I’ve quoted and referred to Napoleon Hill a few times throughout these posts and today will be no different.
Hill coined the term “mastermind principle/group” almost a century ago and it’s discovery and impact is just as powerful now as it was back then.
The principle is described as the “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.”
Simply put, if you surround yourself with others who have similar desires and motives that align with your vision, each individual within the group will grow exponentially and achieve much more success than if they were to go at it alone.
He goes into detail and breaks down the two traits that a Master Mind consists of, and what they can potentially provide you with.
One is economic, the other is psychic.
Economic – If you are counseled by wise people who are looking out for your best interests and possess certain experiences and knowledge that you lack, these shared insights can help catapult you to a new level that can be used to your advantage.
Psychic – By linking up with “other minds” who share relatable views, something not seen with the naked eye is magically conceived, which can be harnessed and leveraged on your path to achievement.
Here’s a terrific quote and summary by Hill on the psychic principle. “No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”
If you’re thinking to yourself right now that this sounds like bullshit, think again.
Go read any biography on any extremely powerful and successful individual and you’ll discover that each and every one of them either had someone specific or a group of people in their corner who further propelled them to the next stage in their pursuit of prosperity.
To wrap things up…
As you bring this principle into your awareness, it becomes clear that in order to excel and grow within any aspect of your life you must surround yourself around those transmitting the equivalent mentality and aspirations. Once you can begin to accept this, its infinite power can be absorbed.
Do not wait. Add and subtract those in your life as needed. Regardless of how difficult it may be, making this change will undoubtedly become the most beneficial decision of your life.
“Men take on the nature and the habits and the POWER OF THOUGHT of those with whom they associate in a spirit of sympathy and harmony.” – Napoleon Hill