2 Books That Changed My Life

2 Books That Changed My Life


In an earlier phase of my life when I started a career in marketing I read books to discover success secrets. This was the beginning of my exploration into personal development and wealth creation.

Two books in particular had a profound effect on my life.


Think And Grow Rich


Think And Grow Rich


As a young teenager my mother would talk to me about the book that she was reading. It was Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich. 

I can still remember seeing the book sitting there on her bookshelves.

Many years later I actually read it – the greatest motivational book in self-improvement and how success comes to those with the right mind set.

Napoleon Hill studied some of the wealthiest and most successful people of his era and from this he created a manifesto to help people develop a pathway to achieve their goals.

Eighty years later this classic book provides the secret for creating wealth and how you can use the power of the mind to manifest what you desire in life.

Hill’s philosophy was the forerunner for many other books on personal development and self-improvement. His timeless principles have been reconstituted by lots of other authors and leading world motivators.


The Power Of Positive Thinking


The Power Of Positive Thinking

The second book that impacted my life was The Power Of Positive Thinking by Dr Norman Vincent Peale. This book I have read, and re-read, and re-read.

According to Peale, to be successful you must change the way you think. Human beings can alter their lives just by altering their attitudes of mind. 

He examines how negative beliefs like resentment, jealousy, and hatred can be the underlying cause of physical and mental illness and to get better people must empower themselves by getting rid of destructive thinking.

The Power Of Positive Thinking is confronting to people who are sceptical of religion because the book is laced with biblical quotes and Christian platitudes. And this can be off putting.

On the other hand, you may love it. By digging deeper and understanding the wisdom that Peale imparts this book can be life changing.


Everything is attitude


I certainly read this book at a critical period in my life. It was life changing for me.

I came to realise that to be successful you must watch what goes on between your ears. Everything is attitude and attitude is everything.

Both these books lay the foundation for my future exploration into the workings of the mind and I recommend these two books as essential reading for anyone embarking on their journey to success.


Marji Hill

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