Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Leo Dubois Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2018-05-23

Of the 15 chapters in THINK AND GROW RICH, Napoleon Hill devoted the most information to chapter XI, THE MYSTERY OF SEX TRANSMUTATION. It is the longest chapter in the book. The theme is that people who are high achievers, who are successful are endowed with high level sexual energy and this energy can be channelled and transmuted to aid one achieve ones goals. The key word is TRANSMUTATION. How do you do this? To quote Napoleon Hill," Sex transmutation means  switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression, to thoughts of some  other nature since sex is the most powerful of human desires and when harnessed and redirected along other  lines, this motivating force maintains all of its attributes of keeness of imagination , courage,  etc.., which may  be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art,  or in any  other profession or calling, including , of course the accumulation of riches".  

Earlier in 2018, never in the history of news media reporting has it declared so many famous and successful people  implicated for sexual misdemeanors. These people were high achievers and very successful in their line of work. It is a double edged sword and easy to succumb to its temptations but society under certain conditions does not tolerate what man by nature is irresistibly drawn to. Though this is not a forum for passing judgement on moral behavior, Napoleon Hill has established his case that sex and achievement have a connecting relationship, that sex is the most powerful of all human emotions. Hill goes on to say," There are other mind stimulants, but not one of them can equal the driving power of sex". The sexual urge must be channelled and focused to give the necessary energy  for goal attainment. As Micheal Dlouhy put it, "You have to go all in".