Amazingly enough, we have already worked our way through six chapters of Napoleon Hill’s classic, Think and Grow Rich, revised and retitled, Mindset Mastery. This brings us to the beginning of Chapter 7 and the sixth step toward riches.
Organized Planning – The Crystallization Of Desire into Action
The Sixth Step Toward Riches
You’ve learned that everything man creates or acquires begins in the form of desire; that desire is taken, on the first lap of its journey, from the abstract to the concrete, into the workshop of the imagination, where plans for its transition are created and organized.
In Chapter two, you were instructed to take six definite, practical steps, as your first move in translating the desire for money into its monetary equivalent. One of these steps is the formation of a definite, practical plan, or plans, through which this transformation may be made.
Steps For Definite Action
The instructions you are given now will teach you how to build plans which will be practical:
a) Ally yourself with a group of as many people as you need for the creation and carrying out of your plan, or plans, for the accumulation of money—making use of the “Master Mind” principle described in a later chapter. (Compliance with this instruction is absolutely essential. Do not neglect it.)
b) Before forming your “Master Mind” alliance, decide what advantages and benefits, you may offer the individual members of your group, in return for their cooperation. No one will work indefinitely without some form of compensation. No intelligent person will either request or expect another to work without adequate compensation, although this may not always be in the form of money.
c) Arrange to meet with the members of your “Master Mind” group at least twice a week, and more often if possible, until you have jointly perfected the necessary plan, or plans for the accumulation of wealth.
d) Maintain perfect harmony between yourself and every member of your “Master Mind” group. If you fail to carry out this instruction to the letter, you can expect to meet with failure. The “Master Mind” principle cannot obtain where perfect harmony does not prevail.
Two Things To Remember
Keep these facts in mind:
• First. You are engaged in an undertaking of major importance to you. To be sure of success, you must have plans which are faultless.
• Second. You must have the advantage of the experience, education, native ability and imagination of other minds. This is in harmony with the methods followed by every person who has accumulated a great fortune.
No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability, and knowledge to insure the accumulation of great wealth, without the cooperation of other people. Every plan you adopt, in your endeavor to accumulate wealth, should be the joint creation of yourself and every other member of your “Master Mind” group. You may originate your own plans, either in whole or in part, but see that those plans are checked and approved by the members of your “Master Mind” alliance.
This brings us here, to a sort of Mastermind group of our own, to our own cooperative efforts to aid one another in wealth and success. What a wonderful ride it has been! But it’s not nearly over yet, there’s much to be done and discussed. Ready yourself for Napoleon Hill’s next eye-opening phase of the Mindset Mastery series and the sixth essential step toward wealth.
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