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The 12 Riches of Life by Napoleon Hill

The 12 Riches of Life by Napoleon Hill is taught in the PMA Science of Success course from the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Hill also wrote them in their order of importance and many people will be surprised to learn that Economic Security is ranked #12.

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the 12 riches of life

1. A Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)

2. Sound physical health

3. Harmony in human relationships

4. Freedom from fear

5. The hope of achievement

6. The capacity for faith

7. A willingness to share one's blessings

8. A labour of love

9. An open mind on all subjects

10. Self-discipline

11. The capacity to understand people

12. Economic security

Notice that economic security is at the bottom of the list and PMA is at the top. So many people go around unhappy because of their current economic condition when instead they could focus on the other 11 riches of life and be grateful for them. 

How many of the 12 Riches of Life are you currently experiencing?

Is it possible for people to have all 12 Riches of Life at the same time?

How many of the 12 Riches do you need to be happy and content? Does it have to be 12?

As Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, I receive many requests from people wanting the original 1937 copy of Think and Grow Rich.

To satisfy those of you who desire to have a 1937 unedited copy, we have reproduced Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, printed in March of 1937. The book has the notation, “not to be loaned,” and signed: Annie Lou Hill (the wife of Dr. Hill). This personal copy of Dr. Hill’s was given to me by Dr. Charles W. Johnson, Chairman of the Napoleon Hill Foundation and a nephew of Napoleon Hill. It was Napoleon Hill who sent Dr. Johnson to medical school, and today he is a practicing cardiologist. Charlie refers to Napoleon Hill as “Uncle Nap” and will often makes the statement, “Uncle Nap would be proud of the Foundation today.”

The original 1937 manuscript was written and edited with the assistance of Napoleon’s wife. In later years, the existing document was again edited by Dr. Hill. For example, the Foundation owns a 1958 edition that Hill edited personally. This did not lessen the book’s value in Hill’s judgment. Hill made the editing remarks in his own handwriting and the resulting 1960 edited edition has sold over 100 million copies making it the most read self-help book of all time.

Today there are many so called authors who publish Think and Grow Rich and some even add their name alongside Dr. Hill’s. I believe that these “authors” should be able to write something themselves instead of merely copying the work of Napoleon Hill. Who do they think they are kidding? Dr. Hill’s works are highly recognizable and have had long lasting influence worldwide. In fact, Think and Grow Rich sells more copies today than before Dr. Hill died in 1970.

Now you can purchase the original Foundation authorized 1937 unedited copy of Think and Grow Rich by visiting the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s website, www.naphill.org. You will be supporting the nonprofit Napoleon Hill Foundation if you do this. For your convenience it is also available as an e-book.

The entire philosophy of Napoleon Hill is based on the Golden Rule. The Foundation deeply appreciates the support of those of you who only purchase Napoleon Hill authorized books. You can identify these materials by the Foundation Logo and by looking inside for Napoleon Hill copyright.