This has to be one of my all-time favourite books. Charles F. Haanel was an American businessman who lived from the late 19th Century through to the mid 20th. His great personal success in life led him to study and identify the keys to a boundless and happy life.
The book is jam-packed full of enlightening content, not onlyexplaining to the reader the truths about how our minds and the universe interact to create our lives, but also a methodology for aligning ourselves with the laws of the universe in order to purposefully manifest.
The “Master Key System” refers to a series of exercises aimed at giving you greater awareness of yourself and the world around you and to hone the vital skills of attention and visualisation needed to direct and create your life.
Mr Haanel first stresses that you, and only you, are responsible for the quality of your life. Youget what you give, in the sense of the thoughts and images generated constantly in your mind. It is up to you to realise and accept that controlling your thoughts, feelings and images is the key to creating a life exactly as you would like it.
Alternatively you are subject to the same “luck” you have had all along based on your habitual lines of thought, feelings and actions.
To take control of your thoughts and feelings IS possible but requires willingness, persistence and determination through the application of specific exercises. The more control you gain over your body and mind, the more you will be able to purposefully direct your life.
Fundamentally you take the time out necessary each day to practice this mastery. It requires astate of peace and relaxation always. Once relaxed, your work is to firstly banish all unwanted thoughts, feelings and images and then idealise and visualise those things you want in your life.
Practice, effort and persistence based on these guidelines will allow you to grow stronger and gradually take more control of your life, directing it instead of being directed.
This is a truly inspiring book, written from someone who lived and breathed every word written in it. What better example can you ask for?
“Our future is entirely within our own control. It is not at the mercy of any capricious or uncertain external power.” Charles F Haanel