As a Man Thinketh
Taking control of our thoughts to improve our circumstances
As a Man Thinketh discusses the importance of cultivating good thoughts to create a more balanced and happier life. Written in 1903, this book inspired many of the self help and self development books that are popular today.
More than a century ago, using a quote from the Bible, a mysterious English writer revealed a concept that many people still undervalue today: we are what we think. We don’t attract what we want, but what we think.
Many useful tips to:
- Stop blaming our failures on circumstances beyond our control.
- Understand the importance of inner peace to achieve our goals.
- Realise that our body’s health is influenced by the quality of our thoughts.
We are a product of our thoughts: it all starts in our heads
In 1903 James Allen put pen to paper to write about a concept that we could sum up today in two words: positive thinking. If we accept Allen’s idea completely, it means that we accept that our current lives are the result of everything we have thought until now, of everything our minds allowed in. If we are happy and fulfilled, it is because we have had joyful thoughts, fulfilment and visions and ideas that we have followed with courage.
By the same token, if we are sad and unsatisfied, we most certainly have entertained thoughts of sadness and dissatisfaction; all of our unhappiness first began in our heads and then we were good at bringing it to life. By accepting this point of view, we become responsible for our lives and the thoughts which we entertain.
The key ideas of "As a Man Thinketh"
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