It Was What He Thought That Counted
Just what young Barnes said to Mr. Edison on that occasion was far less important than that which he thought. Edison, himself, said so! It certainly wasn’t the young man’s appearance which got him his start in the Edison office, for that was definitely against him. It was what he THOUGHT that counted.
If the significance of this statement could be conveyed to every person who reads it, then there would be no need for Mr. Hill to have written “Think and Grow Rich”.
The poet, Robert Henley penned the immortal line, “I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul.”
He should have spoken of the magnetism emitted by every organism and every particle of the Universe, and reminded us that magnetism works without effort to attract that which is on its wavelength.
Our brains become “magnetized” with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds, and, by means with which few people understand, these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, and the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.
Before we can accumulate riches in great abundance, we must first turn on the current in our system, magnetizing our minds and hearts with an intense desire for riches. We must become “money conscious” until the desire for money drives us to create a definite plan for acquiring it.
The metaphor of growth and harvest is perfect. Thoughts are creative seeds, and if not starved, denied water or light, or pulled up, must manifest in harvest of like kind. This is Natural Law in the physical universe, is it not?
Who are we to deny the obvious? We as Humans are not above Natural Law. All things in our world happen according to law, also.
Your thoughts are your seeds. You will become what your dominant thoughts say you are, if you’re not already.