“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen This is one of the tiniest books I’ve ever read, containing just 56 pages, however, each time I pick it up, I get a new direction to my thought. Here’s sharing the 18 timeless lessons from the book:
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts,
The alteration in a man’s circumstances is in the exact ratio to his altered mental condition.
The soul attracts what it secretly harbours, that which it loves, and also that which it fears.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstance but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.
Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results, bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
A perfectly pure and enlightened being could not suffer.
Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallises into habit and habit solidifies into circumstance.
Change of diet will not help a man who will not change his thoughts.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
Those who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self pities, all of which are an indication of weaknesses.
As a man thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.
Achievement, of whatever kind, is the crown of effort, the diadem of thought.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
Into your hands will be placed the exact result of your thoughts.
The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in storm.
Self Control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.
The person you are holding responsible for your misery – isn’t responsible for it. Your thoughts are. Take this from someone who was holding grudge against someone close for over a month, only to realise that the thoughts create destiny.
2. Party is a very very tiny slice of multiple multi-layered thing called life. Take care of your life and the party takes care of itself.
3. Do yourself a favour. And read more books and hang around less people who are hurt.
Work goals, reading goals, phone-call goals, meditation goals.
Accomplished none of them fully. How much did I actually accomplish, doesn’t make sense because incompleteness is incompleteness.
Also I used social media for 1 hour! It was a big big wastage of time in the morning immediately after breakfast.
Lesson learnt: Own your morning ritual and the day falls into place.
Lesson I still need to learn: You get to decide. You control your day. If you focus, it’s possible in 25% of the time.
Lesson I must learn: No one loves you basis social media comments and likes. Sharing content is good just because you want to. Opening multiple tabs is equivalent to eating food without washing your hands – unwanted invitation.
Looking forward to telling you a success story tomorrow. Till then, keep rocking!
PS: I am strong, healthy and with my family. Life is fab. Utterly grateful. Will just raise it higher tomorrow:)
In search of life, I settled for death Why ask others When after murdering my own happiness I am suffering the pain of its death In search of life, I settled for death
The above is an excerpt from my book “Fit Doesn’t Fit: Why not fitting into the world is The Best Thing for You and the World”
The only purpose behind me writing this book was to let people like you and me, who are wandering in search of happiness, yet know the only person responsible for happiness is the person in the mirror.
Yes, there are people who shattered you from the core.
Yes, there are people who tried to bring out the worst in you.
Yes, despite all this, no one understands you.
This book is an attempt to bring that understanding not TO you, rather FOR you, because you deserve it. Your life is not randomly allowed to be wasted by anyone.
You matter. Stop fitting in.
The ebook is available here and Paperback is available here.
What’s better? It’s available globally, outside India readers do check your local Amazon sites, because I want my global community to be benefitted.
Wish you all all the peace, friends. Stop fitting in. Be an Unfit.