On The Path Of Winners
BY BAYO OGUNMUPE
Willing Yourself To Power
WHEN you know what to think and do, then you must use your will power to compel yourself to think and do the right things. That is the legitimate use of the will. That is how to will yourself to stardom. Thus, use your will to keep yourself thinking and acting in the certain way by which you can accomplish your goals. Imagine what you want and hold that vision with faith and purpose; then use your will to keep your mind working in the right way.
The more steady and continuous your faith and purpose, the more rapidly you will get rich, because you will make only positive impressions upon your subconscious. The picture of your desire, held with faith and purpose, is taken up by your subconscious, permeating it to great distances, throughout the universe for all to know. As this impression spreads, everything is set toward its realization. Everything is stirred toward bringing into being that which you want. Every force moves in your direction, the minds of the people everywhere are influenced toward helping you fulfill your desires, with them working for you unconsciously.
But with just a negative impression, you stop or arrest your subconscious from implementing this natural function. Doubt, fear, worry-all hinder you from riches. All the promises are unto them only. Notice how insistent Jesus was upon this point of belief; and now you know the reason why. Since belief is very important it behooves you to guard your thoughts by enabling your beliefs to shape your thoughts.
That is where your will comes into use. It is by your will that you determine upon what things your attention shall be fixed. To become rich is the noblest aim you can have in life. If you lack physical health, you will find that the attainment of it is contingent on your getting rich. Only the rich have the means to live a carefree existence and follow hygienic practices, which enable them to attain good health. If your heart is set on happiness, remember that love flourishes best where there is refinement, a high level of thought and freedom from corruptive influences. And these are to be found only where riches are attained by creative thought without strife or rivalry.
People are poor because of ignorance of the fact that there is wealth for them and this is best shown to them by the way to affluence in your own person and practice. Others are poor because, while they feel a way out, they are too intellectually indolent to put forth the mental effort necessary to find the way. For these, the very best you can do is to arouse their desire by showing them the happiness that comes from being rightly rich. Indeed, the very best thing to do is to show by practice: an ounce of doing things is worth a pound of theorizing. The most effective way to serve God and man is to become rich. So far I have told you that in order to be rich, you must form a clear picture of your desire, hold this picture in your thought with the fixed purpose of getting it and with unwavering faith of its accomplishment, closing your mind against all that may tend to shake your purpose, dim your vision or quench it.
The next strategy is to act in the way of champions. Thought is an impelling force that causes creative power to act by implementing your desire. Through action you achieve your purpose, without action nothing can be achieved. Your thought makes all things work to bring you what you want. But your actions must be such that you can rightly receive what you want when it reaches you. You are not to take it as charity, nor steal it, you must give every man more in use than he gives you in cash value. The creative use of thought power consists in forming a clear and distinct image of your desire, in holding fast to the purpose to get your desire and in realizing with grateful faith that you do get your desire.
Ultimately, when your desire is fulfilled, it will be in the hands of others, who will ask an equivalent for it. And you can only get what is yours by giving others their due. The meaning of the foregoing is that your pocketbook isn’t going to be transformed into a Midas’ purse overnight. In getting rich, thought and personal action must be combined. Many people consciously set the creative forces in action by the strength and persistence of their desires, but who remain poor because they do not provide for the reception of their fortune when it comes. By thought, your desire is supplied, by action you receive it.
Always act now, don't postpone till tomorrow, what you can do today. Because you are not in the right business or environment now, don't think that you must postpone action until you get into the right business or environment. Just have faith in your ability to meet any emergency when it comes. Hold with faith and purpose the vision of yourself in the better environment, but act upon your present situation with all your heart, and with all your strength and with all your mind. Don't day-dream but hold on to the one vision of your desire and act now.
Hold the vision of yourself in the right business, with the purpose to get into it. Your vision if held with faith and purpose will cause the Almighty to move the right business to you and your action will cause you to clinch the business. Your vision and faith will set the creative force in motion, causing you to get the job you want.
Our champion for today is Edwin Meese, a famous American litigation lawyer, law professor and the 75th Attorney General of the United States. Meese was born in Oakland, California, USA, the eldest of four sons of Leone and Edwin Meese. Born in December 1931 of German descent, Meese published Weekly Herald at age 10, and was a vendor in high school. He entered Yale University on scholarship and served as president of Yale Political Union, chairman of the Conservative Party and chairman of the Yale Debating Association. He graduated cum laude in Political Science in 1953.
Upon graduation, Meese obtained a commission in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and spent 24 months, gaining experience in logistics, continuing in the Army reserve specializing in military intelligence. Meese retired from the Army Reserve as a Colonel in 1984. He returned to California, obtaining a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Thereafter, he accepted a position as law clerk at the District Attorney’s office, Alameda County, California.
In 1959, he married his High School sweetheart Ursula Herrick. Meese joined the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s California governor’s staff in 1967. First as legal affairs secretary, Meese served Governor Reagan as chief of staff from 1969 to 1974. Despite Reagan’s fondness for Meese, Meese was reluctant to serve Reagan because Meese saw himself as a non-partisan figure. In 1980, Meese joined the 1980 Reagan presidential campaign as chief of staff. After Reagan was elected President, Meese became Counsellor to the President and member of both the President’s Cabinet and National Security Council from 1981-85.
Edwin Meese’s involvement in the Iran Contra Affair as counselor and friend to Reagan was scrutinized by the Independent Counsel. He raised serious legal questions for his involvement. Meese was considered a powerful and influential figure inside the Reagan White House. Meese became Attorney General in the Reagan Presidency between 1985 and 1988, when he resigned due to his role in the Wedtech scandal. Reagan publicly exonerated Meese in his role as Attorney General stating during a press conference: “If Ed Meese is not a good man, there are no good men.” Meese has served on boards of several institutions. He served two terms as member of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University, serving as chairman of the board from 1998-2004. For his lifetime of service and leadership he was named the first ever Honorary Reagan Fellow of Eureka College, Illinois. Meese is widely recognized as a model for young people as an intellectual who has put his immense sagacity in the service of humanity rather than personal gain.