Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude

Now I have completed listening to the audio book version of “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude”. Napoleon Hill got the book published in 1960. You can hear it has a couple of year on its head by the type of words used in some places, but still the content is as valid today as it was then.

Just as I would recommend “Think and grow rich”, “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude” is well worth a read.

I listened to the audio verison but I would recommend you to get the pocket version to be able to make notes. The book has a whole lot of good advice in point form, just as Think and grow rich. With a pocket version it is much easier to go back to the point list and repeat.

The good advice in the book are presented with examples how how real persons have succeeded with PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) or how they have failed because of MNA (Negative Mental Attitude). Then each chapter has a summary in point form of what you need to do yourself to improve.

This book is filled with rememberable quotes here is just a few samples:

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”

“One of the surest ways to find happiness for yourself is to devote your energies toward making someone else happy. Happiness is an elusive, transitory thing. And if you set out for it, you willl find it evasive. But if you try to bring happiness to someone else, then it comes to you.”

“Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit”

It is obviously how Hill has influenced most of todays personal development gurus. I even recognise some use his exact same wordings.

In conclusion, read this book, it is well worth your time and money.

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If I wish to skip straight to more modern “Gurus” does anyone have a good starting point?

Or is it best to start with the father of this kind of wisdom and then continue with the modern ones?

There are so many to choice between and it depends a bit of more exactly what you are looking to Improve.

I will cover more books in the future when I get the time. Among the “get rich” books I would start with the “Think and get rich” book from Napoleon Hill since it such an inspiration for just about all other books on the subject.

A modern book on the “same” subject you can take a look at “the 4 hour work week” from Timothy Feriss.

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