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analyzed accurately, the real cause of the trouble will often be found to be indifference, or ignorance on these subjects. Man’s greatest motivating force is his
desire to please woman! The hunter who excelled during prehistoric days, before
the dawn of civilization, did so, because of his desire to appear great in the eyes
of woman. Man’s nature has not changed in this respect. The “hunter” of today
brings home no skins of wild animals, but he indicates his desire for her favor
by supplying ﬁne clothes, motor cars, and wealth. Man has the same desire to
please woman that he had before the dawn of civilization. The only thing that
has changed, is his method of pleasing. Men who accumulate large fortunes, and
attain to great heights of power and fame, do so, mainly, to satisfy their desire to
Take women out of their lives, and great wealth would be useless to most men. It
is this inherent desire of man to please woman, which gives woman the power to
make or break a man.
The woman who understands man’s nature and tactfully caters to it, need have
no fear of competition from other women. Men may be “giants” with indomitable will-power when dealing with other men, but they are easily managed by the
women of their choice.
Most men will not admit that they are easily inﬂuenced by the women they prefer,
because it is in the nature of the male to want to be recognized as the stronger of
the species. Moreover, the intelligent woman recognizes this “manly trait” and
very wisely makes no issue of it. Some men know that they are being inﬂuenced
by the women of their choice-their wives, sweethearts, mothers or sisters-but
they tactfully refrain from rebelling against the inﬂuence because they are intelligent enough to know that NO MAN IS HAPPY OR COMPLETE WITHOUT
THE MODIFYING INFLUENCE OF THE RIGHT WOMAN. The man who does 178 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH not recognize this important truth deprives himself of the power which has done
more to help men achieve success than all other forces combined. 179 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Chapter 12
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND: THE CONNECTING LINK
The Eleventh Step toward Riches
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND consists of a ﬁeld of consciousness, in which every
impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the ﬁve senses,
is classiﬁed and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn
as letters may be taken from a ﬁling cabinet.
It receives, and ﬁles, sense impressions or thoughts, regardless of their nature.
You may VOLUNTARILY plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought, or
purpose which you desire to translate into its physical or monetary equivalent.
The subconscious acts ﬁrst on the dominating desires which have been mixed
with emotional feeling, such as faith.
Consider this in connection with the instructions given in the chapter on DESIRE,
for taking the six steps there outlined, and the instruction...
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