Get the Summary of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich
Insights from Introduction and Chapter 1
Thoughts are truly powerful. When mixed with the definiteness of purpose, persistence, and desire, they can be translated into riches or other material objects. Desire is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.
Desire is thus the first step to riches. The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into its “financial equivalent consists of six definite, practical actions. The first action is fixing in our minds the exact amount of money we desire.
The second action is determining exactly what we intend to give in return for the money we desire.