The Following is From James Allen's As A Man Thinkith. Boy this made me ponder deeply!
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. They therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is as true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose sole object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life.
What will I willing do to obtain the desires of my heart. No matter what it is that you want to obtain there is a governing principle that administers what you receive. Even the blessings from Heaven. We cannot receive a blessing unless we are faithful to the law that governs that particular blessing. This should be the same in our homes and our world. If you don't do the work you don't get the pay. Liberating to say the least. James Allen was spot on.
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