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“You Can Do It if You Believe You Can”

“The man who masters himself is delivered from the force that binds all creatures.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Enthusiasm is the vital quality that arouses you to action, while Self-Control is the balance wheel that directs your actions so that it will build up and not tear down. Self-control is the ability to direct your thoughts, and thus your actions, in the pursuit of your definite chief aim.

“The growth of wisdom may be gauged accurately by the decline of ill-temper.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche

Self-control is solely a matter of thought control. Place in your own mind through the principle of auto-suggestion, the positive, constructive thoughts that harmonize with your Definite Chief Aim in life, and that mind will transform those thoughts into physical reality and hand them back to you with a finished product. When you deliberately choose the thoughts that dominate your mind, and firmly refuse admittance to outside suggestion, you are exercising Self-Control in the highest form.

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they will render different results. Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you change.
~JJesse Jackson

I wish to be of service to others as I journey through life. To do this I have adopted this creed as a guide to be followed in dealing with my felling beings.
To train myself so that never, under any circumstances, will I find falut with any person, no matter how much I may disagree with them or how inferior their work may be, as long as I know they are sincerely trying to do their best.
To respect my country, my profession, and myself. To be honest and fair with others, as I expect them to be honest and fair with me. To be a loyal citizen of my country. To speak of it with praise, and act always as a worthy custodian of its good name. To be a person whose name carries weight wherever it goes.
To base my expectations of reward on a solid foundation of service rendered. To be willing o pay the price of success in honest effort. To look upon my work as an opportunity to be seized with joy and made the most of, and not as a painful drudgery to be reluctantly endured.
To remember that success lies within myself-in my own brain. To expect difficulties and to force my way through them.
to avoid procrastination in all its forms, and never, under any circumstances, put off until tomorrow any duty that should be performed today.
Finally, to take a good drip on the joys of life, so I may be courteous to others, faithful to friends, true to God- a fragrance in the path I tread.

 

 

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Related:

Law of Success – Lesson 1 – Introduction to The Master Mind

Law of Success – Lesson 2 – A Definite Chief Aim

Law of Success – Lesson 3 – Self Confidence

Law of Success – Lesson 5 – Initiative & Leadership

Law of Success – Lesson 6 – Imagination

Law of Success – Lesson 7 – Enthusiasm

 


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I wanted to share this chapter from As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. I came across it today as I was going through a rough period and it gave me peace. So I share it with you…

SERENITY

CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.

The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanor is strongly equable.

The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. “Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character, which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold–yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money seeking looks in comparison with a serene life–a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm!

“How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood! It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control. How few people we meet in life who are well balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character!

Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him.

Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep: wake Him. self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”


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I know my body is the temple where God dwells. I honor and exalt the Divine presence within me. Divine love fills my soul, and His river of peace flows through my mind and heart at all times. I eat my food with joy, knowing that it is transmuted into beauty, harmony, wholeness, and perfection. I know God hath need of me where I am, and I am Divinely expressed. I am loved, I am needed, I am wanted and appreciated by my father and others. I radiate love, peace, and goodwill to everyone at all times. My food and drink are God’s ideas that unfold within me, making me strong, wholesome, and full of Divine energy.

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Freedom and peace of mind are mine now. I know that as I believe and affirm these truths, they are sinking down into my subconscious mind. I will be under compulsion to give up cigarettes, as the law of my subconcious is compulsion. In my imagination I see my doctor before me. He has just finished examining me and is congratulating me on my freedom from the habit and on my perfect health.

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Lesson 1 – Introduction to The Master Mind

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“You can do it if you believe you can!”


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Time is a master worker that heals the wounds of temporary defeat and equalizes the inequalities and rights the wrongs of the world. There is nothing impossible with time!”
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