Sunday, 25 May 2008

Free Download: As A Man Thinketh eBook

James AllenI referred to the book, As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen (1864-1912) in the previous post on Convert Your Skills, Knowledge, Passion And Talents Into Cash. As A Man Thinketh, published in 1902, is a powerful philosophy that will make you achieve perfection through the purity of thought. More than that this little book will help you convert your thoughts into concrete actions that will result in the achievement of anything that you deeply desire in your heart.

In this book Allen (pictured left) propounds that a man is his dream. He goes on to explain that what a man thinks about is what he becomes. In the book, readers are introduced to the effect of thought on circumstances; effect of thought on health and body; thought and purpose; thought factor in achievement; vision and ideals and serenity.

Quotes from As A Man Thinketh:
  • A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
  • Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.
  • The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.
  • Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.
  • Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.
  • If anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.
As A Man Thinketh is partly responsible for the creation of the entire Personal Development industry. Most contemporary PD authors and teachers credit this little book for providing foundation to their principles. Earl Nightingale, widely regarded as the father of modern day personal development, called the ideas in this book, "the strangest secret". The secret, he said, is "we become what we think about".

Youtube Video - James Allen and The Law of Attraction:

This book is now in the public domain within the United States and most other countries, which means it can be downloaded and shared for free.

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