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The Law of Success

October 13, 2012

The following is a brief outline of one of my favorite books. I have read it several times and have greatly benefited from it. It is worth the read.


  Quote from Henry David Thoreau

  • “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”

The Law of Success in 16 Lessons – by Napoleon Hill– Andrew Carnegie, one of the wealthiest men in the world wanted to know and reveal what successful people did that was different from unsuccessful people

    • The Master Mind
      • like minds working together
    • Definite Chief Aim
      • Burning desire – know exactly what you want
    • Self-Confidence
      • Have no doubt
    • The Habit of Saving
      • Builds confidence and momentum
    • Initiative and Leadership
      • Take the lead and control your outcomes
    • Imagination
      • Be ready to change direction not the outcome
    • Self Control
      • Stay in control of thoughts and inputs – stop the “Stinkin Thinkin”
    • Habit of Doing More Than Paid For
      • Others feel compelled to offer more in return
    • Pleasing Personality
      • Likes attract – changes others demeanors
    • Accurate Thought
      • Always use true facts and information
        • Never take this for granted – misery love company
    • Concentration
      • Creates better outcomes – reasons through variables
    • Co-Operation
      • Helps others reconsider and cooperate
        • Earn it don’t demand it
    • Failure
      • Part of the process – creates better foundations
        • Edison Story – 10,000 ways not to create the light bulb
    • Tolerance
      • Creates patience and opens new windows of opportunities
    • The Golden Rule
      • Treat others as you would have them treat you
      • People will want to work with you not against you
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