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Unformatted text preview: nk balance. Never, in the history of America has there been so great an opportunity for practical dreamers as now exists. The six year economic collapse has
reduced all men, substantially, to the same level. A new race is about to be run.
The stakes represent huge fortunes which will be accumulated within the next ten
years. The rules of the race have changed, because we now live in a CHANGED
WORLD that deﬁnitely favors the masses, those who had but little or no opportunity to win under the conditions existing during the depression, when fear paralyzed growth and development.
We who are in this race for riches, should be encouraged to know that this changed
world in which we live is demanding new ideas, new ways of doing things, new
leaders, new inventions, new methods of teaching, new methods of marketing,
new books, new literature, new features for the radio, new ideas for moving pictures.
Back of all this demand for new and better things, there is one quality which one
must possess to win, and that is DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE, the knowledge
of what one wants, and a burning DESIRE to possess it.
The business depression marked the death of one age, and the birth of another. This changed world requires practical dreamers who can, and will put their
dreams into action. The practical dreamers have always been, and always will be
the pattern-makers of civilization. 26 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH We who desire to accumulate riches, should remember the real leaders of the
world always have been men who harnessed, and put into practical use, the intangible, unseen forces of unborn opportunity, and have converted those forces, [or
impulses of thought], into sky-scrapers, cities, factories, airplanes, automobiles,
and every form of convenience that makes life more pleasant.
Tolerance, and an open mind are practical necessities of the dreamer of today.
Those who are afraid of new ideas are doomed before they start. Never has there
been a time more favorable to pioneers than the present. True, there is no wild
and woolly west to be conquered, as in the days of the Covered Wagon; but there
is a vast business, ﬁnancial, and industrial world to be remoulded and redirected
along new and better lines.
In planning to acquire your share of the riches, let no one inﬂuence you to scorn
the dreamer. To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the
spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all
that it has of value, the spirit which serves as the life-blood of our own countryyour opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.
Let us not forget, Columbus dreamed of an Unknown world, staked his life on the
existence of such a world, and discovered it!
Copernicus, the great astronomer, dreamed of a multiplicity of worlds, and revealed them! No one denounced him as “impractical” after he had triumphed.
Instead, the world worshipped at his shrine, thus proving once more that “SUCCESS REQUIRES NO APOLOGIES, FAILURE PERMITS NO ALIBIS.”
If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put
your dream across, and never m...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
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