Thought and Purpose
Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. With the majority the bark of thought is allowed to drift upon the ocean of life. Aimlessness is a common vice and such drifting must not continue for him who would steer clear of catastrophe and destruction
They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries fears troubles and self-pitying’s all of which are indications of weakness which lead just as surely as deliberately planned sins to failure unhappiness and loss for weakness cannot persist in a power evolving universe.
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it. They should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts.it may take the form of a spiritual ideal or it may be worldly object according to his nature at the time being but whichever it is he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty and should devote himself to its attainment not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies longings and imaging’s. This is the royal road of self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph
Those who are not prepared for the apprehension of a great purpose should fix the thoughts upon the faultless performance of their duty no matter how insignicant their task may appear. Only in this way can the thoughts be gathered and focused and resolution and energy be developed which being done there is nothing which may not be accomplished
Strength grows with purpose
The weakest soul knowing its own weakness and believing this truth that strength can only be developed by effort and practice will thus believing at once begin to exert itself and adding effort to effort patience to patience and strength to strength will never cease to develop and will at last grow divinely strong
As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking
To put away aimlessness and weakness and to begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment who makes all conditions serve them and who think strongly attempt fearlessly and accomplish masterfully
Having conceived of his purpose a man should mentally mark out of straight pathway to its achievement looking neither to the right nor the left. Doubts and fears should be rigorously excluded they are disintegrating elements which break up the straight line of effort rendering it crooked ineffectual useless. Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplished anything and never can. They always lead to failure. Purpose energy power to do and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in
Eliminate Doubt and Fear
The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do. Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge and he who encourage them who does not slay them thwarts himself at every step.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. His every thought is allied with power and all difficulties are bravely met and wisely overcome. His purposes are seasonably planted and they bloom and bring forth fruit which does not fall prematurely to the ground.
Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force he who knows this is ready to become something higher and stronger than a mere bindle of wavering thoughts and fluctuating sensations he who does this align these thoughts fearlessly with this purpose has become the conscious and intelligent wielder of his mental powers