Napoleon Hill was an American writer who authored the book ” Think and Grow Rich.” He is regarded as not only a bestselling author, but also a personal success writer and speaker. He postulated the 10 rules for success, and they are:
1. Have a definite purpose.
Definite purpose, or goal in life, this is the first gate a person must pass through before achieving success.
To achieve any level of success or wealth, you must have a definite purpose or goal in mind. You need to think about what you want to accomplish with your life. Figure out what it will take to achieve that goal, and then devote time and effort to achieving it.
2. Get along peacefully with others.
Do not waste it fighting over trivial things. Do your upmost to remain civilised and calm in your relationship to others and spend your time and energy creating what it is you want.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your plan. If you don’t, no one else will. If you want to achieve something you must form the habit of belief in the possibility of that achievement.
4. Your only limit is yourself.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge, both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.Napoleon Hill
5. Take action.
Faith and deeds need to work hand in hand. Without action, faith is useless in the process.
6. Improve your personality.
You can only improve yourself if you see through what others see in you. Napoleon believed something distinguishes one person from the other; that is what makes someone has a trademark. Your personality is your ticket to success or failure.
7. Create, recognize and act upon opportunities.
Time is a vital tool for success. Using the time you have in pursuing a purpose will enable you to discover opportunities you can act upon. Procrastination doesn’t allow for that type of mind conditioning.
8. Success must be planned.
Success doesn’t just happen. It requires planning and helping others as much as they help you in creating your luck.
9. Move with courage and determination.
Negativity and positivity should not inherit the same mind space because a tiny ounce of negativity can dampen your plan.
10. Conceive, believe and achieve.
Whatever idea the mind produces it can achieve. There is a firm resolution to come out victorious from whatever task the mind has set out to achieve.