Go with the Tide

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Low Tide Turnagain Arm (Photo credit: Travis S.)

At different periods the tide of opportunity sets in different directions, according to the needs of the whole, and the particular stage of social evolution which has been reached.

There is abundance of opportunity for the man who will go with the tide, instead of trying to swim against it.

The universe is a great Living Presence, always moving inherently toward more life and fuller functioning. Nature is formed for the advancement of life; its impelling motive is the increase of life. For this cause, everything which can possibly minister to life is bountifully provided; there can be no lack unless God is to contradict himself and nullify his own works.

Wallace D. Wattles

Magnets

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Powder steel on magnet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry Ford is a success, because he understands, and applies the principles of success. One of these is DESIRE: knowing what one wants.

Our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means with which no man is familiar, these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances with the nature of our dominating thoughts. 

Napoleon Hill

Adjustment of the Inner with the Outer

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North America and Pelican Nebulae (narrowband) (Photo credit: DJMcCrady)

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is happy, healthy, and prosperous being. And happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer, of the man with his surroundings.

A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts.

James Allen

Law of Cause and Effect

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Power of mind 4 – Dissociative Defense / Mogens Jacobsen (Photo credit: Ars Electronica)

If you want a particular goal, or effect, in your life, you can have it. Simply seek out someone else who has already achieved that particular effect or result, and then find out what he or she did to get it. If you then do the same things that the other person did, you will eventually get the same results. This cause-and-effect principle explain exactly how people have gone from failure to success in every field of endeavor throughout history.

Brian Tracy

Like Water

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Miyamoto Musashi in his prime, wielding two bokken. Woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With water as the basis, the spirit becomes like water. Water adopts the shape of its receptacle, it is sometime a trickle and sometimes a wild sea.

In short, it is difficult for large numbers of men to change position, so their movements can be easily predicted. 

An individual can easily change his mind, so his movements are difficult to predict. You must appreciate this. The essence of this book is that you must train day and night in order to make quick decisions.

When you appreciate the power of nature, knowing rhythm of any situation, you will be able to hit the enemy naturally and strike naturally.

Musashi Miyamoto

Leverage

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“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes (Photo credit: Brian Metcalfe)

The most powerful form of leverage in the world, your mind, has the power to make you rich or make you poor. Just as someone can use, abuse, or fear the power of debt leverage, the same is true when it comes to your brain, a very powerful for of leverage.

If you want to retire young and retire rich, the first thing you must do is use the power of your brain to make you rich.

Poor people use poor words, and poor words create poor people. Your words do become flash.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Inspiration

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Inspiration Lake at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. For more information, see Wikipedia article Inspiration Lake. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Great leaders, in contrast, are able to inspire people to act. Those who are able to inspire give people a sense of purpose or belonging that has little to do with any external incentive or benefit to be gained. Those who truly lead are able to create a following of people who act not because they were swayed, but because they were inspired. For those who are inspired, the motivation to act is deeply personal.

Those who are able to inspire will create a following of people – supporters, voters, customers, workers – who act for the good of the whole not because they have to, but because they want to.

Simon Sinek