Success is in the blood. There are men whom fate can never keep down--they march forward in a jaunty manner, and take by divine right the best of everything that the earth affords.They do not wait and wish for fortune to shine on them; neither do they lay down in mere hope, nor scheme, nor fawn, nor seek to adapt their sails to catch the breeze of popular favor. Still, they are ever alert and alive to any good that may come their way, and when it comes they grab it without hesitating.
Those are self-conscious men; those are men that strongly believed in their potentials; those are men with positive thoughts. You love being positive minded? - then I will show you how the power of positive thinking works.
- DO YOUR DREAM WORK
Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is timely changing you into that particular individual you so admire. Always remember to stick to your positive thoughts.
- ACT LIKE YOU'VE GOT NO DIFFICULT ISSUES
- YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK YOURSELF TO BE
Great scientists have come to teach us that this is the method of Creation:
Each animal has evolved the parts it needed and desired. The horse is fleet because he wishes to be; the bird flies because it desires to; the duck has a web foot because it wants to swim. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed.
- BE SELF-RELIANT
Many people know this, but they do not know it thoroughly enough so that it shapes their lives. We want friends, so we scheme and chase after strong people, and lie in wait for good folks--or alleged good folks--hoping to be able to attach ourselves to them. The only way to secure friends is to be one. And before you are fit for friendship you must be able to do without it. That is to say, you must have sufficient self-reliance to take care of yourself, and then out of the surplus of your energy you can do for others.
- HAVE NO FEAR FOR HATERS
Fear is the rock on which we split, and hate the shoal on which many a barque is stranded. When we become fearful, the judgment is as unreliable as the compass of a ship whose hold is full of iron ore; when we hate, we have unshipped the rudder; and if ever we stop to meditate on what the gossips say, we have allowed a hawser to foul the screw.
- BELIEVE THAT YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING TO OFFER LIFE
Character is the result of two things, positive attitude, and the way we spend our time. It is what we think and what we do that make us what we are.
By laying hold on the forces of the universe, you are strong with them. And when you realize this, all else is easy, for in your arteries will course red corpuscles, and in your heart the determined resolution is born to do and to be. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are gods in the chrysalis.