10 LESSONS FROM THE SECRET OF THE AGES BY ROBERT COLLIER
1. Every condition, every experience of life is the result of our mental attitude. We can do only what we think we can do. We can be only what we think we can be. We can have only what we think we can have. What we do, what we are, what we have, all depend upon what we think. We can never express anything that we do not first have in mind. The secret of all power, all success, all riches, is in first thinking powerful thoughts, successful thoughts, thoughts of wealth, of supply. We must build them in our own mind first.
2. TODAY. Repeat to yourself, the first thing upon awakening in the morning and the last thing before going to sleep at night"My body was made in the image and likeness of God. God first imagined it in its entirety, therefore every cell and bone and tissue is perfect, every organ and muscle performing its proper function. That is the only model of me in Universal Mind. That is the only model of me that my Subconscious Mind knows.
3. We bemoan the loss of our forests. We worry over our dwindling resources of coal and oil. We decry the waste in our factories. But the greatest waste of all, we pay no attention tothe waste of our own potential mind power.
4. The one most important province of your conscious mind is to center your thoughts on the thing you want, and to shut the door on every suggestion of fear or worry or disease.
If you once gain the ability to do that, nothing else is impossible to you.
5. The "Seven Wonders of the World" were built by men with few of the opportunities or facilities that are available to you. They conceived these gigantic projects first in their own minds, pictured them so vividly that their subconscious minds came to their aid and enabled them to overcome obstacles that most of us would regard as insurmountable. You can do better.
6. You are like a radio receiving station. Every moment thousands of impressions are reaching you. You can tune in on whatever ones you likeon joy or sorrow, on success or failure, on optimism or fear. You can select the particular impressions that will best serve you, you can hear only what you want to hear, you can shut out all disagreeable thoughts and sounds and experiences, or you can tune in on discouragement and failure and despair.
7. No matter how hard you may work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors, and make success impossible.
8. Learn to control your thought. Learn to image upon your mind only the things you want to see reflected there.
9. You will never improve yourself by dwelling upon the drawbacks of your neighbors.
10. Begin at once, today, to use what you have learned. All growth comes from practice. All the forces of life are activepeacejoypower. The unused talent decays.