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Unformatted text preview: of the chief sources from which POWER may be attained is, as you have
seen, headed by INFINITE INTELLIGENCE. When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of HARMONY, and work toward a deﬁnite objective, they place
themselves in position, through that alliance, to absorb power directly from the
great universal storehouse of Inﬁnite Intelligence. This is the greatest of all sources of POWER. It is the source to which the genius turns. It is the source to which
every great leader turns, (whether he may be conscious of the fact or not).
The other two major sources from which the knowledge, necessary for the accumulation of POWER, may be obtained are no more reliable than the ﬁve senses of
man. The senses are not always reliable. Inﬁnite Intelligence DOES NOT ERR.
In subsequent chapters, the methods by which Inﬁnite Intelligence may be most
readily contacted will be adequately described. This is not a course on religion.
No fundamental principle described in this book should be interpreted as being intended to interfere either directly, or indirectly, with any man’s religious
habits. This book has been conﬁned, exclusively, to instructing the reader how
to transmute the DEFINITE PURPOSE OF DESIRE FOR MONEY, into its monetary equivalent.
Read, THINK, and meditate as you read. Soon, the entire subject will unfold,
and you will see it in perspective. You are now seeing the detail of the individual
chapters. 157 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Money is as shy and elusive as the “old time” maiden. It must be wooed and won
by methods not unlike those used by a determined lover, in pursuit of the girl of
his choice. And, coincidental as it is, the POWER used in the “wooing” of money
is not greatly different from that used in wooing a maiden. That power, when
successfully used in the pursuit of money must be mixed with FAITH. It must be
mixed with DESIRE. It must be mixed with PERSISTENCE. It must be applied
through a plan, and that plan must be set into ACTION.
When money comes in quantities known as “the big money,” it ﬂows to the one
who accumulates it, as easily as water ﬂows down hill. There exists a great unseen
stream of POWER, which may be compared to a river; except that one side ﬂows
in one direction, carrying all who get into that side of the stream, onward and
upward to WEALTH-and the other side ﬂows in the opposite direction, carrying
all who are unfortunate enough to get into it (and not able to extricate themselves
from it), downward to misery and POVERTY.
Every man who has accumulated a great fortune, has recognized the existence of
this stream of life. It consists of one’s THINKING PROCESS. The positive emotions of thought form the side of the stream which carries one to fortune. The
negative emotions form the side which carries one down to poverty. This carries a
thought of stupendous importance to the person who is following this book with
the object of accumulating a fortune.
If you are in the side of the stream of POWER which leads to p...
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