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“It may be an old-fashioned idea, but somehow I can’t get away from the belief that no man can attain success in its highest form without the aid of earnest prayer! Prayer is the key with which one may open the secret doorway referred to in Lesson Eleven. In this age of mundane affairs, when the uppermost thought of the majority of people is centered upon the accumulation of wealth, or the struggle for mere existence, it is easy and natural for us to overlook the power of earnest prayer. I am not saying that you should resort to prayer as a means to solve your daily problems which press for immediate attention; no, I am not going that far in a course of instruction which will be studied largely by those who are seeking in it the road to success that is measured in dollars; but, may I not modestly suggest to you that you, at least, give prayer a trial after everything fails to bring you satisfying success?”-Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success

It’s obvious to me through studying Hill (who was himself a massive success and immersed himself in the study of those who achieved success) that he believed strongly in the power of prayer and that it was a common theme among those contemporaries he studied. As such, I rather enjoy the tongue and cheek nature of the last sentence of this paragraph!


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