Think and Grow Rich
The power of teamwork
The first thing I must say is that Napoleon Hill uses the word power in the sense of "organized and intelligently directed knowledge". He uses the term as synonymous with the engine that drives us to action for our desire to succeed in accumulating wealth, that requires the organized effort of "two or more people working towards a certain goal, in a spirit of harmony".
We start from the principle that in Feedback we form a team, and that we work together, to reach a certain goal (the total success of Feedback) in a spirit of harmony. ¿Ok? From here I will explain the two potentialities of this "teamwork in a spirit of harmony" so that it is well understood:
Napoleon Hill says that "Anyone can gain financial advantage by surrounding himself with the advice, counsel and cooperation of a group of people who are willing to give him honest help, in a spirit of perfect harmony". This phrase applied to Feedback we not only have to be willing to "help with honesty" but also since we are all partners, it is our obligation, and our commitment, to work honestly to achieve our goal.
The deep understanding of this reality will definitely lead us to achieve the desired change in our financial status.
We know that the human mind is a form of energy and that a part of it is spiritual in nature. On this basis Napoleon Hill reminds us that "When the minds of two people are coordinated in a spirit of harmony, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the "psychic" phase of teamwork. Surely the founder of our Project also thought of this quality to inspire the creation of Feedback.
Here we have the importance of carefully selecting the people to whom we offer feedback because they will be part of our team.
We cannot think of them just because we are friends, family or because we like them, we must choose them in terms of quality, willingness, open mind, vision of the future, ability to participate, commitment to unity, and above all, sense of responsibility.
This principle is so powerful that, if we make a mistake in its application, the error will affect the whole team because it will cause a delay in the achievement of our goal.
The mystery of the transmutation of sex
Synonyms of the word "transmute" are to transform, convert, molt and this is the meaning that Napoleon Hill uses when he speaks of the transmutation of sex.
“Human emotions are what rule the world and establish the destiny of civilization. People are influenced in their actions not by reason, but by «feelings». Emotions, and not cold reason, are what set in motion all the creative faculty of the mind. And the most powerful of all human emotions is that of sex. There are other mental stimuli, but not one of them, nor all of them combined, can equal the driving power of sex. A mental stimulant is any force that temporarily or permanently increases the intensity of thought.
These are the ten mental impulses demonstrated by science:
1. The desire for sexual expression.
3. A burning desire to achieve fame, power or financial gain, money.
5. Friendship between people of the same sex, or with those of the opposite sex.
6. A team alliance, based on the harmony of two or more people allied with each other for spiritual or temporal progress.
7. Mutual suffering, such as that experienced by people who are persecuted.
9. Fear or dread.
10. Narcotics and alcohol.
I will literally use Napoleon Hill's words when he explains the power of sex: "Sexual desire is the most powerful of human desires. When men are driven by it, develop a keen imagination, courage, willpower, perseverance and creative ability unknown to them at other times. The desire for sexual contact is so strong and driving, that men go so far as to risk their own lives and reputation to calm it down. This motivating force, when controlled and directed to other lines, retains all its attributes of sharpness of imagination, courage, etc., which can then be used as powerful creative forces in literature, in art or in any profession or enterprise, including, of course, the accumulation of wealth.
Scientific research has revealed the following facts:
1. Those who have achieved the most are those who have developed high sexual natures; people who have learned the art of sexual transmutation.
2. People who have accumulated great fortunes and achieved outstanding recognition in literature, art, industry, architecture and the professions were motivated by the influence of a woman or a man.
“The emotion of sex is an «irresistible force» against which there can be no opposition like that of an «immovable body».
When driven by this emotion, human beings are endowed with a superpower for action. Once you have understood this truth, you will have grasped the meaning of the statement that sexual transmutation contains the secret of creative ability”.
“The pages of history are filled with cases of great leaders whose achievements were based on the influence of people who awakened in them the creative faculties of their minds through sexual stimulation”.
“The widespread ignorance that exists about the subject of sex is due to the fact that that subject has been surrounded by mystery and a dark silence. The conspiracy of mystery and silence has had the same effect on the minds of young people as the psychology of Prohibition. The result was, and is, an increase in curiosity and the desire to acquire greater knowledge about that «forbidden» subject. And the information has not been readily available, to the shame of legislators, and most physicians, who have not trained the best qualified to educate youth about this issue”.
“When the emotion of love begins to mix with the emotion of sex, the result is calm of purpose, adoption of posture, accuracy of judgment, and balance.
Love, romance and sex are emotions capable of propelling men to superachieving heights. Love is the emotion that serves as a safety valve, ensuring balance, poise and constructive effort. When these three emotions are combined, they are able, by themselves, to elevate you to the height of a genius”.
That is, when a man seeks to conquer a woman, he is capable of anything to achieve such conquest, that will require ingenuity, perseverance, imagination. For example, if to achieve it is necessary to build a bridge that allows access to where his beloved is, will seek the means to build it, money, workers, materials, engineers. His goal is not to build a bridge, is to conquer the woman of his dreams.
This, of course, also applies from a woman to a man.
We only have to think, remember, what we have been willing to conquer our partner, also what we promised him we would give him, surely we promised a life of abundance, free of economic problems, wealth and not poverty. Perhaps these desires ended when we gave the conquest finished, and that usually happens when the emotion of sex ceases to be that which moved us to conquer. Has this happened to you or are you still looking for the means to fulfill your promises of prosperity and abundance?
The transmutation of sex is thus perfectly explained.