As a Man Thinketh by James Hill was written in 1903. It was one of the first books (if not the first) to explore the concept of the power of thought. It shows how we each hold the key to our own success and happiness by what we choose to focus our thoughts on.
The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from the Book of Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”
Some of my favorite quotes from this book are:
“Men do not attract what they want, but what they are.”
“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.”
“Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.”
“Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.”
What does this have to do with investing in real estate? Well it turns out a lot more than you think (no pun intended).
Have you ever said to yourself: “I can’t find any deals”, “There is too much competition”. “Direct Mail Doesn’t Work”
If you have then recognize and understand that it is your thinking and how you think that is creating your problem
Instead you should be asking yourself: “How do I find deals?”, “I am better than the competition”, “How Do I Get Direct Mail To Work”.
Try this exercise for yourself and you will see amazing results.
But first read the book
You can download a complete PDF copy of this book at the link below (click on it)