As A Man Thinketh

As A Man Thinketh

Mind is the Master Power

“Mind is the Master power that molds and makes,

And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes

The tool of Thought, and shaping what he Wills,

Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:

He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;

Environment is but his looking-glass.”

James Allen

As A Man Thinketh

If I Could Just Get Organized

If I Could Just Get Organized

There may be nothing wrong with you,
The way you live, the work you do,
But I can very plainly see
Exactly what is wrong with me.
It isn’t that I’m indolent,
Or dodging duty by intent;
I work as hard as anyone,
And yet I get so little done,
The morning goes, the noon is here,
Before I know, the night is near,
And all around me, I regret,
Are things I haven’t finished yet.
If I could just get organized!
I oftentimes have realized
Not all that matters is the man;
The man must also have a plan.

With you, there may be nothing wrong
But here’s my trouble right along;
I do the things that don’t amount
To very much, of no account,
That really seem important though
And let a lot of matters go.
I nibble this, I nibble that,
But never finish what I’m at.
I work as hard as anyone
And yet, I get so little done,
I’d do so much you’d be surprised,
If I could just get organized!

Douglas Malloch

From Failure to Success

Force yourself to act enthusiastic, and you’ll become enthusiastic.

One of the greatest satisfactions in life comes from getting things done and knowing that you have done them to the best of your ability. If you are having trouble getting yourself organized, if you want to increase your ability to think, and do things in the order of their importance, remember there is only one way: Take more time to think and do things in the order of their importance. Set aside one day as self-organization day, or a definite period each week. The whole secret of freedom from anxiety over not having enough time lies not in working more hours, but in the proper planning of hours.

“Make a high and holy resolve that you will double the amount of enthusiasm that you have been putting into your work and into your life. If you carry out that resolve, you will probably double your income, and double your happiness.”

“To Become Enthusiastic, Act Enthusiastic.”

Frank Bettger

How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling 

It’s Up to Me

It’s Up to Me

I get discouraged now and then

When there are clouds of gray,

Until I think about the things

That happened yesterday.

I do not mean the day before

Or those of months ago,

But all the yesterdays in which

I had the chance to grow.

I think of opportunities

That I allowed to die,

And those I took advantage of

Before they passed me by.

And I remember that the past

Presented quite a plight,

But somehow, I endured it and

The future seemed all right.

And I remind myself that I

Am capable and free,

And my success and happiness

Are really up to me.

James J. Metcalfe

Poem Portraits For All Occasions

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

To All the Mothers, whether near or far, here or gone…we keep you in our hearts, unconditionally.

For you gave me life, the greatest gift of all, and no matter what may be… you will always have a special place in my heart of hearts for eternity…I love you, Mom.

My Mother Kept A Garden

My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life its start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem…
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me.

The Man In The Glass

The Man In The Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for life

And the world makes you king for a day

Just go to the mirror and look at yourself

And see what that man has to say

For it isn’t your father or mother or wife

Whose judgment upon you pass

The fellow whose verdict counts most in life

Is the man staring back from the glass

Some people might think you’re a straight shootin chum

And call you a wonderful guy

But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum

If you can’t look him straight in the eye

He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest

For he’s with you clear to the end

And you’ve passed your most dangerous test

If the guy in the glass is your friend

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years

And get pats on the back as you pass

But your final reward will be heartache and tears

If you’ve cheated the man in the glass



Declaration of Faith

Have Faith in yourself; Faith in the Infinite.

Faith is the “eternal elixir” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought.

Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!

Faith is the basis of all “miracles”, and all mysteries which cannot be analyzed by the rules of science!

Faith is the only known antidote for failure.

Faith is the element, the chemical, which when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.

Faith is the element that transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent.

Faith is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man.

The Power of Your Thought

Riches begin in the form of thoughts!

The amount is limited only by the person in whose mind the thought is put into motion. Faith removes limitations!

Remember this when you are ready to bargain with life for whatever it is that you ask…



Inspiration for Success

If you think you are beaten, you are,

If you think you dare not, you don’t.

If you like to win, but you think you can’t,

It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.

For out in the world we find,

Success begins with a fellow’s will……

It’s All in the State of Mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are.

You’ve got to think High to rise.

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger of faster man

But soon or late the man who wins

Is the man who thinks he can.

Henry Wintle



There are not enough definitions of what a Winner is.

We get so wrapped up in the typical ones that the more subtle ones go unnoticed.

It is not always the person that gets the focus, the attention, or the accolades. It may take a little thought to see them, but they are right there, all around us, competing every single day, maybe even every single minute. We may not see what they are competing against, but they do.

And these amazing people, these Winners, focus on these challenges and they smash them out of their way. They do things that we should be in awe of, but we never pay attention.

And the most amazing thing is that they do not care what we think. They do not care if we notice. They do not care if they are ever recognized for what they do. Because they have transcended our narrow definition of a Winner and created their own.

And that is what a Winner really is.

The Gift of a Smile

The Gift of a Smile

Smile awhile – and while you smile, another smiles! And soon there are miles of smiles, and life’s worth while because you smile.