The title of this post is introduction enough to the next installment from Mindset Mastery, so I’ll let Napoleon Hill continue with the conclusion to this episode.
“Ironically, Darby told this unusual story to the author inside the old mill, on the very spot where the uncle took his whipping. Ironically, too, this story was told to the author after he had devoted nearly a quarter of a century to studying that very power–the power which enabled an ignorant, illiterate colored child to conquer an intelligent man.
As the two (the author and Darby) stood there in that musty old mill, Darby repeated the story of the unusual conquest, and finished by asking, “What can you make of it? What strange power did that child use, that so completely whipped my uncle?”
The answer to his question will be found in the principles detailed in this book. The answer is full and complete. It contains details and instructions sufficient enough to enable anyone to understand and apply the same force the small girl accidentally stumbled upon.”
The power is more than persistence
We’ve mentioned persistence as this power, but to be fair, this power is more than simple persistence. What that additional power is may be different for individual readers, as is its bearing on their own experience and circumstance; Napoleon Hill does not define the power because he wishes for each reader to discover its form and importance on their own, in the way that it will benefit them the greatest. I’ll do the same and not venture too much of my own personal conjecture. We’ll see what else of it we can uncover as we move along.
I will see you back here Monday and Thursday every week for the continuation of the Mindset Mastery series.
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