March 23, 2010

The Law of Success Part 18

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Form the habit of thinking and talking of prosperity and abundance, and very soon material evidence of these will begin to manifest itself in the nature of wider opportunity and new and unexpected opportunity.
Like attracts like. If you are in business and have formed the habit of talking and thinking about "business being bad" business will be bad. One pessimist , providing he is permitted to continue his destructive influence long enough, can destroy the work of half a dozen competent men, and he will do it by setting adrift in the minds of his associates the thought of poverty and failure. Don't be this type of man or woman.
One of the most successful bankers in the state of Illinois has this sign hanging in his private office:
"You are a human magnet and you are constantly attracting to you people whose characters harmonize with your own. "

March 22, 2010

The Law of Success Part 17

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Formation of the habit of Saving does not mean that you shall limit your earning capacity; it means just the opposite-that you shall apply this law so that it not only conserves that which you earn, in a systematic manner but it also places you in the way of greater opportunity and gives you the vision, the self confidence, the imagination, the enthusiasm, the initiative and leadership actually to increase your earning capacity.

Stating this great law in another way, when you thoroughly understand the Law of Habit you may insure yourself success in the great game of money-making by "placing both ends of that game against the middle."

You proceed in this manner:

First, through the Law of Definite Chief Aim you set up, in your mind, an accurate description of that which you want, including the amount of money you intend to earn. Your subconscious mind takes over this picture which you have created and uses it as a blueprint chart or map by which to mold your thoughts and actions into practical plans for attaining the object of your Chief Aim, or purpose. Through the Law of Habit you keep the object of your Definite Chief Aim fixed in your mind. This practice will destroy the poverty consciousness and set up, in its place, a prosperity consciousness. You will actually begin to DEMAND prosperity, you will begin to expect it, you will begin to prepare yourself to receive it and to use it wisely, thus paving the way or setting the stage for the development of the Habit of Saving.

Second, having in this manner increased your earning power you will make further use of the Law of Habit by provision, in your written statement of your Definite Chief Aim, for saving a definite proportion of all the money you earn.

Therefore, as your earnings increase, your savings will likewise increase in proportion.

March 21, 2010

The Law of Success Part 16

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The Habit of Saving

"Man is a combination of flesh, bone, blood, hair and braincells. These are the building materials out of which he shapes, through the Law of Habit, his own personality."

To advise one to save money without describing how to save would be somewhat like drawing the picture of a horse and writing under it, "This is a horse." It is obvious to all that the saving of money is one of the essentials for success, but the big question uppermost in the minds of the majority of those who do not save is :

"How can I do it?"

The saving of money is solely a matter of habit.



March 19, 2010

The Law of Success Part 15

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Beauty and Happiness and Contentment are states of mind. They can never be enjoyed except through vision of the afar.
Destroy the Hope of unfinished dreams in man's heart and he is finished.
Nature has built man so that his greatest and only lasting Happiness is that which he feels in the pursuit of some yet unattained object. Anticipation is sweeter than realization. That which is at hand does not satisfy. The only enduring satisfaction is that which comes to the person who keeps alive in his heart the HOPE of future achievement.

THE GREATEST OF ALL MIRACLES IS FAITH.

March 17, 2010

The Law of Success Part 14

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Life is an everlasting question mark!
That which we want most is always in the embryonic distance of the future. Our power to acquire is always a decade or so behind our power to DESIRE!
And, if we catch up with the thing we want we no longer want it!
Fortunate is the young woman who learns this great truth and keeps her lover always guessing, always on the defensive lest he may lose her.
Our favorite author is a hero and a genius until we meet him in person and learn the sad truth that after all, he is only a man. "How often must we learn this lesson? Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations. The only sin is limitation. As soon as you once come up with a man's limitations, it is all over with him. " EMERSON."
How beautiful the mountain yonder in the distance; but the moment we draw near it we find it to be nothing but a wretched collection of rocks and dirt and trees.
Out of this truth grew the oft-repeated adage " Familiarity breeds contempt."



March 15, 2010

The Law of Success Part 13

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At every crossroad of Life the imps of Discontentment stand in the shadows of the back-ground, with a grin of mockery on their faces, crying out" Take the road of your own choice! We will get you in the end.

At last man becomes disillusioned and begins to learn that Happiness and Contentment are not in this world. Then begins the search for the pass-word that will open the door to him in some world of which he knows not. Surely there must be Happiness on the other side of the Great Divide. In desperation his tired, careworn heart turn to religion for hope and encouragement.

But his troubles are not over; they are just starting!

Come into our tent and accept our creed," says one sect, " and you may go straight to heaven after death." Poor man hesitates, looks and listen. Then he hears the call of another brand of religion whose leader says:

"Stay out of the other camp or you'll go straight to hell!

In the midst of sectarian claims and counter claims poor man becomes undecided, until Hope vanishes.

Always seeking but never finding----thus might be described man's struggle for Happiness and Contentment.


March 14, 2010

The Law of Success Part 12

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The young man receives a salary sufficient to keep him and his family fairly comfortable. Then comes a promotion and an advance in salary of a thousand dollars a year. Does he lay the extra thousand dollars away in the savings account, and continue living as before? He does nothing of the sort. Immediately he must trade the old car in for a new one. A porch must be added to the house. The wife needs a new wardrobe. The table must be set with better food and more of it. (Pity his poor groaning stomach.) At the end of the year is he better off with the increase? He is nothing of the sort! The more he gets the more he wants, and the rule applies to the man with millions the same as to the man with but few thousands.

The young man selects the girl of his choice, believing he cannot live without her. After he gets her he is not sure that he can live with her. If a man remains bachelor he wonders why he is so stupid as to deprive himself of the joys of a married life. If he marries he wonders how she happened to catch him on guard long enough to "harpoon" him.

And the god of Destiny cries out " O fool, O fool! You are dammed if you DO and you are dammed if you DON'T.

March 13, 2010

The Law of Success Part 11

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Happiness is just always around the bend; always in sight but just out of reach. Life is never complete, no matter what we have or how much of it we possess. One thing calls for something else to go with it.

Milady buys a pretty hat. She must have a gown to match it. That calls for new shoes and hoses and gloves, and other accessories that run into a big bill far beyond her husband's means.

Man longs for a home-just a plain little house setting off in the edge of the woods. He builds it, but it is not complete; he must have shrubbery and flowers and landscaping to go with it. Still it is not complete; he must have a beautiful fence around it, with a graveled driveway.

That calls for a motor car and a garage in which to house it.

All these little touches have been added, but to no avail! The place now is too small. He must have a house with more rooms. On and on, the story goes, ad infinitum!

March 11, 2010

The Law of Success Part 10

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The little child, playing with its toys on the floor, sees another child with a different sort of toy and immediately tries to lay hands on that toy.

The female child (grown tall) believes the other woman's clothes more becoming than her own and sets out to duplicate them.

The male child (grown tall) sees another man with a bigger collection of railroads or banks or merchandise and says to himself: "How fortunate! How fortunate! How can I separate him from his belongings?"

F.W. Woolworth, the Five and Ten Cent Store king, stood on Fifth Avenue in New York City and gazed upward at the tall Metropolitan Building and said: " How wonderful! I will build one much taller." The crowning achievement of his life was measured by the Woolworth Building. That building stands a temporary symbol of man's nature to excel the handiwork of other men. A MONUMENT TO THE VANITY OF MAN WITH BUT LITTLE ELSE TO JUSTIFY ITS EXISTENCE.

The grass is always sweeter on the other side of the fence, says the jackass, as he stretches his neck in the attempt to get to it.

The married man takes a sheepish glance at the daintily dressed ladies on the street and thinks how fortunate he would be if his wife were as pretty as they. Perhaps she is much prettier, but he misses that beauty because-well, because "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." Most divorce cases grow out of man's tendency to climb the fence into the other fellow's pastures.

March 10, 2010

The Law of Success Part 9

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Discontentment

The supreme mystery of the universe is life! We come here without our consent, from whence we know not! We go away without our consent, whither, we know not! We are eternally trying to solve this great riddle of "LIFE", and, for what purpose and to what end?

That we are placed on this earth for a definite reason there can be no doubt of any thinker. May it not be possible that the power which placed us here will know what to do with us when we pass on beyond the Great Divide?

Would it not be a good plan to give the Creator who placed us here on earth, credit for having enough intelligence to know what to do with us after we pass on; or should we assume the intelligence and the ability to control the future life in our way? May it not be possible that we can co-operate with the Creator very intelligently by assuming to control our conduct on this earth to the end that we may be decent to one another and do all the good we can in all the ways we can during this life, leaving the hereafter to one who probably knows, better than we what is best for us?

From birth until death the mind is always reaching out for that which it does not possess.

March 9, 2010

The Law of Success Part 8

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No man can become a great leader of men unless he has the milk of human kindness in his own heart, and leads by suggestion and kindness, rather than by force.

If you want a thing done well, call on some busy person to do it. Busy people are generally the most painstaking and thorough in all they do.

A home is something that cannot be bought. You can buy a house but only a woman can make it a home.

The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid of mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice. (Roosevelt)

The Law of Success Part 7

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Self Confidence

Amidst all the mysteries by which we are surrounded nothing is more certain than that we are in the presence of an infinite and eternal energy from which all things proceed. (Herbert Spencer)

Thought is the most highly organized form of energy known to man, and this is an age of experimentation and research that is sure to bring us into greater understanding of that mysterious force called thought, which reposes within us.

In every soul, there has been deposited the seed of a great future, but that seed will never germinate, much less grow to maturity, except through the rendering of useful service.

You are fortunate if you have learned the difference between temporary defeat and failure; More fortunate still, if you have learned the truth that the very seed of success is dormant in every defeat that you experience.

Is it not strange that we fear most that which never happens? That we destroy our initiative by the fear of defeat, when in reality, defeat is a most useful tonic and should be accepted as such.

March 7, 2010

The Law of Success Part 6

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DO NOT "TELL" THE WORLD WHAT YOU CAN DO --- " SHOW" IT !

THE BEST COMPENSATION FOR DOING THINGS IS THE ABILITY TO DO MORE.

ANYONE CAN "START", BUT ONLY THE THOROUGH-BRED WILL "FINISH!"

EVERY LINE A MAN WRITES, AND EVERY ACT IN WHICH HE INDULGES, AND EVERY WORD HE UTTERS SERVES AS UNESCAPABLE EVIDENCE OF THE NATURE OF THAT WHICH IS DEEPLY IMBEDDED IN HIS OWN HEART, A CONFESSION THAT HE CANNOT DISAVOW.

"YES HE SUCCEEDED-BUT-HE ALMOST FAILED!" SO DID ROBERT FULTON AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND NEARLY ALL THE OTHERS WHOM WE CALL SUCCESSFUL. NO MAN EVER ACHIEVED WORTHWHILE SUCCESS WHO DID NOT, AT ONE TIME OR OTHER, FIND HIMSELF WITH AT LEAST ONE FOOT HANGING WELL OVER THE BRINK OF FAILURE.

NEGLECTING TO BROADEN THEIR VIEW HAS KEPT SOME MEN DOING ONE THING ALL THEIR LIVES.

March 5, 2010

The Law of Success Part 5

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Success is the development of the power with which to get whatever one wants on life without interfering with the rights of others.

If you can run a losing race without blaming your loss on someone else, you have bright prospects of success further down the road in life.

Another thing, organized effort may be made a power but it may also be a dangerous power unless guided with intelligence. That sort of success which is founded upon truth and justice and fairness that lead to ultimate happiness.

They said, a good encyclopedia contains most of the known facts of the world, but they are as useless as sand dunes until organized and expressed in terms of action.

Power is organized effort, as already been stated!

Success is based upon power.

Food for thought: No position in life can be secure, and no achievement can be permanent unless built upon truth and justice.

March 3, 2010

The Law of Success Part 4

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Every person should make it his business to gather new ideas from sources other than the environment in which he daily lives and works.

The mind becomes withered, stagnant, narrow and closed unless it searches for new ideas. The farmer should come to the city quite often, and walk among the strange faces and the tall buildings. He will go back to his farm, his mind refreshed, with more courage and greater enthusiasm.

The city man should take a trip to the country ever so often and freshen his mind with sights new and different from those associated with his daily labors.

Every one needs a change of mental environment at regular periods, the same as a change and variety of food are essential. The mind becomes more alert, more elastic and more ready to work with speed and accuracy after it has been bathed with new ideas, outside of one's own field of daily labor.

Do not be afraid of new ideas. They may mean to you the difference between success and failure.

Food for Thought:

BY AND LARGE, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS " SOMETHING FOR NOTHING." IN THE LONG RUN YOU GET EXACTLY THAT FOR WHICH YOU PAY, WHETHER YOU ARE BUYING AND AUTOMOBILE OR A LOAF OF BREAD.







The Law of Success Part 3

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Success in life is largely predicted upon our knowing men.

To know others, not as they seem to be, but as they really are, study them through:

1. The posture of the body
2. The tone of the voice, its quality, pitch and volume
3. The eyes, whether shifty or direct
4. The use of the words, their trend, nature and quality

Through these open windows you may literally "walk right into a man's soul" and take a look at the REAL MAN!

Going step further, if you would know men study them:

- When angry
- When in love
- When money is involved
- When eating (alone, and unobserved, as they believe)
- When writing
- When in trouble
- When joyful and triumphant
- When downcast and defeated
- When facing catastrophe of a hazardous nature
- When trying to make a "good impression" on others
- When informed of another's misfortune
- When informed of another's good fortune
- When losing in any sort of a game of sport
- When winning a sport
- When alone, in a meditative mood.

Before you can know any man, as he really is, you must observe him in all the foregoing moods, and perhaps more, which is practically the equivalent of saying that you have no right to judge others at sight.

Appearances count, there can be no doubt of that, but appearances are often deceiving.

An old farmer always used to wind up his prayers with this plea: " Oh God, give me an open mind!" If more people followed his example they might escape being hamstrung by prejudices. And what a pleasant place to live in the world would be.

March 1, 2010

The Law of Success Part 2

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The Fifteen Laws of Success
" You Can Do It if You Believe You Can"

1. A Definite Chief Aim - will teach you how to save the wasted effort which the majority of people expend in trying to find their life-work. This rule will show you how to do away forever with aimlessness and fix your heart and hand upon some definite, well conceived purpose as a life-work.

"The Best Rose Bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that
which bears the finest roses. " by Henry van Dyke.

Singleness of purpose is essential for success, no matter what may be one's idea of the definition of success.

Humility is a forerunner of success! Until we become humble in our own hearts we are not apt to profit greatly by the experiences and thoughts of others. Sounds like a preachment on morality? Well, what if it does?