Your Forces and How to Use Them
self-help book has already helped readers the world over to achieve the
seemingly impossible just by learning how to bring the incredible force
of the subconscious under their control. It provides powerful techniques
for changing your life simply by changing your beliefs. The book
combines time honored spiritual wisdom to explain the influence of the
subconscious mind on everything you do. It presents simple,
practical and effective methods that can turn your mind into a powerful
tool for improving your everyday life.
The following opening from
Chapter 1 was so popular it was adopted by Optimist International in
1922 to be their creed. The words are just as powerful and
To be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come
true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to
expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are
about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater
achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all timed and give every living
creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no
time to criticise others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear;
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not
in loud words but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as
you are true to the best that is in you.
Many have found
inspiration in The Optimist Creed. In hospitals, the creed has been
used to help patients recover from illness. In locker rooms, coaches
have used it to motivate their players.
1) The Ruling Principle in Man
2) How we Govern the Forces We Possess
3) The Use of Mind in Practical Action
4) The Forces of the Subconscious
5) Training the Subconscious for Special Results
6) The Power of Subjective Thought
7) How Man Becomes What He thinks
8) The Art of changing for the Better
9) He Can Who Thinks He Can
10) How We Secure What We Persistently Desire
11) Concentration and the Power Back of Suggestion
12) The Development of the Will
13) The Building of a Great Mind
14) How Character Determines Constructive Action
15) The Art of Building Character
16) The Creative Forces in Man
17) The Building Power of Consecutive Speech
18) Imagination and the Master Mind
19) The Higher Forces in Man
20) The Greatest Power in Man.
ABOUT CHRISTIAN LARSON
Christian D. Larson was
an outstanding and highly influential New Thought leader and teacher
as well as a prolific writer of New Thought books who believed that
people have tremendous latent powers, which could be harnessed for
success with the proper attitude.
A one time honorary
president of the International New Thought Alliance, along with such
stalwarts as W.W. Atkinson, Horatio Dresser, Charles Brodie Patterson,
and Annie Rix Militz, he was one who exercised considerable influence
over Religious Science founder, Ernest Holmes, in his early career.
Holmes had been studying the Christian Science textbook, Science &
Health, but was particularly impressed with the New Thought writings
of Larson. According to Fenwicke he abandoned the Christian Science
textbook for Larson's works. Ernest and his brother Fenwicke took a
correspondence course with Larson, and in his biography of his
brother, Ernest Holmes: His Life and Times, Fenwicke Holmes elaborates
on the influence of Larson's thought on that of his brother. Here he
ranks Ralph Waldo Trine's In Tune with the Infinite with
Larson's The Ideal Made Real as influential on Holmes.
movement in Cincinnati, Ohio, owes its origin to Larson, who in
January, 1901, organized the New Thought Temple, at his residence, 947
West Seventeenth St. In September of that year Mr. Larson began to
publish Eternal Progress, for several years one of the leading