"Napoleon Hill: What is this mysterious law which you take permanent control of people's bodies even before you take over their souls? The whole world will want to know more about this law and how it operates. Devil: I take over their minds and bodies even before they die whenever I can lure them or frighten them into hypnotic rhythm. Any impulse of thought that the mind repeats over and over through habit forms an organized rhythm. Undesirable habits can be broken. They must be broken before they assume the proportions of rhythm. Rhythm is the last stage of habit! Any thought or physical movement is repeated over and over through the principle of habit finally reaches the proportion of rhythm. Then the habit cannot be broken because nature takes it over and makes it permanent. It is something like a whirlpool in water. An object may keep floating indefinitely unless it is caught in a whirlpool. Then it is carried round and round but it cannot escape."
The greatest achievers say that in a lifetime of setbacks and comebacks, the truest sense of accomplishment is not found in the realization of the goal, but rather in the will to continue when failure breeds doubt. And so it was in 1927 when 44-year-old Napoleon Hill tried challenging himself...
Napoleon Hill was one of the first self-help authors of the 20th century. He wrote about personal success, the law of attraction, and motivation. Today, his work is still widely known and quoted by many thought leaders.