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5 Great Lessons I have learned from Claude Bristol’s book: The Magic of Believing (Part 1)

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The Magic of Believing is a wonderful book by the late News Editor and Reporter, Claude Bristol (1891 – 1951). You must read the book if you are interested in discovering how to use your thoughts to create a happy and successful life.

I read the book thrice because I had to completely grasp its marvelous, and eye-opening information. I have learned much from the book, and I would like to share 5 main lessons I have learned from it.

  1. Thought is a Powerful Force

Claude Bristol believes that thought is a powerful force that man possesses because everything around you was once a thought. The chairs, cars and any material thing you see were made after a certain individual thought about them.

In addition, he believes that your life is a product of your thoughts. Therefore, if you want a good life you must practice entertaining positive thoughts.

  1. You Attract Whatever You Constantly Imagine

Claude Bristol writes that you can bring anything into the physical world through powerful imagination because you attract whatever you often imagine. For instance, if you keep imagining failure, you will eventually fail because your imagination will affect your actions, and make you act like a failure. Therefore, you must constantly imagine prosperity if you want to attract prosperity.

  1. Hard work Alone Will Not Bring Success

In the book, Claude Bristol claims that a large percentage of the world’s population has worked very hard without achieving success. Therefore, according to him, hard work is not the only thing that makes one successful.

Claude Bristol believes that hard work is only fruitful when accompanied by creative thinking, faith and self-confidence. He argues that many successful people succeeded mainly because of creativity and faith: hard work was just a helper.

  1. The Power of Desire

Claude Bristol believes that all those who want to achieve great things must have a strong desire because it is impossible to achieve anything without an all-consuming desire. Desire pushes you towards success because it acts as a motivating factor and makes you work extremely hard.

  1. You can Achieve Anything if You Believe in the Power of God/Creator/Super-conscious Mind

In the book, Claude Bristol acknowledged the presence of a supreme intelligent force which controls the Universe. He writes that there is no limit to what you can achieve if you rely on this force.

Claude Bristol teaches that this force can help you when in trouble, and it can also warn you of incoming danger.  Besides this, Claude Bristol claims that many individuals have used this force to achieve riches, fame, and power.

He also teaches that the force has the ability to arrange things to work in your favor if you believe and rely on it to help you in all your affairs.

If you have never read the book, please read it. And if you have read the book, feel free to add other lessons you have learned from it

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9 Key Take-Aways from Tony Robbin’s Book: Awaken the Giant Within

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Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within, is an inspirational book that makes you realize that you can achieve whatever you want. The book provides various guidelines that will enable you to take control of all aspects of your life including your emotions, finances, and relationships.

It’s one of the best personal development books, and reading it will make you set big goals and go for them. Here are a few lessons from the book that I would love to share with you.

1.Everyone is Unique

Tony Robbins believes that every single one of us came here to contribute something special because we all have unique gifts. These gifts lie within us, and we can awaken them if we want to. Besides this, he trusts that The Creator often provides us with opportunities that can help us exploit these gifts.

2. How to Create Long Lasting Change

Raise your standards – Pinpoint the things in your life that you will no longer accept, and identify what you want to become

Change your limiting beliefs – Eliminate your limiting beliefs and create an empowering belief system

Change your strategy – Adopt the best strategies that will guarantee results.

3.The Three Main Decisions that Affect your Destiny

  • The decisions about the things you concentrate on
  • The decisions concerning the things that matter to you.
  • The decisions concerning what to do to create the future you want

4. To Succeed, you Must Focus on the Long-Term

According to Tony Robbins, many people give up on their dreams because they focus on the short-term: they want to achieve overnight success. Little do they know that focusing on the long-term enables one to persevere hence increasing the chances of success.

Those who succeed take massive action today and expect their efforts to reap results after a long period.

5. You Attract Success By Modelling The Lives of Successful People

The surest way to achieve success is by doing what successful people did. You must, therefore, pinpoint a successful individual in your field and identify what makes him or her a success. Copy the beliefs, strategies, and behaviors you think made the person successful, and soon you will also succeed.

6.How to Change a Bad Habit and Adopt a New One

Most of us have given up changing bad habits because we often fall back to them no matter how hard we try to change.

The best way to change a bad habit, according to Tony Robbins, is to associate bad things with the poor habit and good things with a new one. For instance, if you are a smoker, associate your smoking habits with hazardous diseases such as tuberculosis, and think about how much money you will save and how healthy you’ll become if you quit smoking.

7. Your Brain Has The Answers to All Your Questions

Your brain has answers to all your questions, and for this reason, you must practice asking it questions. It might not provide an answer immediately, but with patience and persistence, it will eventually provide you the right answer.

In the book, Tony Robbins narrates a story of a man who managed to escape The Nazi Concentration Camps because he constantly asked himself how he would escape. After asking himself questions for a while, he finally realized that he could escape by hiding in rotten bodies that the Germans dumped in an open grave.

8. Learn to Use Your Emotions

Learn to make your emotions work for you. For this reason, never suppress or ignore your emotions. Instead, check what they are trying to tell you. According to Tony Robbins, both negative and positive emotions can help you know the actions you must take to reach your goals.

9A Different Method for Creating Long-Lasting Change

Make the need to change a ‘MUST,’ not a ‘should’ or a ‘could’, because you will commit to changing, if the need becomes a ‘MUST.’

Secondly, realize that you are responsible for making the change and things will not change if you don’t change.

Thirdly, believe you can bring the change you want.

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6 Main Teachings from James Allen’s Book: THE PATH OF PROSPERITY

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In the book, The Path of Prosperity, James Allen focuses on enlightening readers that their inner world determines the conditions of their outer world. He also teaches the secret to success and happiness, why suffering exists and how to end it.

You must read the book if you are interested in attaining prosperity. Here are key teachings from the book.

  1. Suffering Leaves When You are Ready To Learn Its Lesson

You remain in suffering because you are never willing to learn its lessons and you don’t understand that suffering is the universe’s way of correcting you.  Suffering vanishes when you are eager to learn from it because by doing so, you gain higher wisdom that enables you to overcome it.

  1. You deserve all your hardships

A universal law is responsible for bringing you all your misfortunes and pains because you deserve them. You need your pains and sorrows so that you understand their purpose, and become wiser, and stronger. For this reason, you must never blame anyone for your hardships.

  1. Heaven exists in this world

Many people believe that they’ll only live a happy life in a place called heaven after they die. However, Allen teaches that you can also live a happy life in this world because happiness comes from within. He believes the best way to find happiness is to build your inner world by cultivating virtues such as faith, and generosity.

  1. Natural Disasters are a result of the thoughts that dominate a country

We cannot blame one individual for causing war because disasters such as famines, floods, and wars occur as a result of the collision of poorly-directed thought forces. As James Allen puts it, ‘national events are simply the working out of the psychic forces of a nation.’ Therefore, for a nation to experience peace and avoid national disasters, every citizen must be encouraged to think higher thoughts.

  1. How To Awaken Your Intuition

To awaken your intuition, you must practice relaxing your mind by constantly thinking peaceful thoughts. This practice will enable you to gain power over your thoughts and desires hence causing a feeling of calmness and strength within you. The feeling will be accompanied by the awakening of your intuitive abilities which will always guide you into the light

  1. The secret to happiness

Unhappiness arises from self-centeredness, and attachment to material things, and for this reason, the secret to happiness is selflessness, and the detachment from material things. You also find happiness when you help those in need and lose yourself in their sorrows

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