Napoleon Hill’s famous book, Think and Grow Rich is a psychological examination into the power of thought and the brain. He explores how our thoughts can manifest our realities, especially in terms of progressing careers, and monetary success. This all-time classic self-help book is still relevant with its modern revisions by Arthur R. Pell. This book is not just for those wishing to build their income and wealth, it is for anyone wishing to succeed in any life aspiration. Napoleon Hill researched over 40 millionaires to figure out what made them rich. The main message of the book follows the narrative that “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
Hill demonstrates how one can exploit the power of our thoughts and our mind to manifest anything we want into reality. Thus, he argues that personal beliefs play a role in success. He believes that if the desire is strong enough, and you are willing to put in the work, anything is attainable, even your wildest dreams.
He teaches his audiences how to shift from a failure consciousness to a success consciousness through a series of steps: desire, ideas, plans, massive action, and success. Emotions are a vital part of our thought process and manifestation, and Hill suggests that negative and positive emotions should not co-exist in the mind.
Despite the novel’s original publication of 1937, the ideas will resonate with even the youngest generations of today. With manifestation being a phenomenon discussed on social media, especially on TikTok, millennials and generation Z will be able to relate to Hill’s philosophies and psychological concepts that he argues drive us to success and fulfill our wildest aspirations. As we enter a global recession in the wake of a pandemic, the cost of living and inflation is on the rise, leaving many young people losing hope for their future. Napoleon Hill’s self-help book still stands in the modern context. Arthur R. Pell’s updated revisions will make it digestible for a new generation of readers and should provide them a new perspective when it comes to chasing their aspirations.
"I am a long-time fan of Napoleon Hill's work. I learned about him from Tony Robbins a very long time ago and have read this book several times. I have recommended it to so many people. Very inspirational and practical. If you don't like to try new things to improve yourself then don't bother reading - this is a book for those with a hunger for achieving everything that they have ever dreamed of via focus and hard work. If you have read it and you aren't "rich" yet, consider reading it again :)"
Debbie (5 out of 5 stars)