OutWitting the Devil - Napoleon Hill

OutWitting the Devil Napoleon Hill
1. Definiteness of Purpose
People who gain and maintain power must
become definite in their aims and thoughts
On Planning
Weak Plan + Definite Application will win over
Weak plans will become strong if definitely
Strong Plan + Indefinite application
Definite Plans + Purpose will not always win
There will be failures
BUt the Key is to persist with definite purpose
Plans will evolve
Definiteness is the 1st Requisite for any and all successful undertakings.
2. Self Discipline
We must gain self mastery in order to be able
to move with definiteness of purpose
3. learning from Adversity
Failure is man-made
Because it is not failure unless one accepts it as
There is always a seed of opportunity in every
The greatest benefit of adversity is that it
forces you to change your thought habits
Breaks the grip of hypnotic Rythm
Handling Failure
Most people will stop themselves in face of
temporary failure
They are doomed to fail
Your success is proportional to the extent you
surmount failure
4. Environment
The most important part of environment is your
We all take on the thought habits of those we
associate with closely.
We should choose them as carefully as we
choose the food we eat
The most powerful form of association is your
Definiteness of purpose will trigger us to
change our environment
Nothing contributes more to one's success and
happiness than the people we choose to
surround ourselves with
5. TIme
Time will give permanency to whatever
patterns that dominate our thoughts -
negative or positive
6. Harmony
7. Caution