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Secrets to the Law of Attraction – Ecourse Workbook from "Thought Vibration" - William Walker Atkinson - 1906 Lesson 14"The Universe is governed by Law - one great Law. Its manifestations aremultiform, but viewed from the Ultimate there is but one Law. We are familiarwith some of its manifestations, but are almost totally ignorant of certainothers. Still we are learning a little more every day - the veil is being graduallylifted."
From “Thought Vibration” by W. W. Atkinson and nervous force to carry them through a hard days work, and yet when they are through, nothing has been accomplished. Lesson 14 - The Great Others who have plenty of energy, fail to Dynamic Forces direct it by the power of the Will toward the desired end. "invincible determination" - those are the words. Do they not thrill you with their power? YOU have noticed the difference between If you have something to do, get to work and do it.the successful and strong men in any walk of life, Marshal your energy, and then guide and direct itand the unsuccessful weak men around them. You by your Will - bestow upon it that "invincibleare conscious of the widely differing characteristics determination" and you will do the thing.of the two classes, but somehow find it difficult toexpress just in what the difference lies. Let us takea look at the matter. Everyone has within him a giant will, but the majority of us are too lazy to use it. We cannot get ourselves nerved up to the point at which we Burton said: "The longer I live, the more can say, truthfully: "I Will. If we can but pluck upcertain I am that the great difference between men, our courage to that point, and will then pin it inthe feeble and the powerful, the great and the place so that it will not slip back, we will be able toinsignificant, is energy and invincible call into play that wonderful power - the Humandetermination - a purpose once fixed and then Will. Man, as a rule, has but the faintest conceptionDeath or Victory. That quality will do anything that of the power of the Will, but those who havecan be done in this world - and no talents, no studied along the occult teachings, know that thecircumstances, no opportunities will make a two- Will is one of the great dynamic forces of thelegged creature a man without it." I do not see how universe, and if harnessed and directed properly itthe idea could be more clearly expressed than is capable of accomplishing almost miraculousBurton has spoken. He has put his finger right in things.the center of the subject - his eye has seen into theheart of it. "Energy and Invincible Determination: -- arent they magnificent words? Commit them to Energy and invincible determination - memory - press them like a die into the wax ofthese two things will sweep away mighty barriers, your mind, and they will be a constant inspirationand will surmount the greatest obstacles. And yet to you in hours of need. If you can get these wordsthey must be used together. Energy without to vibrating in your being, you will be a giantdetermination will go to waste. Lots of men have among pygmies. Say these words over and overplenty of energy - they are full to overflowing with again, and see how you are filled with new life -seeit; and yet they lack concentration - they lack the how your blood will circulate - how your nervesconcentrated force that enables them to bring their will tingle. Make these words a part of yourself,power to bear upon the right spot. Energy is not and then go forth anew to the battle of life,nearly so rare a thing as many imagine it to be. I encouraged and strengthened. Put them intocan look around me at any lime, and pick out a practice. "Energy and Invincible Determination" -number of people I know who are full of energy - let that be your motto in your work-a-day life, andmany of them are energy plus - and yet, somehow, you will be one of those rare men who are able tothey do not seem to make any headway. They are "do things."wasting their energy all the time. Now they arefooling with this thing -now meddling with that.They will take up some trifling thing of no real Many persons are deterred from doinginterest or importance, and waste enough energy their best by the fact that they underrate themselves 36
Secrets to the Law of Attraction Ecourse Workbookby comparison with the successful ones of life, or from you, or me, or the rest of us - all of us arerather, overrate the successful ones by comparison about the same at the base. You have only to meetwith themselves. them to see how very "ordinary" they are, after all. But, dont forget the fact that they know how to use the material that is in them; while the rest of the One ot the curious things noticed by those crowd does not, and, in fact, even doubts whetherwho are brought in contact with the people who the true stuff is there. The man or woman whohave "arrived" is the fact that these successful "gets there", usually starts out by realizing that hepeople are not extraordinary after all. You meet or she is not so very different, after all, from thewith some great writer, and you are disappointed to successful people that they hear so much about.find him very ordinary indeed. He does not This gives them confidence, and the result is theyconverse brilliantly, and, in fact, you know a score find out that they are able to "do things." Then theyof everyday people who seem far more brilliant learn to keep their mouths closed, and to avoidthan this man who dazzles you by his brightness in wasting and dissipating their energy. They store uphis books. You meet some great statesman, and he energy, and concentrate it upon the task at hand;does not seem nearly so wise as lots of old fellows while their companions are scattering their energiesin your own village, who waste their wisdom upon in every direction, trying to show off and let peoplethe desert air. You meet some great captain of know how smart they are. The man or woman whoindustry, and he does not give you the impression "gets there," prefers to wait for the applause thatof the shrewdness so marked in some little bargain- follows deed accomplished, and cares very little fordriving trader in your own town. How is this, the praise that attends promises of what we expectanyway? Are the reputations of these people to do "some day," or an exhibition of "smartness"fictitious, or what is the trouble The trouble is this: without works.you have imagined these people to be made ofsuperior metal, and are disappointed to find themmade of the same stuff as yourself and those about One of the reasons that people who areyou. But, you ask, wherein does their greatness of thrown in with successful men often manifestachievement lie? Chiefly in this: Belief in success themselves, is that they are able to watchthemselves and in their inherent power, in their the successful man and sort of "catch the trick" offaculty to concentrate on the work in hand, when his greatness. They see that he is an everyday sortthey are working, and in their ability to prevent of man, but that he thoroughly believes in himself,leaks of power when they are not working. They and also that he does not waste energy, but reservesbelieve in themselves, and make every effort count. all his force for the actual tasks before him. And,Your village wiseman spills his wisdom on every profiting by example, they start to work and put thecorner, and talks to a lot of fools; when if he really lesson into practice in their own lives.were wise he would save up his wisdom and placeit where it would do some work. The brilliantwriter does not waste his wit upon every corner; in Now what is the moral of this talk? Simplyfact, he shuts the drawer in which he contains his this: Dont undervalue yourself, or overvaluewit, and opens it only when he is ready to others. Realize that you are made of good stuff, andconcentrate and get down to business. The captain that locked within your mind are many goodof industry has no desire to impress you with his things. Then get to work and unfold those goodshrewdness and "smartness. He never did, even things, and make something out of that good stuff.when he was young. While his companions were Do this by attention to the things before you, andtalking and boasting, and "blowing," this future by giving to each the best that is in you, knowingsuccessful financier was "sawin wood and sayin that plenty of more good things are in you ready fornuthin." the fresh tasks that will come. Put the best of yourself into the undertaking on hand, and do not cheat the present task in favor of some future one. The great people of the world - that is, Your supply is inexhaustible. And dont waste yourthose who have "arrived" - are not very different good stuff on the crowd of gapers, watchers and 37
From “Thought Vibration” by W. W. Atkinsoncritics who are standing around watching youwork. Save your good stuff for your job, and dontbe in too much of a hurry for applause. Save upyour good thoughts for "copy" if you are a writer; ADDITIONAL RESOURCESsave up your bright schemes for actual practice, if FOR YOUR STUDIESyou are a business man; save up your wisdom foroccasion, if you are a statesman; and, in each case,avoid the desire to scatter your pears before - well, This ecourse is sponsored by "Secrets tobefore the gaping crowd that wants to be the Law of Attraction" book - available atentertained by a "free show." Lulu.com and coming soon to Amazon.com Nothing very "high" about this teaching,perhaps, but it is what many of you need verymuch. Stop fooling, and get down to business. Stopwasting good raw material, and start to workmaking something worthwhile. ---- End of Lesson 14 These lessons come from the "Law of Attraction - Thought Vibration" book - available only through Lulu.com Collect the whole Law of Attraction Classics Series – visit the Go Thunk Yourself Reference Library and find a vast library of self-help books for your use. 38