Week 13 – Happiness is a state of mind

“IT will be found that the creative power of thought will explain every possible condition or experience, whether physical, mental or spiritual”  Happiness is a state of mind! 

Thinking is a creative process, in turn Vision and imagination precede all action which will bring the ideal thought about into the physical world. This Our life is our thoughtsis at the same time both obvious and mind blowing! The office building was not there until the architect dreamed it up and wrote it down on paper. First thought, then action of drawing the blueprint. After that was done the next step is using imagination to visualize using the space and by this process refining and perfecting the design. Then it is time for engineering and building.

This is amazing but we don’t think about it, or do not put our awareness on it. But the same process to design a building or a bridge is the same for designing a life! You want to have a particular job = thought; you go to school to get the skills you need for the job/career  and as you do you imagine what you will be doing so you get filled with more ideas of things to learn; you “see” the future and you proceed to create it with the tools at hand.

Have you ever met or been with a person that is unhappy seemingly all the time? They complain that their life is horrible, that nothing goes right for them, that all they do turns to trash. Then you give advice or ask “why don’t you try…” and the answer is “that won’t work” or “Forget it, why bother what-you-think-you-becomeWhat-you-feel-300x300nothing goes my way” then they proceed to give you 5 or 10 ‘reasons’ nothing works for them. They blame society, government, circumstances all beyond their control. Can you see that they have Created their life in their minds! Their Predominant mental thoughts and attitudes have given them exactly what they asked for!

From Haanel line 16: “Thought will bring about conditions in correspondence with the predominant mental attitude. Therefore, if we fear disaster, and as fear is a powerful form of thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking.”  I go into that with my Blog post Week 10.

What do you want more of in life? What most of us desire at the base level is to be ‘Happy.’ I have often said to people if you want to be happy then go and be happy but most don’t get it. Happy is an attitude of mind and your attitude is your choice!  If everyone wants to be Happy but looks for it outside of themselves they never seem to find it. They say I will do this to make me happy and then they find it is lacking and not what they thought, it did not make them ‘Happy.’Cause of Happiness

We have already talked about Emerson’s “Give more to Get more from his essay on compensation. We will get exactly what we give, but we must give it first! Therefore, give happiness and you will become happy! Here is what Haanel says in line 22: Giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effect; therefore giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect”

So the question is asked “How do I build my attitude so that I can give Happiness?” Good that you asked 😉 on this page look for the “7 Days to a new you” and sign up for it. This challenge, if you will, is the foundation for creating a positive and giving attitude. Let me know how you do!

If you will build your attitude so that you are happy you will become a channel, a conduit for the universal whereby the infinite can bring about the realization of your desire. But remember you must be positive and you must give! The world loves a joyful giver!


Merry Christmas!


Week 12 – Creating A Living Purpose

Knowledge does not apply itself, we must make the application and that is to fertilize the thought with a Living Purpose. – Master Key Pt 12 -Haanel


I love listening to Earl Nightingale’s great work ‘The Strangest Secret’ where he says “We become what we think about.” This theme is repeated over and over in life and in every work of success that I have studied from the Bible on through the ages. In this weeks study of the Master Keys, we open with the statement “There is no purpose in life that cannot be best accomplished through a scientific understanding of the creative power of thought.”  Wow!

What we need to understand is the POWER that our thoughts have. Again think of the quote ‘we become what we Think about’ and understand that this is the beginning of success. If we want to create the IDEAL life, successful business, successful relationship, or what ever we must first create it in our mind and focus on it.

But! as Haanel points out in line 6: “your ideal must be Sharp, Clear-cut, Definite” If we have erratic or unfocused goals then success will never be ours. The price of success is vigilance it is focus and clarity of vision.

“Unless you can concentrate upon the object which you have in view, you will have but a hazy, indifferent, vague, indistinct and blurred outline of your ideal and the results will be in accordance with your mental picture.”  – Haanel

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Or as I often say Fuzzy goals = Fuzzy results. What is your life up to this point? how have your results been? What have you manifested? Ouch personal reflection and introspection can be painful! But understand this, that your intention drives your attention and if you can be specific you will enjoy the outcome.

We create our own circumstance through our mental activities and emotional vibration. Why do we do the mental diet?  (see the 7 days to a new you on the side) Because developing a positive mental outlook and removing the negative bias from our life is imperative to the function of creating the purpose and life we want to live.

The things we would have are created in the mental world first before we bring them into existence. In other words we must concentrate on our goals and ambitions and give purpose to our dreams then we will live them.

Live on purpose with a purpose and watch the world open up for you!



Week 11 – Success begins with the end

I have heard over and over that “Success leaves clues” If you want to be successful then just find someone that is successful and model them. Interesting and to a point it may work, but only up to a point. If I follow the Chef and do what he does, dash of this, splash of that, pinch here, fold, mix and off to the oven. I may have a similar dish but not likely because I do not know what I am making and he does!

If I do not know what the end result is to be then I have no way of repeating the success of the original. If I do not know where I am going then I will never get there. Steven Covey told us to begin with the end in mind. We must first “SEE the thing” before we can see the thing. The power of thought is our greatest discovery because it is from thought that all substance flows.

Here in week 11 Haanel gives us a great deal to ponder. He quotes Mk 11:24 “what soever you desire when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.” We are first to believe that our desire has already been fulfilled and that the accomplishment of the desire will follow. (#17, 18)

So back to the first point, Success leaves clues and you can model a successful person. But, you must have the end result, the desired outcome firmly in your mind before you begin. Then with this picture and full faith that it is already a fait accompli you move forward in full knowing that the natural laws that govern all life are working in harmony to provide the methods to complete your desired result.

I am reminded of the quote “What ever you can do or dream you can, Begin It! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” But we know it is not magic but rather natural law that what ever we conceive in our mind and use our creative power of thought on, Nature will supply the methods to achieve it.

I think I will go contemplate Mk 11:24 some more!

Enjoy life!

Week 10 – We Create our IDEAL and a Thought takes Form

A Thought is dropped into the invisible substance of the Universal Mind, It takes root, the law of growth begins to take effect and we find that conditions and environment are but the objective form of our thought.

– Part 10 #10 Master Key System – Charles Haanel

Good or Bad, thought is thought and what ever we plant the growth takes place and we must accept the harvest. Poor thoughts we harvest ill health, lack, fear, failure. Good thoughts and we harvest abundance, joy, health, wealth, satisfaction.

The Universal Mind can be depended upon to find the ways and means for bringing about any necessary manifestation.We must however, create the ideal, and this ideal should be perfect. -#15 MKS

Your Ideal must be in harmony with natural law and the Universal Mind. A clear, precise purpose and clear specific desires or goals.

It is not sufficient to say I want good health. You must define it, quantify it, and word it in such a way as to create a clear mental picture, an IDEAL, that you can strive toward.

If all thought is creative and we realize that the Law of Growth applies regardless of what thought we plant. Then we must master ourselves by mastering our thought. Be strict with what we plant in that ever fertile ground we call our mind and be ever vigilant in cultivating only that which we truly want in life.

Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application. Abundance will not come to you out of the sky, neither will it drop into your lap!  But with clear intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite and specific purpose, and the will to carry out this purpose will bring about the materialization of your desire. -#23 MKS

What a week of transformation and self discovery! I shall persist, I shall Win! And I greet each day and each person with love and gratitude.