In Captains Of Our Souls, Napoleon Hill felt that Henley could have done more for us with his quote of inspiration. In addition to telling us that we are our own fateful Masters, and adding to that the fact that we direct our fate in the direction of our thoughts, Hill goes on to prescribe more that he feels we should know.
He should have told us, too, that our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds, and, inexplicably, these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, the life circumstances, that correspond with our dominating thoughts. In other words, if you feel poor and stepped-on, you will attract people to you of similar character and circumstance; but if you believe you are successful and well-off, those are the people and circumstances that will dominate your interactions and influence your life consequentially.
Magnetize Your Mind For Success
Henley should have told us that before we can accumulate wealth in abundance, we first have to magnetize our minds with intense desire for riches, that we must become “money conscious” until the innate desire for money drives us to create definite plans for acquiring it.
But, because he was a poet and not a philosopher, Henley was content to simply state a great truth poetically, and leave it to those who followed him to interpret the philosophical meaning of his lines.
And so we absolve Henley of responsibility. Thanks to Napoleon Hill, though, we are not left in the lurch. He has so advantageously taken it upon himself to show us the depth of what Henley implies, and to shape our thoughts and desires in the way that will elicit wealth and success, and not the alternative, which could just as easily be. This lays the foundation for the structure of the wealthy mindset and of being rich. It is all so elemental in achieving that life that is simple to acquire in concept, yet elusive to the great majority nonetheless.
I will see you back here every Monday and Friday for the continuation of the Mindset Mastery series.
In the next part I will talk to you about Revelations.
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