But these studies had one thing in common: They were all aimed at practical understanding.
PEACE OF MIND
HEALTH AND ENERGY
The most important single responsibility of the executive is to ensure harmony and happiness among the people he or she is responsible for,
WORTHY GOALS AND IDEALS
SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND SELF-AWARENESS
You learn the critical difference between high achievers and low achievers.
Decide what’s right for you before you decide what’s possible.
If you want to live a life full of joy, happiness and self-fulfillment, you study the happiest and most successful people you can find and then do what they do until you get the same results in your own life.
First, life is hard. It always has been and it always will be.
Second, everything you are or ever will be is up to you.
Third, and perhaps most important, you can learn anything you need to learn to become anyone you want to become, to achieve anything you want to achieve.
If necessity is the mother of invention, then pain seems to be the father of learning. We seem to need the prod of frustration and distress before we open ourselves up to new ideas and ways of doing things.
1. THE LAW OF CONTROL
2. THE LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT
Your thoughts are the primary causes of the conditions of your life. Everything in your experience has begun with a thought of some kind, yours or someone else’s.
Everything you are or ever will be, will be as a result of the way you think. If you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life.
3. THE LAW OF BELIEF
But whatever your belief, if you believe it strongly enough, it becomes your reality. You walk, talk, behave and interact with others in a manner consistent with your beliefs. Even if your beliefs are totally false, if you believe them, they will be true for you.
4. THE LAW OF EXPECTATIONS
In his book Pygmalion in the Classroom,
In a famous experiment conducted in the San Francisco Bay Area by Dr. Rosenthal in the late 1960s, at the beginning of a school year, three teachers were called into the principal’s office.
W. Clement Stone, the multimillionaire, is famous for being an “inverse paranoid.”
“I believe something wonderful is going to happen to me today.”
You can never rise any higher than your expectations of yourself. Since they are completely under your control, be sure that your expectations are consistent with what you want to see happen.
5. THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
Sow a thought and you reap an act; Sow an act and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
6. THE LAW OF CORRESPONDENCE
Your outer world of income and financial achievement will correspond to your inner world of thought and preparation. The way people respond and react to you will reflect your attitude and your behavior toward them.
You must become a different person on the inside before you see different results on the outside.
7. THE LAW OF MENTAL EQUIVALENCY
Inborn Attributes plus Acquired Attributes multiplied by your Attitude equals your Individual Human Performance.
Your attitude is determined by your expectations. Your expectations about yourself and your life are very powerful. They exert an immense influence on your personality.
Your self-concept is your bundle of beliefs about yourself and about every part of your life and your world. It is the “master program” of your subconscious computer.
The comfort zone is the great enemy of human potential. Your comfort zones become habits of living that are hard to break. And any habit persisted in over time eventually becomes a rut. Then, instead of using your intelligence to get out of your rut, you use most of your energies making your rut more comfortable. You justify and rationalize your situation as being unchangeable. You feel and say, “There’s nothing I can do.”