Mindset Mastery 201 – The Driving Force

Mindset Mastery eBookWe’ve now completed 9 chapters in Napoleon Hill’s revised empowerment text, Mindset Mastery. With this installment we start on Chapter 10, learning about the power of the Master Mind, the ‘Driving Force’ behind success and wealth.

The message of Napoleon Hill and his timeless message in Think And Grow Rich is now becoming more and more clear. If you have followed the past 9 chapters in detail, you will now be reaping the benefits already. Now, let’s unleash the Power Of The Mastermind.

10 Power Of The Master Mind – The Driving Force
The Ninth Step toward Riches

Power is essential for success in the accumulation of money.

Plans are inert and useless, without sufficient power to translate them into action. This chapter will describe the method by which an individual may attain and apply power.

Power can be defined as “organized and intelligently directed knowledge.” Power, as the term is used here, refers to organized effort, sufficient enough to enable an individual to transmute desire into its monetary equivalent. Organized effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite end, in a spirit of harmony.

Power is required for the accumulation of wealth! Power is necessary for the retention of money after it has been accumulated!

How Can You Acquire Power?

Let us ascertain how power can be acquired. If power is “organized knowledge,” let us examine the sources of knowledge:

a) Infinite intelligence. This source of knowledge may be contacted through the procedure described in another chapter, with the aid of Creative Imagination.

b) Accumulated experience. The accumulated experience of man, (or that portion of it that has been organized and recorded), can be found in any well-equipped public library, and on the internet. An important part of this accumulated experience is taught in public schools and colleges, where it has been classified and organized.

c) Experiment and research. In the field of science, and in practically every other walk of life, people are gathering, classifying, and organizing new facts daily. This is the source a person must turn to when knowledge is not available through “accumulated experience.” Here, too, the Creative Imagination must often be used.

Knowledge may be acquired from any of the foregoing sources. It may be converted into power by organizing it into definite plans and by expressing those plans in terms of action.

Examination of the three major sources of knowledge readily discloses the difficulty an individual would have, if he or she depended upon his or her efforts alone, in assembling knowledge and expressing it through definite plans in terms of action. If his or her plans are comprehensive, and if they are on a large scale, he must, generally, convince others to cooperate with him, before he can inject into them the necessary element of power.

Driving The Pieces

We begin to see here how all of the principles and pieces that Napoleon Hill have presented thus far come together to build wealth and make you successful in life. But we also see that without a driving force, the power of the mastermind, all of the individual pieces are as powerless as a stone. We’ll all want to continue to pay particular attention in the coming chapters through to the book’s conclusion so that we have the whole picture to put into action for success.

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. To my mind, a plan is nothing more than a thought, or an idea without the power to see it put into action. There must be a form of energy, ie power, in any endeavor, whether it be the force of one’s will in imagining it complete and sending that thought out into the Universe, or the physical action of involving and convincing others of the merits of the plan, or any physical energy required in putting a plan into action. Even if it’s nothing more than picking up a shovel, or picking up a pen and putting the plan down in writing. 🙂

    (ps.. The last paragraph, first sentence: … Napoleon Hill have… “have” should be “has” Also, Under Power of the Mastermind, 3rd paragraph, last sentence, “coordination of effort”, should be “coordination of efforts”. 😀

    You’re my hero, Sean!


  2. Uzun Maria says:

    For a long time I studied the basis of bioenergetics. It is the same principle, but I never used it for money or obtaining knowledge this way. It is one when a person gets something through one’s activity, comprising knowledge, and quite different when all this is attained without any efforts on the part of the person. He or she is transforming oneself into a parasit. If reading thoroughly the Mindset Mastery, one may remark that the men who became rich and that mother who helped her son overcome the difficulty with hearing , they got it through hard work, through experience and sweat which is blessed by God. Edisson wrote that the success is 1% of tallent and 99% of pespitration. I agree with him. One may obtain everything using the cosmic energy by way of thinking, but it is not fair and the person using it pays it double because the cosmic force atrracts him with a collosal power every time when getting a portion of unworthy success and ends tragically. The book is very interesting and useful, it teaches us not to stop at the first failure, to go on working, experiencing, learning.
    I want to thank once again Mr. Sean for the opportunity to have this work and for his efforts to gather us together: people from different countries, societies and even continents. It’s great even if our minds and opinions on subjects are different.
    Kind regards to everybody!!!

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