Andrew Carnegie’s 10 Rules of Success. These often-cited rules were never actually listed as-such by Carnegie, but were drawn from Napoleon Hill’s articles from Success Magazine:
1. Define Your Purpose
2. Create a Master Alliance
3. Go the Extra Mile
4. Practice Applied Faith
5. Have Personal Initiative
6. Indulge your Imagination
7. Exert Enthusiasm
8. Think Accurately
9. Concentrate your Effort
10. Profit from Adversity.
Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” outlines the following 13 Steps to Success, which he also attributes to Andrew Carnegie:
Have a burning desire for your goal.
Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals.
Use affirmations and positive self-talk to program your mind for success.
4. Specialized Knowledge:
Acquire specialized knowledge and skills in your chosen field.
Visualize and create a clear mental image of your desired outcome.
6. Organized Planning:
Develop a detailed plan of action toward your goals.
Make prompt and decisive decisions.
Persevere in the face of obstacles and setbacks.
9. Power of the Master Mind:
Surround yourself with a group of like-minded individuals for support and collaboration.
Channel your sexual energy into creative endeavors. Freud called this Sublimation.
11. The Subconscious Mind:
Understand and utilize the power of your subconscious mind.
12. The Brain:
Develop and utilize your brain to its full potential.
13. The Sixth Sense:
Tap into your intuition and higher consciousness for guidance.
These 13 steps are presented as principles and strategies for achieving success in various aspects of life.
W. Clement Stone distilled these 13 Steps into 3 Keys in his Success System that Never Fails:
1. Inspiration to Action:
Your Goal, your burning desire.
Learning the steps necessary. Research. Study. Create a workable plan.
3. Activity Knowledge:
Learning through trial and error. Work the plan. Don’t give up.
To quote Earl Nightengale, “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”