Mindset Mastery 205 – The Most Powerful Man Alive

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.

Eccentric Power

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).

Powerful Intelligence

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.

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. G’day Sean,
    Thanks for this reminder about Ghandi. His achievement of organising passive resistance to the Pommies was a perfect example of persistence and determination. Even though the task took a long time, he achieved independence for India in 1948. Now my task is to keep my persistence happening – BOOTCAMP is sure to inspire.
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..WALLACE WATTLES REDISCOVERED Part 1 =-.

  2. tony shirren says:

    Hi Sean , Ghandi has always been an inspiration to me since I was young and the perfect example of how all world leaders should lead , being a pasifist it’s disapointing that most world leaders seem to opt for war and brutality as the first caurse of action knowing full well that their actions will cause the deaths of many more inocent civilians than the event leading up to it such as sept/11, in Iraq they now say over a hundred thousand inocent civilians have been killed . If only all our world leaders were as inteligent as Ghandi .

  3. I never heard of him..I guess there’s no better time now to study who he is and what he accomplished.

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  4. Mahatma Gandhi
    besides being a amazing spiritual leader to millions of people, one of his messages was that everyone should have employment, no matter how menial that job may be.
    His secret was discipline about everything.
    One message in the book THINK AND GROW RICH that I find is a help it’s just a very small quote ” every day little by little I grow better and better” it was taken from a french philosopher, who claimed that,if you say just that every day it will help

  5. i’ve always found Gandhi facinating in his ability to do all of this, but i think his mindset came from many years of meditation and fasting. it isn’t a normal ability of a man to be able to tap into that type of mind power without dedication and i wouldn’t think that it would come through normal means that most motivational speakers talk about. i agree with you though that it is mostly if not all mindset, save a person walking down the street and stumbling on a breifcase of money (god i wish that would happen to me) but it is mostly how a man thinks that determines where and how his life goes, how much power he is capable of…good post, got me thinking.
    .-= Aaron´s last blog ..Escaping the prison of your mind for enlightenment thinkers =-.

  6. Tobi Lawani says:

    Ghandi was a powerful man because he is a crusader. he belief system is so powerful that he marshal his people to his cause with the principle of non-violence

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