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Books: The Power of Concentration

The ignorant person may say, "How can you get anything by merely

wanting it? I say that through concentration you can get anything

you want. Every desire can be gratified. But whether it is, will

depend upon you concentrating to have that desire fulfilled.

Merely wishing for something will not bring it. Wishing you had

something shows a weakness and not a belief that you will really

get it. So never merely wish, as we
re not living in a "fairy

age." You use up just as much brain force in "vain imaginings" as

you do when you think of something worth while.

Be careful of your desires, make a mental picture of what you

want and set your will to this until it materializes. Never allow

yourself to drift without helm or rudder. Know what you want to

do, and strive with all your might to do it, and you will


Feel that you can accomplish anything you undertake. Many

undertake to do things, but feel when they start they are going

to fail and usually they do. I will give an illustration. A man

goes to a store for an article. The clerk says, "I am sorry, we

have not it." But the man that is determined to get that thing

inquires if he doesn't know where he can get it. Again receiving

an unsatisfactory answer the determined buyer consults the

manager and finally he finds where the article can be bought.

That is the whole secret of concentrating on getting what you

want. And, remember, your soul is a center of all-power, and you

can accomplish what you will to. "I'll find a way or make one!"

is the spirit that wins. I know a man that is now head of a large

bank. He started there as a messenger boy. His father had a

button made for him with a "P" on it and put it on his coat. He

said, "Son, that 'P' is a reminder that some day you are to be

the president of your bank. I want you to keep this thought in

your mind. Every day do something that will put you nearer your

goal." Each night after supper he would say, "Son, what did you

do today?" In this way the thought was always kept in mind. He

concentrated on becoming president of that bank, and he did. His

father told him never to tell anyone what that "P" stood for. A

good deal of fun was made of it by his associates. And they tried

to find out what it stood for, but they never did until he was

made president and then he told the secret.

Don't waste your mental powers in wishes. Don't dissipate your

energies by trying to satisfy every whim. Concentrate on doing

something really worth while. The man that sticks to something is

not the man that fails.

"Power to him who power exerts."--Emerson.

Success to-day depends largely on concentrating on the Interior

law of force, for when you do this you awaken those thought

powers or forces, which, when used in business, insures permanent


Until you are able to do this you have not reached your limit in

the use of your forces. This great universe is interwoven with

myriads of forces. You make your own place, and whether it is

important depends upon you. Through the Indestructible and

Unconquerable Law you can in time accomplish all right things and

therefore do not be afraid to undertake whatever you really

desire to accomplish and are willing to pay for in effort.

Anything that is right is possible. That which is necessary will

inevitably take place. If something is right it is your duty to

do it, though the whole world thinks it to be wrong. "God and one

are always a majority," or in plain words, that omnipotent

interior law which is God, and the organism that represents you

is able to conquer the whole world if your cause is absolutely

just. Don't say I wish I was a great man. You can do anything

that is proper and you want to do. Just say: You can. You will.

You must. Just realize this and the rest is easy. You have the

latent faculties and forces to subdue anything that tries to

interfere with your plans.


t. I-am-ready-for-them. My-soul-is-unconquerable.






herent-strength. Let-all-else-fail-me.

This-interior-reliance-is-all-sufficient. The-right-must-prevail.


My-higher-self-is-all-wise. I-now-draw-nearer-to-it."