“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” – James Allen


In the 1903 classic “As a Man Thinketh,” James Allen explains why we are what we think. In this episode, Brian reads the full text of the book and reflects on why this powerful treatise on thought has had such a profound impact on his own thinking and habits. With principles that are still as relevant today as they were over 100 years ago, this book demonstrates how our thoughts mold and direct our lives.



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  • The effect of thought on circumstances.
  • The link between thought and purpose.
  • The power of serenity.



“A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.” – James Allen

“A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it.” – James Allen

“Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.” – James Allen

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” – James Allen

“Victories attained by right thought can only be maintained by watchfulness. Many give way when success is assured and rapidly fall back into failure.” – James Allen

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.” – James Allen

“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.” – James Allen

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” – James Allen

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