There is an invisible talisman (mental attitude) that has 2 amazing powers: it has the power to draw in wealth, success, happiness and wellness; and it has the power to drive back these things — to rob you of all that makes life worth living.
It's the first of these powers, that lets a few men climb to the top and remain there. It's the second that keeps other men at the bottom all their lives. It's the later that pulls still other men down from the top when they've accomplished it.
A Place To Begin
You must learn to develop the habit of recognizing, relating, assimilating and utilizing universal precepts and adopt them as your very own. Then follow through with desirable action.
And what are the precepts you might apply? They may be learned and applied by youngsters and grownups:
Greatness comes to those who acquire a burning desire to accomplish high goals.
Success is accomplished and maintained by those who try and keep going with a positive mental attitude.
To become an expert achiever in any human action, it requires practice . . . practice . . . practice.
Effort and work may become amusing once you establish particular desirable goals.
With each adversity there's a seed of an equivalent or better benefit for those who are motivated with positive mental attitude to become achievers.
Man's biggest power lies in the power of prayer.
To learn and apply these precepts, tune in your invisible talisman to the positive mental attitude side.
We're the masters of our fate as we are masters, first, of our attitudes. Our attitudes determine our future. This is a universal law. This law works whether the attitudes are destructive or constructive. The law says that we translate into physical truth the thoughts and attitudes which we hold in our brains, regardless what they are.
We translate into truth thoughts of poverty even as quickly as we do thoughts of wealth. But if our attitude toward ourselves is big, and our attitude toward other people is generous and merciful, we Draw in big and generous portions of success.
As well know that those who trust they can't repel the positive; they utilize the negative side of their talisman. Those who trust they may repel the negative; they utilize the positive side.
That's why we must be cautious when we utilize these talismans. Its positive mental attitude side that may get for you all the rich blessings of life. It put up help you to overcome your troubles and to discover your strengths. It may help you step out ahead of your rivals, and can turn what other people say is impossible into reality.
But the negative mental attitude side is just as powerful. Rather than happiness and success, it may draw in despair and defeat. Like all power, the talisman is unsafe if we don't utilize it the right way.
But how do you go about putting positive mental attitude to work in your life instead of negative mental attitude? Some individuals seem to utilize this power instinctively. Some learn by relating and absorbing what they read in inspirational magazines and books.
A few individuals use positive mental attitude for a while but when they get a setback, they lose faith in it. They start out right, but a few "foul breaks" cause them to flip the talisman wrong-side-up. They never realize that success is maintained by those who continue trying with positive mental attitude.
A few individuals seem to use positive mental attitude pretty much all the time. Other people start and then quit. But other people — the huge majority of us — have never truly begun to utilize the fantastic powers available to us.
What about us? May we learn to utilize positive mental attitude, as we've learned other skills?
The answer, based on years of experience, is a definite yes.
This is the content of this course. In the chapters that follow we'll show you how it may be done. The effort to learn will be worth it because positive mental attitude is the crucial ingredient in all success.