One of the best things that we can do to move towards the end result of personal success is to learn from those people who have successfully mastered the aspects of life that we wish to attain. That is the basis for Napoleon Hill‘s book. Here, he discusses who was the most powerful man alive (during this man’s time), one who perhaps arguably retains that title to this day.
We have already mentioned Mahatma Gandhi. Many people throughout the last century, and still some today, look upon Gandhi as nothing more than an eccentric little man, who went around without formal clothing, and stirred up trouble for the British Government.
In reality, Gandhi was not eccentric, but he was the most powerful man alive during his time (Estimated by the number of his followers and their faith in their leader); the majority of people—and history–recognize this today. Moreover, he was probably the most powerful man who has ever lived. His power was passive, but it was real.
The Power Behind The Man
Let’s study the method by which Gandhi attained his stupendous power. It can be explained in a few words. He came by power by inducing over two hundred million people to coordinate, with mind and body, in a spirit of harmony, for a definite purpose.
In short, Gandhi accomplished a miracle, for it is a miracle when two hundred million people can be induced—not forced—to cooperate in a spirit of harmony, for a limitless time. If you doubt that this is a miracle, try to induce any two people to cooperate in a spirit of harmony for any length of time.
Every man who manages a business knows how difficult it is to get employees to work together in a spirit even remotely resembling harmony.
The Seat Of Power
The list of the chief sources from which power can be attained is, as you have seen, headed by Infinite Intelligence.
When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony, and work toward a definite objective, they place themselves in position, through that alliance, to absorb power directly from the great universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence. This is the greatest of all sources of power. It is the source the genius turns to. It is the source every great leader turns to, (whether he is conscious of the fact or not).
A belief in what Napoleon Hill called ‘Infinite Intelligence’, a faith in it and its power is what he believed could compel a regular person to be able to turn mindset into money. Call it what you will, but there is no denying the fact that without the mindset, there is no money, and without shaping that mind and its power, there is no way to bridge that gap – which is precisely why Hill has left us this legacy roadmap to Think and Grow Rich.
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