If you want to read the source document for all of the self help books that have been written in the last 112 years, all you have to do is read James Allen's “As a Man Thinketh” from 1902. Just about every book by Napoleon Hill, Anthony Robbins, or even Rhonda Byrne follow the formula. “If you can change your thoughts for a day, for a week, for a year, you will see changes in your life.” The books central premise can be summed up in this way: The thoughts we have about ourselves, or fears, our health, our wealth—our thoughts about anything--become our reality.
Take an hour to read this book. If you can make it past the old English brogue you will find it quite worthwhile. Next month I will be reviewing “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill written in 1938. It will be interesting to compare and contrast the content and writing styles. In February I will be reviewing “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, bringing the journey full circle.