20 Things Napoleon Hill Said That Changed Millions of Lives


Napoleon hill changed the lives of millions of people through his teachings.think and be rich” and “beat the devil“- Here’s some of his best advice… (and our explanation of it)

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“The starting point of all achievements is desire. Keep this in mind constantly. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire produces a small amount of heat.” – Napoleon Hill

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There is no fire without DESIRE. The fire within can be extinguished only when you really want it…

This is why any great thing begins the moment you decide you have to achieve it. That burning desire from within… the moment you decide: it is!

This is the beginning of something great. To find that spark, do whatever you can to get that fire within burning.

“Patience, persistence and sweat make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

“Victory is always possible to him who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon Hill

For the person who refuses to give up, nothing ends in him.

There is no failure for the person who does not give up… only delayed success.

If it’s not happening right away: don’t leave. Be patient for the fact that it hasn’t shown up yet, but it’s impatient to work towards it.

Stay tuned… and eventually it’ll be yours!

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache brings with it a seed of equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

“Most great people have achieved their greatest success only one step ahead of their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill

“Opportunity is often disguised as misfortune, or temporary defeat.” – Napoleon Hill

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Most people strive for life with little or no struggle. No one looks for pain or challenges and neither should they… but that is exactly where the GROWTH lies. In the challenges and struggles that come from pushing for what you really want in life.

People who refuse to go after what they really want in life are by default a failure.

Sure, they won’t have to face failures… they won’t have to live with the embarrassment of failure… but they have to live with something worse… and that is REGRET.

If you’re really pushing to be the best version of yourself… there’s going to be failure… there’s going to be heartache, embarrassment and everything in between… but if you refuse to quit Do… if you persist… not only do you succeed in reaching your goal… but you’ll earn something much more valuable: pride and character.

Pride and character come only from development. Growth only comes from pushing oneself. You can’t buy it, you have to earn it.

“Tell me how you use your free time, and how you spend your money, and I’ll tell you where and what you will be in ten years from now.” – Napoleon Hill

How can you tell what your future will look like? Take a look at your daily habits.

If they are strong, your future will be strong.

If they are designed to lead you to the life you want… you will move towards the life you want. If they’re not… you won’t.

You should be intentional about how you spend your time and your money.

Make a plan of daily work that over time leads to stronger habits…. Habits that will take you closer to your goal.

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

Goals are great, but without deadlines they are wishes, hopes… dreams.

Dreams can come true only when you are serious about them… and the first step to getting serious about your goals is to set a deadline for when you want to achieve them.

It should be hard enough to reach to get you going right away… but close enough to get to realistically.

It must be a struggle to achieve it… but not impossible.

Another way to put it: The person you’re healing now shouldn’t be able to achieve this. You have to fully develop into someone else by pushing yourself in a positive way to be sure.

It’s a goal!

“When defeat strikes, accept it as a sign that your plans aren’t right, rebuild those plans, and move forward once again toward your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill

Defeat comes to all of us. Most of us give up.

Don’t be the most. When temporary defeats come to you – take responsibility. What can you do better?

How can you use failure as a lesson? How can your PLAN or PATH be clear next time?

do not give up.

Shock everyone with your persistence and staying power. Then shock them with your results a second time.

“Whatever the mind of man can think and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“The mind has no limits except those we accept.” – Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill believed that there were no limits.
Most of the greatest men in history refused to entertain the limits of the majority. If they did… they would never have been great and we might never have known they existed.

Refusal to accept the limitations of your family, friends or society.

If it’s never been done before… believe you can be the first.

If someone doesn’t believe you… be a beginner.

It is very clear that Mindset can be the biggest asset you can have if you want to do great things in your life.

Develop that mindset, believe in yourself and be invincible.

“There is never a crowd at the top of the ladder of success.” – Napoleon Hill

There is never a rush to the top of the ladder of success, as most people settle.

Most people settle down before climbing the ladder. They settle in their jobs, they settle in relationships… they settle in their health.

They refuse to make the effort in the beginning, and so their life… becomes one big effort for the day.

Be one of the few people who isn’t afraid to take the hard road early so that you can enjoy the easy road later in life. Keep climbing that ladder, and when you get to the top, see if you can inspire someone else to work your way up.

“It takes half your life before you discover life is a project in itself.” – Napoleon Hill

“If you don’t conquer yourself, you will conquer yourself.” – Napoleon Hill

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This life of yours is exactly the same… yours.

It is yours to make whatever you want. If you want a great body: It’s your responsibility. If you want a great mindset: Your responsibility.

Government can tax you…but no one can tax your mind…Nobody and any event can win you but yourself.

Take care of your mind, nothing is more important than this. Nurture it with positive thoughts, with teachings that help you grow, with anything and everything that makes you feel better, stronger as a human being.

There is nothing more important.

“The road to success is the path of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” – Napoleon Hill

“Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.” – Napoleon Hill

“Education comes from within; You get it through struggle and effort and thought.” — Napoleon Hill

No one ever moved on from acting like they knew everything about everything.

be so humble that you don’t know everything

Be curious enough to seek new knowledge wherever you go. In books, in teachings and with everyone you talk to.

There is always something to learn from everyone.

Surround yourself mostly with people who will either make your future better, or make you feel good in the present.

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life whatever you want.” – Napoleon Hill

“If you can’t do great things, do small things in great ways.” – Napoleon Hill

“Don’t stop. The time will never be right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools as you progress.” — Napoleon Hill

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