(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we wish to secure the effect, we must ascertain the cause–the idea or thought–by which the effect is created.
There is a term, Famous for being Famous. This refers to a byproduct of our celebrity culture in which people desire fame regardless os a lack of talent or initiative. Except fame is an effect, not a cause. You need to first have something to become famous for.
Similarly, success is an effect not a cause. If you want to be successful, you must first discover the passion that will take you there, and pursue it like a pearl of great price.
(7.29 ) This is the only principle ever used or ever can be used. there is none other.
Regardless of our awareness of cause and effect, it is the principle by which thought manifest in form. (7.14)
(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.
(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.
Our object of directed attention forms the predominant mental attitude–the filter that determines how we experience conditions.
(7.26) The great majority remain docile and willing tools of the few because they allow the few top do their thinking for them.
Each time you direct your attention to the “recipe” or “blueprint” for life suggested by others without questioning wether it supports your ideal state, you give your power away.
(7.25) Financiers frequently meet with great success because they do their own thinking.
Living debt free, budgeting effectively and saving money are essential to success.
“The habit of saving is itself and education. It fosters every virtue, teaches denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.” ~ T.T. Munger
“Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” ~ Warren Buffett