Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece ‘Think and Grow Rich’ in my view is the worst pick for a title in the history of literature, yet in a way it was part of his genius to attract what the world values; wealth. With that title I am sure many read it with that in mind, but what Hill outlined in that book for me was the secret he cleverly hid in every chapter as he told you of in the introduction. Every chapter of the book mentions the money-making secret that made fortunes for more than 500 wealthy people. Hill describes the first time that Andrew Carnegie told him about the secret of riches. “If you are ready for the secret, you already possess one half of it,therefore, you will readily recognize the other half the moment it reaches your mind.”
The “secret” after reading the book time and time and time again until apparently I was ready, in my view was best illustrated by Charles Schwab’s visit to an under performing Steel Factory. He walked in before the shift change early in the morning and asked how many pourings, (meaning how many times they had done there job working together to get the molten Iron turned to steel ready to go into molds) that shift had accomplished. He took that number which as I recall was 6 and took a piece of chalk and wrote it on the floor. The next shift came in naturally hearing that the big boss wrote that 6 on the floor was an extremely clear way to encourage a better result and as you might guess, they got 7 done that day and crossed out the 6 and wrote 7 and next next shift got 8 and so it went on until that plant was the number one producer of Carnegie’s plants.
The curse of the Tower of Babel reversed. When we work together we can accomplish anything. God said it himself in Genesis 11: 5 “But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
Fast Forward to the Book of Acts Chapter 2: “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Yes they were all in one Honda…Or can you see Ezekiel 11:19 coming to pass, “Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,”
Unity, one heart the Body of Christ, together we can change the world… Getting us all in that Honda is where you have to call on Dad and Jesus and The Holy Spirit…..