More As A Man Thinketh from James Allen

Here is more from James Allen, As A Man Thinketh.

The power of this book lies not so much in the reading of the words. The power lies in the repition of the words. I think As A Man Thinketh, needs to be read an re-read numerous times.

There is wisdom and magic here, but you will not find it by casual reading. The words need to permeate your inner self to be really effective. I have discovered much in this book. I know you will as well.

“MAN’S mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently
cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or
neglected, it must, and will, _bring forth._ If no useful seeds are
_put _into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will _fall
_therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

Thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest
and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer
conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be
harmoniously related to his inner state. This does not mean that a
man’s circumstances at any given time are an indication of his
_entire _character, but that those circumstances are so intimately
connected with some vital thought-element within himself that, for
the time being, they are indispensable to his development.

Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which
he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the
arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is
the result of a law which cannot err. This is just as true of those
who feel “out of harmony” with their surroundings as of those who
are contented with them.

As a progressive and evolving being, man is where he is that he may
learn that he may grow; and as he learns the spiritual lesson which
any circumstance contains for him, it passes away and gives place to
other circumstances.

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to
be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he
is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and
seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes
the rightful master of himself.

That circumstances grow out of thought every man knows who has for
any length of time practised self-control and self-purification, for
he will have noticed that the alteration in his circumstances has
been in exact ratio with his altered mental condition. So true is
this that when a man earnestly applies himself to remedy the defects
in his character, and makes swift and marked progress, he passes
rapidly through a succession of vicissitudes.

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it
loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its
cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened
desires,–and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives
its own.

Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to
take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into
act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.”\



The Strangest Secret in the World by Earl Nightingale

Earl Nightingale shares a very powerful message. Your thoughts become your reality.

He uses lots of great examples. He hammers the truth home. There is much wisdom contained in this audio recording my Earl.

Listen, learn and believe. You are the secret. Your thoughts become your reailty.

You can listen to more of Earl right here:

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The Science of Being Great by Wallace Wattles

Wallace Wattles was in touch with a higher consciousness. His words speak truth. He was enlightened.

Here is what he says about being great.

“There is a Principle of Power in every person.

By the intelligent use and direction of this principle, man can develop his own mental faculties. Man has an inherent power by which he may grow in whatsoever direction he pleases, and there does not appear to be any limit to the possibilities of his growth.

No man has yet become so great in any faculty but that it is possible for some one else to become greater. The possibility is in the Original Substance from which man is made. Genius is Omniscience flowing into man.

Genius is more than talent. Talent may merely be one faculty developed out of proportion to other faculties, but genius is the union of man and God in the acts of the soul.

Great men are always greater than their deeds. They are in connection with a reserve of power that is without limit. We do not know where the boundary of the mental powers of man is; we do not even know that there is a boundary.

The power of conscious growth is not given to the lower animals; it is mans alone and may be developed and increased by him. The lower animals can, to a great extent, be trained and developed by man; but man can train and develop himself. He alone has this power, and he has it to an apparently unlimited extent.

The purpose of life for man is growth, just as the purpose of life for trees and plants is growth. Trees and plants grow automatically and along fixed lines; man can grow, as he will.

Trees and plants can only develop certain possibilities and characteristics; man can develop any power, which is or has been shown by any person, anywhere. Nothing that is possible in spirit is impossible in flesh and blood. Nothing that man can think is impossible-in action. Nothing that man can imagine is impossible of realization.

Man is formed for growth, and he is under the necessity of growing.
It is essential to his happiness that he should continuously advance.”



Here is a great resource:

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From: Simple Truths

40 Inspirational Speeches in Two Minutes…

Adversity brings out the best in people. You learn what you are made of.

James Allen said “Let a man rejoice when he is confronted with obstacles, for it means that he has reached the end of some particular line of indifference or folly, and is now called upon to summon up all his energy and intelligence in order to extricate himself, and to find a better way; that the powers within him are crying out for greater freedom, for enlarged exercise and scope.

No situation can be difficult of itself; it is the lack of insight into its intricacies, and the want of wisdom in dealing with it, which give rise to the difficulty. Immeasurable, therefore, is the gain of a difficulty transcended.

Difficulties do not spring into existence arbitrarily and accidentally; they have their causes, and are called forth by the law of evolution itself, by the growing necessities of the man’s being. Herein resides their blessedness.”

I hope you are moved by the following inspirational words.

I think one of the most important qualities that one can have is the ability to have a sense of humor.

Let’s face it, sometimes we just take ourselves to seiously. It is important to be able to laugh and most importantly laugh at ourselves.

I found the following video, very inspirational…and very funny.

onward, upward and laugh often,

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Napoleon Hill on Think and Grow Riches

This is an extremely rare recording on Napoleon Hill . He describes what is need to be rich.

He was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to discover what was the actual secret to te success of the most successful men on the planet.

What Hill found astounded even himself. There was a common thread which ran through all of the successful people he interviewed.

He describes the step that you need to take to be rich in the following. most people think that true riches are for material things that money can buy.

No, explains Hill. You are missing the point. You must take care of your mind, your body and your spirit.

First he says you must have a positive mental attitude.
Second is sound physical health.
Third is harmony in human relations.
Fourth is freedom from fear.
Fifth is the hope of future achievement.
Sixth is capacity of applied faith.
Seventh is the willingness to shrae one’s blessings.
Eight to be engaged in a labor of love.
Nine is to have an open mind on all subjects to all people.

You can listen to the rest of Napoleon Hill’s message, here:

On ward, upward.

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View The Secret

Here is a part of “The Secret” is a film which illustrates thoughts and the law of attraction. This is the first 20 minutes of the global film phenomenon “The Secret”.

This film created quite a buzz when it was released. It spread slowly but soon picked up more momentum.

The film explains that anything the mind can concieve, the mind can achieve. Don’t discount the seeming simplicity of this very peorful idea.

Here is the fisrt part of The Secret:

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May You Be Blessed

One of the truths of life is that we are here to take care if one another. This comes through time and again in spiritual writings accross all cultures.

The message comes through loud and clear in this very inspirational film called “May You Be Blessed”.

“May you be blessed with all things good…may your joys like the stars at night, be to numerous to count…”

This short film from Simple Truth is extraordinary.

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More on Byways to Blessedness by James Allen

From “Byways to Blessedness”, James Allen discusses the best way to start anything in your life. Allen was truly touched by a divune muse whan he discussed beginnings.

Another beginning which is of great importance is the beginning of any particular and responsible undertaking.

How does a man begin the building of a house? He first secures a plan of the proposed edifice and then proceeds to build according to the plan, scrupulously following it in every detail, beginning with the foundation. Should he neglect the beginning – namely, the obtaining of a mathematical plan – his labour would be wasted, and his building, should it reach completion without tumbling to pieces, would be insecure and worthless.

The same law holds good in any important work: the right beginning and first essential is a definite mental plan on which to build. Nature will have no slipshod work, no slovenliness, and she annihilates confusion, or rather, confusion is in itself annihilation. Order, definiteness, purpose eternally and universally prevail, and he who in his operations ignores these mathematical elements at once deprives himself of substantiality, completeness, success.

“Life without a plan,
As useless as the moment it began,
Serves merely as a soil for discontent
To thrive in, an encumbrance ere half spent.”

Let a man start in business without having in his mind a perfectly formed plan to systematically pursue and he will be incoherent in his efforts and will fail in his business operations.

The laws which must be observed in the building of a house also operate in the building up of a business. A definite plan is followed by coherent effort; and coherent effort is followed by well-knit and orderly results – to wit, completeness, perfection, success, happiness.

But not only mechanical and commercial enterprise – all undertakings, of whatsoever nature, come under this law.

The author’s book, the artist’s picture, the orator’s speech, the reformer’s work, the inventor’s machine, the general’s campaign, are all carefully planned in the mind before the attempt to actualise them is commenced; and in accordance with the unity, solidarity, and perfection of the original mental plan will be the actual and ultimate success of the undertaking.”

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The Power of Concentration

The Power of Concentration, by Theron Q. Dumont is a very inspirational work. Dumont is able to enlighten on the powers of the mind.

“Habit is a matter of acquirement. You hear people say: “He comes by this or that naturally, a chip off the old block,” meaning that he is only doing what his parents did. This is quite often the case, but there is no reason for it, for a person can break a habit just the moment he masters the “I will.” A man may have
been a “good-for-nothing” all his life up to this very minute, but from this time on he begins to amount to something.
Even oldmen have suddenly changed and accomplished wonders. “I lost my opportunity,” says one. That may be true, but by sheer force of will, we can find a way to bring us another opportunity. There is no truth in the saying that opportunity knocks at our door but once in a lifetime. The fact is, opportunity never seeks us; we must seek it. What usually turns out to be one man’s opportunity, was another man’s loss. In this day one man’s brain is matched against another’s. It is often the quickness of brain action that
determines the result. One man thinks “I will do it,” but while he procrastinates the other goes ahead and does the work.

They both have the same opportunity. The one will complain of his lost chance. But it should teach him a lesson, and it will, if he is seeking the path that leads to success.

Many persons read good books, but say they do not get much good out of them. They do not realize that all any book or any lesson course can do is to awaken them to their possibilities; to stimulate them to use their will power. You may teach a person from now until doom’s day, but that person will only know what he
learns himself. “You can lead him to the fountain, but you can’t make him drink.”

One of the most beneficial practices I know of is that of looking for the good in everyone and everything, for there is good in all things. We encourage a person by seeing his good qualities and we also help ourselves by looking for them. We gain their good wishes, a most valuable asset sometimes. We get back what we give
out. The time comes when most all of us need encouragement; need buoying up. So form the habit of encouraging others, and you will find it a wonderful tonic for both those encouraged and yourself,
for you will get back encouraging and uplifting thoughts.

Life furnishes us the opportunity to improve. But whether we do it or not depends upon how near we live up to what is expected of us. The first of each month, a person should sit down and examine the progress he has made. If he has not come up to “expectations” he should discover the reason, and by extra exertion measure upto what is demanded next time.

Every time that we fall behind what we planned to do, we lose just so much for that time is gone
forever. We may find a reason for doing it, but most excuses are poor substitutes for action. Most things are possible. Ours may be a hard task, but the harder the task, the greater the reward.

It is the difficult things that really develop us, anything that requires only a small effort, utilizes very few of our faculties, and yields a scanty harvest of achievement. So do not shrink from a hard task, for to accomplish one of these will often bring us more good than a dozen lesser triumphs.

I know that every man that is willing to pay the price can be a success. The price is not in money, but in effort. The first essential quality for success is the desire to do–to be something. The next thing is to learn how to do it; the next to carry it into execution.

The man that is the best able to accomplish anything is the one with a broad mind; the man that has acquired knowledge, that may, it is true, be foreign to this particular case, but is, nevertheless, of some value in all cases.

So the man that wants to be successful must be liberal; he must acquire all the knowledge that he can; he must be well posted not only in one branch of his business but in every part of it. Such a man achieves success.

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Napoleon Hill On Meeting Andrew Carnegie

Certainly one of my favorite books of all time is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

I hve found much wisdom contained in the pages of this book. I have read it a number of times and plan on reading it a number of more times.

It seems I get something new out of it each time I read it.

This is very rare footage of Napleon Hill discussing how he met Andrew Carnegie.

Stay well.