MY REVIEW 3 stars:
This beautiful book has been at the top of the charts for years. It’s been recommended to me more times than I can count. One of my goals for 2022 is to read at least one non fiction every month. The last non fiction I read was a real deep heart wrencher, so I figured I needed something that leans more toward self-help. I plucked this one from my list thinking that because of the high rating for such a long time it was bound to be phenomenal. I love The Secret, and I could quote Napolean’s exact words from both the movie and the book. I’ve even listened to him do a couple of guest appearances on PodCasts that highlight the Law of Attraction.
I’m not sure if it’s just because I listened to this book rather than reading it or not, but I really struggled to focus on it. I think I was disappointed a little early on about not being sucked in as much as I anticipated. I truly am a fan of Napolean Hill, so I feel bad giving this book a rating lower than four, but I just couldn’t do it. I feel like it was too drawn out and written in a very detached style. I didn’t connect with it like I would have like to have. I believe in the law of attraction 100% and utilize it as best as I can on a daily basis. It was like a 13 or 14 hour listen (don’t quote me, as I really don’t recall the exact length) but long nonetheless. Out of all those hours only a couple really sunk in.
If you’re going to read this book I highly recommend a paperback rather than e-book or Audio. Even after the low(ish) rating I still might purchase this book so that I can highlight some key notes here and there that resonate for referral. However, as I said before, listening to it was a little bit rough to get through. I don’t think I’ve spaced off so much while listening to a book in a very very long time. For a subject that is so dear to me, I wanted to feel it, and I didn’t.
Think and Grow Rich was written by Napolean Hill promoted as a Personal development and self-improvement book. He writes that he was inspired by a suggestion from Business magnate and later-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
In the original Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. For more than a decade, the author interviewed some of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world. It was based on what author learnt in the process from all these people, when asked about how they achieved not just great riches but also personal wellbeing.
The author formulated hundreds and thousands of answers, into concise principles which when acted upon, many claim, can help one achieve unprecedented success. The author has in many places narrated short stories and examples that help explain the concept at hand in an engaging manner. Think and Grow Rich teaches not just concepts but also methods. Till date, it remains the number one self-help book in the world, as far as sales are concerned!