Have you ever seen those Get-Rich-Quick offers on the internet? I am sure you have. They promise wealth and riches in no time and with little effort. Do you really believe they work? Well, I do not, I have never believed it and I never will.
Sure, it may be possible to get rich quick, e.g. by winning the lottery, being lucky in stock trading or break the bank in a gambling casino. Opportunities of this kind are real but far away from a sustainable job to make a living from. And I would assume the same for get-rich-quick-schemes related to online marketing though I am convinced that there are equitable offers among them.
So why do people still fall for these scams? It is the money, of course. It lets greed take over and eliminate even the last bit of reason. Bad luck for those who buy it: coincidental it is the money they will never earn. The only profiteers are these who sell the get-rich-quick-schemes.
Now, wouldn’t it be great if there was an antidote or vaccination to prevent people from falling for get-rich-quick-scams? Well, the good news is: it is already there. To be precise, it has been there for more than 70 years – since 1937.
In March 1937 a man published a book that sold like hot cakes from the beginning. And sales did not stop for the next seven decades so that 30 million copies (the data varies, some say even 60 million copies) have been sold to date worldwide. The book is entitled “Think And Grow Rich”, authored by Napoleon Hill.
“Think And Grow Rich” is an exemplary anti-get-rich-quick-book for various reasons:
- it is based upon interviews with, and analysis of over 500 rich people back then
- all of them have acquired their fortunes over years or rather decades
- planning and persistence are indispensable constituent parts of the formula
- Napoleon Hill has proven that he walks his talk. It took him 20 years to interview and analyze the 500+ individuals to find a formula of getting rich that could be applied by the average person
- many successful people, among them real estate tycoon John Mc Grath, multimillionaires Dobbins, Pettman, and W. Clement Stone, consider(ed) Napoleon Hill’s “Think And Grow Rich” a serious wealth-creating tool
“Think And Grow Rich” in a nutshell:
You can grow rich by your own strength. But not quick. What you need is the absolute desire to succeed, faith in yourself, a sound plan, imagination, knowledge, persistence and some friends to support you. And you have to be willing to render service in return: work – or rather hard work.
With that in mind it is up to you to take action and do the right thing. Whatever it may be in your case. Now you should be prepared to laugh about those “How You Can Make 5 Gazillion Dollars Online In 3 Seconds Without a Computer!”-Websites and continue to do your work, step by step, to earn your deserved riches.
“There is no substitute for persistence. The person who makes persistence his watch-word, discovers that “Old Man Failure” finally becomes tired, and makes his departure.” Napoleon Hill