This book is the result of several recent recessions and many years of lean living. Nobody likes recessions and nobody likes lean living—and indeed nobody should like them.
For fifteen years I tried to find such a book as this one. During those years of searching the book shelves, I found that there are many books which give various success ideas, but in none of them did I find a set of compact, simple laws for assuring success.
I began searching for a book such as this after having been widowed and left with a small son to rear and educate. Since I had no training for work and no means of income, I would have given anything to have known then about the power of prosperous thinking.
For a while I experienced depression, ill health, loneliness, financial lack and a sense of complete failure. It seemed that the whole world was against me, and that everything I did went wrong. But with my son to provide for, I could not settle for failure. I had to succeed for his sake as well as for my own.
Finally, when I was at my lowest ebb emotionally, physically, and financially, I learned about the power of thought as an instrument for success or failure. I came to realize that failure is basically the result of failure thinking. I learned that the right use of my mind could become the key to healthy, happy, prosperous, successful living.
As soon as I grasped this wonderful success secret, the tide began to change!
The Birth of Prosperous Thinking
You’ve heard much in recent years about positive thinking. Out of the recessions and lean years another term has been born—“prosperous thinking.” The word “prosper” means “to flourish, succeed, thrive, to experience favorable results.”
You are prosperous to the degree that you are experiencing peace, health, and plenty in your world. While prosperous thinking means many things to people, basically it gives you the power to make your dreams come true, whether those dreams are concerned with better health, increased financial success, a happier personal life, more education and travel, or a deeper spiritual life.
This book plainly shows how prosperous thinking has helped people in every walk of life to experience these results. Furthermore, it shows how prosperous thinking can do these things for you, too! As you read this book, chapter by chapter, you will automatically begin to develop the power of prosperous thinking and, almost as easily, you will begin to reap a harvest of prosperous results.
The Salesman with the Golden Touch
Years ago, a salesman used the power of prosperous thinking, although he may not consciously been aware of it. When people asked him, “How’s business?” he always gave this standard answer: “Business is wonderful because there’s gold dust in the air!” For him it certainly seemed to be so—every contact became a sale. After a while, whenever his name was mentioned, people always said, “Yes, everything he touches turns to gold.”
That salesman was right. There is gold dust in the air—for you, for me, for everyone. Psychologists and metaphysicians know about the gold dust. They declare that man forms his world from the rich, unlimited substance within him and around him through his thoughts, emotions, words and actions.
And so let us proceed in confidence, knowing that there is gold dust in the air—and that there is gold dust everywhere. As you begin reading this book, no matter what the conditions of your life may now be, do so in this attitude of mind: There is gold dust in the air—for me.
Now proceed quickly to the following pages where you will learn the exciting gold dust secrets of countless others.
(from the Introduction)
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. . . an inspirational staple in my literary diet. –DR CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, author
Year After Year, The Most Complete and Popular Prosperity Book in Print! –devorss.com
About the Author
Catherine Ponder is considered one of America s foremost inspirational authors. She has written more than a dozen books, which includes her bestselling classic, THE DYNAMIC LAWS OF PROSPERITY. She is a minister of the nondenominational Unity faith long known as the pioneer of positive thinking and has been described by some as the Norman Vincent Peale among women ministers. She has served in Unity Churches since 1956 and heads a global ministry in Palm Desert, California.