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Saturday, April 4, 2015

In order for an action to truly be good or right, the thought behind it must be right.

In essence, things have to be right on the inside for them to truly be right on the outside. You can’t do wrong right, but you can do right wrong. 
The intention behind your action makes all the difference in the world. People may judge you on the outcome, but your honor does not depend on the outcome, it depends on the intention behind your action.
If your mind is right and your intentions are honorable, you can rest easy knowing that you have acted honorably, no matter what happens. 
A conscience free from guilt leads to tranquility of the mind, and only a tranquil mind can see things as they truly are. 
This is one of the benefits of meditation. By quieting the mind through meditation, you are better able to think rationally and clear the fog that can sometimes cloud the mind. 
Not only one should learn to meditate as part of one's quest to learn to control the mind, but one should also meditate on what one wants to manifest in one life through thought processes.
The important thing to understand from this chapter is that your thoughts are extremely important. They play a major part in either the success or the failure of everything that you do. 
You can literally change your world by changing your thoughts. Napoleon Hill wrote, 
“We are the master of our fate, the captains of our souls, because we have the power to control our thoughts.” 
There are many things outside of the realm of your control, but your thoughts are one thing that you have total control over. 
You dictate your path by controlling your thoughts.