Napoleon Hill was an American author ( 1883-1970) who played a major role in today’s surge of demand in law of attraction and personal development material.
He also served as a presidential advisor to both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.
His most famous book “Think and Grow Rich” was published in 1937, sold over 20 million copies at the time of his death in 1970, and is one of the best-selling books of all time selling over 70 million copies by 2011.
The book is founded of an earlier work of Hill’s “The Law Of Success” which saw him undertake a 20 year study of America’s wealthiest and most successful people at the bidding of Andrew Carnegie who was generally considered to be one of the if not the wealthiest person in the world at the time.
Carnegie believed that the formula for success was a simple process that anyone could duplicate and the study’s aim was to find the common success principles that these people shared and formulate them into a how-to guide for the common man.
Hill's book is credited by many of today's success teachers and law of attraction coaches as being one of their first introductions to the concepts of using the power of the mind to see and then follow the dreams of the lives they wanted to live.
Below is the original full length video edition of Napoleon reading Think and Grow Rich published in 1937.
“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.” - Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
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Also, to learn more about Napoleon visit the official Napoleon Hill foundation website.