Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill


  1. One’s dominating desires can be crystallized into their physical equivalents through definiteness of purpose and plans with the aid of hypnotic rhythm and time

Key Takeaways

  1. Hill’s 7 psychological principles
    1. Definitiveness of purpose – Beware drifting, losing your definiteness of purpose. Keep your highest aspirations always top of mind
    2. Mastery over self
    3. Learning from adversity
    4. Controlling environmental influences
    5. Letting time play its role – What you dwell upon you attract. Let it be your aspirations and not your fears
    6. Harmony – letting definitiveness of purpose pervade everything you do and surrounding yourself with others who share your definiteness or purpose
    7. Caution – think through your plan before you act and be cautious of whom you surround yourself with

What I got out of it

  1. I enjoyed the “conversation” between the author and the “devil”. Interesting to note that the manuscript was written more than 70 years ago but only recently released because of the author’s fear of criticism and retribution.

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