Go with the Tide


Low Tide Turnagain Arm

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



Powder steel on magnet

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


North America and Pelican Nebulae (narrowband)

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


Power of mind 4 - Dissociative Defense / Mogen...

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


Miyamoto Musashi in his prime, wielding two bo...

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



"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcru...

“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 Lake at Hong Kong Disneyland Resor...

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


Control your Emotions


English: Emotions

English: Emotions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just be an observer, not a reactor, to your emotions. Most people do not know that it’s their emotions that are doing the thinking. Your emotions are your emotions, but you have to learn to do your own thinking.

From here on in, it’s imperative for you to use those emotions to your advantage, and for the long term to not let your emotions control your thinking. Most people use fear and greed against themselves. That’s the start of ignorance. Most people live their lives chasing paychecks, pay raises and job security because of the emotions of desire and fear, not really questioning where those emotion-driven thoughts are leading them.

Learn to use your emotions to think, not think with your emotions.

Robert T. Kiyosaky

The Law of Mental Equivalency


The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris

The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thoughts objectify themselves. Your thoughts, vividly imagined and repeated, charged with emotion, become your reality. Almost everything that you have in your life has been created by your own thinking, for better or for worse.

Everything that happens in your life first begins and takes place in the form of thought. Becoming a skilled thinker in your own life means using your mental powers in such a way that they serve your best interests all of the time.

Change your thinking and you will, you must, change your life. The one thing you must do is to create the mental equivalent of what you want to experience in your reality. Everything else will follow from that.

Brian Tracy

Refresh your Psyche


Narcissus and Psyche (still image from the movie)

Narcissus and Psyche (still image from the movie) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A real review process will lead to enhanced and proactive new thinking in key areas of your life and work. Such thinking emerges from both focused concentration and serendipitous brainstorming, which will be triggered and galvanized by a consistent personal review of your inventory of actions and projects.

The real trick to ensuring the trustworthiness of the whole organization system lies in regularly refreshing your psyche and your system from a more elevated perspective.

You need to assess your life and work at the appropriate horizons, making the appropriate decisions, at the appropriate intervals, in order to really come clean.

David Allen