Old books that are still relevant today
FROM THE DESK OF GRANT CARDONE: At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post about classic books that I think everyone should read. Hundreds of thousands of new books are published every year but the classics remain the most worthwhile. Since you don’t have the time to read everything, you must be selective about what you do read just as you would about taking someone out on a date.
The truth is, not even my man Tai Lopez can read everything. Besides, you don’t want to skim 1,000 books, you want to go deep with just a handful of books. In my best-selling Millionaire Booklet published last year, I put out a list of books that I believe everyone should take the time to read. I want to give you some insight from two of these older books that are still relevant today. Classics are classics for a reason.
THINK AND GROW RICH BY NAPOLEON HILL
The book was written at the commission of Andrew Carnegie based on interviews with hundreds of successful people of the early 20th century, including Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Theodore Roosevelt. It was published way back in 1937 and has sold over 70 million copies. Here are some of the basic steps you need to take to get riches.
Desire: All achievement begins with an intense, burning desire for something definite. Do you have a desire for more money?
Faith: There are no limitations to your mind except those that you put there yourself. Both poverty and riches are from what you believe. Do you have faith you can become rich?
Knowledge: People who stop studying once school is finished are going to be mediocre. The way of success is to continuously pursue knowledge. Are you trying to gain new skills?
Planning: You have to have targets. When you fail it’s not a permanent failure unless if you quit. Are you clear on what your goals are?
The practical steps in this book for harnessing power are some of the best available. To grow rich, you must continually have positive emotions, rather than allow your mind to dwell on the negative ones. This is a key reason why I have a “no negativity allowed” policy in my office and home.
Visualize and have belief in the attainment of your desires. Have faith, love, enthusiasm, and hope—avoid fear, jealousy, hatred, and greed. You have control over your thoughts, and your mind can produce anything. Think and grow rich—and become a multi-millionaire!