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c. EXPERIMENT AND RESEARCH. In the ﬁeld of science, and in practically
every other walk of life, men are gathering, classifying, and organizing new facts
daily. This is the source to which one must turn when knowledge is not available
through “accumulated experience.” Here, too, the Creative Imagination must often be used. 153 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Knowledge may be acquired from any of the foregoing sources. It may be converted into POWER by organizing it into deﬁnite PLANS and by expressing those
plans in terms of ACTION. Examination of the three major sources of knowledge
will readily disclose the difﬁculty an individual would have, if he depended upon
his efforts alone, in assembling knowledge and expressing it through deﬁnite
plans in terms of ACTION. If his plans are comprehensive, and if they contemplate large proportions, he must, generally, induce others to cooperate with him,
before he can inject into them the necessary element of POWER. GAINING POWER THROUGH THE “MASTER MIND”
The “Master Mind” may be deﬁned as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in
a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a deﬁnite
No individual may have great power without availing himself of the “Master
Mind.” In a preceding chapter, instructions were given for the creation of PLANS
for the purpose of translating DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. If you carry
out these instructions with PERSISTENCE and intelligence, and use discrimination in the selection of your “Master Mind” group, your objective will have been
half-way reached, even before you begin to recognize it.
So you may better understand the “intangible” potentialities of power available
to you, through a properly chosen “Master Mind” group, we will here explain the
two characteristics of the Master Mind principle, one of which is economic in
nature, and the other psychic. The economic feature is obvious. Economic advantages may be created by any person who surrounds himself with the advice,
counsel, and personal cooperation of a group of men who are willing to lend him
wholehearted aid, in a spirit of PERFECT HARMONY. This form of cooperative
alliance has been the basis of nearly every great fortune. Your understanding of
this great truth may deﬁnitely determine your ﬁnancial status.
The psychic phase of the Master Mind principle is much more abstract, much
more difﬁcult to comprehend, because it has reference to the spiritual forces with
which the human race, as a whole, is not well acquainted. You may catch a signiﬁcant suggestion from this statement: “No two minds ever come together without,
thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a
Keep in mind the fact that there are only two known elements in the whole universe, energy and matter. It is a well known fact that matter may be broken down 154 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH into units...
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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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