“Your thoughts create your reality.”
Who is the first person to teach this?
You have probably heard of or read the book or watched the movie by Rhonda Byrne “The Secret”:
“Everything is possible, nothing is impossible. There are no limits. Whatever you can dream of can be yours, when you use The Secret.”
The Secret’s message, “Law of Attraction”, is that your thoughts and visualizations create your reality and that when you change your thoughts and the pictures in your mind, you can change your world and, of course, become rich, “acquiring massive wealth.”
Is this teaching new?
“Unlimited Power”, published in 1987, by Tony Robbins proposes the same principles and is very similar to Dr. Joseph Murphy’s book “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” published in 1963.
Three years prior, in 1960, “Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living out of Life” by Dr. Maxwell Maltz was published. Dr. Maltz also taught that one must visualize one’s goals and and must possess a healthy self-image.
But almost 3 decades earlier, another author wrote about the power of thoughts
Author Napoleon Hill in his most famous work, “Think and Grow Rich” (1937), one of the best-selling books of all time examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. His teaching: “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” became one of the hallmarks of the personal development and self-help fields.
But again, was Napoleon Hill the first to teach this?
In fact, all of these teachings about the power to change your reality by changing your thoughts (by believing it as possible) can be traced back to Jesus who said:
“Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” - Mark 11:24
“Everything that you will ask in prayer and believe, you will receive.” – Matthew 21:22
Nonetheless, who is the first person in modern times to teach the power of your thoughts – your faith and beliefs?
Wallace Wattles – an American author and a New Thought writer.
In his book, “The Science of Getting Rich”, (published in 1910), Wattles explains how to become wealthy. This book is the first modern publication in the self-help movement and to which almost all other such books trace their origins.
“THOUGHT IS THE ONLY POWER WHICH CAN PRODUCE TANGIBLE RICHES” wrote Wallace Wattles – in 1910!
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