As A Man Thinketh - James Allen Notes
Written in 1903, this book is unbelievable wise before its time. It’s available on audio here, but I also recommend getting both the Kindle version and paper back version. James Allen is a master of articulation and his writing style is beautiful. This book brings you back to first principles when it comes to living a full life.
Key to personal power is in the mind
We get what we feed our mind
You must mine the mind for gold
Become the builder of your destiny
Are you planting weeds or seeds?
You will continue to stay stuck until you learn the lesson you need to learn
Circumstance does not make a person, it reveals them to themselves
Only you can hurt you
You are the reason you are where you are
Good results cannot come from bad thinking, just like bad results cannot come from good thinking
Suffering means are focusing on the wrong thing
How can rich people be unhappy and poor people be happy? It’s not money, it’s attitude
Fearful thoughts equal weak, inconsistent habits
Courageous thoughts equal, strong, consistent habits
A particular train of consistent thought will never fail to produce a result
We cannot directly choose our circumstances, but we can choose our thoughts
“You will be what you will to be” - james allen
Doubt and fear are the enemy of knowledge
Thought + purpose = creative powerhouse (free from fear)
The universe helps the honest man/woman
Laziness, lack of self control, confusion = poor results
Self control, directed thought, righteousness = strong results
As you dream so shall you become
In life you will receive what you earn. No more. No less.
Questions to ponder:
What is your vision of a perfect world?