“One of the greatest assets a salesman can have is enthusiasm.” -Thomas J. Watson
One of the prime essentials of enthusiasm lies in that quality called happiness. A happy disposition develops a radiant personality. To develop a permanently radiant personality one must form the habit of being permanently happy. Can one form such a habit? Let us consider this.
A habit is something that becomes automatic if repeated often enough. New thinking is a great effort but that effort gradually ceases as oft repeated, automatic thinking converts it into a habit.
This is a thought-wave universe. All matter and masses of matter are the bodies of thought. More simply stated, matter is pure thought. All matter has a meaning which tells of the IDEA it manifests. Thinking is for the purpose of building thought-bodies to symbolize thought-imaginings and creating bodies by thought-wave motion to image those thoughts. Your body is the image of your thinking. Its state of health or strength is a record of your thinking. If you inherited an imperfect body, you can think your knowing in the direction of its perfection.
This creating universe of all that is, or ever has been, is the result of balanced thought and action. Thinking alone is not creative thinking. If the Universal Mind were limited to thinking alone, the universe of form and motion would never have been. It would not have been created. It would have been limited to the idea of itself, the concept of itself, without form and void.
Fear of thought and fear of change are the two great anchors which hold civilization back, and hold the individual back. Civilization is about to undergo the greatest change in two thousand years. Men fear it. Maeterlinck says: “At every crossroad on the way that leads to the future, each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past.”
Walter Russell’s Lecture series to Executives and Employees of I.B.M., 1927 – 1939
Ideas never before even known are coming into being. New ideas meet with great resistance because they have no such earmarks for recognition as old ones have. Yet all old ideas were once unrecognizable new ones. I wish to present new ideas for adding greater benefits to IBM.
The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate that the planets and satellites of a system would not fall into their primaries if their motion were stayed by some giant hand.
The experiment which illustrates this text was performed for the purpose of proving that “initial impetus” has no relation whatever to orbital revolution. It also proves that the mathematical laws for falling bodies are as applicable to the orbit of a body which is floating in a pressure gradient appropriate to its potential as they are to a body which is falling just fast enough to keep it in the same relative distance from its primary.
Book One, Chapter VIII, The Universal One
Sir Oliver Lodge points out that man has long been familiar with force and motion, but that some third intangible, undiscovered force is recognizably necessary to complete a logical universe. Force and motion infer that the third undiscovered force is existent somewhere back of or with them. He also states that, when discovered, it may prove to be something with which man is already familiar. Sex is the great third principle. Sex is the controlling cause of both force and motion. Without it, neither could continue. To say that Mind is the motive power back of force and motion, is but stating a generality; but to state an attribute of Mind by means of which force and motion are controlled, is being specific. Sex is the motive power behind force and motion.
I want to be a great person. I want my individuality to shine out like a brilliant sun. I feel the glory of creation in me. I am inspired to do great things and seek great heights. I want to be new, original, unique, a tower of strength, an oracle of wisdom, and a flowing fountain of knowledge. I feel the inspiration of genius within me. How can I develop it? How can I satisfy my own expectations of myself? How I can be a great individual, a powerful individual? In such words an ardent, thoroughly alive youth, burning with the inner fires of laudable ambition appealed to an older one, who knew the way, to direct him to the road of life which leads to the mountain top.
Everything created by Man first exists as a universal principle which is perfect in Nature and imperfectly worked out by man. Man is always seeking that perfection which Nature holds up to him as his standard, but he never finds it. His constant search for that perfection is the reason for constant change in every created thing. Inspiration is the basic cause of the urge of Man to seek perfection through constant change.