Thursday, February 11, 2010

Recommended Reading: "Think And Grow Rich"

I have heard about Napoleon Hill's book "Think And Grow Rich" as it is mentioned by Jerry Hicks in the forward he wrote for "Money and The Law of Attraction." I was recently browsing on the web when I came across a free copy of "Think And Grow Rich" as a downloadable ebook. So I downloaded my free copy and have started to read it. What struck me first is the similarity of the state of the world when this book was first published, 1937, to how it is now. Napoleon makes many references to the economic collapse of the Great Depression and how times were about to change, how a new race was about to be run in the new changed world and how the world would demand new ideas, new inventions, new leaders, new books, new features and ideas in radio and moving pictures. He knew out of the incredible suffering and hardship that society had just experienced, the opportunity for new desires, ideas and success was about to explode and he couldn't have been more right!

So here we are again, in an economic crisis that has not been experienced at such a level since the Great Depression. Along with the economy, our world also faces a rapidly changing environment. Not from the natural cycles of environmental changes the world has experienced through the ages, but from the explosion of population and technology. Our climate is changing at such a staggering rate, we have already entered into uncharted territory. Once again, we need new ideas, new ways of thinking, new types of leaders, new types of technologies. I feel like the world as we know it is about to change. A shift is coming, it needs to happen because to continue along the same path would eventually lead to stagnation, to destruction, to death. Life is always about changing, about growing, about evolving. Since there is no true death, there can only be change.

Napoleon Hill was asked by Andrew Carnegie to interview 500 of the wealthiest and most successful men of the era, a task which took Hill over 20 years to complete. Mr. Carnegie knew Napoleon would uncover the secret that these people were using to acheive their fortunes and success. Once again, it has to do with the incredible power source within all of us, our conscious thoughts. The more knowledge we acquire from education, experience and a connection to Source energy, combined with desire and belief, provides us with unlimited potential for creating
everything imaginable.

I am grateful for the LOA, which enabled me to attract this book into my experience. It wouldn't have been something I would be looking for on my next visit to the bookstore and I would have missed out on some fascinating reading. I haven't read it all yet, so I'm off to read more!


Julieanne said...

Hi Michelle!

Think and Grow Rich is probably my favourite book in the world. I started Be Inspired Today with a bookclub that walked through T&GR.

I first discovered it over 10 years ago and my copy is now shabby and extremely well used. Over the years I have gone back and read it time and time again.

I know you will love it :) There is a secret in there that will change your life when you are ready :)

Many Blessings,