The Master Key System
By Charles Haanel
Some men seem to attract
success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious
effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still others
fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and
ideals. Why is this so: Why should some men realize their
ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others
not at all? The cause cannot be physical, else the most
perfect men, physically, would be the most successful.
The difference, therefore, must be mental - must be in
the mind; hence mind must be the creative force, must
constitute the sole difference between men. It is mind,
therefore, which overcomes environment and every other
obstacle in the path of men.
When the creative power
of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen
to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without
proper application, diligence, and concentration. The
student will find that the laws governing in the mental
and spiritual world are as fixed and infallible as in
the material world. To secure the desired results, then,
it is necessary to know the law and to comply with it.
A proper compliance with the law will be found to produce
the desired result with invariable exactitude. The student
who learns that power comes from within, that he is weak
only because he has depended on help from outside, and
who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought,
instantly rights himself, stands erect, assumes a dominant
attitude, and works miracles.