"Do the thing, and you will get the
energy to do the thing."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In his classic book, "Chapter 14 The Sixth Sense of Think and Grow Rich", Napoleon Hill wrote that: "Every night, over a long period of years, I held an imaginary Council meeting with this group whom I called my "Invisible Counselors." "
He said that he began with nine men and they were Emerson, Paine, Edison, Darwin, Lincoln, Burbank, Napoleon, Ford, and Carnegie. And, every night, in his mind, he held an imaginary Council meeting with this group of people.
Later on, he added new members as he need new ideas of skill in different aspect, and finally he got more than fifty members.(at the time the book was published)
Later on in his other books... "You Can Work Your Own Miracles", and "Grow Rich! With Peace of Mind." He wrote with more unreserved on this subject call the Unseen Guides.
"Our unseen guides, whose existence can be proved only by those who have recognized them and accepted their services, remain at our service from the time of our birth until our death" - Napoleon Hill
And here are the summary of the Eight Invisible Guiding Prices and their Responsibility:
1) Prince of Financial Prosperity
Responsible for keeping him adequately supplied with every material thing which he desire or need to maintain the style of living which he have adopted.
2) Prince of Sound Physical Health
Responsible for keeping his physical body in perfect order at all times, including the conditioning of the body for any adjustments which have to be made.
3) Prince of Peace of Mind
Responsible for keeping the mind free from disturbing influences, such as fear, superstition, greed, envy, hatred and covetousness.
4) Prince of Hope
5) Prince of Faith (Operating as Twins)
Responsible for keeping the gateway to Infinite Intelligence open to him at all times, under all circumstances.
6) Prince of Love
7) Prince of Romance (Operating as Twins)
Responsible for keeping him youthful in both body and mind, and they do their work so well that he celebrates every birthday by deducting a year from his age!
8) Prince of Overall Wisdom
Responsible for inspiring eternal action on the part of the other seven Princes to the end that each carries out his duties to the fullest extend possible, and protects him while he sleeps the same as while he is awake.
The Figure above is just an illustration of his idea.
"What great thing would you attempt
if you knew you could not fail?"
— Robert H. Schuller