As a Man Thinketh — James Allen

Choose your thoughts!

My learnings:

A person is what he/she thinks, their character being the complete sum of all their thoughts.

Act is a blossom of thought, and joy and sufferings are its fruits.

People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results

A person only begins to be a person when they cease to whine and revile, and commence to search for the hidden justice which regulates this life. And as they adapt their mind to that regulating factor, they ceases to accuse others as the cause of their condition and build themselves up in strong and noble thoughts; they cease to kick against circumstances, but begin to use them as aids to their more rapid progress, and as a means of discovering the hidden powers and possibilities within themselves. — Simply beautiful words these!

A person cannot directly choose their circumstances, but they can choose their thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape their circumstances.

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