You’ve probably heard of Napoleon Hill. In the early part of the last century he spent 20 years, at Andrew Carnegie’s request, researching how the very successful achieve their success. He wrote a best seller, Think and Grow Rich, back in the late ’30’s. In the book he wrote of 16 principles of success, the foundation of wealth and achievement.
He gave detailed instructions for making them part of your life. Many people of both my parents and my own generation have read the book. Many people achieved great success as a result.
But many also did not. So he did further research. It took another 20 years before he found the 17th principle in 1948. He called it The Cosmic Habitforce, the unifying agent that lets the other 16 principles work in harmony, the law of equilibrium. The one natural law into which all other laws resolve themselves.
Fundamentally, this is the law of action, the law of karma (not the good and bad bit, the law of the flow of action). As he put it, for every result there is a cause. And as they observe in the east, thought is an action. A more powerful action than a physical one.
He named the new book “The Science of Personal Achievement, the 17 Principles of Success.”
Ever heard of it? Its much less well known. Its still available but now as “The Keys to Success” as a book. (says something that the book is in print 60 years later)
This, to me, points to one of the keys to our opening future. How the unifying principle is missing from the best seller yet still available nearby. How the missing ingredient is present but emerges when we’re ready…
The 17 principles are listed
here: in comments
The web site:
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
“There comes to your aid and to do your bidding, with the development of the sixth sense, a ‘guardian angel’ who will open to you at all times the door to the temple of wisdom.”
— Napoleon Hill