January 31, 2014 § Leave a comment
Among your friends there is one of those men who doesn’t have much use for the word “can’t”. You marvel at his capacity for work. You admire him more the longer you know him. You always respect him. For he not only has made good, but he always will make good. He has found and appropriated to himself the “Talisman of Napoleon” – absolute confidence in himself.
…to instill confidence in [people], that leader must have utter confidence in himself.
A Caesar or a Napoleon who did not believe in himself would be inconceivable. It is that which makes men invincible – the Consciousness of their own Power. They put no limit upon their own capacities – therefore they have no limit. For Universal Mind sees all, knows all, and can do all, and we share in this absolute power to the exact extent to which we permit ourselves. Our mental attitude is the magnet that attracts from Universal Mind everything we may need to bring our desires into being. We make that magnet strong or weak as we have confidence in or doubt of our abilities. We draw to ourselves unlimited power or limit ourselves to humble positions according to our own beliefs.
A long time ago Emerson wrote: There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a free man of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this Universal Mind, is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent.
The great German physicist, Nernst, found that the longer an electric current was made to flow through a filament of oxide of magnesium, the greater became the conductivity of the filament.
In the same way, the more you call upon and use your subconscious mind, the greater becomes its conductivity in passing along to you the infinite resources of Universal [Wisdom]. The [thoughts] of Solomon, the skill of Michael Angelo, the genius of Edison, the daring of [The Ancient Egyptians], all may be yours. It rests with you only to form contact with [The Universe] in order to draw from it what you will.
Think of this power as something that you can connect with any time. It has the answer to all of your problems. It offers you freedom from fear, from worry, from sickness, from accident, [and from poverty]. Carlos Musser expresses it well in “You Are”: Because of the law of causation, a man is as he thinketh in his [mind]. Nothing can happen without [your minds’] adequate [thoughts].
There is no reason why you should hesitate to aspire to any position, any honor, any goal, for the Mind within you is fully able to meet any need [or any desire]. It is no more difficult for it to handle a great problem than a small one. Mind is just as much present in your little everyday affairs as in those of a big business or a great nation.
The greatest of all success secrets is initiative.
Conceive [whatever you want] in your own mind. Make the pattern there and your superconscious mind will draw upon the [elastic] substance, or energy, all about you to make that [which you intend] real. [Do this as often as the inspiration hits you until you get what you want.]
~ written by Robert Collier from The Secret of The Ages ~
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