Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Tony Harnett Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2016-05-04

Chapter 10 – Power of the Master Mind


Before we get into the meat and potatoes of this book (the 13 Principles) just after the Contents, in the section entitled ‘What do You Want Most?’ Hill instructs us as follows:

“You, who read this book, will get most out of it by putting into practice the Master Mind principle described in the book. This you can do by forming a study club, consisting of any desired number of people who are friendly and harmonious. The club should have a meeting at regular periods, as often as once each week. The procedure should consist of reading one chapter of the book at each meeting, after which the contents of the chapter should be freely discussed by all members.”

Like many others, I read this book many years ago and thought it was a good read. Then I put it on a bookshelf where it served no other purpose than to collect dust.

Many years later, I found this Master Mind Group and the excerpt above was pointed out to me … how could I have missed that the first time I read the book?

Well, the important thing is that I know it now. Since joining this Master Mind I’ve been through the book multiple times and as a result, I’ve discovered many new things in the book … it’s like watching a movie for the 2nd or 3rd time … you get something more out of it each time.

So has the book changed?

No, not at all … now I simply benefit from the thoughts and ideas of the many people who post lessons on each chapter every week and I appreciate you all for doing so.

Hill States “POWER is essential for success in the accumulation of money. PLANS are inert and useless, without sufficient POWER to translate them into ACTION. This chapter will describe the method by which an individual may attain and apply POWER. POWER may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.” Power, as the term is here used, refers to ORGANIZED effort, sufficient to enable an individual to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. ORGANIZED effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a DEFINITE end, in a spirit of harmony.”

Here at this Master Mind we learn how to gain the power necessary to translate our plans into action by tapping into the organized and intelligently directed knowledge of everybody here … be here a year from now!

With Appreciation, Tony Harnett