money, and actually BELIEVE you will possess it.
You may as well know, also that every great leader, from the dawn
of civilization down to the present, was a dreamer. Christianity
is the greatest potential power in the world today, because its
founder was an intense dreamer who had the vision and the imagination
to see realities in their mental and spiritual form before they
had been transmuted into physical form.
If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never
see them in your bank balance.
Never, in the history of America has there been so great an opportunity
for practical dreamers as now exists. The six year economic collapse
has reduced all men, substantially, to the same level. A new race
is about to be run. The stakes represent huge fortunes which will
be accumulated within the next ten years. The rules of the race
have changed, because we now live in a CHANGED WORLD that definitely
favors the masses, those who had but little or no opportunity to
win under the conditions existing during the depression, when fear
paralyzed growth and development.
We who are in this race for riches, should be encouraged to know
that this changed world in which we live is demanding new ideas,
new ways of doing things, new leaders, new inventions, new methods
of teaching, new methods of marketing, new books, new literature,
new features for the radio, new ideas for moving pictures. Back
of all this demand for new and better things, there is one quality
which one must possess to win, and that is DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE,
the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning DESIRE to possess
The business depression marked the death of one age, and the birth
of another. This changed world requires practical dreamers who can,
and will put their dreams into action. The practical dreamers have
always been, and always will be the pattern-makers of civilization.
We who desire to accumulate riches, should remember the real leaders
of the world always have been men who harnessed, and put into practical
use, the intangible, unseen forces of unborn opportunity, and have
converted those forces, [or impulses of thought], into sky-scrapers,
cities, factories, airplanes, automobiles, and every form of convenience
that makes life more pleasant.
Tolerance, and an open mind are practical necessities of the dreamer
of today. Those who are afraid of new ideas are doomed before they
start. Never has there been a time more favorable to pioneers than
the present. True, there is no wild and woolly west to be conquered,
as in the days of the Covered Wagon; but there is a vast business,
financial, and industrial world to be remoulded and redirected along
new and better lines.
In planning to acquire your share of the riches, let no one influence
you to scorn the dreamer. To win the big stakes in this changed
world, you must catch