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Allthatamanachievesandallthathefailstoachieveisthedirectresultofhisownthoughts.Youwillfall,remain,orrisewith
your thoughts your Vision, your Ideal. As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains. A man can only rise,
conquer,andachievebyliftinguphisthoughts.Onlythewiseman,onlyhewhosethoughtsarecontrolledandpurified,makes
thewindsandthestormsofthesoulobeyhim.Inallhumanaffairsthereareefforts,andthereareresults,andthestrengthof
theeffortisthemeasureoftheresult.Therecanbenoprogress,noachievementwithoutsacrifice.Hewhowouldaccomplish
littlemustsacrificelittle;hewhowouldachievemuchmustsacrificemuch;hewhowouldattainhighlymustsacrificegreatly.

GlorifytheVisioninyourmind
Linkyourthoughtwithadefinitepurpose
EnthronetheIdealthatyouinyourheart
Dreamsofbetterthings
Thinksofintelligenceandrefinement
Mentallybuildsupanidealconditionoflife
Utilizesallsparetimeandmeanstothedevelopmentoflatentpowersandresources.
Voluntarilyencountertrials,failuresandstrugglesinordertogaintheirexperience
Steadilyfocusyourthoughtforcesupontheobject,whichyouhavesetbeforeyou.
Youshouldmakethispurposeyoursupremeduty
Youshoulddevoteyourselftoitsattainment
Youshouldnotallowyourthoughtstowanderawayintoephemeralfancies,longings,andimaginings.

MANSmindmaybelikenedtoagarden,whichmaybeintelligentlycultivatedorallowedtorunwild;butwhethercultivatedor
neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weedseeds will fall
therein,andwillcontinuetoproducetheirkind.Justasagardenercultivateshisplot,keepingitfreefromweeds,andgrowing
theflowersandfruitswhichherequires,somayamantendthegardenofhismind,weedingoutallthewrong,useless,and
impurethoughts,andcultivatingtowardperfectiontheflowersandfruitsofright,useful,andpurethoughts.


Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself, Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are
unwilling to improve themselves, Circumstances grow out of thought and Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he
believeshimselftobethecreatureofoutsideconditions.Amancannotdirectlychoosehiscircumstances,buthecanchoosehis
thoughts,andsoindirectly,yetsurely,shapehiscircumstances.What,then,isthemeaningof"fightingagainstcircumstances?"
Itmeansthatamaniscontinuallyrevoltingagainstaneffectwithout,whileallthetimeheisnourishingandpreservingitscause
inhisheart.Thatcausemaytaketheformofaconsciousviceoranunconsciousweakness;

Changeofdietwillnothelpamanwhowillnotchangehisthoughts.Ifyouwouldprotectyourbodyguardyourmind.Ifyou
wouldrenewyourbodybeautifyyourmind.Hiswishesandprayersareonlygratifiedandansweredwhentheyharmonizewith
histhoughtsandactions

Untilthoughtislinkedwithpurposethereisnointelligentaccomplishment.Oneshouldsteadilyfocushisthoughtforcesupon
theobject,whichhehassetbeforehim.Heshouldmakethispurposehissupremeduty,andshoulddevotehimselftoits
attainment,notallowinghisthoughtstowanderawayintoephemeralfancies,longings,andimaginings.Thisistheroyalroadto
selfcontrol

Amancanfindeverytruthconnectedwithhisbeingifhewillwatch,control,andalterhisthoughts,tracingtheireffectsupon
himself, uponothers, and upon his life and circumstances, linking cause and effect by patient practice and investigation, and
utilizinghiseveryexperience,eventothemosttrivial,everydayoccurrence,asameansofobtainingthatknowledgeofhimself


Doubtandfeararethegreatenemiesofknowledge;Hewhohasconquereddoubtandfearhasconqueredfailure.Hisevery,
difficultiesarebravelymetandwiselyovercomebythepowerofthought.Doubtandfearneveraccomplishedanything,and
nevercansoputawayaimlessnessandweakness,andtobegintothinkwithpurposestrengthcanonlybedevelopedbyeffort
andpractice,manofweakthoughtscanmakethemstrongbyexercisinghimselfinrightthinking.