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107 It should be encouraging to know that practically all the great fortunes began in
108 the form of compensation for personal services, or from the sale of IDEAS.
109 What else, except ideas and personal services, would one not possessed of
110 property have to give in return for riches?
111 Broadly speaking, there are two types of people in the world. One type is known
112 as LEADERS, and the other as FOLLOWERS. Decide at the outset whether
113 you intend to become a leader in your chosen calling, or remain a follower. The
114 difference in compensation is vast. The follower cannot reasonably expect the
115 compensation to which a leader is entitled, although many followers make the
116 mistake of expecting such pay.
117 It is no disgrace to be a follower. On the other hand, it is no credit to remain a
118 follower. Most great leaders began in the capacity of followers. They became
119 great leaders because they were INTELLIGENT FOLLOWERS. With few
120 exceptions, the man who cannot follow a leader intelligently, cannot become an
121 efficient leader. The man who can follow a leader most efficiently, is usually the
122 man who develops into leadership most rapidly. An intelligent follower has many
123 advantages, among them the OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE
125 The following are important factors of leadership:
126 1. UNWAVERING COURAGE based upon knowledge of self, and of one's
127 occupation. No follower wishes to be dominated by a leader who lacks self-
128 confidence and courage. No intelligent follower will be dominated by such a
129 leader very long.
130 2. SELF-CONTROL. The man who cannot control himself, can never control
131 others. Self-control sets a mighty example for one's followers, which the more
132 intelligent will emulate.

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