I first heard about this book as being a banned book, read by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and many more before they become successful. It is the secret.
Turns out, there are some lies, and pretty smart marketing.
If you market a book as being read by some billionaires, and is banned so as to remain a secret, people will flock to it.
However, this book does have some good points.
I stopped at chapter 5 (out of 24), because it starts to get repetitive and very hard to follow along. But that first 5 is good.
Written in 1917
Firstly, this book is old. So old that I deduce many self-help books are inspired by it.
I see many similarities, including affirmation and priming steps which Tony Robbins preach, and our 2 brains in Flow.
The secret of all power/achievements depends upon our method of thinking.
Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experiences is to affect us.
Thought is Energy
Active thought -> Active Energy
Concentrated thought -> Concentrated energy
Though concentrated in a definite purpose becomes power.
Our powerful mind.. yet we don’t have the slightest apprehension of the modulus operandi.
This is true. No one ever teaches you how you make use of your powerful mind.
The Subconscious Mind
We know there is conscious and subconscious. Each have their own responsibilities.
Conscious mind is the responsible ruler and guardian, guarding against false impressions.
Subconscious mind cannot argue, and only acts, and accepts conclusions as final.
The subconscious mind cannot argue controversially. If it has accepted wrong suggestions, the sure method of overcoming them is by the use of stronger counter suggestion, frequently repeated… eventually forming new and healthy habits.
Start something and do not complete it? You are forming a habit of failure.
Our metal activity is 90% subconscious.
The question is:
- Are we passive recipients of this activity?
- Or are we consciously directing the work (to subconscious)?
The athlete who wishes to get strong must make use of the strength he has, and the more he gives the more he will get.