Andrew Carnegie(1835 – 1919) was an American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the highest profile philanthropists of his era and, by the time of his death, he had given away to charities and foundations about $350 million – almost 90 percent of his fortune.
Napoleon Hill, who met Andrew Carnegie, was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal development for success.
When Hill was young, he met Andrew Carnegie to interview on his success principles. At that time Carnegie was the most powerful man in the world. Hill discovered that Carnegie believed in a simple formula that anyone would be able to understand and succeed.
1. Define your purpose.
Create a plan of action and start working toward it immediately. Without a purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly through life.
Believe in yourself and your purpose, so fully that you act with complete confidence.
3. Master Mind
Success does not come without the cooperation of others. Contact and work with people “who have what you haven’t,” Hill says.
Sound health begins with a sound health consciousness. Be conscious about your health habits.
Enthusiasm is faith in action. It is the intense emotion known as burning desire. Its a positive attitude sets you up for success and wins the respect of others.
6. Focused Work.
Controlled attention leads to mastery. Don’t become distracted from the most important task you are currently facing.
7. Managing Time & Money
Time and money are precious resources, and few people striving for success ever believe they possess either one in excess.
No other success principle work without perseverance. If you want to increase your success rate, just triple your failure rate. But get up as soon as possible when you knocked down.