Mindset Mastery 89 – The Right Mix

The true industrial revolutionaries understood that production and profitability was about more than product—it was about people, too. Our last Mindset Mastery post, and the following few, lead up to this essential point—that there has to be a balance and an element of humanity in business that feeds the mind and the soul if you want to achieve the highest levels of success.

Happiness And Contentment

The watchwords of the post-Depression era continue to be the watchwords of today’s business and work environment: human happiness and contentment; employers and business leaders who understand this and treat their workforce accordingly can attest to the fact that when this state of mind has been attained, production takes care of itself, more effectively than anything that has ever been accomplished where it was not, or where people could not mix faith and individual interest with their labor.

Case Study

Because of the need for faith and cooperation in operating business and industry, it is both interesting and profitable to look at an event that provides an excellent understanding of the method used by industrialists and businessmen to accumulate great fortunes, by giving before they tried to get.

The event chosen for this illustration dates back to 1900, when the United States Steel Corporation was being formed. As you read the story, keep in mind these fundamental facts and you will understand how ideas have been converted into huge fortunes.

Six Steps To Success

First, know this–the huge United States Steel Corporation was born in the mind of Charles M. Schwab, in the form of an idea he created by using his imagination! Second, he mixed faith with his idea. Third, he formulated a plan for the transformation of his idea into physical and financial reality. Fourth, he put his plan into action with his famous speech at the University Club. Fifth, he applied, and followed-through on his plan with persistence, and backed it with firm decision until it had been fully carried out. Sixth, he prepared the way for success by instilling in himself a burning desire for success.

If you are one of those who have often wondered how great fortunes are accumulated, this story of the creation of the United States Steel Corporation will be enlightening. If you have any doubt that men can Think and Grow Rich, this story should dispel that doubt, because you can plainly see in the story of United States Steel, the application of a major portion of the thirteen principles described in this book.

This astounding description of the power of an idea was dramatically told by John Lowell, in the New York World-Telegram; it has been reprinted here with his permission.

Building Up To Greatness

I’ll have to ask you to be patient for just a post or two as we and Hill build up to this great story of unparalleled success. While you wait, put some thought to those points made here today—that the best of successes is born from just a thought, and that an enacted plan, backed with the right mix of faith, persistence, and desire, can become a historically great endeavour. All you need to plant the seed for your own great history of success is to have the faith that just one solitary idea can turn the tide for you.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
SeanRasmussen.com © 2004 – 2009

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. Abdulhameed says:

    Dear Mr. Sean Rasmussen

    Warm Greatings

    I would like to take this opportunity to Thank You VERY MUCH for :

    A/ Through your useful writings I started to have a positive insight and being able to reconsider many ideas I used to apply .
    ( I’m Still astonished about Edison emprise ……To be a partner???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    B/ I have come to know how to avail from the wounderful learning chances that the internet is providing.

    Really I feel I have to be more gratitude to you for the bright changes you contribute to make in my live.

  2. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I think once we have the basic understanding that steps to success don’t change over time; it makes it easier to master them. The same six steps that Charles Schwab used to create his success over a hundred years ago are the same ones I will need to use to create my own success today.

    I need to remember that the journey to success starts with a single idea.

  3. If we look around us, whatever we see and use today that is man-made first started out as an idea. So we see proof of that recipe all around us. But still we have a hard time to follow it 😉

    It can take courage to put your ideas to life, but if the passion is there and the faith in myself and the idea – it will work.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  4. Building up to greatness.

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

    – Marianne Williamson.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  5. Passion, persistence, patience, faith are all needed to to keep going when things seem to come to a stand still, but it is just a pause letting you fire up for the next step you need to accomplish. thus bringing your goal closer to acheivment.

  6. A single idea and a decent plan. add the right mixture of faith, desire and persistance. Got it – now to eliminate the 999 extraneous ideas. Better still, just find the first one and it all flows.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  7. When you read about Schwab and the battles he fought and won with other magnates etc. who perhaps didn’t share his level of mindset mastery, you are left rooting for his side. Truly inspirational and I am glad Hill makes story of it.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.


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