Andrew Carnegie, believed to be the world’s first billionaire, called a young reporter, Napoleon Hill, into his office and asked him to devote 20 years to interviewing only the world’s richest people in order to share ‘The Secret’ of wealth, success, and happiness with the rest of the world.
But Mr. Carnegie secretly held a stopwatch beneath his desk and gave Napoleon only 60 seconds to answer yes or no before he would lose the opportunity forever. He knew that if Napoleon required more time to think about it then he was the wrong guy.
Napoleon took 32 seconds to say yes and his lack of indecision led to the writing of “Think and Grow Rich,” the best-selling book responsible for helping to create an estimated one million millionaires.
Most people will loose more to indecision than they will to a bad decision.
– Andrew Carnegie