The Book in 2 Sentences

-Napoleon Hill conducted research on almost forty millionaires to learn what made them the men they were. -The mind is capable of achieving whatever it can imagine and believe.

Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement

To attain any goal, you must have a burning desire, combined with belief you will possess it, backed by definiteness of purpose.


Through affirmations or repeated suggestions to the subconscious, you can develop the emotion of faith, which is necessary to transmuting your desires into their physical or monetary equivalent.


The use of self-directed communication and self-administered signals to channel thoughts from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind is known as auto-suggestion.

Specialized Knowledge

If you lack the specialized knowledge necessary to attain your goals, you can supplement your own knowledge with that of other individuals by forming a “Master Mind” group.


The imagination is humanity's one-of-a-kind ability to shape, create, and act on desire. Hill distinguishes between two types of imagination: Synthetic and Creative Imagination.

Organized Planning

In this chapter you'll learn how to translate desire into its physical or monetary equivalent, how to build plans and ensure they are functioning to your advantage.


Failure is frequently caused by procrastination and indecisiveness. This chapter teaches you how to keep your own counsel rather than being swayed by others' opinions.


Willpower, combined with desire, is required to achieve one's aims. Hill outlines four methods for building the habit of perseverance, which serves as a form of failure insurance.

Driving Force

Individuals can gain and use power by forming a Master Mind group, an alliance of people with different strengths and views who pool their efforts to achieve a specific goal.

The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

Sex transmutation is the process of diverting carnal urges and their associated energies into outlets other than sexual ones, such as artistic ones.

The Subconscious Mind

Napoleon underlines that it is the only means of converting mental impulses into spiritual and physical forms.

The Brain

In this chapter, he discusses how external vibrations influence the mind and provides a strategy for increasing the mind's sensitivity.

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense (Creative Imagination) is a subconscious ability that allows humans to communicate with Infinite Intelligence without making any effort.

How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear

This chapter explains the cure to the six basic fears that, although often hidden in the subconscious, hold humans back in their pursuit of riches