Today I'm going to start a discussion on some things that I've been reading in the James Allen classic, "As A Man Thinketh". I eluded to the fact in one of last week's blogs that I was reading this book again and even shared part of one line from the book. Before I get started, I want to share the link to where you can get your own free, downloadable copy of this great book. Vick Johnson is the creator of this page and is a trustworthy source. I have attended a program organized by Vick and, as you'll see, he can also direct you to many great resources on his page. Get your free download of this book by clicking HERE.
Now then, let's get to the discussion for today. By the way, be sure to listen to the podcast as well and get extra information and thoughts on today's topic. Just click either the iTunes link or the RSS feed link at the bottom of the article.
If you haven't had the chance to read and/or listen to last week's series on the path to your DESTINY then please be sure to do so as soon as you can. Many of the thoughts that I shared in them led me to re-reading this book and finding many similarities to what is said there with the thoughts that I shared last week. Things found in this book BACK UP what I shared with you in last week's series.
Here are two lines, in particular, that I pulled out of the chapter entitled, "Thought and Purpose", that I was reading just this morning. The first states this: "Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment." And the second, in part reads: "They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to...failure, unhappiness, and loss."
Although THINKING something is a wonderful thing to do, it serves no real purpose unless PURPOSE is attached to the thought! I guess one could even say that, without PURPOSE, this type of THINKING could be described as "day dreaming".
Do you remember the progression to your destiny that we discussed last week? Your thoughts become words, your words become actions, your actions become habits, your habits become your character and your character is your destiny.
We all have thoughts, words and actions! All of us. Without PURPOSE they will not take us on a planned journey. Oh, they will take us on a journey but it will be an "uncharted" journey with no direction or planned destiny.
We must attach PURPOSE to our thoughts, words and actions in order to ACHIEVE that which we have set out to accomplish.
Without PURPOSE we have no plan to defend against the negative forces that may come our way and we will - as James Allen states - "fall an easy prey to failure, unhappiness, and loss."
THINK on PURPOSE!
PLAN on PURPOSE!
LIVE on PURPOSE!
Otherwise your life and your destiny will be that of an unplanned, haphazard, unguided drift steered by the waves of life. I think you would say with me, "NO THANKS! THAT'S NOT FOR ME!"
There IS a "purpose" for your life. Why, then, should you ever approach your life without purpose? As you take that into consideration, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
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