A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR.
This work has been adapted and updated from Napoleon Hill’s The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons. Mr. Hill’s work has been formatted to fit your computer screen, and we only highlighted the 15 laws that Hill preached would bring success. If you aren’t familiar with Hill’s work, he studied the greatness of other human beings for more than 20 years before writing on success and how to achieve it.
Hill’s work was endorsed by the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and John D. Rockefeller. Hill was so highly respected that he was an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1936. In his book, Hill set out with this goal in mind,
“Teaching, for the First Time in the History of the World, the True Philosophy upon which all Personal Success is Built.”
THE 15 LAWS OF SUCCESS.
15 Laws of Success.
A DEFINITE CHIEF AIM will teach you how to save the wasted effort which the majority of people expend in trying to find their lifework. This lesson will show you how to do away forever with aimlessness and fix your heart and hand upon some definite, well conceived purpose as a life-work.
The key-note of this entire lesson may be found in the word “definite.” It is appalling to know that ninety-five per cent of people in the world are drifting aimlessly through life, without the slightest conception of what they want to do, and no conception whatsoever of the need of such a thing as a definite objective toward which to strive.
Your definite chief aim in life should be selected with deliberate care, and after it has been selected it should be written out and placed where you will see it at least once a day, to impress this purpose upon your subconscious mind so strongly that it accepts that purpose as a pattern or blueprint that will eventually dominate your activities in life and lead you, step by step, toward the attainment of the object back of that purpose.
Deliberately place in your own mind, through the principle of Auto-suggestion, the ambition to succeed through the aid of a definite chief aim, and notice how quickly all of your latent or undeveloped ability in the nature of past experiences will become stimulated and aroused to action in your behalf.
These are the steps leading from desire to fulfillment: First the burning desire, then the crystallization of that desire into a definite purpose, then sufficient appropriate action to achieve that purpose. Remember that these three steps are always necessary to insure success.