Book Summary: The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

Such an amazing book. I need to read this again, but the power of the subconscious mind is really astounding.  Most problems can be solved by a change of thinking.
 
 
 
as a man thinketh in his subconscious mind , so is he .
 
“ The doctor dresses the wound and God heals it . ”
 
Scientific prayer is the harmonious interaction of the conscious and subconscious levels of mind scientifically directed for a specific purpose .
 
The law of life is the law of belief , and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind .
 
All you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to embody , and the creative powers of your subconscious will respond accordingly .
 
Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you . There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously , joyously , and abundantly .
 
Similarly , there are two types of men . There is the magnetized man who is full of confidence and faith . He knows that he is born to win and to succeed . Then , there is the type of man who is demagnetized . He is full of fears and doubts . Opportunities come , and he says , “ I might fail ; I might lose my money ; people will laugh at me . ” This type of man will not get very far in life because , if he is afraid to go forward , he will simply stay where he is . Become a magnetized man and discover the master secret of the ages .
 
Within your subconscious mind you will find the solution for every problem , and the cause for every effect .
 
It is also a universal truth that whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition , experience , and event .
 
Your Bible says in a simple , clear , and beautiful way : Whosoever shall say unto this mountain , Be thou removed , and be thou cast into the sea ; and shall not doubt in his heart , but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass ; he shall have whatsoever he saith . MARK 11 : 23 .
 
Your prayer is answered according to the universal law of action and reaction .
 
Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony , health , peace , and good will , and wonders will happen in your life .
 
You have only one mind , but your mind possesses two distinctive characteristics
 
You are a gardener , and you are planting seeds ( thoughts ) in your subconscious mind all day long , based on your habitual thinking . As you sow in your subconscious mind , so shall you reap in your body and environment .
 
Every thought is , therefore , a cause , and every condition is an effect . For this reason , it is essential that you take charge of your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions .
 
the more enlightened men are intensely interested in the world within .
 
Remember , it is the world within , namely , your thoughts , feelings , and imagery that makes your world without
 
In order to change external conditions , you must change the cause .
 
You are living in a fathomless sea of infinite riches .
 
Your subconscious mind is reactive and responds to the nature of your thoughts .
 
The conscious mind is like the navigator or captain at the bridge of a ship . He directs the ship and signals orders to men in the engine room , who in turn control all the boilers , instruments , gauges , etc .
 
your conscious mind is the captain and the master of your ship , which represents your body , environment , and all your affairs . Your subconscious mind takes the orders you give it based upon what your conscious mind believes and accepts as true .
 
When you repeatedly say to people , “ I can’t afford it , ” then your subconscious mind takes you at your word and sees to it that you will not be in a position to purchase what you want .
 
“ Never finish a negative statement ; reverse it immediately , and wonders will happen in your life . ”
 
Be sure that you think on whatsoever things are true , whatsoever things are honest , whatsoever things are just , whatsoever things are pure , whatsoever things are lovely , whatsoever things are of good report ; if there be any virtue , and if there be any praise , think on these things . PHIL . 4 : 8 .
 
Every thought is a cause , and every condition is an effect .
 
Never use the terms , “ I can’t afford it ” or “ I can’t do this . ” Your
 
Affirm , “ I can do all things through the power of my subconscious mind . ”
 
Change your thoughts , and you change your destiny .
 
The main point to remember is once the subconscious mind accepts an idea , it begins to execute it .
 
It is an interesting and subtle truth that the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike .
 
Whatever you claim mentally and feel as true , your subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into your experience .
 
You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought or idea you hold in your conscious mind .
 
Remember , your subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether your thoughts are good or bad , true or false , but it responds according to the nature of your thoughts or suggestions . For example , if you consciously assume something as true , even though it may be false , your subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results which must necessarily follow , because you consciously assumed it to be true .
 
your subconscious mind will accept any suggestions , however false . Having once accepted any suggestion , it responds according to the nature of the suggestion given .
 
your subconscious mind is the seat of habit .
 
The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind . This is very favorable for you if your habitual thoughts are harmonious , peaceful , and constructive .
 
Remember that your subconscious mind cannot take a joke . It takes you at your word .
 
Herbert Parkyn , in his excellent manual of autosuggestion ,
 
I shall grow more good – humored . Joy , happiness , and cheerfulness are now becoming my normal states of mind . Every day I am becoming more and more lovable and understanding . I am now becoming the center of cheer and good will to all those about me , infecting them with good humor . This happy , joyous , and cheerful mood is now becoming my normal , natural state of mind . I am grateful . ”
 
“ Infinite intelligence leads and guides me in all my ways . Perfect health is mine , and the Law of Harmony operates in my mind and body . Beauty , love , peace , and abundance are mine . The principle of right action and divine order govern my entire life . I know my major premise is based on the eternal truths of life , and I know , feel , and believe that my subconscious mind responds according to the nature of my conscious mind thinking . ”
 
“ The infinite intelligence which gave me this desire leads , guides , and reveals to me the perfect plan for the unfolding of my desire . I know the deeper wisdom of my subconscious is now responding , and what I feel and claim within is expressed in the without . There is a balance , equilibrium , and equanimity . ”
 
decree , “ I‘ill buy it . I accept it in my mind . ”
 
“ I can do all things through the power of my own subconscious mind . ”
 
You are the captain of your soul ( subconscious mind ) and the master of your fate .
 
Whatever thoughts , beliefs , opinions , theories , or dogmas you write , engrave , or impress on your subconscious mind , you shall experience them as the objective manifestation of circumstances , conditions , and events . What you write on the inside , you will experience on the outside .
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson said , “ Man is what he thinks all day long . ”
 
in heaven [ your own mind ] , so on earth [ in your body and environment ] .
 
All your frustration is due to unfulfilled desire .
 
Your vitality , body , financial status , friends , and social status represent a perfect reflection of the idea you have of yourself .
 
as you change your mind by drenching it with incessant affirmatives , you change your body .
 
Be sure to speak to your subconscious mind with authority and conviction , and it will conform to your command .
 
Your subconscious seeks to preserve your life and restore you to health at all costs .
 
your subconscious mind is always working . It is active night and day , whether you act upon it or not .
 
Just keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best , and make sure the thoughts you habitually think are based on whatsoever things are lovely , true , just , and of good report .
 
Belief is a thought in the subconscious mind . It means to accept something as true . The thought accepted executes itself automatically .
 
I relaxed my body by speaking to it as follows , ‘ My feet are relaxed , my ankles are relaxed , my legs are relaxed , my abdominal muscles are relaxed , my heart and lungs are relaxed , my head is relaxed , my whole being is completely relaxed . ’
 
The perfection of God is now being expressed through me . The idea of perfect health is now filling my subconscious mind . The image God has of me is a perfect image , and my subconscious mind recreates my body in perfect accordance with the perfect image held in the mind of God . ’
 
Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer , believing , ye shall receive . MATT . 21 : 22 .
 
Prior to sleep , turn over a specific request to your subconscious mind and prove its miracle – working power to yourself .
 
believe that the subconscious power which gave me this desire is now fulfilling it through me . ”
 
Keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best ,
 
Imagine the happy ending or solution to your problem , feel the thrill of accomplishment , and what you imagine and feel will be accepted by your subconscious mind and bring it to pass .
 
What things soever ye desire , when ye pray believe that ye receive them , and ye shall have them . MARK 11 : 24 .
 
Your thought , idea , plan , or purpose is as real on its own plane as your hand or your heart .
 
Faith as mentioned in the Bible is a way of thinking , an attitude of mind , an inner certitude , knowing that the idea you fully accept in your conscious mind will be embodied in your subconscious mind and made manifest .
 
Faith is , in a sense , accepting as true what your reason and senses deny , i.e . , a shutting out of the little , rational , analytical , conscious mind and embracing an attitude of complete reliance on the inner power of your subconscious mind .
 
The instinct of self – preservation is the first law of nature .
 
The process of all healing is a definite , positive , mental attitude , an inner attitude , or a way of thinking , called faith .
 
Healing is due to a confident expectancy which acts as a powerful suggestion to the subconscious mind releasing its healing potency
 
“ Whether the object of your faith be real or false , you will nevertheless obtain the same effects .
 
Faith , however , produces miracles ; and whether it is true or false faith , it will always produce the same wonders . ”
 
as a man thinketh in his heart [ subconscious mind ] so is he .
 
Plant the idea ( seed ) in your mind , water and fertilize it with expectancy , and it will manifest .
 
In praying for another , know that your silent inner knowing of wholeness , beauty , and perfection can change the negative patterns of the other’s subconscious mind and bring about wonderful results .
 
All disease originates in the mind . Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it .
 
“ The doctor dresses the wound , but God heals it . ”
 
The most wonderful thing to know is this : Imagine the end desired and feel its reality ; then the infinite life principle will respond to your conscious choice and your conscious request .
 
What do you believe about yourself , life , and the universe ? It is done unto you as you believe .
 
If thou canst believe , all things are possible to him that believeth . MARK 9 :
 
the subjective or subconscious mind of an individual is as amenable to the control of his own conscious or objective mind as it is by the suggestions of another
 
“ Every cell , nerve , tissue , and muscle of my lungs are now being made whole , pure , and perfect . My whole body is being restored to health and harmony . ”
 
“ The kinetic action of the subconscious mind continues throughout your sleep – time period . Hence , give the subconscious mind something good to work on as you drop off into slumber . ”
 
I strongly suggest that you cease talking about your ailments or giving them a name .
 
Nothing happens by chance . This is a world of law and order .
 
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled .
 
By their fruits ye shall know them .
 
The term “ science ” means knowledge which is co – ordinated , arranged , and systematized .
 
Ask , and it shall be given you ; seek , and ye shall find ; knock , and it shall be opened unto you . MATTHEW 7 : 7 .
 
You must ask believing , if you are to receive .
 
that which you can visualize in your mind’s eye already exists in the invisible realms of your mind .
 
What you form in your imagination is as real as any part of your body . The idea and the thought are real and will one day appear in your objective world if you are faithful to your mental image .
 
William James , the father of American psychology , stressed the fact that the subconscious mind will bring to pass any picture held in the mind and backed by faith . Act as though I am , and I will be .
 
A mental picture held in the mind , backed by faith , will come to pass .
 
“ This prayer is for my sister Catherine . She is relaxed and at peace , poised , balanced , serene , and calm . The healing intelligence of her subconscious mind which created her body is now transforming every cell , nerve , tissue , muscle , and bone of her being according to the perfect pattern of all organs lodged in her subconscious mind . Silently , quietly , all distorted thought patterns in her subconscious mind are removed and dissolved , and the vitality , wholeness , and beauty of the life principle are made manifest in every atom of her being . She is now open and receptive to the healing currents which are flowing through her like a river , restoring her to perfect health , harmony , and peace . All distortions and ugly images are now washed away by the infinite ocean of love and peace flowing through her , and it is so . ”
 
“ I release . . . . . . . . . unto God . He is in his true place at all times . I am free , and he is free . I now decree that my words go forth into infinite mind and it brings it to pass . It is so . ”
 
Thou shalt decree a thing , and it shall be established unto thee : and the light shall shine upon thy ways . JOB 22 : 28 .
 
Remember that the thankful heart is always close to the riches of the universe
 
What you decree and feel as true will come to pass . Decree harmony , health , peace , and abundance .
 
realize that your conscious mind grasps an idea which induces a corresponding vibration in your voluntary system of nerves . This in turn causes a similar current to be generated in your involuntary system of nerves , thus handling the idea over to your subconscious mind which is the creative medium . This is how your thoughts become things .
 
Scientists inform us that you build a new body every eleven months ; so you are really only eleven months old from a physical standpoint .
 
It is abnormal to be sick ; it simply means you are going against the stream of life and thinking negatively .
 
Your new idea must be felt subjectively in a finished state , not the future , but as coming about now .
 
The three steps to success in prayer The usual procedure is as follows : Take a look at the problem . Turn to the solution or way out known only to the subconscious mind . Rest in a sense of deep conviction that it is done .
 
The feeling of health produces health , the feeling of wealth produces wealth . How do you feel ?
 
You will grow into a wealth consciousness by building into your mentality the idea of wealth and abundance
 
There is no conflict in the mind when you say , “ Wealth . ”
 
“ By day and by night I am being prospered in all of my interests . ”
 
If you are full of fear about the future , you are also writing a blank check and attracting negative conditions to you .
 
Trying to accumulate wealth by the sweat of your brow and hard labor is one way to become the richest man in the graveyard . You do not have to strive or slave hard .
 
Wealth is a subconscious conviction . Build into your mentality the idea of wealth .
 
Rejoice in the prosperity of others .
 
Poverty is a mental disease
 
You cannot attract what you criticize .
 
“ I like money , I love it , I use it wisely , constructively , and judiciously . Money is constantly circulating in my life . I release it with joy , and it returns to me multiplied in a wonderful way . It is good and very good . Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance . I use it for good only , and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind . ”
 
“ Having seen the end , you have willed the means to the realization of the end . ”
 
“ Infinite intelligence governs and watches over all my financial transactions , and whatsoever I do shall prosper . ”
 
“ I am one with the infinite riches of my subconscious mind . It is my right to be rich , happy , and successful . Money flows to me freely , copiously , and endlessly . I am forever conscious of my true worth . I give of my talents freely , and I am wonderfully blessed financially . It is wonderful ! ”
 
Look at money like the tide and you will always have plenty of it . The ebb and flow of the tide is constant . When the tide is out , you are absolutely sure that it will return .
 
There is no virtue in poverty . It is a disease of the mind , and you should heal yourself of this mental conflict or malady at once .
 
“ I like money . I use it wisely , constructively , and judiciously . I release it with joy , and it returns a thousandfold . ”
 
All evil is due to ignorance and misuse of the mind’s powers .
 
The real things of life , such as peace , harmony , integrity , security , and happiness are intangible
 
Thought fused with feeling becomes a subjective faith or belief , and according to your belief is it done unto you . MATT . 9 : 29 .
 
As within , so without , meaning according to the image impressed on your subconscious mind , so it is on the objective screen of your life .
 
you can begin now to repeat the word , “ success , ” to yourself with faith and conviction
 
If you are fearful and worried , you are not really thinking . True thinking is free from fear .
 
Any mental picture , backed by faith and perseverance , will come to pass through the miracle – working power of your subconscious .
 
Your mental attitude , i.e . , the way you think , feel , and believe determines your destiny .
 
“ My toes are relaxed , my ankles are relaxed , my abdominal muscles are relaxed , my heart and lungs are relaxed , my hands and aims are relaxed , my neck is relaxed , my brain is relaxed , my face is relaxed , my eyes are relaxed , my whole mind and body are relaxed . I fully and freely forgive everyone , and I sincerely wish for them harmony , health , peace , and all the blessings of life . I am at peace , I am poised , serene , and calm . I rest in security and in peace . A great stillness steals over me , and a great calm quiets my whole being as I realize the Divine Presence within me . I know that the realization of life and love heals me . I wrap myself in the mantle of love and fall asleep filled with good will for all . Throughout the night peace remains with me , and in the morning I shall be filled with life and love . A circle of love is drawn around me . I will fear no evil , for Thou art with me . I sleep in peace , I wake in joy , and in Him I live , move , and have my being . ”
 
Expect the best , and invariably the best will come to you .
 
Never discuss your marital problems with anyone except a trained counselor . Why cause numerous people to think negatively of your marriage ?
 
Never display the unhappy side of your marriage to your friends . Keep your quarrels to yourself . Refrain from criticism and condemnation of your partner .
 
there is no one to change but yourself .
 
I choose happiness today . I choose success today . I choose right action today . I choose love and good will for all today . I choose peace today . Pour life , love , and interest into this affirmation , and you have chosen happiness .
 
When you become emotionally mature , you do not respond negatively to the criticism and resentment of others .
 
Self – condemnation is called hell ( bondage and restriction ) ; forgiveness is called heaven ( harmony and peace ) . ”
 
Emotions follow thoughts , and you have the power to reject all thoughts which may disturb or upset you .
 
Technique of forgiveness The following is a simple method which works wonders in your life as you practice it : Quiet your mind , relax , and let go . Think of God and His love for you , and then affirm , “ I fully and freely forgive ( mention the name of the offender ) ; I release him mentally and spiritually . I completely forgive everything connected with the matter in question . I am free , and he / she is free . It is a marvelous feeling . It is my day of general amnesty . I release anybody and everybody who has ever hurt me , and I wish for each and everyone health , happiness , peace , and all the blessings of life . I do this freely , joyously , and lovingly , and whenever I think of the person or persons who hurt me , I say , ‘ I have released you , and all the blessings of life are yours . ’ I am free and you are free . It is wonderful ! ”
 
You are a creature of habit . Habit is the function of your subconscious mind .
 
“ I realize I am one with the infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind which knows no obstacle , difficulty , or delay . I live in the joyous expectancy of the best . My deeper mind responds to my thoughts . I know that the work of the infinite power of my subconscious cannot be hindered . Infinite intelligence always finishes successfully whatever it begins . Creative wisdom works through me bringing all my plans and purposes to completion . Whatever I start , I bring to a successful conclusion . My aim in life is to give wonderful service , and all those whom I contact are blessed by what I have to offer . All my work comes to full fruition in divine order . ”
 
Just before going to sleep , practice what Johann von Goethe , German author , used to do . Imagine a friend , a loved one in front of you . Your eyes are closed , you are relaxed and at peace . The loved one or friend is subjectively present , and is saying to you , “ Congratulations ! ” You see the smile ; you hear the voice . You mentally touch the hand ; it is all real and vivid .
 
The Lord is an ancient word meaning law — the power of your subconscious mind .
 
Thoughts are creative . This is why Job said , The thing I feared has come upon me . Think good and good follows .
 
Look at your fears ; hold them up to the light of reason . Learn to laugh at your fears . That is the best medicine .
 
Age is not the flight of years , but the dawn of wisdom .
 
Wisdom is an awareness of the tremendous spiritual powers in your subconscious mind and the knowledge of how to apply these powers to lead a full and happy life .
 
The Case for Psychic Survival by Hereward Carrington ,
 
‘ Man is as strong as he thinks he is , and as valuable as he thinks he is . ’ ”
 
As a man thinketh in his heart , so is he . PROV , 23 : 7 .
 
Your subconscious mind is conditioned by your thoughts .
 
“ I look upon my retirement as promotion from kindergarten to the first grade . ”
 
Like all great men , I found him affable , genial , amiable , loving , and most understanding .
 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love , joy , peace , patience , gentleness , goodness , faith , meekness , temperance : against such there is no law . GALATIANS 5 : 22 – 23 .
 
Proceedings of Psychical Research Society of Great Britain and America
 
As a man thinketh , so is he .

Book Summary Review: Wallace D Wattles – The Science of Getting Rich

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This collection of books is amazing and my favourite is the Science of Getting Rich, truly life changing information.

 

Here are my key takeaways:

No one can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money

The object of all life is development

The purpose of nature is the advancement and unfoldment of life

To be content with less is sinful

Every person naturally wants to become all that they are capable of becoming

Success in life is becoming what you want to be

There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life, and that desire is praiseworthy

The person who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the person who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal

Desire is possibility seeking expression or function seeking performance.

A person’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving.

It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich.

you can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself

The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way and those who do things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich,

getting rich is the result of doing things in a certain way.

Getting rich is not the result of saving, or thrift.

getting rich is the result of doing things in a certain way

it is not a matter of choosing some particular business or profession. People get rich in every business and in every profession, while their next-door neighbors in the very same vocation remain in poverty.

if you begin to do things in this way, you must infallibly begin to get rich, for like causes must produce like effects.

The working class may become the master class whenever they will begin to do things in a certain way

No one is kept in poverty by a shortness in the supply of riches; there is more than enough for all.

Everything you see on earth is made from one original substance, out of which all things proceed.

Nature is an inexhaustible storehouse of riches; the supply will never run short.

It is the natural and inherent impulse of life to seek to live more;

THOUGHT IS THE ONLY POWER WHICH CAN PRODUCE TANGIBLE RICHES from the formless substance.

We live in a thought world, which is part of a thought universe

Thinking substance takes the form of its thought and moves according to the thought.

A human being is a thinking center, capable of original thought.

A person’s way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things.

To do things in the way you want to do them, you will have to acquire the ability to think the way you want to think. This is the first step toward getting rich.

And to think what you want to think is to think TRUTH, regardless of appearances.

life, by living, multiplies itself. It is forever becoming more.

we are subject to the urge of life, seeking expression, which ever drives us on to know more, to do more, and to be more

We must get rich so that we can live more.

The desire for riches is simply the capacity for larger life seeking fulfillment.

It is power seeking to manifest which causes desire.

That which makes you want more money is the same as that which makes the plant grow; it is life seeking fuller expression.

It is the desire of God that you should get rich. He wants you to get rich because he can express himself better through you if you have plenty of things to use in giving him expression. He can live more in you if you have unlimited command of the means of life.

The universe desires you to have everything you want to have. Nature is friendly to your plans. Everything is naturally for you. Make up your mind that this is true.

But remember that extreme altruism is no better and no nobler than extreme selfishness; both are mistakes.

What God wants is that you should make the most of yourself, for yourself, and for others.

you can help others more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

You do not have to drive sharp bargains.

You do not have to cheat or to take advantage. You do not need to let anyone work for you for less than he earns.

You are to become a creator, not a competitor

Give everyone more in use value than you take from him in cash value.

After once forming the thought, have the most absolute and unquestioning faith that the sewing machine is coming. Never think of it or speak of it in any other way than as being sure to arrive. Claim it as already yours.

You need not hesitate about asking largely. “It is your Father’s pleasure to give you the kingdom,” said Jesus.

If you fix upon your consciousness the fact that your desire for the possession of riches is one with the desire of the supreme power for more complete expression, your faith becomes invincible.

you need not hesitate to ask largely

The more gratefully we fix our minds on the supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive, and the more rapidly they will come.

You cannot exercise much power without gratitude, for it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power

to fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best, and to become the best.

The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best.

The grateful mind continually expects good things, and expectation becomes faith.

Do not waste a lot of time thinking or talking about the shortcomings or wrong actions of those in power. Their organization of the world has created your opportunity;

You must know what you want and be specific and definite

See just what you want and get a clear mental picture of it as you wish it to look when you get it. That clear mental picture you must have continually in mind.

As the sailor has in mind the port toward which he is sailing the ship, you must keep your face toward it all the time. You must no more lose sight of it than the helmsman loses sight of the compass.

Behind your clear vision must be the purpose to realize it, to bring it out in tangible expression. And behind this purpose must be an invincible and unwavering FAITH that the thing is already yours, that it is “at hand” and you have only to take possession of it.

Live in the new house, mentally, until it takes form around you physically

In the mental realm, enter at once into full enjoyment of the things you want.

“Whatsoever things ye ask for when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” said Jesus.

Dwell upon your mental picture until it is clear and distinct, and then take the mental attitude of ownership toward everything in that picture.

The person who can sincerely thank God for the things which as yet he owns only in imagination has real faith. He will get rich. He will cause the creation of whatever he wants.

In order to get rich you do not need a “sweet hour of prayer;” you need to “pray without ceasing.” And by prayer I mean holding steadily to your vision, with the purpose to cause its creation into solid form, and the faith that you are doing so. “Believe that ye receive them.”

Once you have clearly formed your vision, the whole matter turns on receiving. When you have formed it, it is well to make an oral statement, addressing the supreme in gratitude. Then, from that moment on you must, in mind, receive what you ask for

Think and speak of all the things you have asked for in terms of actual present ownership

Imagine an environment and a financial condition exactly as you want them, and live all the time in that mental environment and financial condition until they take physical shape.

Hold to the FAITH that the imaginary is being realized and to your PURPOSE to realize it.

Remember that it is faith and purpose in the use of the imagination which make the difference between the scientist and the dreamer

To get rich, you need only to use your will power upon yourself.

When you know what to think and do, then you must use your will to compel yourself to think and do the right things.

Use your will to keep yourself thinking and acting in the certain way

Doubt or unbelief is as certain to start a movement away from you as faith and purpose are to start one toward you.

Every hour and moment you spend in giving heed to doubts and fears, every hour you spend in worry, every hour in which your soul is possessed by unbelief, sets a current away from you in the whole domain of intelligent substance.

All the promises are unto them that believe and unto them only

Since belief is all important, it behooves you to guard your thoughts, and as your beliefs will be shaped to a very great extent by the things you observe and think about, it is important that you should carefully govern to what you give your attention.

it is by your will that you determine upon what things your attention shall be fixed.

most charity only tends to perpetuate the wretchedness it aims to eradicate.

Get rich. That is the best way you can help the poor

The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration.

Do not tell of your past troubles of a financial nature, if you have had them. Do not think of them at all. Do not tell of the poverty of your parents or the hardships of your early life. To do any of these things is to mentally class yourself with the poor for the time being, and it will certainly check the movement of things in your direction. Put poverty and all things that pertain to poverty completely behind you.

Give your attention wholly to riches. Do not focus on poverty

Whenever you think or speak of those who are poor, think and speak of them as those who are becoming rich, as those who are to be congratulated rather than pitied.

An ounce of doing things is worth a pound of theorizing.

The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.

Read this book every day

read only the most optimistic comments on the world’s news — those in harmony with your picture

You must give every man more in use value than he gives you in cash value.

The scientific use of thought consists in forming a clear and distinct mental image of what you want, in holding fast to your purpose to get what you want, and in realizing with grateful faith that you do get what you want.

Your faith and purpose positively impress your vision upon formless substance, which has the same desire for more life that you have, and this vision, received from you, sets all the creative forces at work in and through their regular channels of action, but directed toward you.

It is not your part to guide or supervise the creative process. All you have to do with that is to retain your vision, stick to your purpose, and maintain your faith and gratitude.

There are very many people who, consciously or unconsciously, set the creative forces in action by the strength and persistence of their desires, but who remain poor because they do not provide for the reception of the thing they want when it comes.

By thought the thing you want is brought to you. By action, you receive it.

You cannot act in the past, and it is essential to the clearness of your mental vision that you dismiss the past from your mind.

Put your whole mind into present action.

Every day is either a successful day or a day of failure, and it is the successful days which get you what you want.

if every day is a success, you cannot fail to get rich.

If there is something that may be done today and you do not do it, you have failed insofar as that thing is concerned — and the consequences may be more disastrous than you imagine.

Your neglect or failure to do some small thing may cause a long delay in getting what you want.

Do, every day, ALL that can be done that day

Every act is, in itself, either a success or a failure. Every act is, in itself, either effective and efficient or ineffective and inefficient. Every inefficient act is a failure, and if you spend your life in doing inefficient acts, your whole life will be a failure.

if every act of your life is an efficient one, your whole life must be a success.

The cause of failure is doing too many things in an inefficient manner and not doing enough things in an efficient manner

if you do not do any inefficient acts and if you do a sufficient number of efficient acts, you will become rich.

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong, you are acting in the certain way which will make you rich.

Every act can be made strong and efficient by holding your vision while you are doing it and putting the whole power of your FAITH and PURPOSE into it.

Remember that successful action is cumulative in its results.

Do, every day, all that you can do that day, and do each act in an efficient manner

There is never any hurry on the creative plane, and there is no lack of opportunity

When you get out of the competitive mind you will understand that you never need to act hastily

When you are in doubt, wait. Fall back on the contemplation of your vision, and increase your faith and purpose.

in times of doubt and indecision, cultivate gratitude.

A day or two spent in contemplating the vision of what you want and in earnest thanksgiving that you are getting it will bring your mind into such close relationship with the supreme that you will make no mistake when you do act.

There is a mind which knows all there is to know, and you can come into close unity with this mind by faith and the purpose to advance in life, if you have deep gratitude.

Mistakes come from acting hastily or from acting in fear or doubt or in forgetfulness of the right motive, which is more life to all, and less to none.

Do all that you can do in a perfect manner every day, but do it without haste, worry, or fear. Go as fast as you can, but never hurry. Remember that in the moment you begin to hurry you cease to be a creator and become a competitor

Whenever you find yourself hurrying, call a halt. Fix your attention on the mental image of the thing you want and begin to give thanks that you are getting it.

The desire for increase is inherent in all nature; it is the fundamental impulse of the universe.

Every living thing is under this necessity for continuous advancement; where increase of life ceases, dissolution and death set in at once.

The normal desire for increased wealth is not an evil or a reprehensible thing. It is simply the desire for more abundant life. It is aspiration.

Convey the impression of advancement with everything you do, so that all people shall receive the impression that you are an “advancing personality,” and that you advance all who deal with you.

give the thought of increase. You can convey this impression by holding the unshakable faith that you, yourself, are in the way of increase and by letting this faith inspire, fill, and permeate every action.

Do everything that you do in the firm conviction that you are an advancing personality and that you are giving advancement to everybody

Feel that you are getting rich, and that in so doing you are making others rich and conferring benefits on all.

Let every act and tone and look express the quiet assurance that you are getting rich — that you are already rich.

You must so impress others that they will feel that in associating with you they will get increase for themselves.

“What I want for myself, I want for everybody

Getting rich is an exact science.

Form your clear mental vision of what you want, and begin to act with faith and purpose.

Put the power of success and the purpose to get rich into everything that you do

God cannot help helping you if you act in a certain way. He must do so in order to help himself

Whenever you do fall into old ways of thought, correct yourself instantly

Give no anxious thought to possible disasters, obstacles, panics, or unfavorable combinations of circumstances. There is time enough to meet such things when they present themselves before you in the immediate present, and you will find that every difficulty carries with it the wherewithal for its overcoming.

Guard your speech. Never speak of yourself, your affairs, or of anything else in a discouraged or discouraging way. Never admit the possibility of failure or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility. Never speak of the times as being hard or of business conditions as being doubtful. Times may be hard and business doubtful for those who are on the competitive plane, but they can never be so for you. You can create what you want, and you are above fear

regard seeming evil as being only that which is undeveloped.

Always speak in terms of advancement.

Never allow yourself to feel disappointed. You may expect to have a certain thing at a certain time and not get it at that time, and this will appear to you like failure. But if you hold to your faith you will find that the failure is only apparent.

When you make a failure, it is because you have not asked for enough. Keep on, and a larger thing then you were seeking will certainly come to you.

Spend most of your leisure time in contemplating your vision, in cultivating gratitude, and in reading this book.

A SUMMARY OF THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH THERE IS A THINKING STUFF FROM WHICH ALL THINGS ARE MADE, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought. A person can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks about to be created. In order to do this, a person must pass from the competitive to the creative mind. Otherwise he cannot be in harmony with formless intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit. A person may come into full harmony with the formless substance by entertaining a lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings it bestows upon him. Gratitude unifies the mind of man with the intelligence of substance, so that man’s thoughts are received by the formless. A person can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting himself with the formless intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude. A person must form a clear and definite mental image of the things he wishes to have, to do, or to become, and he must hold this mental image in his thoughts, while being deeply grateful to the supreme that all his desires are granted to him. The person who wishes to get rich must spend his leisure hours in contemplating his vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality is being given to him. Too much stress cannot be laid on the importance of frequent contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith and devout gratitude. This is the process by which the impression is given to the formless and the creative forces set in motion. The creative energy works through the established channels of natural growth, and of the industrial and social order. All that is included in his mental image will surely be brought to the person who follows the instructions given above, and whose faith does not waver. What he wants will come to him through the ways of established trade and commerce. In order to receive his own when it is ready to come to him, a person must be in action in a way that causes him to more than fill his present place. He must keep in mind the purpose to get rich through realization of his mental image. And he must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a successful manner. He must give to every person a use value in excess of the cash value he receives, so that each transaction makes for more life, and he must hold the advancing thought so that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom he comes into contact.   The men and women who practice the foregoing instructions will certainly get rich, and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.

Wisdom is the essential basis of greatness.

Book Review: Think & Trade Like a Champion By Mark Minervini

This is such an amazing book.  My favourite quote from the whole thing is “Winning, without a doubt, is a choice!”

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It’s the anti-victimhood mentality of winners, I love it.

My most valuable quotes:

we win when we decide that we’re going to be winners.

Winning, without a doubt, is a choice!

Those who succeed big at anything all have the same attitude: You keep going until it happens or you die trying. Quitting is not an option.

It’s better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

comfortable equals less and uncomfortable equals more.

victory comes to those who persist, as long as you are learning from your experiences.

you must declare that you are deserving of success.

You deserve to have success and passion in your life—a big goal worth committing yourself to. You deserve to create and do something that sparks your interest and challenges you intellectually.

The mark of a professional is proper preparation. Before I make a trade, I have already worked out responses to meet virtually any conceivable development that may take place.

If your goal is big performance, large losses are simply unacceptable and counterproductive!

you need to associate pleasure with small losses and pain with large losses.

Not losing big is the single most important factor for winning big. As a speculator, losing is not a choice, but how much you lose is.

the difference between an amateur and a pro lies in consistency.

You are not going to be correct all of the time, and you are going to have losses.

only losers average down on losing positions.

Without a willing buyer, stocks of even the highest-quality companies are just worthless pieces of paper.

Small Success Leads to Big Success I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. —Helen Keller

Big success in life is the result of a series of small successes all linked together over time.

In the long run, luck is for losers.

If you want consistent success, you must apply discipline consistently.

a stock near its 52-week low at best has overhead supply to work through and lacks upside momentum. But a stock hitting a new high has no overhead supply.

When you evolve to the point of always being patient and only taking quality trades, that means you’ve decided that you’re not in it for action, but to make money. You’re a pro.

Think of your portfolio like a garden. You pull the weeds and water the flowers—nurturing what you want to grow and getting rid of anything unwanted that’s only depleting resources.

Sometimes the best stock to buy is the one you already own.

To speak bluntly, fear can make you stupid.

When your stock is extended in price and most days are up days, you’ll probably feel complacent.

If your stock experiences its largest daily and/or weekly price decline since the beginning of a Stage 2 advance, this is almost always an outright sell signal.

often will set my back stop at or above my average gain, because I want to maintain my average, at least, and preferably improve on it over time.

Bottom line: if you don’t sell early, you’re going to sell late.

your two most precious assets as a trader: your capital and your confidence.

If you want big returns in the stock market, you have to learn how to accomplish two things: 1. Make big money when you’re correct, and 2. Avoid big drawdowns when you’re wrong.

I never make a sell decision based on turnover or tax reasons.

Traders don’t get married to a stock—they just “date.”

Your money should always be moving to where you are going to reap the best performance, and moving out of troubled situations that put your capital at risk.

You should take a short-term approach to losses and a relatively longer-term approach to gains; that means you cut your losses and let your winners run.

Always keep in mind, it’s generally better to sell early than late.

Professional traders sell into strength. They want to sell when there are eager buyers. Amateurs, on the other hand, get happy and giddy, thinking that their rising stock is never going down.

It’s far better to sell into strength than wait too long and lose all or most of the sizeable gain you once had.

When you sell into strength, your equity value is at its highest point. If you want to maintain an equity curve that consistently stair-steps up, you should learn how to sell when you have a decent gain while the stock is advancing.

And 12 trades (one per month on average) that produce a 10 percent return will more than triple your money.

When losses mount, it takes a toll not only financially, but also emotionally. Your confidence gets shaken.

Losses are valuable information that things aren’t working. Your timing is off, or perhaps the market is weighing on stocks in general.

never buy a falling stock. I always trade directionally.

Making money is the result or by-product of effectively carrying out a well-thought-out plan.

three questions—what went great, what were the lessons learned, and how am I going to improve—will help traders learn from their results and improve.

When you come from a place of mental and emotional abundance, you will trade better.

 

When you take a small loss in accordance with those rules, you celebrate! Jump out of your chair, do a happy dance, go tell someone you love. You want to emotionally stimulate your body so that you feel that taking a small loss is a huge victory.

train yourself to experience a small loss as a huge victory.

You want to trade at your best—on a 1-to-10 scale, you want to be at a 9 or 10, emotionally, physically, and mentally.

 

ask powerful questions, you get powerful answers.

Fear is nothing more than your nervous system asking if you are prepared.

Paralysis is what happens if you aren’t prepared, especially with mental rehearsal

 

A few book were mentioned I would like to read:

Momentum Masters: A Roundtable Interview with Super Traders

Mastery by Robert Greene

Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit

Book Review: The Magic of Thinking Big

One of my top ten books.  So many gems.

Here are the best ideas I feel are contained within,Mr. Success receives a setback; he learns and profits.

Cure Yourself of Excusitis, the Failure Disease

Paraphrasing some military lingo, it is much better to lose a battle and win the war than to win a battle and lose the war.
 
Big success calls for persons who continually set higher standards for themselves and others, persons who are searching for ways to increase efficiency, to get more output at lower cost, do more with less effort. Top success is reserved for the I-can-do-it-better kind of person.
 
Each day before you begin work, devote ten minutes to thinking “How can I do a better job today?”
 
Ideas are fruits of your thinking. But they’ve got to be harnessed and put to work to have value.
 
Ask yourself daily, “How can I do better?”
 
You Are What You Think You Are
 
I am important. I do have what it takes. I am a first-class performer. My work is important. Think this way, and you’re headed straight to success.
 
As you approach your job each day, ask yourself, “Am I worthy in every respect of being imitated? Are all my habits such that I would be glad to see them in my subordinates?”
 
GIVE YOURSELF A PEP TALK SEVERAL TIMES DAILY
 
Before I dial a number I silently remind myself that I’m a top-notch salesman and I’m going to get results, and I do.”
 
The moral: Practice uplifting self-praise. Don’t practice belittling self-punishment.
 
You are what you think you are. Think more of yourself and there is more of you.
 
Tom Staley, meet Tom Staley— an important, a really important person. Tom, you’re a big thinker, so think big. Think Big about Everything. You’ve got plenty of ability to do a first-class job, so do a first-class job. Tom, you believe in Happiness, Progress, and Prosperity. So: talk only Happiness, talk only Progress, talk only Prosperity. You have lots of drive, Tom, lots of drive. So put that drive to work. Nothing can stop you, Tom, nothing, Tom, you’re enthusiastic. Let your enthusiasm show through. You look good, Tom, and you feel good. Stay that way. Tom Staley, you were a great fellow yesterday and you’re going to be an even greater fellow today. Now go to it, Tom. Go forward.
  
Now I realize that I’ve got what it takes to win and I’m winning. And I’m always going to win.”
 
“Is this the way an important person does it?” Use this question to make you a bigger, more successful person.
 
Think your work is important. Think this way, and you will receive mental signals on how to do your job better. Think your work is important, and your subordinates will think their work is important too.
 
In all of life’s situations, ask yourself, “Is this the way an important person thinks?” Then obey the answer.
7. Manage Your Environment: Go First Class
 
The mind is the most delicate, most sensitive instrument in all creation.
 
the size of your thinking, your goals, your attitudes, your very personality is formed by your environment.
8. Make Your Attitudes Your Allies
 
Results come in proportion to enthusiasm applied.
 
A person is a biological rarity.
 
It pays to make “little” people feel like big people.
 
When you help others feel important, you help yourself feel important too.
 
You must feel important to succeed. Helping others to feel important rewards you because it makes you feel more important.
 
Remember, praise is power.
 
Here’s a daily exercise that pays off surprisingly well. Ask yourself every day, “What can I do today to make my partner and family happy?”
 
Do something special for your family often. It doesn’t have to be something expensive. It’s thoughtfulness that counts. Anything that shows that you put your family’s interests first will do the trick. Get the family on your team. Give them planned attention.
 
“At 10: 30 I quit working and spend the next hour with my wife. We talk about the kids, her day at work, our plans for the future. This hour, undisturbed by anything, is a wonderful way to cap off the day.
 
Everywhere you see people with a “money-first” attitude. Yet these same people always have little money. Why? Simply this: People with a money-first attitude become so money conscious that they forget money can’t be harvested unless they plant the seeds that grow the money.
 
And the seed of money is service. That’s why “put service first” is an attitude that creates wealth. Put service first, and money takes care of itself.
 
Put service first, and money takes care of itself— always.
 
Always give people more than they expect to get.
 
In quick recap, grow attitudes that will carry you forward to success. 1. Grow the “I’m activated” attitude. Results come in proportion to the enthusiasm invested. Three things to do to activate yourself are: Dig into it deeper. When you find yourself uninterested in something, dig in and learn more about it. This sets off enthusiasm. Life up everything about you: your smile, your handshake, your talk, even your walk. Act alive. Broadcast good news. No one ever accomplished anything positive telling bad news. 2. Grow the “You are important” attitude. People do more for you when you make them feel important. Remember to do these things: Show appreciation at every opportunity. Make people feel important. Call people by name. 3. Grow the “Service first” attitude, and watch money take care of itself. Make it a rule in everything you do: give people more than they expect to get.
9. Think Right Toward People
 
Success depends on the support of other people.
 
The only hurdle between you and what you want to be is the support of others.
 
We are lifted to higher levels by those who know us as likable, personable individuals.
 
Next time you are in a large group, observe something very significant: the most important person present is the one person most active in introducing himself.
 
Here are six ways to win friends by exercising just a little initiative: 1. Introduce yourself to others at every possible opportunity— at parties, meetings, on airplanes, at work, everywhere. 2. Be sure the other person gets your name straight. 3. Be sure you can pronounce the other person’s name the way he pronounces it. 4. Write down the other person’s name, and be mighty sure you have it spelled correctly; understandably people have a thing about the correct spelling of their own names! If possible, get their address and phone number, also. 5. Drop a personal note or make a phone call to the new friends you feel you want to know better. This is an important point. Most successful people follow through on new friends with a letter or a phone call. 6. And last but not least, say pleasant things to strangers. It warms you up and gets you ready for the task ahead.
 
Take the initiative. Be like the successful. Go out of your way to meet people. And don’t be timid. Don’t be afraid to be unusual. Find out who the other person is, and be sure he knows who you are.
 
You don’t have to approve of what another fellow does, but you must not dislike him for doing it.
 
Just treat customers like guests in your home.
 
The person who does the most talking and the person who is the most successful are rarely the same person.
 
Conversation generosity is the easiest, simplest, and surest way there is to win a friend.
 
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.

My Favorite Expense Tracking App

This is seriously the best app out there for tracking your spending.

It’s called Spendee.

Why is it amazing?

You can sync in across ios devices and they even have a web interface.

You can spend in any currency.

It is super easy to use.

You can view your spending history by category and by week, month and many other timeframes.

It’s free!

I highly recommend it.

Bitcoin FAQ #1

Here I am going to answer a few questions I have received from a friend regarding bitcoin:

 

What’s bitcoins about?

Bitcoin is about freedom, sovereignty, privacy and people owning their money instead of governments or third parties controlling it.

How is it different from stocks and other investments?

There are many similarities, although crypto currencies are a very new phenomenon and have little regulation.  Therefore there are many scams and pitfalls you can make.  You have to be extra careful.

They are also more volatile than stocks and investments.  That can be a good or bad thing depending on how you manage it.

How do I withdraw into bank account and what fees and charges apply?

Using Coinjar there are is a 1% fee to withdraw to your Australian bank account.

Any fees or charges for investing?

Yes but very minimal compared to normal investments.  When buying or selling on exchanges there is a 0.25% fee.

Any fees when closing account?

No

What other currents or instruments are worth investing in?

It constantly changes but for a new person it is best to stay in the top 10 on Coinmarketcap

If you want to have more signals and what to be active Turtlebc is amazing.

How do I track the market in an easy to follow way?

See my blog post on Cointracking

What was the most valuable knowledge for you when you first started with bitcoins?

Only put in what you are willing to lose.

How To Keep Track Of Your Cryptocurrencies

So you have proboably heard of bitcoin, but have you heard about altcoins?

 

Proboably the most interesting and lucrative(if you know what you are doing) asset class one can be involved with right now is what is known in the cryptocurrency community as “Altcoins”.

 

An altcoin is basically anything that is not Bitcoin, or an alternative to bitcoin.

 

Why are they great?  Well because you can use them to make more bitcoin.  Some of them may be useful in the future too.  Coins like Dash($DASH) or Litecoin($LTC) have their own features that make them an imporvement in some aspects of the original Bitcoin chain.  You can buy altcoins at some exchanges like Coinbase, Changelly or Cryptopia.

 

You can think of them as different currencies just like the US dollar or Japanese Yen.  Although they are a different asset class altogether.

 

The point of this article however is to point out a tool I have used to keep track of all of my coins which I have found very useful(especially when you are accumulating many different coins).

 

The tool is called Cointracking.

 

Basically it keeps track of all your trades(usually automatically through exchange API’s) and allows you to see each coins profit or loss.  It is basically an amazing tool for keeping track of a crypto portfolio.  I use it everyday to find out if a coin I am holding is in the sell zone(or buy more zone).

 

It has so many features that it would take me a long time to point them all out.  Needless to say that it is the most compehensive tool for tracking cryptocurrency portfolios.

 

I really love it, I hope you like it too.

 

You can check it out at cointracking.info

 

Happy trading!