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those who have no motive in ﬂattering you, and see yourself through their eyes.
The experience will be astonishing.
You have ABSOLUTE CONTROL over but one thing, and that is your thoughts.
This is the most signiﬁcant and inspiring of all facts known to man! It reﬂects
man’s Divine nature. This Divine prerogative is the sole means by which you may
control your own destiny. If you fail to control your own mind, you may be sure 229 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH you will control nothing else.
If you must be careless with your possessions, let it be in connection with material things. Your mind is your spiritual estate! Protect and use it with the care to
which Divine Royalty is entitled.
You were given a WILL-POWER for this purpose.
Unfortunately, there is no legal protection against those who, either by design
or ignorance, poison the minds of others by negative suggestion. This form of
destruction should be punishable by heavy legal penalties, because it may and
often does destroy one’s chances of acquiring material things which are protected
by law. Men with negative minds tried to convince Thomas A. Edison that he
could not build a machine that would record and reproduce the human voice,
“because” they said, “no one else had ever produced such a machine.” Edison did
not believe them. He knew that the mind could produce ANYTHING THE MIND
COULD CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, and that knowledge was the thing that lifted
the great Edison above the common herd.
Men with negative minds told F. W. Woolworth, he would go “broke” trying to
run a store on ﬁve and ten cent sales. He did not believe them. He knew that he
could do anything, within reason, if he backed his plans with faith. Exercising
his right to keep other men’s negative suggestions out of his mind, he piled up a
fortune of more than a hundred million dollars.
Men with negative minds told George Washington he could not hope to win
against the vastly superior forces of the British, but he exercised his Divine right
to BELIEVE, therefore this book was published under the protection of the Stars
and Stripes, while the name of Lord Cornwallis has been all but forgo...
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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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