Mindset Mastery 135 – On The Crest Of Success

So now we come back to Frank Gunsaulus on the morning of his great sermon, on the crest of success. Will he crest that mountain and finally grab the money that has been waiting for him? Is this the point where his idea, dreams, and success finally converge?

Preparing For Success

“Next morning I arose early, went into the bathroom, read the sermon, then knelt on my knees and asked that my sermon might come to the attention of someone who would supply the needed money.

“While I was praying I again had that feeling of assurance that the money would be forthcoming. In my excitement, I walked out without my sermon, and did not discover the oversight until I was in my pulpit and about ready to begin delivering it.

The Subconscious Knows

“It was too late to go back for my notes, and what a blessing that I couldn’t go back! Instead, my own subconscious mind yielded the material I needed. When I arose to begin my sermon, I closed my eyes, and spoke with all my heart and soul of my dreams. I not only talked to my audience, but I fancy I talked also to God. I told what I would do with a million dollars if that amount were placed in my hands. I described the plan I had in mind for organizing a great educational institution, where young people would learn to do practical things, and at the same time develop their minds.

“When I had finished and sat down, a man slowly arose from his seat, about three rows from the rear, and made his way toward the pulpit. I wondered what he was going to do. He came into the pulpit, extended his hand, and said, ‘Reverend, I liked your sermon. I believe you can do everything you said you would, if you had a million dollars. To prove that I believe in you and your sermon, if you will come to my office tomorrow morning, I will give you the million dollars. My name is Phillip D. Armour.”’

The Money Awaits

Young Gunsaulus went to Mr. Armour’s office and the million dollars was presented to him. With the money, he founded the Armour Institute of Technology.

That is more money than the majority of preachers ever see in an entire lifetime, yet the thought impulse behind the money was created in the young preacher’s mind in a fraction of a minute. The necessary million dollars came as a result of an idea. Backing the idea was a desire which young Gunsaulus had been nursing in his mind for almost two years.

Observe this important fact…he got the money within thirty-six hours after he reached a definite decision in his own mind to get it, and decided on a definite plan for getting it!

Shared Company

There was nothing new or unique about young Gunsaulus’ vague thinking about a million dollars, and weakly hoping for it. Others before him, and many since his time, have had similar thoughts. But there was something very unique and different about the decision he reached on that memorable Saturday, when he put vagueness into the background, and said definitely, “I will get that money within a week!”

God seems to throw Himself on the side of the man who knows exactly what he wants, if he is determined to get just that!

Most importantly, the principle through which Dr. Gunsaulus got his million dollars is still alive! It is available to you! This universal law is as workable today as it was when the young preacher made use of it so successfully. This book describes, step by step, the thirteen elements of this great law, and suggests how they may be put to use.

Universal Success

If everyone in the world believed firmly in his or her success, and decided definitely to take action and see it through, we would have countless more stories like the story of Dr. Frank Gunsaulus and the founding of the Armour Institute of Technology. Gunsaulus was no more gifted than any one of us, except for the fact that he had the gifts of determination and desire, and they carried him to his end simply because he believed in them and followed the idea through.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2009

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. A very inspiring read, it goes to show just what is achievable when you put your mind to it.

  2. Phil Browne [stix] says:

    It is true that if you put your head down and make a point of following your plans through it will work I know Iv’e done it a number of times and my plans have worked everytime although with different degres of success with each plan.The best part was when the people who said it could not be done walked away shaking their heads.One for hte good guys.

  3. It is so very true. Putting out there into the Universe and it will come true. Happens every time in our household. We have been trying to put the house on the market for the last few weeks, and finally did yesterday. I having been telling all and everyone that it will be sold within a week….well we already have three buyers keen to get a view in the next few days and by this time next week it will be sold. Believe, Dream, Achieve and It will come true.
    Cheers Sean for another great post.

    • Hi Lisa
      I have a similar with our home, we decided we were going to sell, we spoke to a few agents and all said “You wont get that” when we told them how much we wanted.
      Well it went on the market on the Wednesday, open house Saturday and Sold Monday.
      The price we asked was quiet high for the area, but we had decided we wanted to pay cash for our next home and also have some left over.
      We achieved it only as we had belief it would happen .

  4. Wonder if Frank would have still achieved the million dollars if he hadn’t left the notes to his speech at home. Either way it’s a very inspiring article. To know exactly what it is that is wanted and then put oneself in the right mindset to get it, is key.

  5. It sounds like an outrageous story… But it’s not the first of its kind I’ve heard. They do say the universe can deliver anything you ask for.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

  6. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I love that if I’m really clear about what I want and I am determined to get; I will achieve my goals. I note that there is no discussion of Dr Gunsaulus having any feelings of doubt, worry or indecision. He was so sure that he would get his goal.

    This is where I have gone wrong in the past. I knew what I wanted and I was determined to have it, but I let my arch enemies, fear, worry and self doubt crowd out and confidence that I could achieve my goals. Not any more though.:)

    • Hi Jazz,
      I am sure you are not on your own with these enemies, they do a very good job with a lot of us. But learning the tools to defend them is the best way to beat them, and you are sure as hell a fast learner 🙂
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Motivational Music =-.

      • Hi Renee,

        I’m definitely a work in progress. Some days it’s much easier to defeat them than others. I find that when I start taking my successful mindset for granted is the day they’re tougher to ignore.

        This just reinforces for me that I have to keep working at making a successful mindset a way of life. This takes consistent effort and vigilance. It’s the same as it takes for me to be fit and healthy. Daily effort is best. 🙂
        .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  7. I have heard this story before, but had forgotten about it. I love how Frank Gunsaulus had forgotten his speech, but still knew within that without a doubt the money would still be coming. Imagine if we all walked through life with the faith that “yep” it will all be coming to me when/where I ask for it? Imagine that.
    He knew like he knew like he knew……that the million dollars was coming because his desire was so strong. Hold onto your desire, ask and you shall Receive.
    that is success 🙂
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Searching For Gratitude Rocks =-.

  8. I had some glimpses of this subconscious knowledge – it feels just wonderful!
    This story also demonstrates nicely – you have to ask for what you want, not just think about it.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Motivational Music =-.

  9. It’s amazing how the subconscious mind works – and how it can allow us to speak from the heart with passion. It makes what we say more real than reading off a prepared speech or whatever.

    That’s a point about Sean’s videos – natural free flowing and from the heart – based on his beliefs.

  10. Hi Sean.

    I manifested you, I bet you didn’t know that (lol) However it is true.

    I made a determined statement one day to my family that I was going to be an internet marketer as one of my streams of income. The knowing was really strong and yet I had no idea who it was that was going teach me. I kept affirming it and in early June last year I received an email from Sean with an invitation to join the beta testers.

    I knew this was the manifestation and although I knew nothing about internet marketing, social networks etc, I had asked for the perfect course to present itself and it did. How did I know it, because my family and I had signed up to a wealth and lifestyle program through Sean back in 2007 and we had been following him. When he introduced the internet marketing course we knew he was the ‘good guy’ so I jumped at the chance.

    And yes, the right decision was made and I am having a great time learning.

    • Hi Elly,

      That is so cool. I really believe that you can manifest things into life just by your affirmations. I guess the end result depends on the quality of your affirmations in the beginning.

      I don’t think you could have manifested a better result than Sean. 🙂
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

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