James Allen (28 November 1864 – 24 January 1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors. (source – Wikipedia)
1. A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
2. The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
3. For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
4. The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
5. A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
6. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
7. To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognise failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
8. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
9. Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
10. A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Stop surviving and start living. Aspire to live life the passion way today? _ Mantist Oryem