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Creative Mind and Success (The New Thought Library Series) Hardcover – January 27, 1997
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Holme's main point is that "your thought decides whether your business shall be a success or a failure." Why? Because "Life is from within outward and never from without inward." Our thoughts DO influence what we become and how we fare. Holme's wrote this book in 1919 and wrote the foward to its reprinting in 1957 -- and it is as good as ever.
And...no...I'm not a card-carrying member of his church (with a name like "Gandelman" -- guess!). But I've learned (the HARD WAY) that the motivational speakers and motivational/spiritual writers are CORRECT: how we view things, what we verbally and mentally affirm and what and how we pray (affirmation is actually a form of prayer so if you don't like to pray and you do affirmations, you're basically doing it) DOES HAVE AN IMPACT. If I don't do it and go into a downward spiral, I STAY in it. If I break it and do affirmations or Holme's version of prayer mixed with affirmation (affirmative prayer) I get out of it and steadily advance.
Why do I suggest you get and read, re-read and TRAVEL WITH this book? A few reasons:
1. It's only 84 pages long.
2. He clearly provided the foundation for the views of many motivational, self-help folks who would follow. I see a lot of Napolean Hill's philosophy (they most likely arrived at the same conclusions independently) in it. And even Norman Vincent Peale whose widely used quote is on the dust cover: "I believe God was in this man, Ernest Holmes. He was in tune with the Infinite."
3. He CONSTANTLY tells readers to ignore the naysayers who tell you you are a failure. Ignore the prophets of doom and gloom who, in your darkest moments, will tell you that you are destined to flop.
4. He gives you a very specific explanation as to why you must IGNORE the negative voices and view yourself as a success and your goals as doable. As he puts it, yes, there is a cause and effect but "In your life you are that cause." Think failure and poverty...that's what you'll get. If, despite where you are now, you think success and plenty, you'll find yourself headed in that direction.
"Whatever we think is the pattern and mind is the builder," he writes. "....Know that no matter what others may say, think or do, you are a success, now, and nothing can hinder you from accomplishing your good."
5. Whether you want to use a self-help framework or religious framework this profound little book (you will NOT feel cheated; there is no padding!) gives you the CONFIDENCE and HOPE to jump out of bed every day and get down to it...and listen to YOUR OWN encouragement and blot out the negative voices that may surround you and dishearten you.
When things may not look great, you can read it and get your thinking back on track. If people say you're destined to fail, Holmes is there to tell you you will NOT and give you a specific framework to tell you why you won't if you don't think you won't.
NOTE: I not only read this but I underlined it. Now I'm re-reading my underlinings. Then I'll re-read it again..and I travel with this jewel of a book, keeping it in my carry-on luggage or my overnight bag.
Ernest Holmes will tell you about the concept of Divine Mind, Spiritual Supply, Mental Laws, and why our thoughts create our experience.
The first time I read his concept of "Entering The Absolute", it really opened up a new way of thinking for me. He says that to enter the absolute means, be able to think independently of any existing circumstances or problems. Meaning, if you have any problem or situation which you wish to solve or get out from, the only way to get out from it is to spend your focus mainly on what you really want - which is the solution/answer. If you are poor, you have to think thoughts of wealth,abundance and success, to dwell on the "Infinite Supply" and never on the present circumstances. Many other authors have written about true stories where people have gotten themself out of their situation of lack, by daily thinking and feeling about what they truly desire.
I recently read that the author Anthony Robbins, many years ago when he was broke, he set such big 'impossible' goals for himself such as owning a huge castle to live in, a limosine, being a multi-millionaire and being the successful person he desired to be. And he mentally rehearsed each goal everyday, as if its already achieved, that within JUST ONE YEAR he achieved all of his goals above! The castle, the limo, the wealth and life he dwelled on everyday!
For those who are interested in this topic, you may want to read "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen. However, I still think 'Creative Mind and Sucess' is the best. If you are interested in Ernest Holmes, I recommend his other books such as "This Thing Called YOU", "Love And Law", "The Essential Ernest Holmes".