In 1904 a little book was written called As a Man Thinketh. This book is a rewriting of that classic by the grandson of the original author. It is not just a self-help book, a self-empowerment, but a truth that will grip your heart. Each of us has tracks that we play in our minds, things spoken over us in our youth, by parents, teachers, coaches and friends. We have believed these things and lived by them. This book reminds us that what we believe in our minds and hearts will live out in our flesh. It will help us understand that all we achieve or fail to achieve is first a perception in our minds.
on 14 September 2011
Marc Allen, despite his name, is no relation to James Allen (he is not his grandson or anything like that) - he says this himself in the introduction. However, Marc Allen is a great man and author in his own right and is very well-qualified by his own achievements to understand this classic. Marc re-wrote and re-titled it, so it reads better for modern-day people. The original version was called "As a Man Thinketh". Everyone who wants to be successful in life should read some version of this classic of classics on a regular basis (preferably daily). Marc re-named his re-worded version of the classic text "As You Think" so it could instantly appeal instantly to everyone regardless of gender. The title change sets the tone of the book as instead of saying "a man does this", "it says YOU do this" or "THEY do this"; in other words, Marc Allen's version use non-gender specific language. There was a version written to appeal to Women called "As a Woman Thinketh" - but Marc's version covers everyone. Note - I discovered the original "As a Man Thinketh" through a high recommendation: Bob Proctor, one of the greatest business and life coaches in the world encourages people high up in his company to write out daily the last chapter of "As a Man Thinketh" on Serenity so as to imbibe its life-changing principles and has stated that it is in the top 3 greatest books in success literature (Think and Grow Rich and You2 by Price Pritchard being the other 2). This is powerful stuff!