By the time that they had the sense to open their mind to observe, watch and interpret correctly what was before them, the chance had already gone. Quite often as one of the proverbs in my vernacular suggests, to succeed selling unsaleable goods you need to be the first seller at the market.
Some have taken such premise above religiously to the letter while others have their own opinion and most have stated that one strategy as for example the one wanting to be first early to set up a stall at the market should be taken with other tactics. Some of them say that any product you would care to name needs to be promoted for people to buy it perhaps except those that are called ‘giffen goods.’
There is the notion that people skills must also be sold properly yet all also agree there are some skills that by their nature are ‘giffen’. Which skills need to be sold and which people need to do that is a very subjective matter, as it in some cases remind people of history best forgotten. However, each era has its fashion and trend, follow the fashion may be an advice most who are asked can give.
This week’s quotations continue from the book that we extracted from last week. Within self are potentials that most are blind to, this book read in full will show you that the power you seek is you. I am sure that the selected quotes from this book below will enlighten you to one or two life lessons, read and enjoy:
THE SECRET OF THE AGES by Robert Collier
“The ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ was built by men with few of the opportunities or facilities that are available to you. They conceived these gigantic projects first in their own minds, pictured them so vividly that their subconscious minds came to their aid and enabled them to overcome obstacles that most of us would regard as insurmountable. Imagine building the pyramids of Gizeh, enormous stone upon enormous stone, with nothing but bare hands. Imagine the labor, the sweat, the heartbreaking toil of erecting the colossus of Rhodes, between whose legs a ship would pass! Yet men built these wonders, in a day when tools were of the crudest and machinery was undreamed of, by using the unlimited power of the Mind.”
“It is one of the prominent doctrines of some of the oriental schools of practical psychology that the power of expelling thoughts, or if need be, killing them dead on the spot, must be attained. Naturally the art requires practice, but like other arts, when once acquired there is no mystery or difficulty about it. It is worth practice. It may be fairly said that life only begins when this art has been acquired. For obviously when, instead of being ruled by individual thoughts, the whole flock of them in their immense multitude and variety and capacity is ours to direct and dispatch and employ where we list, life becomes a thing so vast and grand, compared to what it was before, that its former condition may well appear almost ante-natal. If you can kill a thought dead, for the time being, you can do anything else with it that you please. And therefore it is that this power is so valuable. And it not only frees a man from mental torment (which is nine-tenths at least of the torment of life), but it gives him a concentrated power of handling mental work absolutely unknown to him before. The two are co-relative to each other.”
“You are not commanded to pick out certain occupations as being more entitled to the Lord’s consideration than others, but ‘Whatsoever ye do.’ Whether it be in the exalted and idealistic realm of poetry, music and art, whether in the cause of religion or philanthropy, whether in government, in business, in science, or simply in household cares, ‘Whatsoever ye do’ you are entitled to and have all of inspiration at your beck and call. If you seem to have less than all, it is because you do not utilize your gift.”
“Is not the answer that, to a great degree at least, and perhaps altogether, this world round about us is one of our mind’s own creating? And that we can put into it, and get from it, pretty much what we wish? You see this illustrated every day. A panorama is spread before you. To you it is a beautiful picture; to another it appears a mare collection of rocks and trees. A girl comes out to meet you. To you she is an embodiment of loveliness; to another all that grace and beauty may look drab and homely. A moonlit garden, with its fragrant odors and dew-drenched grass, may mean all that is charming to you, while to another it only brings thoughts of asthma or fever or rheumatism. A color may be green to you that to another is red. A prospect may be inviting for you that to another is rugged and hard.”