Think Like Charles F. Haanel and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Think Like Charles F. Haanel and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Think Like Charles F. Haanel and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

You are going to learn how to think.

Really think.

You have to.

That’s why you read The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel.

That’s what the book is all about.

How to think. Properly.

You think to …

solve problems.

envision plans …

build goals …

… and everything else that you want to do.

It all begins with thinking.

Really thinking.

The founder of IBM, Thomas J. Watson Sr., made a single word the company motto.

That word was … THINK.

Plain and simple.

This is what I wrote in The Master Key Workbook about the fantastic power of thinking.

Thought may be the only thing that you have at the moment. It will always be the most valuable thing that you own. A labourer has a wage that has a cap, because the physical body has bounds; a thinker knows no bounds because the Mind is in touch with the Infinite.

One idea can change the world. One idea can net for you millions of dollars. Look around you and realize that everything that you have came from somewhere and that everything originated in the mind. Someone’s mind envisioned and planned what you are using, sitting on, watching, eating.

Never before has it been more possible to realize your idea. Production costs are decreasing, the Internet has become a viable medium, and knowledge and information are everywhere. We are in the midst of a great Renaissance. Take advantage of everything. Think!

Read that again and again to get the full effect.

Then read this, what Mr. Haanel wrote this in points #8 and #9 of Week Twenty-three of The Master Key System.

8. The financier gets much because he gives much; he thinks; he is seldom a man that lets any one else do his thinking for him; he wants to know how results are to be secured; you must show him; when you can do this he will furnish the means by which hundreds or thousands may profit; and in proportion as they are successful will he be successful. Morgan, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and others did not get rich because they lost money for other people. On the contrary, it is because they made money for other people that they became the wealthiest men in the wealthiest country on the globe.

9. The average person is entirely innocent of any deep thinking; he accepts the ideas of others and repeats them in very much the same way as a parrot; this is readily seen when we understand the method which is used to form public opinion and this docile attitude on the part of a large majority, who seem perfectly willing to let a few persons do all their thinking for them, is what enables a few men in a great many countries to usurp all the avenues of power and hold the millions in subjection. Creative thinking requires attention.

As you think — truly think — you become your own person.

You lead.

You cease to be a follower.

You see your own vision.

You don’t merely parrot the visions of others.

Here’s the caveat.

As Mr. Haanel wrote in the “Letter of Transmittal” to Week Twenty-three, thinking is not something that is “acquired in six days, or in six weeks, or in six months.”


It is “the labor of life.”

It’s a life-long journey.

As you grow older, you will think better.

As you experience more, you will think better.

Because practice makes better.


You’ll love these books because they will make you think a lot.