Napoleon Hill, who was fortunate enough to have interviewed the industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1908, was a strong believer in the Law Of Attraction and a teacher of “The Secret”. Hill discovered that Carnegie believed that the process of success could be elaborated in a simple formula that could be duplicated by the average person. Impressed with Hill, Carnegie asked him if he was up to the task of putting together this information with only reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses to interview or analyze over 500 successful men and women, many of them millionaires, in order to discover and publish this formula for success.
In his book “The Law Of Success” he tells the story how he witnessed how millions of people where influenced by a single thought that was simultaniously thought around the world, on a scale the world had never before witnessed.
It happened on Amistice Day in Chicago in 1918. That day, he woke at 3 a.m. , feeling as someone had tried to awake him using physical force. As he sat up in bed, he knew immediately that something out of the ordinary had happened. He felt so strange that it had driven him to get up get dressed and leave for the streets in Chicago in the middle of the night. Outside, he found that there had already been thousands of others who had felt the touch of the same influence, yet everybody was wondering what happened, why everyone was on the streets?
They didn’t know at that time, that what happend was that millions of men had received instructions to cease fighting and there combined joy set in to motion a thought wave that swept the entire world an made itself felt in every normal mind. Never before had so many people though of the same thing, in the same manner at the same time. Everybody felt something in common, effectively creating a mastermind.