Mindset Mastery 67 – Desire Pays Dividends

Mindset Mastery eBookBy chance, Napoleon Hill’s son came to a device that instantaneously allowed him to hear—despite the fact that he lacked the physical aperture, and no device prior had given him any assistance. It was seemingly a chance of fate, but Hill attributes it to one thing—his burning desire, which he transposed onto his son, for his son to hear and be “normal.”

Chance Changes The World

“Overjoyed because of the Changed World which had been brought to him through his hearing device, he rushed to the telephone, called his mother, and heard her voice perfectly. The next day he plainly heard the voices of his professors in class, for the first time in his life! Previously he could hear them only when they shouted, at short range. He heard the radio. He heard the talking pictures. For the first time in his life, he could converse freely with other people, without the necessity of their having to speak loudly. Truly, he had come into possession of a Changed World. We had refused to accept Nature’s error, and, by persistent desire, we had induced Nature to correct that error, through the only practical means available.

Where Desire Pays Off

“Desire had commenced to pay dividends, but the victory was not yet complete. The boy still had to find a definite and practical way to convert his handicap into an equivalent asset.

“Hardly realizing the significance of what had already been accomplished, but intoxicated with the joy of his newly discovered world of sound, he wrote a letter to the manufacturer of the hearing-aid, enthusiastically describing his experience. Something in his letter; something, perhaps which was not written on the lines, but back of them; caused the company to invite him to New York. When he arrived, he was escorted through the factory, and while talking with the Chief Engineer, telling him about his changed world, a hunch, an idea, or an inspiration—call it what you wish—flashed into his mind. It was this impulse of thought which converted his affliction into an asset, destined to pay dividends in both money and happiness to thousands for all time to come.”

An Impulse Of Success

As you’ll see later as we continue the story, this impulse of thought is a factor which bears heavily on the dividends this desire ultimately pays. We’ve talked bout this concept around my blogs in various incarnations, such as intrinsic motivation. It’s a form of capital we all have, probably on at least a daily basis, and one that can return in some very big ways for those who learn to seize upon it.

Carpe diem! To Your continued Success!

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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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. Thanks Sean,

    I continue to enjoy your writings.


  2. This is Gold Sean, GOLD!

    Kudos to Sean

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  3. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I think before the flash of inspiration can appear, you must have all the facts and you must have the desire to find a solution. I find that when I’m looking for an answer to something and I’ve been mulling it over in my mind for a while but can’t find the answer; I need to take a break.

    If I go and workout or sleep on it; that flash of inspiration will hit me when I least expect it. This always seems to work for me but then, I’m always pretty sure I’ll find the answer.

    • This is very true for many people Jazz. When we stop trying to force an answer and distract our mind off the subject, the intelligence energy that drives us will flow in and seed the answer.

      Some people say that getting into water, going for a swim or even having a shower will will often illuminate the answer.

      • Hi Elly,

        So that’s how I manage to find the solutions I’m looking for when I’m swimming laps. I thought it was because I was more relaxed and that allowed the answer to come through to me.

        I’m going to try this out. The next time I really need a solution for something; I’m going to get all the facts and then go swim laps. It would be cool if I could make this work every time.
        .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen – Aussie Internet Marketer Making a Difference =-.

  4. I agree with Hill – if the desire wouldn’t have been there his son most likely wouldn’t have tested the device as he had made negative experiences with a previous attempt. That’s the point when most of us say “I already know that it doesn’t work, so why should I bother?” And there goes another opportunity …

    As for the flash of Inspiration – I think we all have heaps of great thoughts and ideas. But we are only able to hold the ones we focus on. And once we concentrate on what we really want – we have the best ideas in that direction.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind – Part 2 =-.

  5. While most of us can hear perfectly well, we still fail to listen. What a lesson in gratitude for having our senses.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  6. I am actually enjoying reading the comments above, as well as the post. I hear the inspiration, and I can sense births of new ideas forming. This is nearly as good as working in a Birthing Suite – the promise of new life- and the expansions of worlds and realities. Wow.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  7. There is an eft technique that results in that “impulse of thought”. Maybe I will share it in a later post on my blog.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  8. Hi Wal,
    What is that? I missed it completely. Looking forward to the sharing in the blog.

    It must have been a wonderful experience to be able to hear properly for the first time and then have the bonus of being able to convert an affliction into an asset.

    Hi Jo, A Birthing Suite? Not heard the expression before. Do you mean a maternity ward?
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

  9. Hi Sean

    Hill had a burning desire for his son to hear and he transposed this desire onto his son.

    Hill took massive action by geting the hearing device for his son and ringing the company.
    Desire Pays Dividends, but only if you act on them.

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