This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: permit, a dozen genii could be named in the ﬁeld of
industry and ﬁnance, who ride ruthlessly over the rights of their fellow men. They
seem totally lacking in conscience. The reader can easily supply his own list of
such men. 174 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH The emotions are states of mind. Nature has provided man with a “chemistry
of the mind” which operates in a manner similar to the principles of chemistry
of matter. It is a well known fact that, through the aid of chemistry of matter, a
chemist may create a deadly poison by mixing certain elements, none of which
are-in themselves-harmful in the right proportions. The emotions may, likewise,
be combined so as to create a deadly poison. The emotions of sex and jealousy,
when mixed, may turn a person into an insane beast.
The presence of any one or more of the destructive emotions in the human mind,
through the chemistry of the mind, sets up a poison which may destroy one’s
sense of justice and fairness. In extreme cases, the presence of any combination
of these emotions in the mind may destroy one’s reason.
The road to genius consists of the development, control, and use of sex, love, and
romance. Brieﬂy, the process may be stated as follows:
Encourage the presence of these emotions as the dominating thoughts in one’s
mind, and discourage the presence of all the destructive emotions. The mind is
a creature of habit. It thrives upon the dominating thoughts fed it. Through the
faculty of will-power, one may discourage the presence of any emotion, and encourage the presence of any other. Control of the mind, through the power of will,
is not difﬁcult. Control comes from persistence, and habit. The secret of control
lies in understanding the process of transmutation. When any negative emotion
presents itself in one’s mind, it can be transmuted into a positive, or constructive
emotion, by the simple procedure of changing one’s thoughts.
THERE IS NO OTHER ROAD TO GENIUS THAN THROUGH VOLUNTARY SELF EFFORT!
A man may attain to great heights of ﬁnancial or business achievement, solely
by the driving force of sex energy, but history is ﬁlled with evidence that he may,
and usually does, carry with him certain traits of character which rob him of the
ability to either hold, or enjoy his fortune. This is worthy of analysis, thought, and
meditation, for it states a truth, the knowledge of which may be helpful to women
as well as men. Ignorance of this has cost thousands of people their privilege of
HAPPINESS, even though they possessed riches.
The emotions of love and sex leave their unmistakable marks upon the features.
Moreover, these signs are so visible, that all who wish may read them. The man
who is driven by the storm of passion, based upon sex desires alone, plainly advertises that fact to the entire world, by the expression of his eyes, and the lines of
his face. The emotion of love, when mixed with the emotion of sex, softens, modi175 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH ﬁes, and beautiﬁes the facial...
View Full Document
- Spring '12