Applied Psychology: A Series of Twelve Volumes on the Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency

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Page 22 - Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them.
Page 77 - The principal obstacle in the way of original thinking is the habit of living in fixed channels, and must be removed at once, because we shall never become any more than we are, so long as we live, think and act according to prescribed rules and preconceived ideas. No growth, no The Man development and no advancement can possibly take place while we live and move in grooves.
Page 89 - No-eyes journeyed together," says the author just quoted. " No-eyes saw only what thrust itself upon him ; Eyes was on the watch for everything. Eyes used the fundamental method of all knowledge — observation, or watching. " This is the first lesson to be learned — the art of watching. Most of us went to school before this art was cultivated, and, alas ! most of the children still go to schools of the same kind. There are proper ways of learning to watch, but the usual object lessons in school...
Page 89 - No-eyes saw only what thrust itself upon him ; Eyes was on the watch for everything. Eyes used the fundamental method of all knowledge — observation, or watching. " This is the first lesson to be learned — the art of watching. Most of us went to school before this art was cultivated, and, alas ! most of the children still go to schools of the same kind. There are proper ways of learning to watch, but the usual object lessons in school result in just the opposite. We, however, cannot go a step...
Page 92 - Questions that bring out the best information are specific questions thoughtfully asked, arid sometimes involving fundamentals. Practice trying the different kinds of questions until you learn which are the best. Asking intelligent questions is an art — in fact, it is an accomplishment. 7. Get the habit of Thoroughness. Make it your business to examine each new proposition from every side. Study every proposed transaction until you understand it inside, outside, bottom and top and all the way round....
Page 76 - Do vou see what vou ousht to do initiative without being told, but either fail to try it or lack the driving force to push it to accomplishment? If so, you are an impractical dreamer. The fact is even your dreams are not clear, definite and dynamic. You do not see what ought to be done here and now, first and most of all. You waste your thoughts on indefinite longings and "glittering generalities.
Page 96 - He unGetting doubtedly had integrity, industry and energy- He must also have had judgment, adaptability and tact. But men less successful have had these. He had, however, one very essential quality — comprehensiveness, the ability to grasp the whole plan and purpose of the business and appreciate the relative importance of the various parts. His interest and sympathy were not confined to a mere fragment, but he appreciated the entire business as one great composite idea, and he was constantly expanding...
Page 64 - Attainment s^rumen^ that we must employ in the accomplishment of any purpose. IV. You have but one mind, but it is a mind with phases of consciousness and phases of subconsciousness. V. Your consciousness is made up in part of present sensory experiences and in part of complexes drawn from subconsciousness. VI. Your subconsciousness is a reservoir of classified complexes, made up of ideas, emotions and motor impulses. VII. The presence of any idea in your consciousness tends simultaneously to produce...
Page 95 - In a case like this it may be necessary to make some allowances for favorable circumstances, but the fact remains that this man was able to fill the higher position. So it must be concluded that it was not circumstances, but some quality of mind, that made him equal to the opportunity. He unGetting doubtedly had integrity, industry and Breadth . ofvieiv energy.

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