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One of the Best Books of My Life
on 19 February 2007
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.