What is The Secret of Success?
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What is The Secret of Success?Learn how to play the game of life well
I’ve always identified with Florence Scovel Shinn. She was forceful, simple, dynamic, and to the point, and she put forth powerful affirmations. Florence had an affirmation for everything. I still turn to her when I want to use a strong one. She’s taught me how to play this “Game of Life” very well.
Last year, a rare-book dealer found a small, typewritten unpublished manuscript of the last writings of Florence Scovel Shinn. I received a letter from them asking if Hay House would have any interest in it. Life works in the most wondrous ways. I am continuously astounded as my good comes to me. That this work would be found and come into my hands, just amazed me.
I am thrilled to be publishing Florence’s new book The Magic Path of Intuition through Hay House. Here is a taste of what you’ll find in this beautiful little treasure. I hope you enjoy it:
Getting Into Your Spiritual Stride
I was inspired by reading about Omaha, the famous racehorse, in the paper. The article said, “Omaha has run a mile before he gets into his stride.” I said at one of my meetings, “There are a lot of Omahas in this room. You have not yet got into your spiritual stride, but I see you all winning your race in the twinkling of an eye.” Often discontent keeps you from getting into your stride. You are dissatisfied with yourself and conditions. You wish you were someone else. How wonderful to be a beautiful movie star, or an heiress of countless millions. On one of my trips to London, I saw an advertisement for a wonderful song title. It was called, “I’m Tickled to Death I’m Me.”
To Be Successful, Start By Following Your Intuition
The first start toward success is to be glad you are yourself, and know that the ground you are on is holy ground and that you expand into the Divine Plan of your life. In the Divine Plan, every righteous desire of the heart is satisfied. You are the leading lady in your life’s scenario. You never take a backseat in the fourth dimension. The Divine Plan unfolds through following your intuition.
Claude Bragdon says, “To live intuitively is to live fourth dimensionally.” The magical path leads you out of the house of bondage and into your promised land. It is the path of destiny, where your failures are transmuted into successes and handicaps prove to be stepping-stones.
The Successful Illiterate Man
I heard the following story over the radio, which gives a wonderful example. A man who could neither read nor write tried to obtain the position of janitor in a public school. They refused him on account of his illiteracy, so a friend got him a position selling cigars. He became very successful, selling hundreds of cigars, and deposited the money in the bank with the aid of a friend who wrote the deposit slips. After a number of years, he found he had deposited $30,000 and decided to draw some out. The paying teller said, “Write a check for the amount you want to draw out.” The man replied, “I can’t read or write.” The paying teller was amazed and exclaimed, “Good Lord, man. You have accumulated $30,000 without an education! Where would you have been if you had been able to read and write?” The man replied, “I would have been a janitor in Public School No. 1.”
Follow Your Heart's True Path
I say in The Game of Life and How to Play It that health, wealth, love, and perfect self-expression are the secrets to a wonderful life. See ye first the fourth dimension, and the perfect plan of your life will come to pass. You will fill the place that you can fill and no one else can fill. Righteous desires of the heart, no matter how extravagant or seemingly unattainable, will be added unto you.
You will obtain magical results when you really give this Supreme Intelligence the right of way. Are you ready to positively transform your life? Read The Magic Path of Intuition.