Tuesday, December 10, 2013
As A Man Mentoreth
So Is He
There is an old aphorism that says: "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." The book by James Allen; "As A Man Thinketh" is among my all time favorites. It's a great book for Mentors who want to learn about themselves. It's a great book for Mentees who want to learn about themselves. A Mentor should thoroughly examine themselves before attempting to Mentor somebody else.
Most folks often misquote and misunderstand the meaning of the original passage which is taken from Proverbs 23:7. The original meaning was more about having wisdom when dealing with stingy people. They are only giving you their time and goods with an eye toward gaining something for themselves. They are not interested in friendship, they are interested solely in self gain at any cost.
"Do not become a Mentor unless your sole purpose is making a positive life impact that creates greater opportunities for another soul."
Here are some of my favorites from the Book: "As A Man Thinketh:"
- "Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound."
- "Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought."
- "Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves."
- "Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself."
- "You cannot travel within and stand still without."
- As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts, can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking."
- "Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err.
Go do something nice for somebody (out of the goodness in your heart!)