Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ron West Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Posted: 2016-12-05


The Tenth Step toward Riches

Wow! What a Chapter!

Again, for me Napoleon Hill outlines the parameters within this chapter right from the outset, by explaining the title to us.

“The meaning of the word “transmute” is, in simple language, “the changing, or transferring of one element, or form of energy, into another.”

I found a later meaning of ‘Transmute’ in the Cambridge English Dictionary, which was esier to understand, for me and it was more positive?

“Transmute”: - to change something completely, especially into something different and better.”

Hill then goes on to explain the emotional aspect of the title...

“The emotion of sex brings into being a state of mind. Because of ignorance on the subject, this state of mind is generally associated with the physical, and because of improper influences, to which most people have been subjected, in acquiring knowledge of sex, things essentially physical have highly biased the mind.

The emotion of sex has back of it the possibility of three constructive potentialities, they are:—

1. The perpetuation of mankind.
2. The maintenance of health, (as a therapeutic agency, it has no equal).
3. The transformation of mediocrity into genius through transmutation.”

That is such a powerful a statement! Something I have never considered before!
That is why I used the word WOW! At the beginning...

I think that most of us understood the #1 reason, he shares with us.

“The perpetuation of mankind.”

But how many of us ever realised the other two? I certainly didn’t!

However they do become very important to me now, as I read more and more of this amazing book!

‘The maintenance of health’, (as a therapeutic agency, it has no equal).

This point really spoke to me personally!  
I am constantly asking that one question, ‘What else did I do, or neglect to do, that gave me that major health issue, I was blessed with?’

Perhaps amongst other things my EGO got in the way???

The Lesson for me here?..

It is interesting to note here that focusing on a particular problem, namely on the ‘FEAR’ factor, that a gradual deterioration in your health produces, plus the EGO factor of ‘Why is this happening to me??’
I failed to employ all the resources right under my nose, of intimate knowledge, understanding and patience, Michele and I had developed together, throughout our few short years together. I certainly did not understand the power I was discarding, at the time. Boy I do now!

Simply because I wasn’t able to talk about a very personal problem with her, for FEAR of being rejected!  EGO???

I now know, from this chapter and Hill’s second statement, that I should have had more FAITH and worked through my challenge together! Not try to hide it!

I say again Wow! What a Chapter!

The third point really rubs my nose in it and so it should!

3. The transformation of mediocrity into genius through transmutation.”

Nothing is achieved by just being ‘mediocre’, and I surely would have not
taken 8 years, to find the solution on my own! If only...

Thank you Bob, for sharing Michael’s audio “Would you rather be Right, than Rich” with me, I’m so grateful to you!

Thank you all for sharing your wisdom, in this great MFF Mastermind group!


Southampton UK