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Unformatted text preview: If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
“If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we ﬁnd,
Success begins with a fellow’s willIt’s all in the state of mind.
“If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
“Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”
Observe the words which have been emphasized, and you will catch the deep
meaning which the poet had in mind.
Somewhere in your make-up (perhaps in the cells of your brain) there lies sleeping, the seed of achievement which, if aroused and put into action, would carry
you to heights, such as you may never have hoped to attain. 47 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Just as a master musician may cause the most beautiful strains of music to pour
forth from the strings of a violin, so may you arouse the genius which lies asleep
in your brain, and cause it to drive you upward to whatever goal you may wish to
Abraham Lincoln was a failure at everything he tried, until he was well past the
age of forty. He was a Mr. Nobody from Nowhere, until a great experience came
into his life, aroused the sleeping genius within his heart and brain, and gave the
world one of its really great men. That “experience” was mixed with the emotions
of sorrow and LOVE. It came to him through Anne Rutledge, the only woman
whom he ever truly loved.
It is a known fact that the emotion of LOVE is closely akin to the state of mind
known as FAITH, and this for the reason that Love comes very near to translating one’s thought impulses into their spiritual equivalent. During his work of
research, the author discovered, from the analysis of the life-work and achievements of hundreds of men of outstanding accomplishment, that there was the
inﬂuence of a woman’s love back of nearly EVERY ONE OF THEM. The emotion
of love, in the human heart and brain, creates a favorable ﬁeld of magnetic attraction, which causes an inﬂux of the higher and ﬁner vibrations which are aﬂoat in
If you wish evidence of the power of FAITH, study the achievements of men and
women who have employed it. At the head of the list comes the Nazarene. Christianity is the greatest single force which inﬂuences the minds of men. The basis of
Christianity is FAITH, no matter how many people may have perverted, or misinterpreted the meaning of this great force, and no matter how many dogmas and
creeds have been created in its name, which do not reﬂect its tenets.
The sum and substance of the teachings and the achievements of Christ, which
may have been interpreted as “miracles,” were nothing more nor less than FAITH.
If there are any such phenomena as “miracles” they are produced only through
the state of mind known as FAITH! Some teachers of religion, and many who call
themselves Christians, neither understand nor pract...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12