The Secret in Think and Grow Rich?

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I know there are a few folks who have read the book in this forum, does anybody think they know what it is?

I've read the book so many times, I have some ideas. But i'd love to hear your thoughts!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Bainbridge
    OO! Wait, isn't this one of those things where if you tell someone what the secret is then they won't believe it and be doomed to failure forever

    Hahaha, I think everyone has a different idea what the secret is though, and I think that as long as you really believe you have found it and it really works for you... then you have..
    • Profile picture of the author Get Inspired Today
      I'd suggest you read it again... slower. Sounds funny but sometimes that's what it takes.

      I used to think I need to get through as many books as I can to make the most progress. But now I try more to get the most out of the books I read, in reasonable time.

      And really, I think if there was a flat out, simple "secret" that they just jam down your throat (kinda like the new secret lol) then people wouldn't get that much out of it.
  • Profile picture of the author chini
    Do you know what they keep secret, Napoleon went broke after he became wealthy. Thats the secret.
    • Profile picture of the author meerkat29
      Originally Posted by chini View Post

      Do you know what they keep secret, Napoleon went broke after he became wealthy. Thats the secret.
      That's what Dan Kennedy said in one of his videos. How in the world did Napolean Hill go broke?
  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    yes i have turned the glass upside down many years ago, but am i correct ? not sure.
  • Profile picture of the author Bellthorpe
    There is no 'secret'.
  • Profile picture of the author markament
    For me it boils down to what Napoleon Hill calls "Definite Major Purpose" The thing that you have as your very clear absolute purpose on this planet. He says you should repeat it before you go to sleep and only share it with those closest to you.
    • Profile picture of the author clwest
      Read the chapters and ponder Grasshopper! After the time of thought, thoughtfully answer the questions. Take time to read the book and find the underlying currents. They you will fins the "secret".

      You need to understand that this book will be different each time you read it. Alas, there are many secrets and most are in plain sight.

      (was that Zen/Mr Miorgi enough?)
    • Profile picture of the author JustinP
      I was going to write my own response but then I saw what Mark put here

      Originally Posted by markament View Post

      For me it boils down to what Napoleon Hill calls "Definite Major Purpose" The thing that you have as your very clear absolute purpose on this planet. He says you should repeat it before you go to sleep and only share it with those closest to you.

      In my opinion, this is exactly what the "secret" was. Once you identify a definite purpose, you can essentially organize the rest of your life around fulfilling that purpose. I have used this personally and so far it seems to be working well for me. I am very happy with my results.
  • Profile picture of the author ucajack
    To me think and grow rich is the complete science of success, explaining every thing so beautifully how to cultivate a strong desire,how to visualize and explained every concept so nicely and great detail.
  • Profile picture of the author Evans
    To be honest most people have read this book, but nothing is going to happen by doing nothing. It starts with thought first and then by taking immediate action you get that idea out and things will start to progress and your will be in the zone of making a lot of money.
    • Profile picture of the author darkonetoo
      The secret in "Think and Grow Rich" is simple but not necessarily easy to accomplish. That's why Napolean Hill spent 20 years of his life creating the book and interviewing hundreds of real successes to verify what he was told by Andrew Carnegie.

      Thoughts are things.

      That's it. Really!
      • If you know you are stupid, you will act stupidly and make bad decisions.
      • If you know that you can build a fantastic business, you can and will.
      • If you know that you will not stop until you are successful at [fill-in-the-blank] you will be successful.
      DarkOneToo
      PS: I collect Napolean Hill memorabilia. I have private newsletters from Napolean Hill where he states plainly the message from his premiere book, and his frustration with people who have read it over and over and still don't get it. Rather funny material....
  • Profile picture of the author mayapearl
    What secret?
    There is no "secret" as such, butif we want to invent one then by all means!
    Persistence is the key
    Mayapearl
  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    From the Title itself, Think and Grow Rich teaches us to let our minds dominate our actions by creating positive thoughts and eventually take action! No one will never want to be rich I guess and with this kind of globalization that we're having, our thoughts should be strong enough to visualize and plan for the better and not waste every precious time to start making money.
    • Profile picture of the author abhayam
      Everyone will have different answer! No one thinks alike. I have read the book TGR several times. Each time you read a chapter, you will get a different idea! Indeed, what matters most is to do your job or work and leave the result to the infinite intelligence. We are the true masters of universe, however, covered with veil of ignorance and weakness. Indeed, we have dedicated a entire forum to discuss the principles outlined in TGR!
  • Profile picture of the author DrGUID
    The secret is that after reading this book and The Answer I feel very turbocharged and ready to succeed in my business ideas which will make me accomplish everything else I have on my vision boards.

    It's a hugely powerful emotion, stronger maybe than love.

    Since February my Adsense revenue is up 500%. That's the secret of this book.
    • Profile picture of the author px3l
      Originally Posted by DrGUID View Post

      The secret is that after reading this book and The Answer I feel very turbocharged and ready to succeed in my business ideas which will make me accomplish everything else I have on my vision boards.

      It's a hugely powerful emotion, stronger maybe than love.

      Since February my Adsense revenue is up 500%. That's the secret of this book.
      You sir, have unlocked the secret.
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author minitg
    I agree with other posts that the whole secret is about your "mindset" and what you set yourself to do in life and how you can accomplish it. Napoleon Hill states that "Our only limitations are those we set up in our minds." I agree that you should read the book again and absorb the 13 Principles, which is also posted by Thinker1.

    You may also want to start from the last chapter (Chapter 15) - How to outwit the 6 Ghosts of Fear. Read that and go through the self analysis towards the end of that chapter and once you go through that start reading the book all over again. All the Best!
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author zurich
    I think writing your goals down with pen and paper is one of the most important things you can do. Can't remember where I heard this, but the act of writing them down brings them from the world or potentiality into the physical world, thus making them "real."
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    • Profile picture of the author minitg
      Originally Posted by zurich View Post

      I think writing your goals down with pen and paper is one of the most important things you can do. Can't remember where I heard this, but the act of writing them down brings them from the world or potentiality into the physical world, thus making them "real."
      Zurich,

      Napoleon Hill talks about that as well in his book "Think and Grow Rich."
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  • Profile picture of the author medallion
    Hi there to you all,

    From my experience, and practice of what I have learned from the book I beleive it is about the fact that Thoughts are Things. In addition to that, it is about constantly learning from the book. What do I mean by that? Quite simply, that you need to regularly be reading it, as you will pick up gems each time. It's just like that, and takes regular reading, and practice of all you learn from it.
  • Profile picture of the author hally0301
    I 'think' that because we are all on our own journey the secret is whatever it needs to be for you in your particular situation.

    Have you ever read a book and then gone back and read it again at a later date and found a different message/s to what you thought was there the first time.

    Did the book change or did you change?
  • Profile picture of the author naughtyneo
    Definiteness of Purpose with a Burning Desire to achive it, followed by Focused Actions until you achive your goal is the secret to success.
    -Neo
    • Profile picture of the author waynemoney
      Originally Posted by naughtyneo View Post

      Definiteness of Purpose with a Burning Desire to achive it, followed by Focused Actions until you achive your goal is the secret to success.
      -Neo
      Well Put
      THe key to it all is the determination to fail if you must till you succeed. True faith that you will succeed amplifies your efforts 1000%

      The Secret was never a secret.

      Most of us are too lazy to succeed. Do the hard thing first and it will get easy. Do the easy thing first and it will always get hard.

      We spend our lives avoiding the things we know we should do. Take the easy road and except what life will give you. Rather than going and getting what it is we want.

      We all have excuses. Some of us solve them and end in success and some of us continue to use the excuses as the crutch for not getting what they want.

      Is it failure if we never really ever tried?
    • Profile picture of the author pmm621
      Originally Posted by naughtyneo View Post

      Definiteness of Purpose with a Burning Desire to achieve it, followed by Focused Actions until you achieve your goal is the secret to success.
      -Neo
      Very nice Neo (agreed). The first paragraph reads:

      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, or other material objects.


      I like that!
  • Profile picture of the author thetruth23
    I think there were many secrets in Think and Grow Rich. It's been around for decades and I bet when it first came out over half of it was a 'secret' for the people reading it.

    Personally, what I have taken from it, as well as many others, is Major Definite Purpose and the idea of a Mastermind Group.

    Those were the big 'ah-ha's' for me.

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