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 336 If the poet had told us of this great truth, we would know WHY IT IS that we
337 are the Masters of our Fate, the Captains of our Souls. He should have told us,
338 with great emphasis that this power makes no attempt to discriminate between
339 destructive thoughts and constructive thoughts, that it will urge us to translate
340 into physical reality thoughts of poverty, just as quickly as it will influence us to
341 act upon thoughts of riches.
342 He should have told us, too, that our brains become magnetized with the
343 dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means with which no
344 man is familiar, these "magnets" attract to us the forces, the people, the
345 circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating
346 thoughts.
347 He should have told us, that before we can accumulate riches in great
348 abundance, we must magnetize our minds with intense DESIRE for riches, that
349 we must become "money conscious until the DESIRE for money drives us to
350 create definite plans for acquiring it.
351 But, being a poet, and not a philosopher, Henley contented himself by stating a
352 great truth in poetic form, leaving those who followed him to interpret the
353 philosophical meaning of his lines.
354 Little by little, the truth has unfolded itself, until it now appears certain that the
355 principles described in this book, hold the secret of mastery over our economic
356 fate.
357 We are now ready to examine the first of these principles. Maintain a spirit of
358 open-mindedness, and remember as you read, they are the invention of no one
359 man. The principles were gathered from the life experiences of more than 500
360 men who actually accumulated riches in huge amounts; men who began in
361 poverty, with but little education, without influence. The principles worked for
362 these men. You can put them to work for your own enduring benefit.
363 You will find it easy, not hard, to do.

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