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Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude [Hardcover]

Napoleon Hill
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November 1985
The Powers of the Mind - Your Mind - Are Unlimited. Have You Ever Really Understood Them, and What They Can Mean in Your Life? Here, you will discover an amazing plan based on the concept: "what the mind can conceive and believe - the mind can achieve." It shows you how to rid your mind of cobwebs-think clearly and explore the subconscious for new ideas; how to set your sights on a goal and attain it, through persistent thinking and positive action. Here, too, is practical advice on how to find satisfaction in your job; how to raise your energy level and how to master the technique of "get-up-and-go, A chapter, You've Got a Problem? That's Good! shows how to meet problems head on, pluck out the good elements, and use them to advantage. In simple, straightforward language here are 5 self-motivators, that provide a springboard to success . . 6 steps to cheerfulness. A vital factor in human relationships . . . 3 ways to rid yourself of guilt, a common barrier to success. Honest answers to your personal analysis questionnaire - based on 17 principles for success-reveal your success pattern, your ambitions. And the chances of making them come true. Filled to the brim with tried, tested rules and personal case histories, this book will go with you on your journey to success - but you must put the principles to work. Start now, on your way to success in business, at home and in your social life. Here is your guide, Read what others have done, how they have done it, and remember that you can do it, too.
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'These two men have the rare gift of inspiring and helping people... In fact, I owe them a personal debt of gratitude for the helpful guidance I have received...' Norman Vincent Peale --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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W. Clement Stone built $100 into a multi-million dollar organization using their techniques. Napoleon Hill is the author of the bestselling Think and Grow Rich - the handbook of entrepreneurs for over three decades. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Basic Principles, outstanding succe$$ March 4 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have been a fan of Hill's since reading Think and Grow Rich over 15 years ago.When I ask successful people the books that shaped their life, Think & Grow Rich is always mentioned first. Success through a positive Mental Attitude is also mentioned.The mind books definitely enhance your success and SUCCESS THROUGH A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE IS ONE OF THE VERY BEST.I also recommend Financial Self Defense and More Wealth without Risk. These books are to personal finance what Hill's books are to personal development.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing novel May 5 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Perhaps the greatest novel I have ever read. Who is the most important person in the world to you? You are. I determine how I react to every situation. I determine if I view problems as oppurtunities. It is up to each individual to make every occasion a great occasion. This book is awesome, and is probably the best motivational book I have read. The best self motivator I know, "God is always a good God." My next favorite self motivator is "Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe, the human mind can achieve with a positive mental attitude."
I love reading the stories of other people who made a positive mental attitude work for them. I have also found that action does over rule emotion. The Do It Now section was also good. Instead of putting things off, I Do It Now. I plan on reading this book again, but until I do I always remember that I control whether a situation is good or bad. This is the most influential book I have read, and I recommend it to everyone.
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"Whatever the mind of man can concieve and believe, it can achieve." True, oh so true words as stated by Napolean Hill in Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude a great sequel to Think and Grow Rich. Many people feel that Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude is even better than Think and Grow Rich.I believe you need both.Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude has positvely influenced the lives of many high powered people.Dr. Denis Waitly credits this book as helping him move from an also ran to a front runner and arguably, oneof the best trainers in the business.Rev. Robert Schuller rates Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude as one of the top 10 book he has ever read.Co-written by Napolean Hill and Clement Stone, Success Through A Positve Mental Attitude is actually 5 parts, 22 chapters and over 300 pages of powerful information.Referring to Stone and Hill, Norman Vicent Peale states; "These two men have the rare gift of inspiring and helping people...In fact, I owe them both a personal debt of gratitude for the helpful guidance I have recieved from their writings."Success Through A Positive Mental Attitde made a profound difference in my life and will in yours as well. Get this book and use it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PMA and proactive thinking will bring you success! April 22 2001
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This book shows the absolute validity of Napoleon Hill's classic success book "Think and Grow Rich." W. Clement Stone seems to have put all of what Hill wrote about, which made him successful beyond belief.
Napoleon Hill's books have been a treasured part of my library. I've recommended this one to others countless times. I consider Napoleon Hill to be one of the earliest "proactive thinkers" in the world. As the father of the science of personal achievement, he has been one of my success mentors.
If you haven't read this book before, get ready for profound wisdom. Napoleon Hill makes it easy to understand that our thoughts are things and have God given powers, far beyond what is commonly taught by others. I can tell you from my own astonishing situations experiences that, your success really is most definitely determined by what and how you think and having a positive mental attitude is key.
You will find that this exciting book becomes a part of you. Don't hold back - let it happen. In fact, you should spend 10 to 15 minutes every morning focusing your thoughts on the truths of this book, thereby allowing them to seep deep into your subconscious mind. If you do this I guarantee this wisdom will most assuredly bring you the success and abundance you deserve.
Enjoy the book and your new proactive success life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book in addition to Think & Grow Rich June 16 2004
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I have a library of many of Napolean Hill's books. Think & Grow Rich is my favorite. Law of Success is my second favorite and this one is next.
What I liked about this book is the addition of comments by Clement Stone along with Hill's prowess. Interesting, Stone credits Napolean Hill's philosophy for helping him amass his huge fortune.
At first glance, Success Through a PMA may appear to be just another version of Think & Grow Rich. There are some similiarities, but plenty of differences to make this book a worthwhile read.
When I first got into network marketing in the 70's, I met a guy who made over $2 million in 18 months (in 1970 $$$!!!) and credits this book along with the right opportunity as being his secret to success.
Since following Hill's advice in this and Think and Grow Rich, I have achieved success far greater than I could have otherwise.
Great book in addition to Think & Grow Rich.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Positive Strategies -- PMA & PPNT Dec 13 2002
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Napoleon Hill is the founding master of PMA = Positive Mental Attitude. His book is a truly inspirational classic that can be enthusiastically recommended to anyone who wants to improve her or his mental attitude and thinking style. This book is both insightful and practical. Cognitive psychology does, of course, have some new updates that can be added to Hill's classic PMA formulation. For example, the cognitive strategy or thinking style of 'constructive pessimism' is explained in Dr. Norem's book The Positive Power of Negative Thinking (PPNT) which is a recent psychology update of the Norman Vincent Peale classic about Positive Thinking. Not every strategy works equally well for every individual. Only one thing is certain -- it is a good thing to work on improving one's mental attitude and thinking style. I recommend PMA !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Next to the Bible...read this book.
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