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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich is the result of more than twenty years of research by Napoleon Hill, looking at how individuals had amassed personal fortunes. From this study, Hill determined 16 "laws" to be applied to achieve success. In the book, he condenses them into 13 principles in the form of a "Philosophy of Achievement" to help readers reach their full potential - not only in amassing money but also in life.
The two most important principles are: 1) The MasterMind principle/process of amassing groups of people who are experts in their areas and having them work together to solve problems and achieve goals; and 2) "Know very clearly where you want to go" or otherwise stated “Start with the end in mind.”
The key learning of this book is that a clear goal, strong desire, unwavering faith, and persistence can help you exceed your long-term goals as long as you can suppress negative thoughts that get in the way.