligence. The subconscious mind can be used for floating desires into the physical equivalent. The author says, in order to get complete and absolute control over your subconscious mind, you have to develop the habit of using the following 7 major positive emotions to your advantage.

  1. Desire
  2. Faith
  3. Love
  4. Sex
  5. Enthusiasm
  6. Romance
  7. Hope

The Brain:

the brain is a broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thought. The subconscious is the sending station of the brain and creative imagination is the receiving station where the vibration of thoughts are picked up. When stimulated to a high rate of vibration, the mind becomes more receptive to thoughts. The stepping up is a result of positive or otherwise emotions.

The sixth sense:

You develop sixth sense through meditation only. That is how the mind develops once you master the sixth sense. You will be able to get pre-warnings, dangers ahead of time to make a decision when it matters the most. The same goes for encashing excellent opportunities. In order to practice sixth sense properly, you’ve got to get over negative thoughts and fears.

Willpower plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the sixth sense against negative influences. It is very important to surround yourself with people who lift you higher and help you grow.

Outwitting the Ghosts of Fear:

There are six basic fears and we suffer from a combination of them at one point in time.

  1. The fear of Poverty
  2. The Fear of Criticism
  3. The fear of ill Health
  4. The fear of loss of the love of someone
  5. The fear of old age
  6. The fear of death

By training our minds and allowing positive thoughts, we can overcome these fears.

“The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile.” ~ Plato

The book also highlights the importance of staying busy in order to avoid the gateway to these negative thoughts.


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