Man is a natural overcomes. He has quested ever further into the realms of the unknown. The secret of success is something we have already. It is part of the tool – kit for living, the natural heritage of mankind. Here is a plan in seven steps which will help you to develop the power you have within you.
Cultivate a relaxed frame of mind.
Say to yourself: “Whatever happens today I can cope. I have the power to
overcome every obstacle and solve every problem”. Always take an optimistic
view of life.
From your self – knowledge will come a
clear knowledge of other people. This will revolutionise your relationships.
We could ponder the wise words of Confucius: “If another drinks, does it quench your thirst? If another eats, does it
appease you? Who then shall develop your understanding?
This springs from faith in ourselves
and in God. Worry and fear are a negative kind of faith. Think constantly of
your successes not your failures. Think of the success of others, and build up
your own confidence. Affirm constantly “I can
– and I will”.
Everyone has an immense store of
courage which can be called up when
needed. Courage has the extraordinary quality of being there when it is truly
This comes from caring. It is the
inner quality of life which brings excitement and dynamic activity into everything we do. Many people are cool
and unenthusiastic because they really have no idea what they want from life.
Put yourself completely into what you do. Grow “hot” about your work – your
interests in life. Your interest and enthusiasm will spread like a will fire. Enthusiasm literally
means “being possessed by a God”.
6. Self – Esteem:
Obviously you will never succeed
while you cherish a failure image in your subconscious. If you expect to fail
you will. Never play yourself down or accept a low estimate that another person may offer. You are a fine
person. You are potentially great. You are a child of God! Self – esteem is
basic for human happiness. When you feel right with yourself, your feeling will
project itself into your world and make others happy. To raise yourself –
7.Self – discipline:
This means from the psychological
point of view only one thing – thought control. Many people are at the mercy of
their negative thinking. Go over in your mind all the things you have to be
thankful for, for all the successes big
or small you have had. Deliberately seek the positive, and see how bright the
day becomes rain or no rain. There really is a secret of success. It is this.
Your health, happiness and prosperity lie in what you put into your
subconscious mind. See that it is entirely positive. This requires self –
discipline, perseverance and patience.