Many people have read this book and didn’t have the desired effect. After finishing the book, the question left in their mind, how to Think And Grow Rich?
The philosophy is broad, compromised of 13 individual steps. And it is hard to truly understand its points after one or two readings. It is called philosophy for a reason. It has to be studied.
What is simple it can be complicated, and what is complicated can be made simple. My mission was, after reading this book for many times (and still reading), to try to simplify it so it fits on one or two pages. Every time I read the book over it has more and more sense to me. I just don’t get a better understanding of it, more I read it, I get better results in my life.
“If you read a book the 2nd time, you don’t see something in it you didn’t see before, you see something in yourself that wasn’t there before.” Bob Proctor
If you ever wondered how to Think And Grow Rich, this post can be of great help.
Think, Feel, Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich is a practical philosophy, a simple step-by-step guide for more happier, successful, fulfilled life. I have spent time and time analyzing it, reading, meditating, and practice it, in order to improve my life. And now when I look back, the results are amazing!
These three steps are known for a long time, and they are not something I have created. In essence, this is how we operate, whether we are aware of it or not. This is what the whole Napoleon Hill’s philosophy is about.
Step 1 – Think
The God-given ability of thinking separates us from the all living beings in our surrounding world. The power of our mind to think, and with this I mean to think positive, is the first step towards success.
The majority tend to think negative. That is how the world is. If you get negative results in your life it means you think in wrong way. And the get better results, you will have to get better thoughts. This is where the Napoleon Hill’s book can help a lot. It is filled with great stories of success, positive thinking, imagination and real facts.
I did a lot of thinking about this book. Eventually, I have realized it pulled my mind back to the positive side of life. I discovered the Secret in this book, that Napoleon talks about at the beginning. You see, my mind was magnetized with negative thinking and fear.
Later on, I started to practice this kind of thinking more and more. Few simple mental tools can help you reverse your thinking pattern.
I created 10-20 min daily routine (sometimes even longer) in the morning to clear my mind of any kind of thoughts. That way when I finish I can be focused on positive thoughts all day and effectively eliminate any kind of negative thoughts from my mind.
There is no trick in meditation. Don’t think it is something only crazy people and Buddhists do. Just sit in the chair, breathe in and out, and in and out, for ten minutes trying to focus only on your breath.
I can assure you that once you get the habit of doing so, you will feel and see a change in your mind. And you will get complete control over your mind, not the other way around. Then, use this control to dream. Get into the habit of doing so.
Again, don’t mix this with religion. Affirmation is just positive statements to yourself. When there is nobody to make you positive, you can do it for yourself. If you practice affirmation for, let’s say, one month, you will be amazed by their power.
When there is nobody, try to say to yourself lines like, I am happy, I am healthy, I am wealth, I am grateful, I am powerful, I am great… Repeat them for a minute or two and continue with your day. After some time you will see the difference.
Reading, watching, listening.
Think and Grow rich is positive material. Reading it often will only benefit your mind. Furthermore, inspirational movies, success stories, all of those will influence your subconscious mind as well. You can use this on purpose to magnetize your mind to Think Rich.
“Whatever the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve.” Napoleon Hill
Step 2 – Feel
Felling of faith and self-confidence must be present if we want to accomplish anything in our life. Without it, we will only get back to the status-quo. You can develop a strong feeling of self-confidence using one or all three suggestions I gave you before. Napoleon Hill even created a Self-Confidence Formula to help his readers.
Try to use that formula. Furthermore, you can meditate some more. As you get better you will be able to quickly clear your mind of any kinds of thoughts. You can then start to practice visualization. In more simple words, daydream. You can try and imagine yourself happy, healthy and wealthy. If you will use the affirmations as well, even better.
“The cave you fear to enter holds a treasure you seek” Joseph Campbell
Use these practices to imagine good feelings of great and positive future. Keep on repeating this every day at least once. Remember nothing comes without practice. Practice builds confidence and character.
This way you will attract more of the same, which leads me to the final step.
Step 3 – Action!
So, the first two steps suppose to teach you how to Think Rich. This is where you will Grow Rich.
Do you know that action brings attraction? Whatever you think about will attract the results of your thinking into your life. Go back to some previous experience and think about it. Try to remember some good results you have got and how did you get them.
If we mix positive feelings or emotions such as faith, with our thinking, and make some action on it, we will eventually get a positive outcome in our life. The dream will come true.
“You can’t win in life when you are losing in your mind. Change your thoughts and it’ll change your life.” Tony Gaskins
The action is, therefore, the last key in the process. However, it must be practiced as well as first two. Continuous action based on our thoughts and feeling will grow your confidence bigger and bigger. Without action, it will remain only a dream in your head. If you never do it, how will you ever know what else you are capable of doing?
How to, Practical Example
Let’s say your dream is to buy a new house for the first time. This is something positive and can make your life better. Since you never bought a house before, you don’t believe you can do it. Your logical thinking justifies this by saying stuff like “I can’t afford it. It’s not going to happen for me. How will I ever get the money for it?”
Now, by following the instructions from above, you can dream about it all the time. Dreams are free. They don’t have a price. It cost you nothing except a little bit of your day. Try to do this first thing in the morning, and before you go to bed. Think about it, meditate, feel happy.
As you do this, do some action such as research of the market, prices, go and see a few houses. Just browse around. Feel the house when you are there, stand inside and smell it, touch the walls, imagine it is yours, make a dummy offer… Take those good feeling with you, and keep the dream alive!
When you feel confident enough, just go for it! Of course, don’t just irrationally do it. Instead, do some real planning, talk with the bank, see a real estate agent, make a deposit, in other words, do all things necessary to properly organize and plan your further action.
All of these will attract that house to you. If you don’t believe me, try with something smaller then. Think about your favorite food right now. I’ll bet you, you’ll eat that pizza very soon.
Believe in You and There is no End to You
I hope this resolved your concern regarding how to Think and Grow Rich question in your mind. This is something I practice when I want to go for my dreams and goals. Never before I believed I will be able to do some things which I am successfully doing today, simply by following these steps I learned by studying Think and Grow Rich and everything related to this kind of thinking. If I can do it, who can say that you can’t do even better than me?!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,