15 LAWS OF SUCCESS.
1. 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. Do away with aimlessness and fix your heart and hand upon some
definite, well-conceived purpose as a life-work.
2. SELF-CONFIDENCE will help you master
the six basic fears with which every person is cursed; the fear of Poverty, Ill
Health, Old Age, Criticism, Loss of Love and the fear of Death. Learn the
difference between egotism and real self-confidence which is based upon
definite, usable knowledge.
3. THE HABIT OF SAVING will teach you how
to distribute your income systematically so that a definite percentage of it
will steadily accumulate, thus forming one of the greatest known sources of
personal power. No one may succeed in life without saving money. There is no
exception to this rule, and no one may escape it. Learn how to save your money.
4. INITIATIVE AND LEADERSHIP will show
you how to become a leader instead of a follower in your chosen field of
endeavor. It will develop in you the instinct for leadership which will cause
you gradually to gravitate to the top in all undertakings in which you
5. IMAGINATION will stimulate your mind so
that you will conceive new ideas and develop new plans which will help you in
attaining the object of your Definite Chief Aim. This lesson will teach you how
to “build new houses out of old stones,” so to speak. It will show you how to
create new ideas out of old, well known concepts, and how to put old ideas to
new uses. This one lesson, alone, is the equivalent of a very practical course
in salesmanship, and it is sure to prove a veritable gold mine of knowledge to
the person who is in earnest.
6. ENTHUSIASM will enable you to
“saturate” all with whom you come in contact with interest in you and in your
ideas. Enthusiasm is the foundation of a Pleasing Personality, and you must
have such a personality in order to influence others to co-operate with you.
7. SELF-CONTROL is the “balance wheel”
with which you control your enthusiasm and direct it where you wish it to carry
you. This lesson will teach you, in a most practical manner, to become “the
master of your fate, the Captain of your Soul.”
~ Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success (1928)