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Lesson Ten

Lesson Ten-A Certain Definite Cause

"Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve." Napoleon Hill

The Law of Attraction is an idea that is widespread in New Age and New Thought philosophy. It posits to never dwell on the negative, as the metaphysical principle of life is embodied in a "law of attraction": "you get what you think about, your thoughts determine your destiny."

Dick Sutphen affirms that the Law of Attraction states, in a nutshell, is like attracts like.

And Abraham on thought and creation...

The Law of Success-Chapter Ten-Pleasing Personalities by Napoleon Hill

"You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!”

WHAT is an ATTRACTIVE personality?

Of course the answer is: A personality that attracts. But what causes a personality to attract? Let us proceed to find out.

Your personality is the sum total of your characteristics and appearances which distinguish you from all others. The clothes you wear, the lines in your face, the tone of your voice, the thoughts you think, the character you have developed by those thoughts, all constitute parts of your personality.

Whether your personality is attractive or not is another matter. By far the most important part of your personality is that which is represented by your character, and is therefore the part that is not visible.

The style of your clothes and their appropriateness undoubtedly constitute a very important part of your personality, for it is true that people form first impressions of you from your outward appearance.

The Law of Success-Chapter Ten-Pleasing Personalities

The Master Key-Lesson 10 A Certain Definite Cause

If you get a thorough understanding of the thought contained in Part Ten, you will have learned that nothing happens without a definite cause. You will be enable to formulate your plans in accordance with exact knowledge. You will know how to control any situation by bringing adequate cause into play. When you win, as you will, you will know exactly why.

The ordinary man who has no definite knowledge of cause and effect, is governed by his feelings or emotions. He thinks chiefly to justify his action. If he fails as a businessman, he says that luck is against him. If he dislikes music, he says that music is an expensive luxury. If he is a poor office man, he says that he could succeed better at some outdoor work. If he lacks friends, he says his individuality is too fine to be appreciated.

He never thinks his problem through to the end. In short, he does not know that every effect is the result of a certain definite cause, but he seeks to console himself with explanations and excuses. He thinks only in self-defence.

On the contrary, the man who understands that there is no effect without an adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences.

He is free to follow the trail to truth wherever it may lead. He sees the issues clear to the end, and he meets the requirements fully and fairly, and the result is that the world gives him all that it has to give in friendship, honour, love and approval.

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