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As a Man Thinketh

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

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As a Man Thinketh


This book is about how cultivating an internal locus of control is how you achieve what you want out of life.

On the surface this seems like the precursor to The Secret but it isn’t, it’s not nearly as bullshitty as The Secret.

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.

It is pleasing to human vanity to believe that one suffers because of one’s virtue; but not until a man has extirpated every sickly, bitter, and impure thought from his soul, can he be in a position to know and declare that his sufferings are the result of his good, and not of his bad qualities; and on the way to, yet long before he has reached that supreme perfection , he will have found, working in his mind and life, the great law which is absolutely just, and which cannot, therefore, give good for evil, evil for good.

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