Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA
Chapter 10-The Power of the Mastermind
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 purpose.”Napoleon Hill
This is a powerful statement and as Mr. Hill says,” It is not easy to attain power with this method.
To realize the power of a mastermind we must have a group that is coordinated in such a way that everyone contributes to the group, and he wants to attain the definite purpose that has been decided by the group. Each and everyone must contribute in some way.
In our mentoring for free group we must each and every one of us want success for each and every person in the group. When this happens we will know and realize what Mr. Hill calls a third mind. We will feel the energy that results. We will know when a decision is the right decision.
There is a quote from Stephen R. Covery that I like and describes what Mr. Hill is talking about.
Here it is:
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate Higher more effective ones.
The power that Mr. Covey is talking about in the above quote can only be accomplished through a mastermind group. The reason being mankind was created by our infinite intelligence to interact with other human beings. The power that the mastermind generates uses the knowledge and effort of more than one person. It has to be two or more people. One person is not capable of coordinating all the knowledge and effort available into a spirit of harmony. This is because we all have different perspectives and talents and we learn in different ways. God created us in this way and we must appreciate every ones knowledge and capacities.
I believe we are achieving this in our mentoring for free group.
Ethel Van Zanten