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The Magic of Believing (Dover Empower Your Life) [Kindle Edition]

Claude M. Bristol
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In this bestselling self-help book, a successful businessman reveals the secrets behind harnessing the unlimited energies of the subconscious. Millions have benefited from these visualization techniques, which show how to turn your thoughts and dreams into effective actions that can lead to enhanced income, happier relationships, increased effectiveness, heightened influence and improved peace of mind.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 644 KB
  • Print Length: 179 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0486493520
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (12 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HNE8LYI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,066 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books of My Life 19 Feb 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Of all the self-help and self-improvement (PMA) books that I have read in my life, this one is the best. Claude Bristol wrote "The Magic of Believing" in the late forties when the subconscious mind was less understood. He only knew that there was some kind of powerful psychic force that exists, that can be tapped for man's good. Intuitively, I think I have always known this.

The mind is like a thermostat, and once set at a level of accomplishment, it will not allow the individual to exceed that set level. The thermostat is really what you believe is possible for you. When "the area of the possible" expands for you, your accomplishments will expand as well.

This is not really "magic," it only seems that way. It is really natural forces at work that are not completely understood, yet may be used for your benefit. Faith often has a wonderfully positive placebo effect. You're already halfway to your own success just by believing it is so.

I re-read this book every few years. I am always amazed at the insights it contains. Definitely another one of those books for the bedside to boost your waning moral from time to time.
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113 of 120 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
...you're right!" -- Henry Ford
Have you ever known someone who constantly thinks doom and gloom, and seems to find it at every turn? Have you ever known someone who expects the best of every situation and always seems to get it? That, according to author Claude Bristol, is the Magic of Believing.
The Magic of Believing works because Bristol was himself a skeptic at first. He presents this controversial topic with complete objectivity, addressing and overcoming objections throughout, and creates an excellent case for the power of belief.
Bristol reminds us that "...whatever we fix our thoughts upon or steadily focus our imaginations upon, that is what we attract." He doesn't assume that thought alone will bring success, but also encourages the reader to develop a plan of action, and gives simple steps to help make it a reality.
I can personally vouch for the validity of this material. The unconscious application of these principles has taken me to international acclaim as an author, when three years ago my only resources were a written affirmation statement and a strong belief.
Here's the funny part...it only works if you believe that it will work! If you don't, it won't. Do yourself a favor -- hang on to that naive belief long enough to see it work for you. This book could be where it all starts
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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For what it is, it's a great little book 17 Feb 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is empowering, but is is also wordy. If you are prepared to wade through reams and reams of anecdotes and verbiage, you will get to the basic important tenet, which is that your beliefs can change your life, you are in charge of your beliefs, so therefore you are in charge of your life. The mirror technique is powerful and it works.
This book can be recommended for what it is, a great little book with lots of pages and one basic idea. It's a great idea, however, and it works.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 9 Oct 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was a fascinating and quick read. It emphasizes the amazing power of thought and belief and shows how we can improve our experience. The book doesn't so much explain where the power comes from, but how to use it. When we change our thoughts, we change our experience. It's like the old adage: I don't care how the light works. I just want to turn on the switch. Includes practical suggestions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Magic of Believing 27 Jun 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent book, and a most enjoyable read. The delivery was first class - in every sense of the phrase, and I would not hesitate to purchase from this seller again anytime. The content is informatitive, and is a forerunner to 'The Secret' - Well worth a read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 14 July 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I recently bought the magic of believing and it is a truly amazing book. it shows alot of views and opinions on how believing in yourself can change your life. I never put it down and I never get bored of this book. it is very interesting and very helpful. you do however need an open mind to read this sort of book. have fun :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly rated 26 Feb 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is very highly rated by afficionados of this type of text. I have bought it and believe it has to be read several times to get the message.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Power of Believing 30 Nov 2010
By :)
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is all about increasing the chances of getting what you want by believing that you CAN get it. Written in the 1940's, this book is still pretty popular. Interestingly, it's concepts are still being written about in more recent works such as "The Secret".

I don't know how much science there really is to this stuff, but I will tell you that every successful person you talk to has believed, to varying degrees, that they COULD actually get to where they are today. There's just something about believing that it's possible to get what you want that makes things happen- and reading this book will go a long way towards getting your thoughts on the right track. The writing is laid back and the numerous examples make it interesting.

Get the book if you feel like you need a little help in getting what you want out of life. It will get you headed in the right direction, and remember, you can't get what you want until you KNOW what you want. And believing you can get it is the whole point of the book. Other good goal-oriented books I liked include Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars and then the magic happens Try it and be amased Good luck to
Wee need to believe to see, and then the magic happens
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Published 1 month ago by MAGICLUZ88
4.0 out of 5 stars worth reading
This would be a very useful gift to any youngish person who is not yet quite sure of themselves.A good reminder for us all that we can achieve anything we want as long as we... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nan
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I really enjoy books that remind me about the power of my mind and how my attitude can change things. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Shaun Christobel Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars The best self-help book ever!!!
This book has helped millions of people throughout the world improve the quality of their lives by showing them how to effectively use the power of their thoughts, words and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Eddie Coronado
5.0 out of 5 stars Faith and strength!
This book I have bought for my friend, who needed help. She is delightful. She said book is very helpful for her. This book gives her faith and strength. She loves this book!!!
Published 10 months ago by TOMALA IRENA
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
This book is definitely worth the buy if you are looking to improve your attitude towards life. I believe it has enable me to see the positive side of things and not to worry so... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dance23
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10
An excellent book bought as a present after having read it myself. The book arrived brand new and wrapped as advertised in super quick time. Very happy.
Published 12 months ago by neil abadi
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new
Rather a "run of the mill" self help book with nothing new on offer that you find in other visualisation texts. Read more
Published 15 months ago by R. R. Moffitt
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay for me .
This book is ok for me, but maybe someone will find it more interesting then i did. There are fewer examples that i did find useful, thank you for that, but the book was so hard to... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Annushka
5.0 out of 5 stars the magic of believing
This book is a must buy for anyone who really want to change their lives.it has helped me alot .
Published 16 months ago by antonio ruggiero
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