Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Beverly Johnson Whiting, NJ, USA

Posted: 2018-09-09


The Tenth Step toward Riches

While researching my lesson this week. I read that this chapter by Hill is "One of the strangest and most curious parts of this self-help classic is found in a chapter titled The Mystery of

Sex Transmutation. I’m sure it raised a few eyebrows when it was first published in 1937 because it tackles the subject of sex—and how it can effectively be used in the workplace."

“It’s an energy that can be directed into many channels. Anything you do can be electrifying and positive and profitable when it is infused with SEX EMOTION".


The emotion of sex brings into being a state of mind.  The human mind responds to stimuli, through which it may be “keyed up” to high rates of vibration, known as enthusiasm,

creative imagination, intense desire, etc.


Sex Transmutation is the ability to switch a desire for physical contact into a positive energy or enthusiasm. Hill points out “when the energy is being transmuted, there is no desire for the physical act”

of sex. “Something else that is very vital and important can be accomplished with the same energy.”

Encourage the presence of these emotions as the dominating thoughts in one’s mind, and discourage the presence of all the destructive emotions. The mind is a creature of habit. It thrives upon

the dominating thoughts fed it. Through the faculty of willpower, one may discourage the presence of any emotion, and encourage the presence of any other. Control of the mind, through the power of will,

is not difficult. Control comes from persistence and habit. The secret of control lies in understanding the process of transmutation. When any negative emotion presents itself in one’s mind, it can be transmuted

into a positive, or constructive emotion, by the simple procedure of changing one’s thoughts.

In conclusion of my lesson, I am thinking about the state of my mind.  I am encouraged to continue on my journey because I am learning that I alone can change the course in which my life is heading,  

I look forward to all my lessons and I do choose to make time to read and write my post.  I am optimistic that soon I will be able to prepare my postings differently.  But right now I am learning and enjoying.


Beverly Johnson
Whiting, New Jersey