No matter which track you choose to follow, in order to get rich: becoming a trader, a value investor, a real estate pro, a chief executive, or perhaps an entrepreneur, you must have the correct mindset. This is a top five takeaways video summary of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Due to the law of averages, some people may be able to acquire riches without following the advice in this video, but hoping that life will give you such a break, instead of taking responsibility of your own actions and thoughts, is a plan that is flawed, at best. Instead, let us now examine how you can optimize your chances of gathering a great fortune. “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self” Takeaway number 1: It is what you think that matters “Truly, thoughts are things, and powerful things at that when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence and a burning desire for that translation into riches.” This is the main idea of Think and Grow Rich. You can even tell it from the title. If you don’t see riches in your thoughts, how can you expect to ever see them in your bank accounts? All achievements and all earned riches start with an idea. Every great leader that has ever existed was a dreamer. How do you think that Mahatma Gandhi or George Washington, or Martin Luther King succeeded? It all started with an idea. You have the ability to control your own mind, because you can feed it with whatever thought impulses that you choose. It is incredibly powerful. Thought, backed by a strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent. It’s a double-edged sword though. If you fail to plant thoughts in your subconscious mind, deliberately, it won’t remain idle. It will pick up other thoughts which unintentionally reach it. Once again, you don’t want to leave this to chance. “If you fail to control your own mind, you may be sure that you will control nothing else” Takeaway number 2: A burning desire Long time ago, a great warrior had to face a much stronger foe. When the Warrior.s armies arrived in enemy territory, he had them burn all the ships behind them at the beach. They were greatly outnumbered by the enemy, but now, they had no choice but to win. So … they won. If you ask a hundred people what they want in life, they will probably not be able to answer. If you push them though, they will mention some of their wishes – perhaps money, fame or security. But the universe doesn’t respond to vaguely expressed wishes. It responds to a burning desire, implemented through definite plans and a constant persistence. “God seems to throw himself on the side of the man who knows exactly what he wants, if he’s determined to get just that.” The desire part, I can’t really help you with, but understand that you must have it in order to succeed. If you want to reach higher than mediocrity, be sure that you can attach a burning desire to a possible outcome of that endeavor of yours. Let’s pretend that that decide outcome is … hmm, perhaps money. Here’s a six-step method for transforming that desire into its material counterpart: 1. Fix in your mind a specific amount 2. Determine exactly what you are going to give in return 3. Establish a definite date 4. Create a definite plan and start right away to put that into action 5. Write down the four previously mentioned steps into a statement 6. Read this out loud twice daily, preferably in the morning and right before you go to sleep. The last step is called auto-suggestion. Have you ever exaggerated a story or told a lie, until you started to believe in it yourself? Well, this is the exact same thing, but it aims at creating faith inside you that your burning desire will one day come true. For more on this, and the importance of having a definite plan, have a look at my summary of The Science of Getting Rich. Takeaway number 3: Become an unstoppable force Guys, I have a new idea! We must replace our current four-cylinder motors with eight-cylinder ones, and they must be cast in a single block. We will beat the competition by a landslide! Oh, sorry, mr. Ford, but that can’t be done … Produce it anyways! But sir, it’s impossible … Go ahead! And stay on the job until you succeed, no matter how much time it takes! Sir, we’ve been working day and night but as we said, it is impossible. No, it isn’t, stay with it! Sorry, mr. Ford, we, we haven’t found a way to do … Go right ahead! I want it, and I’ll have it! Oh, what’s the use? This man clearly doesn’t know when he’s whipped, I might as well give him what he wants. We found a way how to do it sir! No one is ever defeated until he or she has accepted that as a reality. Persistence is everything in any part of life where you wish to thrive. Napoleon Hill states that: “There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the quality is to the character of a man, what carbon is to steel” When someone has cultivated the habit of persistence, they gain insurance against failure. Remember, there is no such thing as something for nothing. At times, it may seem like other people succeed without first paying the price, but that is probably not true. (Even if some people would like to advertise it that way) The grass is not greener on the other side. Stick to your plan and win. A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits. Takeaway number 4: Sexual energy Nope, you didn’t get that wrong. According to Napoleon Hill, the five strongest stimulants known to man are: Friendship Music A burning desire for riches Love, and Sex Desire for sex is the most powerful all human desires. So strong is this desire that it was said that the Trojan War was started as a result of it. Observe what happens to any animal after it has been castrated, and you see what happens when sexual energy is removed from a being. All men who have reached the highest level of achievements, have had highly developed sexual natures. The transmutation of sex energy to energy and creativity in other endeavors, is a primary source of genius. “The energy must be transmuted from desire for physical contact, into some other form of desire and action before it will lift one to the status of a genius.” Far from becoming genii, because of great sex desires, the majority of men lower themselves through misunderstanding and misuse of this great force, to the status of the lower animals. There’s a reason why most men don’t achieve much before they are 40, and it’s not only due to the fact that they become wiser and more self-confident by them. Because of the temptations in today’s society, this is probably even more difficult to exercise today than it was when Napoleon Hill first wrote Think and Grow Rich. It requires a lot of willpower, the forming of new habits and the elimination of old behaviors. Takeaway number 5: The six ghosts of fear Before you can put Napoleon Hills philosophy into use, you must conquer your fears. Here are six of the most common and most destructive ones, and remember, they only exist in your mind, and you have the ability to control them, if you so desire, and if you practice enough. 1. The fear of poverty Common symptom of this fear is the indifference towards money expressed through a lack of ambition. Your mind can’t focus on how to become rich if it constantly must worry about how to put food on your table. You must reach an absolute decision that whatever you can acquire, as long as you give it your all, is sufficient. 2. The fear of criticism This is characterized by nervousness in the presence of others and it destroys initiative. To beat it, you must stop worrying about what other people think or say. Dare to be a little bit cringy sometimes! 3. The fear of ill-health A common symptom, is the habit of faking illness to serve as an alibi for laziness. To make this stop, you must forget about symptoms, and especially stop looking for them. Any symptom can be deadly if you google it! 4. The fear of loss of love of someone Jealousy is a common sign of this. Reach a decision that you will get along without love if necessary. And, if you’re currently single, use this time to create a life, where you learn to appreciate living by yourself. Then, everything beyond that is just a bonus! 5. The fear of old age Speaking apologetically about one’s age is characteristic for the fear of old age. Eliminate this fear by accepting aging, not as a handicap, but as a blessing. For you have the possibility of being much wiser and having a better self-control than during your youth. And hopefully, the wonders of compound interest have been working in your favor for a while. 6. The fear of death A common symptom is the habit of thinking about dying, instead of living your life to the fullest. The reason why you must conquer this, should be obvious. I can’t imagine that anyone who is spending his days worrying about the fires of hell, or having to spend an eternity wearing a nightgown can ever be happy. The endless nap is inescapable, learn to accept it! In general, kill off these fears by coming to the conclusion, that nothing life has to offer is worth the price of constant worry. Quick recap. It’s what you think that matters. God seems to throw himself on the side of the man who knows exactly what he wants, if he is determined to get just that. A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits. Sex desire is the most powerful of all human desires. Use its energy to your advantage. You must conquer your fears before you can achieve greatness, For more on how to master a millionaire mindset, have a look at my playlist where I’ve summarized the best books in the field. Cheers you guys!


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  2. manzoor hussain says:

    1st comment
    3rd viewer

  3. Dr. P.Santha says:

    One of the best self help books

  4. Berkay Ekinci says:

    Thank you for your effort, I have couple suggestions for you :
    I watched most of your videos, and if books have same topics you are trying to tell base on same example. In my opinion you can use more spesific examples from books especially for this one. For instance managing your sexual energy into your aim is unique topic mentioned in this book. I think you should mentioned little bit about this topic with different examples from the book. This video not different from reading this book summary on website, I wish you make bit more introduction about the book by this way these videos will be more special.

  5. Michel M. Haba says:

    Bought it last week ! 🙂

  6. Akanksha kumari says:

    Rightly said,…6th comment

  7. Patrick Jaszewski says:

    Another great video! It's been about 10 years since I last read this and you really brought it back for me. Thank you!

  8. Ali Ch says:

    8th Comment loved the video.

  9. greenguy369 says:

    Im so glad I watched this video before buying the book. I would have been pissed opening the book to find this hogwash

  10. Sakshar Thakkar says:

    thank you for sharing the books summary in this awesome manner… so you’re reading so many books, what does your portfolio look like, are you planning to do a video on that or your investment strategy from what you’ve learned…

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  12. Chris Invests - Personal Finance Videos says:

    Wow, you've gained a ton of subscribers in the past couple of months!!!

  13. Zeus Men says:

    Book gives a Universal Secret

  14. Akhila C says:

    Which software do you use to make these videos?

  15. KidA Crimson says:

    Dude was the OG #NoFap ! lol, for serious though…

  16. Hatoto says:

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  17. englishcoach777 says:

    Um did you quote the Hernan Cortez ship burning, then put images of swedish Vikings. History matters mr. Especially now!

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  19. Samuel Karani says:

    That's a good motivation. You made me change the way I usually think

  20. Mwali Shah world says:

    Joney sins use his desire very well..

  21. Momo Ward says:

    easily one of the most overrated books of all time. the fella was a fraud and quite delusional, as displayed in the chapter on the sixth sense, in which he entailed "imaginary meetings with lincoln and newton"….

  22. The Phoenix says:

    Your book summaries are great, I wish you could do more of this for different genres of books!

  23. E.J. Caraballo-Rivera says:

    Nice review, btw the law of average is a myth. Is a dumb generalization of a significantly complex and diverse world.

  24. Hiroko Ortiz says:

    I just finished reading Think and Grow Rich. This was not my first time reading the book but I did not take any action before. But this time I am determined to take action. I think my inaction was because I was overwhelmed with the information presented in the book. This video summarizes the book nicely! It helps me focus on the important pieces of information to start taking an action. Thank you so much for creating this.

  25. Personal Email says:

    I don't need to stick my penis in some smelly pussy to inspire my richness….

  26. Brandon Maxfield says:

    Buff: 100% desire 🤣

  27. Isiah Pila says:

    How do you make your videos ? Really like how you do it

  28. Meer Farooq says:

    NH never said music as strong stimulant

  29. Cartoon Krish says:

    Download the book for free here

  30. Lessons At Startup says:

    The one advice you can count on is that of your experience.

  31. sam garrett says:

    if you havnt already, you should create these into podcasts! 🙌🏽

  32. William Demori says:

    Best video about the subject, congrats

  33. Jean Alexandre says:

    Create a plan and work the plan only in the dictionary where success comes before work.

  34. Aamir Khan says:

    A summary of the video:

    1. 0:56 It is what you think matters
    2. 2:26 A burning desire
    3. 4:52 Become an unstoppable force
    4. 7:02 Sexual energy
    5. 9:15 The six ghosts of fear

  35. Water Ski Lake Austin says:

    Bravo! Thank you!

  36. Alfonso Salaverria says:

    Are you a millionaire?

  37. Manmeet Singh says:

    loved it … keep making the content for us thank you so much

  38. cosmo1kramer says:

    what software do you use to record such great drawings. do you need to be an artist for drawing .

  39. Follow up Team says:

    I had a slightly different takeaway from Think and Grow Rich. It seems you are leaving out the most important step. The 6th sense aspect. Would you like to see one dedicated to the 6th sense?

  40. Danny Baker says:

    Fantastic breakdown! Keep it up!

  41. Ramy says:

    what program is used to create such animated video?

  42. Recover From Drawdowns says:

    Great video as usual. Helps a lot in increasing your knowledge in forex trading.

  43. Nick Nixon says:

    I just realized something today. The real reason why almost all white, Asian & Arabs/People from the Middle-East become wealthy through any type of business is because they get 1, 2, 3 or 4 things for cheap or free.
    1. They get free or very cheap labor,
    2. free or very cheap facilities built for them
    3. they get great tax breaks or no taxes at all.
    4. Free money or no interest loans.
    That’s the real key to getting rich & growing richer. The free or cheap labor comes from family, friends, business deals, illegal immigrants or forced prison/slave labor. The Free facilities for 1-10 years or indefinitely comes from government or other wealthy sponsors, & of course, the tax breaks/ no taxes IOT build wealth comes from the state & federal governments. They usually make the no taxes & tax breaks deals if the company promises to hire a certain percentage of its employees from the city/state providing the state/federal tax incentives. The free money comes from rich family & friends, government programs or friendly banks. Nearly all White millionaires & all billionaires get two or all of those things free for their businesses. Most People who aren’t white, Asian, middle-Eastern businesses/entrepreneurs have to pay full price for all 3 & aren’t able to get any free money, which ensures their businesses can’t be passed on to the next generation. You don’t think & grow rich through great ideas, hard work, dedication & perseverance, you’ll only grow rich & keep your wealth if you get one , two or all four of those things for free. That’s how they really grew rich. Name a billionaire & think about what he/she got for free from government, private institutions/corporations or well connected/rich family members IOT build & maintain their wealth.

  44. Funding My dreams says:

    Amazing ❤️

  45. Mark Gonzales says:

    Great bro! Appreciate all the hard work that you put into your videos! Great Channel!

  46. pafn888 says:

    For as he thinketh
    in his heart, so is he: Proverbs 23:7a

  47. Vinod Pallapati says:

    Thank you man

  48. Gene Clark - Self Development Quest says:

    Not sure why I hadn’t found this channel before, but I’m glad I’ve found it now! Great video! You have a new friend in me! ✋🏻

  49. Giselle TDC says:

    Amazing 👏👏

  50. Erick Juma says:

    very informative

  51. Frehiwot Fekadu says:

    Its a great presentation. I subscribed to your channel its motivational. Thanks!

  52. SpeakOrBe SpokenTo says:

    Excellent video summary on one of the greatest books ever written. Cheers! 👍🗯💯👊

  53. ParadiseProdukts says:

    Definite burning desire+ persistence= results.

  54. Dariush Eghbali says:

    Amazing summary

  55. Mattia Bianucci Trainer says:

    Well done! 👍

  56. Valiant Woman says:

    The last point about religion (re: death) is plain idiotic. But I suppose people who obsess about money don't have the brains for theology. SMDH

  57. Valiant Woman says:

    So the "cure" for fear of death is just "accepting" it? Deep

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