We’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.
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