The audiobook is only an hour and a half, because it's abridged, but it's packed full of helpful information. Here are my favorite points:
We have control of our feelings. We have the choice of how we process other people's opinion. Esteem lies within you, not in other people. That's why it's called self-esteem.
"As you think, so shall you be."
"You are what you think about all day long."
If you put a label on yourself such as "I am..." and your label becomes your reality, then you're acting on that and processing that as who you are. It's a neurosis trap. It's self-defeating. These "I am" statements are a choice
. You can choose the kind of personality you're going to have. It's not something you're stuck with. If you say "I'm disorganized," it's because you choose to be. You can be any way that you want to be.
You can do anything!
Don't let an old person move into your body.
Guilt is the immobilization of living in the past. It's very powerful and gets people to conform. Ask yourself, "Instead of feeling guilty now, what could I be doing? What am I avoiding?" Teach people that guilt no longer applies.
Worry immobilizes you in the present about the future. Again, what could you be doing now if you didn't worry?
Ask yourself, "Does it immobilize me in the present?" If so, then get rid of it.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears. For example, you may have a book on your shelf at home for decades before you actually read it and realize how much valuable information it contained.
Security is an illusion.
You have to make the decision to change. It's a fear of moving into new territory that keeps you where you are and the fear is only in your mind. A new, healthy, fulfilling, exciting and exquisite life is only a thought away.
Don't keep looking for fairness, justice or for everything being exactly equal. Stop comparing yourself to others and keep your nose out of other people's garden.
If you want to get ahead in life and all that you know you can make of it, then you have to say to yourself, "Why am I choosing not to do that?"
What you think about expands. If you argue for limitations in your life, that's what you'll get. If you argue for happiness, that's what you'll get.
Anything you can visualize you can act upon.
You won't be punished for
your anger, you'll be punished by
your anger. When you're angry, you're carrying around the seeds of your destruction and the destruction of others. It's not the act that makes you angry. It's how you process the act that does.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to read something inspiring that helps you to change your mindset.