《Think and Grow Rich 思考致富》Forword 序言(电子版本序言)

Forword by OpportunityInformer.com(发布此书电子版的网站)
Translator : Soone

"Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill
在你的脑子构想出任何事物,并相信能实现它。-拿破仑·希尔

American born Napoleon Hill is considered to have influenced more people into success than any other person in history. He has been perhaps the most influential man in the area of personal success technique development, primarily through his classic book Think and Grow Rich which has helped million of the people and has been important in the life of many successful people such as W. Clement Stone and Og Mandino.
美国出生的拿破仑希尔被认为相对于历史的其他人,引导了更多人成功。他有可能是在个人成功学领域最有影响力的人物,他的经典书籍《思考致富》在其中起到了重要作用,这本书已经帮助了上百万人,而且在许多成功人士--比如克莱门特斯通和奥格·曼狄诺--的生命中拥有重要地位。

Napoleon Hill was born into poverty in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. At the age of 10 his mother died, and two years later his father remarried. He became a very rebellious boy, but grew up to be an incredible man. He began his writing career at age 13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author. Fighting against all class of great disadvantages and pressures, he dedicated more than 25 years of his life to define the reasons by which so many people fail to achieve true financial success and happiness in their life.
拿破仑希尔在1883年出生于弗吉尼亚州怀斯县英镑河边上的单间小屋的贫困家庭。他的妈妈在他10岁的时候过世,两年后他父亲又结婚,他成一个非常叛逆的男孩,不过却成为一位非常杰出的男人。他在13岁开始写作,为“记者山”,一份小型的乡镇报纸,最终成长为美国最受欢迎的作者。通过克服各种不同程度的阻碍和压力,他耗费了超过25年来寻找导致多人在实现财富自由和寻找生活幸福中失败的原因。

During this time he achieved great success as an attorney and journalist. His early career as a reporter helped finance his way through law school. He was given an assignment to write a series of success stories of famous men, and his big break came when he was asked to interview steel-magnate Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie commissioned Hill to interview over 500 millionaires to find a success formula that could be used by the average person. These included Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Elmer Gates, Charles M. Schwab, Theodore Roosevelt, William Wrigley Jr, John Wanamaker, WIlliam Jennings Bryan, George Eastman, Woodrow Wilson, William H. Taft, John D. Rockefeller, F. W. Woolworth, Jennings Randolph, among others.
在这期间中他作为一名律师和记者实现了巨大的成功,他的早期记者生涯资助他完成了法律学院的学习。毕业后他被分配去撰写一系列著名人士的成功故事,当他去采访钢铁巨头安德鲁·卡耐基的时候巨大转折点到来了,卡耐基先生委托希尔去采访500多位百万富翁以便去发现能应用于普通人的成功公式。被采访人的有托马斯·爱迪生,亚历山大·格雷厄姆·贝尔,亨利·福特,盖茨埃尔默,查尔斯·施瓦布,西奥多·罗斯福,威廉箭牌JR,约翰·沃纳梅克,威廉·詹宁斯·布赖恩,乔治·伊士曼,伍德罗·威尔逊,威廉·塔夫脱,约翰·D·洛克菲勒,FW伍尔沃斯,詹宁斯伦道夫,等等。

He became an advisor to Andrew Carnegie, and with Carnegie's help he formulated a philosophy of success, drawing on the thoughts and experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons. It took Hill over 20 years to produce his book, a classic in the Personal Development field called Think and Grow Rich. This book has sold over 7 million copies and has helped thousands achieve success.
他成为了安德鲁·卡耐基的顾问,通过借鉴众多白手起家的成功人士的想法和经验并在卡耐基的帮助下他找到了成功学原理。它耗费了希尔20多年完成了《思考致富》这本书,一本经典的个人成长领域书籍。这本书卖出了700多万份,帮助了数以千计的人成功。

The secret to success is very simple but you'll have to read the book to find out what it is!
成功的秘密是非常简单的,但是你必须去阅读这本书去找到成功的秘密。

Napoleon Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success. His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the all time best-seller in the field.
经过长期而成功的写作、教学、演讲关于成功法则的职业生涯后拿破仑·希尔过世于1970年11月份。他的个人成就树立了一座丰碑,当代意志是这座丰碑的基石。在他过世之前《思考致富》是成功学领域卖出量最多的书籍。

Perhaps no other success book has influenced more people than Napoleon Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich. Since it’s introduction in 1937, millions of copies have been sold around the world. It still remains one of the top selling books of its kind.
有可能不会再有其它成功学书籍能够超越拿破仑·希尔的经典书籍《思考致富》影响到的人数。自1937年推出,数百万份已销往世界各地。它仍然是同类产品中最畅销的书籍之一。

Several years ago I came across a biography of Hill on a PBS show and it was an eye-opening adventure into the life of a man whose days were not the smooth sailing I had always assumed they were.
数年前我在PBS频道看到了关于希尔的传记,这是一个男人并不一帆风顺且令人大开眼界的生命历程,在这之前我经常认为他的成功是容易且简单的。(这句翻译不好,请谅解)

Napoleon struggled against a myriad of obstacles throughout his life many of which were brought on by some of the earlier choices he had made. I can’t count the number of times he became broke and penniless following a highly successful venture gone sour. His personal life was as spotted as his financial life and a recounting of that could easily consume a full book.
拿破仑挣扎翻越了生命早期他的选择带来的无数障碍。我不能统计他成功创业后又破产并一贫如洗的次数。他的个人生活其金融的生活历程和故事可以轻松的填满一本书。(翻译不好。。。)

I would have thought that my discovery of his many flaws would cause me to lose respect for him, and thus doubt the veracity of his teachings that have influenced me for more than twenty years. But it is quite the opposite. Having listened to the struggles of this very human man has given me a whole new perspective of respect, even awe, of the incredible resilience and persistence that he displayed repeatedly against sometimes massive odds.
我本来认为我的发现他许多去缺点后会降低我对他的尊敬,进而怀疑他的教导已经影响我的超过二十年的真实性。但是完全相反的。在听完这段非常人性化的奋斗历程后给了我一个全新的视角去尊敬,甚至是敬畏,他多次展现出的令人难以置信的任性和执着令他在对抗中占据了大量优势。

I now understand that he didn’t write about some theory of how to think and grow rich. He wrote from experience his numerous experiences and the experiences of America’s most successful.
现在我知道了他写的不是一些如何去思考致富的空虚理论。他的文字来自于他的经验,他的众多经验,这是美国最成功的经验。翻译的不好。。。

While the casual observer would believe that this book is only about making money, those of us who have studied it for years know otherwise. It’s about a better way to live a rich life. And for that I am grateful that Napoleon gave so much of himself in order that he might leave us with this incredible work.
对于粗心的读者会相信这本书仅仅是关于如何赚钱的,这些我们已经学习了多年。这本书其实是关于如何更好的过上富裕的生活。对于这一点我很感谢拿破仑留下了这么多成功经验,而不是带着他的非凡的经验离我们而去。

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