Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Master Key System by Charles Haanel (summarized) CHAPTER ONE


Some men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still others fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and ideals. Why is this so? Why should some men realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all? The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect men, physically, would be the most successful. The difference, therefore, must be mental - must be in the mind; hence mind must be the creative force, must constitute the sole difference between men. It is mind, therefore, which overcomes environment and every other obstacle in the path of men.

1. There is a world within --a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and life and beauty and, although invisible, its forces are mighty. The world within is governed by mind. Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us. The world within is the practical world in which men and women of power generate courage, hope, enthusiasm, confidence, trust and faith, by which they are given the fine intelligence to see the vision and the practical skill to make the vision real. We are related to the world within by the subconscious mind. 

2. The world without is a reflection of the world within. We are related to the world without by the objective mind. It is therefore through the objective mind, by wrong thinking, that we are related to all destructive forces. 

3. Every thought therefore is a cause and every condition an effect; for this reason it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions. Most men try to change effects by working with effects. They fail to see that this is simply changing one form of distress for another. To remove discord, we must remove the cause, and this cause can only be found in the world within. All growth is from within. This is evident in all nature. 

Select a room where you can be alone and undisturbed; sit erect, comfortably, but do not lounge; let your thoughts roam where they will but be perfectly still from fifteen minutes to half an hour; continue this for three or four days or for one week until you secure full control of your physical being. 

1 comment:

  1. 100 % agree George. It's a crazy way of thinking but it makes sooo much sense. -Viv


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