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Ins and Outs

I’m sure you’ve heard the old philosophical phrase, “healthy, wealthy and wise.”  I’d like to adapt that to read, “healthy, wealthy and happily wise.”  Wise is good but happily wise is even better.  Sometimes being too wise can put a cautious or negative bent on things.  Life’s too short for too much negativity and caution!

On that note, the self-help author, James Allen, has a lot to say about the concept of “healthy, wealthy and happily wise.”  He, by the way, was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass produced since its publication in 1903. Loosely based on the biblical proverb, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he,” the book has been read around the world and brought Allen posthumous fame as one of the pioneering figures of modern inspirational thought.

One quote from his book speaks to the importance of getting ourselves right within, if we’re going to be most effective in dealing with our world without.  “A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy and prosperous being; and happiness, health and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.”

In short, if you get your “ins” right, your “outs” will be in healthy, wealthy and happy alignment.  Or, to put that another way, a person who is right within will be very successful without.

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