When considering the "Original Secret of Success", we must review the History of the New Thought movement with its Law-of-Attraction philosophy.
During this period of "Awakening", which spanned the last half of the 19th Century to the middle of the 20th Century, significant works were produced, which culminated in Napoleon Hill'sThink and Grow Rich in 1937.
And to many of today's proponents, this was when the "Modern Secret of Succes", through the Law of Attraction, actually came of age.
What is the New Thought Movement?
What is the Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction (LoA) is the concept that the universe is an infinite storehouse of potential, that you can access to "attract", "transform", "materialise", or "become" that which you most "think about".
Further, the Process of Attraction/Transformation can be significantly augmented or accelerated through complementary methods such as Meditation, Deep Relaxation, Visualisation, Hypnosis, and Subliminal Entrainment, etc.
Speaking of the Law of Attraction and the Power of the Mind Andrew Carnegie said that it was a simple, universal principle, which is available to everyone:
I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind,
and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need.
But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest.
(Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919)
The Master Key System
In 1918 Charles Haanel published his revolutionary Law of Attraction work, The Master Key System, and therein he said:
Thought results in action, if your thought is constructive and harmonious, the result will be good;
if your thought is destructive or inharmonious, the result will be evil.
The importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and Carlyle.
Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony,
Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony.
(Charles Haanel, c.1918)
RHJ - Originator of the modern "Secret of Success"
However, there was one writer in the mid 1920s, known only as "RHJ", who was light-years ahead of his time, and whose approach was remarkably:
3) And had no strings attached
Moreover, RHJ believed that his method should be "freely shared" with "all", so that "all may benefit".
This is indeed a refreshing concept in our current climate of Law of Attraction Gurus "financially capitalising" on the "huddled masses yearning to breathe free".
Although there were many other contemporary thinkers, and published works, it is considered that RHJ's "Law-of-Attraction Plan" is the "Original Secret of Success".
And this is the "Secret of Success" that we would like to share with you...
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