The book,As A Man Thinketh, has inspired millions around the world and been a major influence in the self-improvement industry.
The author, James Allen was born in Leicester, England in 1864 and worked as a personal secretary for an executive of a large English corporation until 1902. At the age of 38 he retired to writing and moved with his wife to a small cottage at Ilfracombe, in Devon England. He wrote more than 20 works before passing away suddenly at the age of 48.
As A Man Thinketh, has influenced many contemporary writers including Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Denis Waitley and Tony Robbins, Shad Helmstetter, and others.
As A Man Thinketh was James Allen’s second book and the work which is most popular today.
The work may arguably be said to have started the modern self help genre. It is a classic with timeless wisdom which is a useful today as it was in 1902 when it was first published. The language is filled with instructions and hints on how to master the ship of destiny and plot a course to arrive at that place where we, in our hearts and our thoughts, wish to arrive.
Reviewed by: John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
on July 26, 2007 at 11:31 am
Managing emotions is an arduous task for some but a skill that is essential to success in business and personal relationships. Often individuals who can not manage their emotions choose dangerous or destructive courses of action.
Emotional control, a trait associated with adulthood, is best learned during adolescence, a life period often characterized by wide swings of powerful emotions.
â€œThereâ€™s a stereotype that teens donâ€™t manage their emotions, their emotions manage them,â€ said Reed Larson, a professor of family ecology at the University of Illinois.
Accordingly, Larson and colleagues studied if teenagers can be taught to manage their emotions. Their article is published in this monthâ€™s journal of Child Development.
Blinks: A Phenomenon of Distractibility in Attention Deficit Disorder
by James Reisinger, MBA, CLU, CFP, ADD
Where do ADDers go when they space out and why can’t they just say, “I’ll think about that later?” I offer an answer to this question and a glimpse inside the head of a person with ADD. My hope is that this insight may spark a new look at the existing research and prompt confirming studies. I named this peculiar experience a “blink,” an identifiable characteristic that distinguishes the blink phenomenon as an experience unique to ADDers. Others with ADD have called them “skips,” “thoughts racing,” “spacing out,” “tune outs,” “static,” “thoughts,” or “gaps,” because the person skips over, tunes out, or has gaps in awareness of events going on around them.A blink occurs as the ADDers attention involuntarily shifts focus from what is relevant to something irrelevant. This shift from a ‘local” situation (such as talking, reading, or working) to some other internal mental content (e.g., a thought, picture memory, or plan) blocks the local information.People blink their eyelids without noticing the moment of darkness. A “lid closing” during a sneeze is noticeable, more so if driving or doing some action (try keeping your eyes open the next time you sneeze). If a deaf student sat in a lecture and closed his eyes for a few seconds or minutes, it would reduce what he could learn. Continue reading ADHD Practical Information and Advice: An Article Explaining Why It Seems They’re Not Listening→