Although the effects of the last lessons were cast wide over an entire nation of people, and also over the entire world in years to come, the power behind that decision-making process and definiteness of action was largely individual. That same individuality is what is going to make you successful in your journey to create wealth.
Personal Benefits Of Power
Note, also, (with great personal benefit), that the power which gave this nation its freedom, is the very same power that must be used by every individual who becomes self-determining. This power is made up of the principles described in this book. It will not be difficult to detect, in the story of the Declaration of Independence, at least six of these principles: desire, decision, faith, persistence, the Master Mind, and Organized Planning.
Throughout this philosophy you will find the suggestion that thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent. Before moving on, Mr. Hill leaves you with the suggestion that it is possible to find in this story, and in the story of the organization of the United States Steel Corporation, a perfect description of the method by which thought makes this astounding transformation.
The Search For The Secret
In your search for the secret of the method, don’t look for a miracle, because you will not find it. You will find only the eternal laws of Nature. These laws are available to every person who has the faith and the courage to use them. They may be used to bring freedom to a nation, or to accumulate wealth. There is no cost except the time necessary to understand and appropriate them.
Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely know what they want, and generally get it. The leaders in every walk of life decide quickly, and firmly. That is the major reason why they are leaders. The world has the habit of making room for the person whose words and actions show that he or she knows where he or she is going.
Know Where You Are Going
Definiteness of purpose and decision—those are the lessons Napoleon Hill wants us to take away here. When you think through your goals and plans, know where you are going and decide to take the steps forward to get there, you are an unstoppable force in the event of your life. Be the leader that knows where your life is heading—and enjoy the ride!
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