The first element of success is a thorough understanding of the principles and laws detailed in The Power Within along with a profound belief in the success philosophy summarized here.
- Success is relative.
- Every person is entitled to that measure of success for which he/she is fitted, and no more.
- This measure of success is not a privilege, but the profoundest of obligations.
- The Universe guarantees success to every individual who intelligently and courageously attempts his/her best life-work.
- The Infinite puts itself at the disposal of every honest soul.
This success philosphy is the foundation upon which any individual can build a successful life. In order to accomplish this, the remaining success elements must be developed to their fullest capacity. The perfection of each element being limited only by individual endowment.
- Physical Health
- Power of Will
- Faith in the System
- Physical Magnetism
Many people possess some of these elements in a fair degree of strength. Most possess some of them occasionally. Some possess some of them for a period only, and then not in full strength.
The vast majority of people give them little, if any thought. They don’t try to develop the ones they possess to full force and never dream of the sublime union in complete perfection.
If you thoughtfully examine this list, you will discover that its combination is possible to every person of average intelligence, the perfection of each element being limited only by individual endowment.
Nothing short of a life-work can demonstrate that limit, and a life-work strenuously devoted to the development of these elements will infallibly achieve a splendid success, whatever the endowment limits might be.
This list actually resolves itself into two great factors:
One cannot be magnetic without the power of will, but one can possess a powerful will and not be magnetic. The right will is magnetism and perfect magnetism is the right will.