Affirmations from Live The Secret- You are not what you think you are. You are not what other people think you are. You are what you think ... all » other people think you are.
How you think determines how you feel and how you feel will influence the world around you.
How you think today will affect all your tomorrows.
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The Law of Success-Chapter Eight Self-Control by Napoleon Hill
"You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!
IN the preceding lesson you learned of the value of enthusiasm. You also learned how to generate enthusiasm and how to transmit its influence to others, through the principle of suggestion.
You come, now, to the study of self-control, through which you may direct your enthusiasm to constructive ends. Without self-control enthusiasm resembles the unharnessed lightning of an electrical storm - it may strike anywhere; it may destroy life and property.
Enthusiasm is the vital quality that arouses you to action, while self-control is the balance wheel that directs your action so that it will build up and not tear down.
You may freely choose what you think, but the result of your thought is governed by an immutable law.
Is not this a wonderful thought? Is it not wonderful to know that our lives are not subject to caprice or variability of any kind? This stability is our opportunity, because by complying with the law, we can secure the desired effect with invariable precision.
It is the law which makes the Universe one grand paean of harmony. If it were not for law, the Universe would be a Chaos instead of a Cosmos.
Here then is the secret of the origin of both good and evil.
Thought results in action. If your thought is constructive and harmonious, the result will be good. If your thought is destructive or inharmonious, the result will be evil.
There is but one law, one principle, one cause, one source of power, and good and evil are simply words which have been coined to indicate the results of our action, or our compliance or non-compliance with this law.
The importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and Carlyle. Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony. Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and disharmony.
Here we have two grand men, each intent upon achieving the same ideal, but one makes use of constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural Law. The other makes use of destructive thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of every kind and character.
It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the bad, because hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thoughts we are sowing the "wind" and shall reap the "whirlwind".