Greatest Salesman in the World
I've once again ordered this amazing book by Og Mandino. This time I'm not lending it out to anyone as it just disappears. This book covers 10 main scrolls, although simple are very effective inreminding us to be the best, most caring people we can be. Only principles endure and these anyone can possess..For what is success other than a state of mind?
Here are the Scrolls:
Scroll II I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I act? I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired even though they be hidden. With love I will tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built round their hearts and in its place will I build bridges so that love may enter their souls.
Scroll III I will persist until I succeed. Nor will I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure. I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life. So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough, I will win.
Scroll IV I am nature’s greatest miracle. Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth. None that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me. All men are my brothers yet I am different from each. I am a unique creature.
Scroll V I will live this day as if it is my last. And if it is my last, it will be my greatest monument. This day I will make the best day of my life. This day I will drink every minute to its full. I will savor its taste and give thanks. I will maketh every hour count and each minute I will trade only for something of value.
Scroll VI Today I will be the master of my emotions. And how will I master my emotions so that every day is a happy day, and a productive one? I will learn this secret of the ages: Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces these actions to control his thoughts.
Scroll VII I will laugh at the world. And with my laughter all things will be reduced to their proper size. I will laugh at my failures and they will vanish in could of new dreams; I will laugh at my successes and they will shrink to their true value.
Scroll VIII Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold. One grain of wheat when multiplied a hundredfold will produce a hundred stalks. Multiply these a hundredfold, ten times, and they will feed all the cities of the earth. Am I not more than a grain of wheat?
Scroll IX I will act now. My procrastination which has held me back was born of fear and now I recognize this secret mined from the depths of all courageous hearts. Now I know that to conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish. Now I know that action reduces the lion of terror to an ant of equanimity.
Scroll X Guidance. Never will I pray for the material things of the world…only guidance will I pray, that I may be shown the way to acquire these things, and my prayer will always be answered