There are failures and very successful people in every profession known to man. If you want to become a lawyer, bricklayer, truck driver, poet, golddigger, musician, movie star, author, stockbroker, or any other worthy endeavor, you can become the best, wealthiest, wildly successful person, or you can struggle without ever reaching the top.

You don't need to look far to learn that what separates the best from the worst is not the color of their skin, the wealth of their parents, the level of their formal education, or any other thing that may be beyond their control.

This means one of two things:

1. The fickle finger of fate makes one person wealthy and successful and another person poor and struggling by mere chance alone. There is nothing that the successful person can do to fall from the heights, and there is nothing that the struggling person can do to climb the ladder of success. . . . or . . .

2. The successful person thinks, plans and performs differently than the struggling person. Because of this different thought process, the successful person acts differently.

When the successful person faces a crisis or an opportunity, the successful person thinks differently and acts differently, and the results are different. There is a zero amount of random chance in the future of the successful person. The successful person acts in harmony with the people and forces around him, and enduring failure is not even possible.

Some of the most successful among us have shared their knowledge of these things, and the writings on this web site are filled with these nuggets of golden truth that illuminate the way for anyone who is smart enough to understand, and willing enough to change the way that they think about events and respond to them.

The seed that falls into the ground shall bear fruit of its own kind; and nothing shall hinder it. "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." ~ Ernest Shurtleff Holmes

All of the books that I am sharing are more than one hundred years old, and in the public domain. But even a hundred years ago thinking people knew how to create abundance by using methods that are mostly forgotten today, and rarely shared publicly.

Thinking for Results, by Christian D. Larson
From Poverty to Power by James Allen
Little Visits with Great Americans, but Orison Swett Marden
The Art of Money Getting, by P.T. Barnum
The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles
The Creative Mind and Success, by Ernest Holmes
The Great Within, by Christian D. Larson
Acres of Diamonds, by Russell H. Conwell
First Series Essays, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Second Series Essays, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Master Key System, by Charles Haanel
Just Be Glad, by Christian D. Larson
The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Great Stone Face, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Edinburgh Lectures by Thomas Troward