Archive for December, 2010
Free Success Ebook: “Home Course in Mental Science” by Helen Wilmans (1921) Success Manual Strategist Edition 2011
You were meant to achieve great Success. You have wonderful powers of mind and body, that you need only recognize and use in order to reach the very height of your noblest ambitions and aspirations. The mission of these twenty powerful Lessons is to help you believe all this – and prove it. The author did prove it before writing the Lessons. They are not rainbow dreams of speculation, but live chapters of personal experience taken from the record of a teacher, healer and philosopher known throughout the world as one of the most powerful thinkers and leaders that the world has produced.
You will see how important is the subject of imagination when you stop to realize that it is the only thing in the world over which you have absolute control. Others may deprive you of your material wealth and cheat you in a thousand ways, but no man can deprive you of the control and use of your imagination. Men may deal with you unfairly, as men often do; they may deprive you of your liberty, but they cannot take from you the privilege of using your imagination as you wish.
This lesson, on Initiative and Leadership, follows the lesson on Self-confidence for the reason that no one could become an efficient leader or take the initiative in any great undertaking without belief in himself. Initiative and Leadership are associated terms in this lesson for the reason that Leadership is essential for the attainment of Success, and Initiative is the very foundation upon which this necessary quality of Leadership is built. Initiative is as essential to success as a hub is essential to a wagon wheel.
We create our stress. The External Factors, which we blame as the cause of our stress, are NOT our stress, nor do they create our stress. The Factors just are – they are merely external events and circumstances. Stress is nothing more than our internal response to those External Factors – how we perceive them, what we say about them internally, how we respond (or react) emotionally, our behavior towards them, and, of course, our physical (bodily) response to those External Factors. As such, in order to reduce and/or eliminate our experience of stress, we MUST start (and end) with ourselves: our own Mental State.
The saving of money is solely a matter of habit. For this reason this lesson begins with a brief analysis of the Law of Habit. The rule is that if a man follows the systematic habit of saving a definite proportion of all money he earns or receives in other ways, he is practically sure to place himself in a position of financial independence. If he saves nothing, he IS ABSOLUTELY SURE NEVER TO BE FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT, no matter how much his income may be.
The development of Self-confidence starts with the elimination of this demon called fear, which sits upon a man’s shoulder and whispers into his ear, “You can’t do it – you are afraid to try – you are afraid of public opinion – you are afraid that you will fail – you are afraid you have not the ability.” Science has found a deadly weapon with which to put it to flight, and this lesson on Self-confidence has brought you this weapon for use in your battle with the world-old enemy of progress, fear.
In order to achieve Success in any endeavor, keeping FOCUS is an enormous challenge. That is where “W.I.N.” comes in: “What’s Important Now?” Does what I am doing NOW move me closer to what I want, faster than whatever else I could be doing? If we can honestly answer “yes,” than we are on Focus and should continue the activity. If, on the other hand, our honest answer is “no,” then we need to stop what we are doing and shift gears. We have lost Focus and we need to redirect our attention to “WHAT’S IMPORTANT NOW.”
The object of this lesson is not to inform you as to what your lifework should be, for indeed this could be done with accuracy only after you had been completely analyzed, but it is intended as a means of impressing upon your mind a clear conception of the value of a definite purpose of some nature, and of the value of understanding the principle of organized effort as a means of attaining the necessary power with which to materialize your definite purpose.