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6 Inspiring Napoleon Hill Quotes From Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich is an inspiring book that teaches the value and techniques involved in changing your way of thinking in order to change your financial situation for the better.

Think and Grow Rich was written by Napoleon Hill and published in 1937 when the American economy was struggling from the economic blows of the Great Depression.

Who Was Napoleon Hill?

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was among the first of the “new thought movement” authors to write about personal success and the law of attraction being powered by the way we think and what we believe.

According to the bio in Think and Grow Rich, a meeting with Andrew Carnegie was the catalyst behind Hill’s search for how to use the power of thinking to change one’s fortune.

6 Inspiring Napoleon Hill Quotes From Think and Grow Rich

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”

“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

“Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.”

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”

“The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.”

Personally, I loved Think and Grow Rich, and I found information in it that led me to change far more than my financial situation for the better, and I wish I could quote the whole book to you – but that would be pointless since Napoleon Hill already wrote it.

Five Inspiring Self Esteem Quotes

Rather than chat about my thoughts on building self confidence, for tonight’s post I just want to share these five inspiring quotes and a few words about why I love each of them. I hope you’ll find them to be great confidence booster, and that you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I did.

5 Self Esteem Quotes

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self Esteem Quotes
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 If you don’t believe you can do something, you won’t be able to. It’s believing in yourself and trusting your own inner knowledge that guides each of us to – or away from – personal success.

“Someone’s opinion of you does not  have to become your reality.”

– Les Brown

Does anyone really know you better than you know yourself? No one can know every thought, every nuance of character that slides through each of our minds, so no one else’s opinion of us really matters a bit. You know in your heart who you are, block out the voices of others that ring in your ears if they bring you negativity and false judgement.

“The man who does not value himself, cannot  value anyone or anything.”

– Ayn Rand

Don’t waste your life and your heart chasing after or waiting on someone who does not even love him or herself and who is incapable of loving you – if they don’t love themselves, they won’t ever truly love you – they are incapable. That also goes for you – if you want to be capable of loving someone else, recognize what is good ad lovable in yourself, and let it blossom before you draw someone else into a loveless relationship.

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you won’t do anything with it.”

– M. Scott Peck

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Learn your worth – walk away from the TV or computer games, or whatever your “escape” thing is – and show yourself what you are capable of – learn what you – what your time is worth – then make a beautiful, positive impact on the world, because you owe it to yourself to do that.

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”

– Margaret Thatcher

It’s true – if you do the right thing even when it’s hard, it touches you to the core of your being, and that goes the opposite way too, though. If you do the wrong thing, it leaves a charred mark on your spirit that takes a long time to heal – if it ever does.