Thought Force In Business and Everyday Life
William Walker Atkinson, Esq.
In justice to myself, I think it well to state that this work has been somewhat
hastily prepared from the notes used by me in certain of lectures, the lessons give
herein practically being the syllabi of the said lectures. In the lectures, and in
this work, my one and only purpose has been to acquaint the students with the means
of developing, and effectively using the might forces latent within him - Personal
Magnetism and Psychic Influence. To this end I have scarified all pretensions to
literary style, all attempts to secure felicity of diction. I have felt that I had
a message to deliver, and I endeavored to deliver it promptly, clearly and plainly,
without any attempt at "fine writing." If a homely word seemed to express my
thought - I used it. If a slang term or semi-slang phrase seemed to fit in - in it
trust that my critics will spare themselves the trouble of pointing out my many
defects of style and composition - I fully realize these things. I have
subordinated everything else, in my endeavor to make this work plain and practical.
This is an explanation, not an apology.
With the above understanding between us, I submit this little work to your kind
consideration. Whilst fully cognizant of its defects, I still feel that it will be
helpful to some of the many who are endeavoring to overcome unfavorable
environments, which it may serve as a guidepost, pointing out the past to better
things. I feel that it will do its share of the work of removing Fear thought from
the minds of men, of replacing "I Can't" with "I Can and I WILL." I feel that I
must do these things, for it contains within it the germs of a mighty Truth.