THE 21 GREATEST LAWS OF SUCCESS IN LIFE. The law of success is a precursor to famous motivational author Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Hill was well known for researching what made millionaires different from the common man, or what it is that is required as an essential to achieve success in one’s goals. This book explains the details of everything that one would need to know to succeed even in tough economic times.


  By reading this book, The readers will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out in this book, The readers will get that edge. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be rich and start knowing.

This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours!

Can you imagine what would happen if the laws of nature suddenly changed? What if gravity had only a fraction of its power?;  if the sun mysteriously altered its location? What if the earth abruptly turned on its axis? It’s the predictable, fixed laws of God’s universe that give order to our planet—and the people on it. Just as the Almighty devised a precise “arrangement” for the stars in space, He has also established never-changing principles for His most incredible creation you and me.

The great laws of God are all-encompassing rules.

They apply to a child as well as a retiree to the Chinese as well as the Romanian to the poor as well as the rich.
The principles that have been established never change. They pertain not only to our personal life but to our business activities. In your enterprise, whether you make pita bread or precision ball bearings, the principles are the same.

What changes? Only the procedures and techniques.

God’s standards are not just platitudes to be read from scripture, they are to be applied to every endeavor. Your success depends on it. “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” (Joshua 1:8) The edicts and decrees found in scripture number into the hundreds, but I believe there are six great laws that—if followed—will become a strong foundation for your future.



You will receive in direct proportion to your faith.

One of the foremost barriers faced by every entrepreneur is the fear factor. I can remember the anxiety I wrestled with during the start of my used car business. In the back of my mind, I had a fear of going broke. But then I read God’s great law of faith. The Lord said, “According to your faith let it be to you.” (Matthew 9:29)

My fear was replaced by a profound belief and expectation and I was ready to conquer the world when I read:

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
It’s important to realize that faith and fear cannot work simultaneously. Either one or the other dominates and is in control. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his First Inaugural Address, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

There’s something else to understand:

Fear is produced by your mind, but faith comes from the Word. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
(Romans 10:17)
When you realize that the object of your faith is also the source of your supply, your potential is unlimited. There’s a song I find myself humming:
“I will talk to my father for you. And if I know my father, here’s what He’ll do. He will lay at your feet all the things you pursue. It’s no bother for my Father to do it for you.”

Even your small faith, in the hands of a mighty God, becomes powerful and strong.

Jesus said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)  Remember, the Lord does not respond to your needs— He responds to your faith.



What you speak will come to pass.

Having faith in your future is a necessary ingredient, but there comes a time when you must declare it. The power of our words has a force beyond anything we can comprehend.

Exactly how powerful? “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)

When I understood God’s laws concerning the spoken word, my language began to change. For example, if I hadn’t sold a car for two days I would say to everybody I met: “I’m going to sell two cars today!” I learned that my results were in direct proportion to my declarations.

Just as God “spoke” the world into existence, He has placed great authority in our tongue.

Jesus said, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words, you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37) Critics may scoff, but I have encountered scores of people whose lives were scarred by their speech. A lady once told me, “I just know I’ve got cancer. And it’s right where my mother got her’s!” Sure enough, her doctor later confirmed what she had already confessed.
Make a total commitment that the words you speak will be those of hope, encouragement, and optimism.



To be forgiven, you must forgive.

One of the most damaging obstructions to success is an unforgiving spirit. If you have relationships that must be restored, don’t wait another minute to begin the process. Christ said, “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” (Luke 6:37)

From that moment a great wall of hate came between them.

God’s rules of mercy and pardon are beyond anything that most people can comprehend. However, when you ask forgiveness for your sin, you begin to receive a new perspective. Since you have been pardoned, it becomes much easier to forgive others. Put it into practice today.



Failure awaits those who disobey God’s commandments.

When I began to learn about the fixed laws of God I only wanted to accept those that were positive. But there were some things I needed to understand. For example, I couldn’t see a reason for God’s law of retribution. But it’s found repeatedly in scripture.

Have you noticed that when God gives a promise, He almost always warns those who fail to obey?

For example, in the Old Covenant, we read, “And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” (Deuteronomy 28:13)

Then He adds the warning:

“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that … these curses will come upon you and overtake you.” (v.15) Over the years I have developed a great love and respect for men and women in the ministry. No, I do not always agree with their methods or their particular message, but I understand the consequences of opposing them.

The Bible clearly says, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.” (Psalms 105:15)

Those who fail to heed that warning are violating one of God’s fixed laws. They’re headed for big trouble. You say, “That’s a superstition!” No, it’s the Word of God. The Lord will extend His compassion to those who accept it, but like any good father, He will chastise a child who disobeys.



Planting in God’s soil produces a giant crop.

It’s easy to understand that we reap exactly what we saw, but God’s great law of increase says that we can reap more than we sow—much more. There are, however, specific conditions that must be met. Here’s what Christ said concerning receiving a bumper crop. “He who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (Matthew 13:23)
What an increase!

When explorer Sir Walter Raleigh returned to England and Ireland in 1596, he brought something they had never seen potatoes.

They cut the “eyes” out and planted them and before long got back an enormous harvest. Soon, potatoes were growing on thousands and thousands of acres. They didn’t eat the seed, they —planted it. It’s disheartening to meet someone with great potential —then five years later see them again doing the same thing: nothing. God’s law of increase, if followed, will bless everything you do. It will cause you to become prolific —not only produce but reproduce.



Obeying the Lord produces a great reward.

I believe that it is God’s will for you to prosper financially, physically, and spiritually. That’s what He promised. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2)
The most important thing mentioned last. God wants your soul to prosper since it is the key to keeping every area of your life on track. Without a pure heart, you’ll lose the dream the Lord has given for your future.

You must follow the Lord’s voice not the words of others.

As God told the prophet, Isaiah, “I have spoken; yes, I have called him, I have brought him, and his way will prosper.” (Isaiah 48:15)

The law of physics says:

For every action, there is a reaction. It is also true in the Kingdom of God. If we keep His commands, we can expect magnificent rewards. Without question, that’s what happened to me. “No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psalms 84:11)

What is the future of those who take the Lord at His Word?

“If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.” (Job 36:11)

People may try to stand in the way of God’s provision, but remember, the Lord can turn any situation around to deliver on His promise.
When God took Joseph into Egypt it was because his brother sold him to that fate. It sounded bad, but God willed that to happen. Perhaps you have had a similar experience, where someone close to you has sold you out. Joseph became a life-saver for the people who were in slavery.

There was a great famine, but the Lord did not allow them to starve.

Joseph said to his brother, “But as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good . . . ” (Genesis 50:20)
Is it clear that God wants to bless you? He has promised abundance beyond anything you can ever ask or think. “Things ” Are Not Important Years ago, my wife Sally and I concluded that if we lost every material possession in the world, we would still enjoy the greatest gift of all a personal relationship with the Lord. “Things” homes, planes, jewelry, or cars don’t really have great meaning.

We use them, they don’t use us.

After all, there’s not one possession we can take to our new home the Lord is preparing. Of far greater importance is what we are planting day after day in God’s Kingdom.

The Lord has a remarkable plan for your future.

The same God that created you is deeply concerned that you follow His precepts. The six great laws of success are not hollow expressions. They are fixed tenets that, if put into practice, will transform the forecast of your future from “stormy” to “bright.”

Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons was written in 1925 by Napoleon Hill.
Hill was a friend of Andrew Carnegie‘s who discovered that Carnegie believed the success formula could be outlined in simple lessons for anyone to understand. Hill spent 20 years of his life studying Carnegie and his associates to write a simple formula for success.
Napoleon Hill was granted access to America’s elite, including the likes of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, and Charles Schwab. He became so well respected that he eventually served as Presidential Adviser to both Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

7. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: DECIDE ON A GOAL: A DEFINITE CHIEF AIM

will teach you how to save the wasted effort that the majority of people expend in trying to find their lifework. Do away with aimlessness and fix your heart and hand upon some definite, well-conceived purpose as a life work.

8. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: BELIEF IN YOURSELF:

SELF-CONFIDENCE will help you master the six basic fears with which every person is cursed; the fear of Poverty, Ill Health, Old Age, Criticism, Loss of Love, and fear of Death. Learn the difference between egotism and real self-confidence which is based upon definite, usable knowledge.

9. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: GET IN THE HABIT OF SAVING:

THE HABIT OF SAVING will teach you how to distribute your income systematically so that a definite percentage of it will steadily accumulate, thus forming one of the greatest known sources of personal power. No one may succeed in life without saving money. There is no exception to this rule, and no one may escape it. Learn how to save your money.

10. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: BECOME A LEADER:

INITIATIVE AND LEADERSHIP will show you how to become a leader instead of a follower in your chosen field of endeavor. It will develop in you the instinct for leadership which will cause you gradually to gravitate to the top in all undertakings in which you participate.

11. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: BE CREATIVE:

IMAGINATION will stimulate your mind so that you will conceive new ideas and develop new plans which will help you in attaining the object of your Definite Chief Aim. This lesson will teach you how to “build new houses out of old stones,” so to speak. It will show you how to create new ideas out of old, well-known concepts, and how to put old ideas to new uses. This one lesson, alone, is the equivalent of a very practical course in salesmanship, and it is sure to prove a veritable gold mine of knowledge to the person who is in earnest.

12. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: BE ENTHUSIASTIC:

ENTHUSIASM will enable you to “saturate” all with whom you come in contact with interest in you and your ideas. Enthusiasm is the foundation of a Pleasing Personality, and you must have such a personality to influence others to cooperate with you.

13. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: DEVELOP SELF-CONTROL:

SELF-CONTROL is the “balance wheel” with which you control your enthusiasm and direct it where you wish it to carry you. This lesson will teach you, most practically, to become “the master of your fate, the Captain of your Soul.” THE 21 GREATEST LAWS OF SUCCESS IN LIFE

14. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: DO MORE THAN YOU ARE PAID FOR:

THE HABIT OF DOING MORE THAN PAID FOR is one of the most important lessons of the Law of Success course. It will teach you how to take advantage of the Law of Increasing Returns, which will eventually insure you a return in money far out of proportion to the service you render. No one may become a real leader in any walk of life without practicing the habit of doing more work and better work than that for which he is paid.

15. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: DEVELOP A PLEASING PERSONALITY;

A PLEASING PERSONALITY is the most important tool for attaining success. When combined with intelligence, it will enable you to remove mountains of obstacles. This one lesson alone has made scores of Master Salesmen and developed leaders overnight. It will teach you how to transform your personality so that you may adapt yourself to any environment, or any other personality, in such a manner that you may easily dominate.

16. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: THINK CLEARLY;

ACCURATE THINKING is one of the important foundation stones of all enduring success. This lesson teaches you how to separate “facts” from mere “information.” It teaches you how to organize known facts into two classes: the “important” and the “unimportant.” It teaches you how to determine what is an “important” fact. It teaches you how to build definite working plans, in the pursuit of any calling, out of FACTS.

17. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: FOCUS:

CONCENTRATION teaches you how to focus your attention on one subject at a time until you have worked out practical plans for mastering that subject. It will teach you how to ally yourself with others in such a manner that you may have the use of their entire knowledge to back you up in your own plans and purposes. It will give you a practical working knowledge of the forces around you, and show you how to harness and use these forces in furthering your own interests.

18. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: WORK WELL WITH OTHERS:

CO-OPERATION will teach you the value of teamwork in all you do. In this lesson, you will be taught how to apply the law of the “Master Mind” described in this Introduction and Lesson Two of this course. This lesson will show you how to coordinate your own efforts with those of others, in such a manner that friction, jealousy, strife, envy, and cupidity will be eliminated. You will learn how to make use of all that other people have learned about the work in which you are engaged.

19. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES:

PROFITING BY FAILURE will teach you how to make stepping stones out of all of your past and future mistakes and failures. It will teach you the difference between “failure” and “temporary defeat,” a difference which is very great and very important. It will teach you how to profit from your own failures and the failures of other people.

20. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: Practice Tolerance:

TOLERANCE will teach you how to avoid the disastrous effects of racial and religious prejudices which mean defeat for millions of people who permit themselves to become entangled in a foolish argument over these subjects, thereby poisoning their own minds and closing the door to reason and investigation.

This lesson is the twin sister of the one on ACCURATE THOUGHT, for the reason that no one may become an Accurate Thinker without practicing tolerance. Intolerance closes the book of Knowledge and writes on the cover, “Finis! I have learned it all!” Intolerance makes enemies of those who should be friends. It destroys opportunity and fills the mind with doubt, mistrust, and prejudice.

21. Laws of Success From Napoleon Hill/ Success: THE GOLDEN RULES:

PRACTICING THE GOLDEN RULE will teach you how to make use of this great universal law of human conduct in such a manner that you may easily get harmonious cooperation from any individual or group of individuals. Lack of understanding of the law upon which the Golden Rule philosophy is based is one of the major causes of failure of millions of people who remain in misery, and poverty, and want all their lives.

This lesson has nothing whatsoever to do with religion in any form, nor with sectarianism, nor have any of the other lessons of this course on the Law of Success.

  • When you have mastered these Fifteen Laws and made them your own, as you may do within a period of from fifteen to thirty weeks, you will be ready to develop sufficient personal power to ensure the attainment of your Definite Chief Aim.
  • The purpose of these Fifteen Laws is to develop or help you organize all the knowledge you have, and all you acquire in the future, so you may turn this knowledge into POWER.

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