How to Own Your Own Mind
How much do I want to read more? 8/10
Great book. How lucky we can feel to assist to the discussion between Hill and Carnegie about personal achievement.
Introduction to How to Own Your Own Mind, by Don Green
how to think before acting;
how to recognize opportunities;
define one’s Definite Major Purpose;
and refine it until it is time to take action.
When these chapters have been mastered, you will know how to own your own mind.
- first chapter: Creative Vision. Andrew Carnegie explains to young Napoleon that imagination is a primary component of it. But imagination has to be applied. “Fleeting thoughts” and “mere wishes” are not enough to create inventions and make sales. one must recognize opportunities, and act upon them.
- Chapter Two: the principle of Organized Thought. to succeed in controlling one’s destiny. They disclose how Organized Thought, willpower, and self-discipline interact with the faculties of the mind, the five senses, the basic human motives, and other success principles to produce results when—and this is essential—action is taken.
- Chapter Three: Controlled Attention is concentration. It is the means by which one’s plans are impressed on the subconscious mind. It is the process of controlling all the activities of the mind and directing them to a given end.
Dr. Hill repeatedly emphasized, action is critical to success. But you must think before you act or your actions will be wasted.
THE power with which we think is “mental dynamite,” and it can be organized and used constructively for the attainment of definite ends. If it is not organized and used through controlled habits, it may become a “mental explosive” that will literally blast one’s hopes of achievement and lead to inevitable failure.
—- Andrew Carnegie
CHAPTER ONE - Creative Vision
“The imagination is the workshop of man wherein is fashioned the pattern of all his achievements.”
“the workshop of the soul wherein man’s hopes and desires are made ready for material expression.”
This chapter describes the methods by which some of the great leaders of America have, through the application of Creative Vision, made the American way of life the envy of the world.
this is not merely another name for imagination. It is the ability to recognize opportunities and take action to benefit from them.
There are two types of imagination. One is known as synthetic imagination and the other as creative imagination.
Synthetic imagination consists of the act of combining recognized ideas, concepts, plans, facts, and principles in new arrangements.
“There is nothing new under the sun”.
Creative Imagination has its source in the subconscious mind, wherein exists, through some power unknown to science, the ability to perceive and interpret new ideas. faculty of Creative Imagination truly is “the workshop of the soul.”