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The R2A2 Formula for Success: Napoleon Hill

Introduction Have you ever thought, “If I could get some extra time from my job or some extra money to catch my goals, my life will be more comfortable”? Getting spare time or getting some extra money will not make your life comfortable as no single stroke of luck can change our mindset which is holding us back. Walt Disney never spent time imagining such breaks but he started his work in the Rat-infested backyard of a church and ultimately achieved success due to his cultivated habits. Those habits helped him to focus on what matters the most in his industry to set him apart. The R2A2 principle was mentioned by Napoleon hill in his world-famous book “Think and Grow Rich”. The R2A2 principle was actually formulated by W. Clement Stone who was also a business partner of Napoleon Hill and a founder of Combined Insurance. This formula gives us the actionable points to implement the philosophy of “Think and Grow Rich” and become a true goal achiever. After learning this principle, we can a

Twelve Pillars of Success By Jim Rohn



Jim Rohn and Chris Widener have shared fundamental principles/pillars of success in their book ‘Twelve Pillars, 2005, in a short story about Michael who met a millionaire. The millionaire shared his story of success and taught him to improve his life by implementing these 12 principles. These twelve principles are the twelve pillars of success.


(1) You can change your life only by changing yourself: Along with working hard, you need to increase your skillset and change the thoughts and actions that you do every day. You can do this by attending seminars, reading books, and applying whatever you learn to your business, profession, or trade. 
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(2) You should make sure that the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you: The second pillar of success talks about giving equal attention to your body, mind, and soul to take care of your overall well-being. You should do regular exercises including yoga and meditation etc.
(3) Give time and effort to your relationships to keep them constantly flourishing and growing: Our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues are the same as a garden but in fact, they need more maintenance to keep the weeds out. This is the third pillar of success. 
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(4) Goal Setting and making a plan to achieve your goals: The fourth pillar of success is to decide your goal, write it down, break the goal into small steps, and start your journey. Set goals that stretch you to your highest potential and make you do things differently.
(5) Manage your time and spend each day wisely: The fifth pillar of success talks about spending your time on urgent and important things. Either we bear the pain of discipline which is just ounces or we have to bear the pain of regret which weighs tons.
(6) Surround yourself with successful people who have high standards: The sixth pillar of success is to build relationships with successful people who challenge them and encourages them to become better. The people with whom you associate greatly influence your attitude in life.
(7) Life-long self-education will make you a fortune: The seventh pillar of success suggests that learning is the beginning of health, wealth, and spirituality. Therefore self-education is very important as it is what you learn along the way to constantly improve and grow in your life.
(8) Art of influencing others: The eighth pillar of success talks about the art and skill of influencing others. Other people perceive you as a person of talent and virtue is the key as it is the foundation of successful influence and sales. Basic skills in sales include knowing your stuff, talking to lots of people, and never taking no for an answer.
(9) Your Personal development directly influences what you get: This pillar of success suggests that if you want more, you have to become more. Skill development is more important than the money itself to become a millionaire. You may lose money but skills will remain with you always.
(10) Communication: You need to listen to the people and understand their perspectives while communicating with them. Two or more people are positioned to have tremendous power together when they work to find a common ground of understanding.
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(11) To lead others is to help them change their thoughts, beliefs, and actions for the better: A leader is one who has mastered the art of influencing people. True leaders help others to achieve their vision. Sales and Leadership are both the art of influencing people.
(12) Be an example for others: You must live a life that leaves a legacy by helping others spiritually, intellectually, physically, financially, and relationally. How long you live is something which is out of your control, but how well you live is completely your choice.


The twelve tips given in Twelve Pillars can help you improve your business and your life. Jim Rohn and Chris Widener have given 30 years of business acumen in the form of a short story that could help others realize their dreams. Each pillar is a secret of success in itself and thus can guide a person towards success in life.


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