As a Man Thinketh

As a Man Thinketh

by James Allen

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Overview

Let this book show you how the way you think affects your daily life. You'll learn how to be happier, wealthier, and lead a fuller life. Millions of people have found the pathway to wealth and fulfillment with this book. Long before there were the Law of Attraction and The Science of Success, there was As a Man Thinketh. Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err. This is just as true of those who feel "out of harmony" with their surroundings as of those who are contented with them. -James Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781365210396
Publisher: Enhanced Media Publishing
Publication date: 11/03/2016
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 133,880
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Allen was a British philosophical writer and poet and a pioneer of the self-help movement. At the turn of the 20th century, he was one of the most popular writers on spirituality, his many books comforting millions of readers with their simple, unpretentious wisdom about living a joyful life.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS


FOREWORD 4


THOUGHT AND CHARACTER 5


EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON CIRCUMSTANCES 7


EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON HEALTH AND THE BODY 14


THOUGHT AND PURPOSE 16


THE THOUGHT-FACTOR IN ACHIEVEMENT 18


VISIONS AND IDEALS 21


SERENITY 24

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As a Man Thinketh 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 reviews.
Daruth60 More than 1 year ago
This book was written nearly 100 years ago and is as prevalent today as it was then. I read chapters from it daily to my husband who is in the hospital. Then we talk about what I read. It is very emotionally healing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Allen is a very famous 'unknown'. This is not an oximoron. Little is known about the man, except he wrote from 1902, and died in 1912, at age 48. This little volume is well known worldwide. This Englishman should be as famous as Shakespeare (but in this different field of 'aid to self-improvement'). He is that good. He is that thorough. He writes clearly. He can help many to recover happiness here on earth. No need to wait for the afterlife. His is a unique legacy that he left behind for everyone. There is a converted version, 'As A Woman Thinketh' (ISBN 0-87516-483-8). I would liked to have known him. He is that amazing. This particular hard cover edition by Barnes & Noble is a handsome edition with a very reasonable list price. The text is priceless. The value is there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A close friend of mine recommended 'As a Man Thinketh' to me. Understanding my thought process and how he thinks, I knew this simplistic, yet poignant book, would be a savoring read. Over the past 3 or 4 years I have been on a journey trying to find my 'Personal Legend' and live this so-called utopian life. Living in the confines of Los Angeles I had a very comfortable life. However, I knew if I wanted to escalate to another level mentally, spiritually, educationally, and financially, I had to sacrifice and take a risk. Therefore, I decided to jettison Los Angeles, risk everything and move to New York to grow. Mentally, it was like a kaleidoscope; I was challenged from several different perspectives. The move enhanced my life more than I anticipated. A year later looking back at my decision and my mental journey, I sometimes wonder how I was able to function, operate, and thrive mentally with the cards I was dealt. I believe it is good for the soul and the mind to pigeonhole yourself in situations that you normally wouldn't put yourself in. Therefore mentally you will test yourself and see how you will respond. After reading this book I was able to reflect and assess my mental muscle. The mind is so powerful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Allen tells you that you are what you think. He really goes into detail as to tell you what different types of thoughts will produce. This is a great read. I will encourage anyone to read this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt it gave a awesome detail discription of the mind and how powerful it can be. You are what you think. Very Deep. Gives you something to really think about :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
'As a Man Thinketh' is one of the all-time classic books. It serves as one of the defining works for using your mind to shape your life. Straight-forward and to the point, it is an absolute must read.
eeh More than 1 year ago
This book is a precursor to the overwhelmingly popular The Secret by Byrne.... The message encourages the reader to understand the power of thinking in creating the life we desire....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Upon a brief review of some part of the book as displayed,I find it to be a very compelling book to be read.For reading this book will further open my eyes to those realistic situation that I am confounded with in my life today
reyrey_snakeskin More than 1 year ago
If you were to live the tenets, ideals and beliefs which Allen espouses, you would find inner peace. Doing is much harder than saying but he gives you the tools to be content in life. Any religion would have to agree with the fundamentals of Allen's doctrine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A USEFUL PIECE OF WORK THAT CAN MASSAGE YOUR MIND. GIVES YOU INDEPTH OF HOW TO THINK POSITIVE WHILE BEING IN-SYNC WITH MESSAGES FROM THE BIBLE. GOOD FOR ALL PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE LIKE PRESIDENTS & CEO'S TO SCHOOL STUDENTS. THIS IS ONE TO HAVE IN YOUR LIBRARY.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came across this book from my psychology Instructor who instructed us to read and write a summory paper of what the book was about should we want to earn extra credit. And let me tellll youuu, this is a pretty damn good book.now I haven't read any good books lately but this right here i can definately going to be something I reccomend/read again and again.If I were you I would read it especially since its not like some longggg boring book.it short but long enough(if that makes sense) :) and to the point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent ! Worth the money and more. Timeless wisdom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book and what it has to say about the ability to change one's thoughts to achieve a better life is wonderful. It is concise. Definately a good introduction to the idea, or a good support book for one already on the journey of change. As I love old books and typesets of this time, I just wish the entire text had been scanned as a visual, not scanned for the words. It enabled wrong and garbled words, but it didn't slow my reading any, and was humorous at times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book remains my favorite throughout 20 years that I started to read as a hobby. It captivated my soul!
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Allen outlines guidelines for living in this book. He weaves through the inner dynamics of a person's psyche and shows us what we already intuitively know - what we think about, we become. This simple, concise, easy to read book is an invaluable resource to anyone serious about living a purpose filled life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great little booklet. The writing is simple, but so profound and as many motivational speakers across the U.S. quote Allen frequently, it's a good life-guide to have. It will shed some light on several key principles in life, including to maintain a positive attitude. Another book that is more detailed but along the same lines like Allen's book, and I found it extremely helpful is Dietmar Scherf's 'Depression: Avoiding and Overcoming: I Love Me.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This reading carefully examines the importance of positive thinking. The suggestion that all of life's experiences evolve from the creation of meaningful beginnings encourages people to focus more on the development of positive thought and less on conforming to negative outcomes. It is a treat for anyone who is looking for a message worth living.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for everyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy read with a illuminating understanding. Where you are now is not where you will or should be. James Allen draws out simple concepts and allows you to understand that where you are and where you could be all starts with a basic thought.
birchdev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mind is the master power that molds and makes. And man is mind. They themselves are makers of themselves. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. A man is literally what he thinks, his character bring the complete sum of all his thoughts. Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. Man is always the master even in his weaker and most abandoned state; but in his weakness and degradation he is the foolish master who misgoverns his household.Mans mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears.Here is a man who is wretchedly poor. He is extremely anxious that his surroundings and home comforts should be improved, yet all the time he shirks his work, and considers he is justified in trying to deceive his employer on the ground of the insufficiency of his wage. Such a man does not understand the simplest rudiments of those principles which are the basis of true prosperity, and is not only totally unfit to rise out of his wretchedness, but is actually attracting to himself a still deeper wretchedness by dwelling in, and acting out, indolent, deceptive, and unmanly thoughts.Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. 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.Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance. A particular train of thought persisted in, be good or bad, cannot fail to produce its result on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstance.The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought. Sickly thoughts will express themselves though a sickly body. Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigor and grace. Change of diet will not help a man who will not change his thoughts. When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure foods. There is no physician like cheerful thought for dissipating the ills of the body; there is no comforter to compare with goodwill for dispersing the shadows of grief and sorrow.Until thought is linked with purpose there is not intelligent accomplishment. They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness. A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts.As the physically weak man can make himself strong by carefully and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in the right thinking. Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. A strong man cannot help a weaker unless that weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own effort, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition. He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all the selfish thoughts, belongs neither
JohnSherman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tremendous powerful stuff. pg 18 "The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixation can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set".. whoa!
dnewsome on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is very simliar to Rhonda Byrnes "The Secret". Your thoughts translate into your actions, your actions effects your choices and your choices affect your life. Good read.
rayski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Got from John Senesi. It discusses reaching serenity with one¿s self. A very short self help pamphlet.
Tullius22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enlightened, and worth living by. (10/10)
mrellis64 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this book should be required reading for everyone.