Mindset Mastery 179 – History Continues

Our lessons in U.S. history—in the history of the birth of a nation and the power of a people behind it—continue today, with the continued story of the birth of America.

Powerful Demands

Before the Assembly adjourned, Samuel Adams was appointed to call on the Governor of the Province, Hutchinson, and demand the withdrawal of the British troops.

The request was granted; the troops were removed from Boston, but the incident was not closed. It had caused a situation destined to change the entire trend of civilization. Strange, isn’t it, how the great changes, such as the American Revolution, and the First World War, often have their beginnings in circumstances which seem unimportant? It is interesting, also, to observe that these important changes usually begin in the form of a definite decision in the minds of a relatively small number of people. Few of us know the history of the United States well enough to realize that John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Richard Henry Lee (of the Province of Virginia) were the real Fathers of the Country.

Richard Henry Lee became an important factor in this story for the simple fact that he and Samuel Adams communicated frequently (by correspondence), freely sharing their fears and their hopes concerning the welfare of the people of their Provinces. From this, Adams conceived the idea that a mutual exchange of letters between the thirteen Colonies might help to bring about the coordination of effort so badly needed to solve their problems. Two years after the clash with the soldiers in Boston (March 1772), Adams presented this idea to the Assembly, in the form of a motion that a Correspondence Committee be established among the Colonies, with definitely appointed correspondents in each Colony, “for the purpose of friendly cooperation for the betterment of the Colonies of British America.”

Gathering Power

Take note of this incident! It was the beginning of the organization of the far-flung power destined to give freedom to all U.S. citizens. The Master Mind had already been organized. It consisted of Adams, Lee, and Hancock. “I tell you further, that if two of you agree upon the earth concerning anything for which you ask, it will come to you from My Father, who is in Heaven.”

The Committee of Correspondence was organized. Observe that this move provided the way for increasing the power of the Master Mind by adding to it men from all the Colonies. Take notice that this procedure constituted the first organized planning of the disgruntled Colonists.

In union there is strength! The citizens of the Colonies had been waging disorganized warfare against the British soldiers through incidents similar to the Boston riot, but nothing of benefit had been accomplished. Their individual grievances had not been consolidated under one Master Mind. No group of individuals had put their hearts, minds, souls, and bodies together in one definite decision to settle their difficulty with the British once and for all until Adams, Hancock, and Lee got together.

Masterful Coordination

We can all take a lesson from these historical lessons—the lesson that despite our independence, none of us exist or operate in a vacuum. There is much to be reaped from coordinating with people of like-minds and goals (not at all unlike what we are doing here today on this blog or with this series!).

Thank you,  Napoleon Hill, for the great insights from your book: Think And Grow Rich

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2010

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. What about the Birth of the YOTA nation ? You, Yang and the Zodiacs are giving birth to a nation of prosperity…………….Good On Yer Mates !
    Tried to Digg it, but it exceeded 350 words…………..Bugger !
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..Vale – Ed Thigpen =-.

  2. Hi Sean, It’s amazing that so much can be achieved by just two people and in this case by just three men who were wanting to pave a better way – towards freedom for the American people. There is a valuable lesson here to learn. A lesson of solidarity.

  3. The amazing stories I’ve heard about a small group of people getting together – maybe 2, or 3 – jotting down ideas on a napkin… Not necessarily knowing where things would take them. Then achieving amazing things start to happen. Just from an idea, a mastermind, a “definite decision” and taking action. Where would we be in this world, if it weren’t for these pioneers and courageous change agents…
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

  4. One great mind creates a idea, but two great minds create a genius idea, three great minds create a revolution….imagine a room full of like minded minds? What could we create then? A group of like minded people meeting together regularly in a Mastermind group, sharing ideas, sharing stories of success….that is a group made of gold.
    We are in the process of sitting up a group on the Sunshine Coast because we realised that you need more than one mind to be a success. Its good to see that Adams, Lee, and Hancock realised that three great minds could succeed, and to know that back in the 17th century three men got together for the better of their country. Makes you realise that men/women knew way back in time, how to use a Mastermind group to succeed…..maybe we should all study history more and take on board what the great minds of the world used to be successful?
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Its Meant To Be =-.

  5. I like “in union there is strength.” It’s great when you have a union of people who support you and the cause. Strength within yourself to believe that “it” can be done against all that stands in “its” way.

    It is so admirable to have that quality.
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  6. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I think the YOTA forum is an excellent place where like-minded people can communicate and work together so that everyone achieves their goals. The forum has such a great positive vibe where we can get all the support we need to succeed.

    Sean has assembled a great team of teachers to help us through any difficulties we’re experiencing. No question is too silly and no problem is too great. Any problems that we’re having are resolved quickly so that we can keep moving forward.

    I think amazing things happen in the YOTA forum.

  7. I have made such huge leaps & bounds since joining the YOTA forum & would be lost without the support of the Zodiacs.

    One tiny change meant that one of my blog posts was picked up by another blog directory! And I could not have had that success without YOTA!!!
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  8. Poweful demands, gathering power and masterfull co-ordination, and a ‘group of individuals had put their hearts, minds, souls, and bodies together in one definite decision to settle their difficulty with the British once and for all…’ How could it fail??
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mindfulness =-.

  9. You have summed it up so succintly!!! Something I need in barrels at the moment – courage!

    I can even ‘hear’ and ‘see’ you on a horse, (YOTA) flag in your hand, raising your arm as high as you can possibly raise it – leading/motivating an army on a path of success. I will ride proudly beside you anyday… with that mindset we can not fail!!

    You should write a blog & shape it around your niche – I love it Jo!!!!!!
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  10. Amazing history. That such could be achieved from bonding thoughts together.
    .-= Sandra Sentance´s last blog ..Time Management =-.

  11. I’m with you Harry

    I would love to see a similar chronicle of the birth and the events leading up to it of our own countries.

    Maybe it has already be done. Anyone know?
    .-= Gee´s last blog ..Why You Should Just Ignore Fad Diets (Part 2) =-.

  12. “Great changes… often have their beginnings in circumstances which seem unimportant.”

    We go about our daily lives, just chipping away to move ourselves closer to our goals. Most of the time, we don’t really know what’s making a difference. Then, one day, the big change occurs and the dream becomes a reality. A lot of it has to do with the small things we did at the beginning – which seemed unimportant at the time.

    You just never know what the tipping point will be.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Hate to tell you, but… They think you’re a Spammer =-.

  13. Hi Gee,
    Before Federation in Australia Sir John Robertson’s boast that “Federation is as dead as Julius Ceasar,” was coming to be a favourite saying of anti-federalists; but as a matter of fact the federal spirit was only just beginning to awaken. The commonwealth Bill, through neglect by the Parliaments, had helped to educate the people. Since 1891, public interest in the question of Federation had been steadily gaining ground.

    The framers of the Australian Constitution took 11 years to complete the work. They took the best from almost every constitutions of the world to make up our Australian constitution. They also fasted for weeks to make sure they got it right. Results are that we in Australia have the best constitution in the world.

    Thanks-you Sean for the lessons of history in this article.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

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