James Allen was a philosopher, poet, inspirational writer and widely known as the pioneer of the self-help movement.
Allen’s book “As a Man Thinketh” has been widely appreciated and a motivational work for all fields of life.
He was born in England in a working class family. However, in 1879 his father moved to America, but after a while, his father found dead in mysterious circumstances.
Subsequently, it became hard for James to keep their life going, they faced a financial disaster. In the 1890s at the age of 15, James had started working in different firms.
In 1893 James moves to London and started doing journalism. However, he was always fond of spiritual works. In 1898 he found a job in a spiritual magazine knew as “The Herald of the Golden Age.” In 1902 James published his own spiritual magazine “The Light of Reason” later knew as “The Epoch.”
Up to 1903, he published three books one of which was the most famous and most read books of all time.
Here are James Allen’s seven messages for the Leaders
“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” – James Allen
Leadership is a vision, and for getting a vision into reality, you need to believe in yourself whether or not it seems impossible to you, dreamer should not quit dreaming. A positive mindset with positive thoughts and a burning desire to accomplish something gives results. If you think that if you cannot perform your work, you will never be, but if you have faith and confidence, you will surely be going to achieve it.
“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ” – James Allen
In any field of work at the very beginning, you will surely go to face failures, but what will make the difference, it would be your self-control on your negative thoughts and your panic. Keep your stress out of the box and focus on your work; if it’s your 100 percent, fair enough rest will come by the time and experience.
“The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.” – James Allen
Keep your goal clear from the beginning. Where you want to go, it doesn’t matter it is small or big, at least have a goal. When you have goals, you know what next you need to do without that it would be hard for you to figure out. Moreover, you will find that those are the people who are confident about the work and confidently inspire people who have a clear goal.
“The outer condition of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.” – James Allen
Keep yourself clean and confident. When you are dealing with a complete stranger, it would be fair to keep a better outlook as it’s impossible for anyone to guess what your inner soul says. At least fake it for some time and follow a good lifestyle, it will surely be a habit gradually.
“As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.” – James Allen
Next time when you notice something negative keep that it in mind and work on it even after when you get better at it. Make sure that you don’t leave your good habits behind. Keep practicing, without improvements and training, you will lose your track again.
He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would accomplish much must sacrifice much. He, who would attain highly, must sacrifice greatly. – James Allen
A leader or he who work for the greater benefits of others and wish to build a network should have to be ready for sacrificing for others. Selfless actions build trust compare to being money minded all the time, add values that matter to people, work for the benefits of others. Enjoy the process of your job; achieve something; let others get their fruits. Trees that have the highest number of fruits get the maximum number of stones as well.
The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. – James Allen
Keep the work always secondary when it comes to your health. Follow a good lifestyle, your life is important for which you work, for which you earn. A mindful person will think better and will do better. Peaceful activities develop your productivity.