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Want to Prosper? Master This One Thing

I have in my possession one of the greatest books on the accumulation of wealth ever written, Napoleon Hill’s The Master-Key to Riches. Why do I think it is one of the greatest? Probably because it is the one I have read the most. He makes some significant assertions in this book. the ideas are presented so succinctly that they cannot be misunderstood. I have had this book in my possession for six or seven years, maybe longer. My copy is tattered and falling apart from so much handling. Nearly every page has at least a small phrase that I have marked for memory and quick reference. I have used the book to help teach the Abundance Paradigm and self-reliance. the pages are dog-eared and folded over to force the finger and the eye to stop at certain points to review the concepts presented therein. Yet, not until this very moment do I finally recognize its message (even though the passage revealing it is marked by my own hand in brilliant yellow). The book ends with Hill’s final message.

It should be obvious to you that the great Master-Key to Riches is nothing more nor less than the self-discipline necessary to help you take full and complete possession of your own mind!

…Remember it is profoundly significant that the only thing over which you have complete control is your own mental attitude!

For this is the Master-Key to Riches!

So, how does one develop the self-discipline Hill speaks of?

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